Downward Facing Dreamboat (Bob-O-Link’s Review)

Title: Downward Facing Dreamboat
Author: Bru Baker
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 13, 2019
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 65
Reviewed by: Bob-O-Link
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5


Love is trying to catch up to two lonely men. Can they stop long enough to let it?

Running defines Kincaid’s life. It’s not until he loses it that he realizes how isolated he’s become. But even if an injury hadn’t forced him to slow down, the hottie in the yoga studio would have given him pause. In fact, admiring the man each morning is the only thing keeping the spring in his step when it feels like he’s lost everything.

Owen’s busy life as a yoga instructor doesn’t leave him much time to meet guys, let alone date. He’s convinced his passion for helping people is worth the sacrifice, but he’s willing to spare a few moments for the cutie who walks past the studio every morning.

When their lives intersect and romance is set in motion, they stumble off the starting block. But no matter the obstacles in their path, this race won’t be over until they reach the finish… together.


Ms Baker’s Downward Facing Dreamboat is short and sweet – that is, it’s about novella
length and poses no strain on either the reader’s intellect or emotions. In fact, perhaps the
most difficult part of the story is keeping up with the detailed, educational descriptions of
various yoga postures.

While brevity may be the soul of wit, something more is needed for the reader to
have a well-defined romantic engagement with this literary endeavor. Ms Baker, though a
prolific author, here provides us with only minimal background for Kinkaid and Owen, and
Downward Facing Dreamboat develops very little by way of “plot” tension. Our two
heroes meet almost casually, though Kinkaid has previously seen and been attracted to
Owen. The men first enter into a quasi-medical relationship, but eventually their
physicality, as far as the reader is taken, becomes moderately sexual. (Sordid details, if
any, either occur off page or are awaiting a sequel.)

As noted: short and sweet.

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I'm a retired professional. My husband and I, each with an ex-wife, between us have six married children and 10 grandchildren. We both read voraciously, with a strong leaning to gay romance and HEA. Stories with a little (okay, even loads of) sex, and a lot of tears, always pleases.