Title: 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
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.
Truly, nothing really bothered me about it, but nothing thrilled me either.