By Renee Stevens
It's the start of a new week, which means it's time to take a look at another story that can be found on the site. This week, we're taking a look at Team Building by EBWilson. Thank you to Timothy for this review. If you'd like to review one of your favorite stories on site, then send me a PM!
Reviewed By: Timothy M.
Word Count: 241,035
You know those good-looking, conceited, clever, shallow yuppies we all love to hate when they breeze into our lives and either ignore us or take our attraction and admiration for granted. If you read Team Building you’ll meet a prime specimen in the shape of Neil who drives his boss at the bank, as well as us readers, crazy with his self-assured, flippant and egoistic behavior. But it’s also funny to be privy to his disparaging and brutally honest evaluation of himself and people around him.
Neil starts out perfectly happy with his lonely, but money-and-sex-filled existence. However, the story description ‘What happens when a pathologically single guy meets the man of his dreams?’ makes it clear that he’s in for a major wake-up call when he encounters hunky, handsome Kevin whose life style couldn’t be more different to Neil’s. Not to mention the fact the rugged Scot is the father of a precocious six-year-old girl. At first, there are no indications Neil and Kevin could ever become seriously attracted to each other, in fact I spent a lot of time laughing about their initial disastrous clash featuring a luggage cart. But this is only the beginning of a long torturous path filled with obstacles.
However, Neil’s boss is determined to make him into a team player and forces him to attend a team building course featuring Kevin as one of the instructors. But Neil also meets several other people who have crucial roles to play in the slow maturing process we witness as the story unfolds. I think every single reader managed to have a crush on Peter, but I can’t tell you why without spoiling the story. There were several unexpected developments, some of which scared me and made me
Ted (EBWilson) is a master of cliff hangers and plot twists, and Team Building has more embarrassing ‘bad timing’ moments than any other story I can recall reading on GA. But no matter how much hair tearing and swearing the story caused, we kept hoping (and begging) for a happy end. Because that’s another of Ted’s admirable skills as an author: He manages to make us feel sympathy and understanding for Neil, even when he’s at his worst or in denial. In fact, ‘denial’ may be the main thing Neil and Kevin ‘Bloody’ Ross have in common.
Get on the Team Building train, I promise you won’t regret it, it’s frustratingly fun. And don’t forget to pay a visit to the story discussion forum (beware spoilers) to join the Peter fan club, the Neil shakers, or the Ross Ranters. Ted will love to hear what you think of his story – and so would I.
Category: Fiction Genres: Comedy, Romance Tags: Young Adult, Workplace, Anal, BDSM, Casual, Oral Rating: Mature