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Hotel Pens

Hotel Pens Travel writer Joe Jordan hasn t been home to New York since his boyfriend broke up with him Instead he s hopped from hotel to hotel collecting pens like a child in a fairytale might leave a trail of

  • Title: Hotel Pens
  • Author: Geoffrey Knight
  • ISBN: 9781623800635
  • Page: 469
  • Format: ebook
  • Travel writer Joe Jordan hasn t been home to New York since his boyfriend broke up with him Instead he s hopped from hotel to hotel, collecting pens like a child in a fairytale might leave a trail of breadcrumbs hoping to find his way back But now he has an assignment, an article titled 5 Ways to Rediscover New York Being back on his home turf is daunting until he meeTravel writer Joe Jordan hasn t been home to New York since his boyfriend broke up with him Instead he s hopped from hotel to hotel, collecting pens like a child in a fairytale might leave a trail of breadcrumbs hoping to find his way back But now he has an assignment, an article titled 5 Ways to Rediscover New York Being back on his home turf is daunting until he meets Claude Desjardins, a gay romance translator staying in his hotel who, after a night of near passion, leads Joe on a treasure hunt through Manhattan, writing clues on Joe s skin using hotel pens But it isn t just New York Joe needs to rediscover.

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    1. I feel like such a cold-hearted bastard for not loving this book.Hotel Pens is a whirlwind romance that involves a wild goose chase around NYC. The story goes: Joe meets Claude, Joe likes Claude, Joe follows Claude all around the city from a series of clues that Claude writes on Joe's body. As Joe, our MC, rediscovers the city, he also reconnects with himself. Now, while the concept is strong and the writing is good, I couldn't help but think, "This is too freaking weird for me." What would have [...]

    2. Touring the Big Apple--differently.Fun, flirtatious, and flipping adorable. Uber romantic in a fingertip nibbling, chocolate gorging and hanky waving way. The premise is clever, and made Joe and Claude's adventure seem less hackneyed and more like a reimagining. It was easy to slide into this story. It felt comfortable and made me sigh more than a couple times. It's a wake up call so you don't ignore all the wonderful around you that you never noticed because you think you've seen it all before. [...]

    3. What a beautifully written story. I wasn't quite sure what to think of this one going in but it turned out to be a really unexpected treat. Joe is a travel writer from New York who has been avoiding coming back to the city since he broke up with his boyfriend. Claude translates gay romance into French. They meet at the hotel they're both staying at when they both steal a hotel pen. Claude writes on Joe and Joe follows the clues. So begins a cute journey through NYC.This is a fun story but it als [...]

    4. In a word: charming.This story is sweet and whimsical and completely romantic--everything I want in a m/m novella.

    5. “. . . he winked, leaned in close across the bar, and whispered to me that he knew the original recipe of the Zombie, a cocktail first invented in Hollywood in the 1930s. The secret never left his lips, but later that night my cock entered them.”Not sure if brilliant or terrible.

    6. This was chosen for me in a Pick-it-for-me challenge in a group I participate in on here. It was chosen by Kazza K, my friend and blog partner. She obviously knows me well because this book was absolutely perfect. :)Joe is a travel writer who has returned to New York to write an article titled 5 Ways to Rediscover New York. He's a native so how hard can it be? Pretty difficult apparently. Joe has an addiction an obsession with hotel pens. He collects them from all over the world. He meets Claude [...]

    7. One of the most beautifully written story I have ever read.Everything was precise and to the point without excess. Written in first person POV narrated by Joe who still have lingering regret for being dump because he was practically never home. He regret his action, sure, but he never rectify it even when things came to blow. Then he met a handsome Frenchman at the hotel he stayed in who lead him to a merry chase through New York to rediscover life once again. (view spoiler)[The story ended in H [...]

    8. pretty sweet, very hot and a little bit sadme things bugged me though:- i kinda hate the mc for having sex with claude even though he suspected he already had a boyfriend;- they know nothing - nothing! - about each other. so the "deep connection" was just stupid, imo;- the sex was too drawn out for such a short novella;- guys, seriously. joe goes to sleep in his room bc claude and henri have too much to catch up on? this is a (view spoiler)[dog (hide spoiler)] we're talking about here. i love th [...]

    9. What a beautiful, sweet, meaningful, yet subtle little ebook this is. I bought if strictly off the title, nothing else. Wonderful writing, wonderful reading.For an indepth review see On Top Down Under Book Reviews - bookreviewsandtherapy

    10. Loved this story. It's romantic and felt somewhat old fashioned! If this book had a message, to me it would have been to stop and look around you to see and feel what you really have. This story is a must read.It was my first Geoffrey Knight book. I'll have to go find some more now.

    11. Review posted at The Armchair Reader.3.75 starsThis refreshing short romance is from an author that I've liked for years now, but deviates from a certain style I've grown to associate with his work. In the past, the books I've read by Geoff Knight have always had a tendency for campy flair, and while I enjoy that style, this appealed to me as well. It is somewhat more serious in tone overall, yet vacillates between light and poignant, all conveyed by how the characters choose to view the world. [...]

