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Exes and Ohs

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Drake's family is a challenge, but they're not his only one on an unavoidable family weekend. One ex-boyfriend cancels at the last minute, and another ex-boyfriend fills in, just so Drake has company when he comes face to face with his original ex for the first time since their breakup. And oh yeah, there's a wedding.   

Are we ever truly rid of our pasts... the pain and fears they can leave us with?  Some hurdles don't just seem insurmountable... sometimes they really are.

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  • Addictive/Pacing 6
  • Characters 6
  • Cliffhanger 0
  • Smoldering 3
  • Tearjerker 3
  • Unique 4
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LD Stratton

· Edited by LD Stratton

   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

I am once again amazed by Headstall's realistic writing. This was a scenario that could have actually happened and Gary kept it real and very personal as though we were eavesdropping on Drake and Jimmy.  Now to dig out that laurel, I know it's somewhere, and place it on my favorite author in GA."

I highly recommend searching by author and delving into his other stories.

 

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I love this review! Thank you very much, LD. So happy you found it realistic... that is wonderful praise, and I hope it will convince others to take the same journey. Cheers!

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KayDeeMac

   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

I know I'm late here but - I just finished binge reading this marvelous story.

Your ability to project human feelings and introspections are truly amazing.

Certainly one of my MOST favorite stories I have ever read. Thank you Gary!!!!

Response from the author:

This is wonderful! Thank you so much, KayDeeMac It's one of my favorite stories too. I loved these characters and I loved their journey. I hope others will give it the chance you did. You are very kind with your praise. Cheers... Gary....

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Bard Simpson

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   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

What more can I add, given the outstanding nature of the existing reviews?

All I have to offer, is that Exes and Ohs was among the most powerfully challenging adult drama that I have read in recent years. At one point, I found myself in stasis for several days, while I mulled over the seriousness of the issues being adressed. I just couldnt read on until I had found my answers. That is how much it affected me.

It's deeply satisfying, lovable and challenging characters are caught in a intricate web of a story that covers both past and present.

If you are interested in romantic adult drama that will make you think, as much as feel, then look no further. 

Gary has delivered something of a Mona Lisa here and in more ways than one.

Response from the author:

I want to thank you, Bard, for letting me know how this story affected you. It is a truly wonderful review, and I hope it will help convince more people to give this story a read. I appreciate your very kind words... this story is special to me, and I'm glad it is to you too. Cheers... Gary.... 

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Cachondeo

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   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

What can I say about XX and OO?(sigh).

Sometimes a story can be entertaining and tender and moving...and it can strike near home as well; drama in our lives can simply stemme from lack of communication, fear, walls we build around us and it doesn’t take evil third parties or intriguing and convoluted plot twist to prevent us from achieving happiness...sometimes our inner demons are the scariest and hardest to slay. 

I loved this touching story because we all have a little bit of Drake in ourselves (and what a lovable broody lithe sh*t he is!) but with some luck and a whole lot of backbone we can also get to share our lives with our very own Jimmy.

Cheers Gary! You rule, my friend!💗

Response from the author:

OMG! This is wonderful, Cachondeo. The best thing I can hear, as a writer, is that a reader can relate, and see something of themselves in my characters and their stories. Thank you so much for taking the time to express such valid and welcomed thoughts. You rock too, my friend. Cheers... Gary....

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CheckeredPanda

   5 of 5 members found this review helpful 5 / 5 members

I loved the story. It's a gorgeous slice of romance that's very well written and beautifully thought out, with characters that are easy to identify with.

 

I definitively recommend you read this story if you're looking for some modern and heartwarming romance to read.

 

Response from the author:

Thanks so much, CheckeredPanda! I'm pleased you feel this way about Exes and Ohs, and took the time to leave a review. It is much appreciated... this story, and these characters, have a special place in my heart. Cheers... Gary....

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everett Weedin jr

   10 of 10 members found this review helpful 10 / 10 members

This is a remarkably satisfying story.  Headstall exercises all the virtues evident in Cards on the Table, this time in a more concentrated narrative and cast of characters.  The two main characters, Drake and Jimmy, complement each other fully in Headstall's characterizations of them, making a couple whose regard, concern, care, and love for each other is thoroughly developed.  Each is tested by his personality, past history, and the present narrative to which their differences contribute.  Though there is much affecting and tender affection between them, Headstall does not allow easy sentimentality.   Drake and Jimmy earn their mutual trust and faith in each other, which brings them through the stretches of desolation and frustrations that each must suffer.  And much of the narrative's unfurling occurs in the exquisitely composed conversations between them and with other characters.  Headstall's dialogue is pitch perfect.  The reader hears the protagonists realizing, working out their thoughts and feelings as they discover themselves and each other.

 

The other characters play important roles as well.  There are some very pleasing scenes of the bigoted and weak being told off.  This reader cheered.  And often during the story laughed out loud.  Oh, and there's a dog.  Every story is improved by the presence of a dog (or a horse, or even both).  I honestly cannot imagine any reader who would would not admire this story. 

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JeffreyL

   10 of 10 members found this review helpful 10 / 10 members

 Drake has plans to go to a family wedding. When his ex-boyfriend  backs out at the last minute, a frIend from work agrees to pretend to be the ex. Headstall has created two great characters and an interesting supporting cast. His writing makes the dialogue and plot most enjoyable. Will Drake and Jimmy survive pretending to be a couple? I recommend you read this story and find out.

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