Overly Dramatic

overlydramaticTitle: Overly Dramatic
Author: Rebecca Cohen
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC
Release Date: August 19th 2015
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary
Page Count: 131 Pages
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 2.6 stars out of 5

Blurb:

A Treading the Boards Novella

Andy Marshall moves to London looking for a fresh start after breaking up with his long-term boyfriend. To stave off boredom from his day job as an accountant and to meet new people, Andy joins a local amateur dramatics society called the Sarky Players based in Greenwich, South London. Despite his best efforts to avoid it, Andy is cast as one of the leads in a truly dreadful play called Whoops, Vicar, There Goes My Trousers, written by a local playwright.

The play might be bad, but the Sarky Players are a friendly bunch. Andy quickly makes new friends and finds himself attracted to Phil Cormack, a local artist helping with the props. But life doesn’t run to a script, so Andy and Phil will have to work hard to improvise their own happy ending.


While the story is fine and the characters adequately fleshed out I never really engaged with anything. I read the story after the first five chapters in an almost perfunctory manner.

I think this might be a “It’s not you, it’s me…” situation. Mostly because it’s me not caring.
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Truly, nothing really bothered me about it, but nothing thrilled me either.
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Recommended with caution.

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Author

I am an unapologetic book addict/lover. I’m happiest when reading and I spend most of my time with my Kindle, which is never far from my hand.
I love to be told a good story! I mostly read fiction: Romance, Erotica, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal (shifters? Yes, please!), a little BDSM when I’m in the mood, and I love a good ménage story. I DEFINITELY PREFER A HFN/HEA!

My biggest no-no’s are cheating, miscommunication / misunderstanding plots, unnecessary angst, and cliffhangers.

A sampling of my “Favorite M/M” stories:

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Fast Connection Manties in a Twist David, Renewed Ethan who Loved Carter Perfect Imperfections
Wolfsong Fight the Tide How to Walk Like A Man The Lightning-Struck Heart Forging the Future

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