    12. This story was gorgeous and sweet and funny. I was hooked from the first page and really didn't want it to end. I loved the thought that taking the time to really look and appreciate the places and things that are all around can make a difference to our happiness. I really enjoyed taking this journey with Joe and Claude.

    13. Sweet story, perfect length for a beach read or a cold winter day in front of a fireplace. Joe is a travel writer who has returned to New York to write a story about 5 ways to rediscover NY. He left six months ago after breaking up with the man who he thought he'd spend his life with. When he returns, since he's sold his apartment, he checks into a hotel-- another in a long line of hotels in his life and he meets a gorgeous and sexy Frenchman, Claude, in the lobby. When he notices Claude pocketi [...]

    14. I was hoping for something short, easy, upbeat and angst-free. I found it -- and was reminded in the process to be careful what I wish for. If you like pure romance (with a bit of porn at the end as a reward), don't be put off by my cranky reaction to this one. I am not a romantic person, and regardless of what I might think I would enjoy (dessert! as sugary as possible!), apparently I need something with more roughage in it.

    15. Very good m/m short about travel writer, Joe Jordan, who broke up with his lover some time ago and has been lonely ever since. Because of his job, he's always in hotels and he's a keen collector of their pens. While in New York for work, he meets Claude, a French ex-pat who is living at the Beacon Hotel and translating m/m romance books into French. Claude courts Joe and teaches him a thing or two about love, himself and New York by writing various messages in pen on Joe's body in a kind of scav [...]

    16. A delightful tease of a short story, but a tease nonetheless I truly wanted a bit more in terms of romance development.

    17. If this one wasn't so insta-love I would have given it 4 stars. Super sweet, touching story about a guy who's lost his way and the Frenchman who helps him find it again. Loved the New York tour.

    18. 4.5 star review by VickiJoe Jordan lives a lonely life. He’s a travel writer and doesn’t appear to have a home. He did, and a man, but he lost both due to neglect. He had dreams of a home, a man, and a dog, but also a career and that is all he ended up with. He’s 35 and alone, admitting that the longest conversation he has had recently was with someone working the reception desk in a hotel. He’s from New York but hasn’t spent time there since the end of his relationship. But he heads h [...]

    19. top2bottomreviews.wordpress/Geoffrey Knight is a new author for me. I’m always excited to read authors that are new to me, so when I was given the chance to read and review this book, I immediately took it. One thing I really loved about Mr. Knight’s writing was his ability to get into the heart and soul of his characters. Both heroes lived and breathed off of the written page. These men were not one-dimensional characters, but men who were both trying to survive the pain of losing someone t [...]

    20. The book title grabbed my interest right from the beginning. I used to “collect” pens once upon a time. The use of that “habit” in this story was fascinating as both an analogy, and as a way to introduce the characters. Not only did it move the story along in an interesting way, it gave me something to think about. A most interesting experience. The first few chapters I was a bit lost. In Chapter Four the author helped me out. “So I don’t confuse things too much, this is a flashback. [...]

    21. 4.5/5 stars Joe Jordan has been miserably single for a while, travelling the world, calling random hotels home. He loves his job, even if the constant travelling did cost him his boyfriend. After losing those roots, the home and the life he shared with Shawn, he hasn’t planted new ones, he hasn’t wanted to. Until now. Joe first sees Claude in the lobby of his hotel and is drawn to his French accent. It’s almost endearing when Joe notices that Claude has the same obsession that Joe himself [...]

    22. A Joyfully Jay review. 4.25 starsHotel Pens. A short story that hits hard for a whole variety of reasons. It’s the immediate connection to the main character Joe, it’s the ability to read a well crafted story in a small number of pages, and it’s the many lines that stand out to be quoted.The story begins, we go back a bit, and then catch up right back in the same place, with a bit of a seamless overlap. Claude gives Joe clues and Joe wants to know why Claude is doing this. Why indeed? New [...]

    23. Review can be read at It's About The Book3.5 starsSo this was a fun little read about a guy who has lost his joy in life. Joe isn’t unhappy, but he has some regrets. He travels for work so he’s able to hop from city to city essentially escaping any real possibilities at moving on from his ex. Joe is back in New York where he lived with his ex boyfriend, so it’s the perfect place to get some resolution. With a little nudge from the hot stranger from the lobby of his hotel.Joe can’t believ [...]

    24. This story is a novella, and on the shorter side, but completely worth it. I picked it up on a whim during Dreamspinner’s sale a while back and thoroughly enjoyed it. It certainly wasn’t a heavy book, but it was a nice sweet read without lacking substance. Joe’s past issues were believable and the relationship that develops between him and Claude was very believable. The treasure hunt on Joe’s skin was such a fun thread throughout the book and I loved the way Claude’s creativity shook [...]

    25. A short cute read.Joe is a travel writer and is back in New York to write an article on 5 ways to rediscover New York.When he is checking into his hotel, he sees Claude, who proceeds to write his room number on his hand.Joe, goes to the room and then begins a rediscovery of New York.Insta-love but a great way to pass an hour.

    26. An absolutely fun and quick read! If you want a light pick me up, heart warming story with a little but of fun and laughter this is truly a little gem by Mr. Knight. I highly recommend it especially if you are having a bad as it will definitely lift your spirits.

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