One Shot

One Shot By Rowan McBride, One Shot Nick Carlyle understands the intricacies of his job better than anyone He lives to crunch those numbers and his skills are valued throughout the company If his personal life might be lacking he doesn
  • Title: One Shot
  • Author: Rowan McBride
  • ISBN: 9781607374398
  • Page: 353
  • Format: ebook
  • One Shot By Rowan McBride, Nick Carlyle understands the intricacies of his job better than anyone He lives to crunch those numbers and his skills are valued throughout the company If his personal life might be lacking, he doesn t notice, especially whenever he steals a harmless glance or two at Riley Jameson s tight body.When a universal flu shot is developed, it s hailed as a miracle, and rightlyNick Carlyle understands the intricacies of his job better than anyone He lives to crunch those numbers and his skills are valued throughout the company If his personal life might be lacking, he doesn t notice, especially whenever he steals a harmless glance or two at Riley Jameson s tight body.When a universal flu shot is developed, it s hailed as a miracle, and rightly so But the seemingly harmless side effects begin to change the world, warping the statistics that Nick s always used to guide him through life.No one changes as much as Riley Suddenly the young man is bigger, stronger He s also aggressive in ways Nick isn t prepared for, and for the first time analyzing the numbers does nothing to help the situation.And if numbers can t help him, what can
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    1. Rowan McBride

      Born an Air Force dependent, Rowan McBride traveled the world and totally missed the 80 s as most Americans know it In exchange, xe s gotten to walk in clogs, break an arm at Mt Fuji, and say prayers at a Korean Buddhist temple So far it seems like a fair trade Although xe graduated from high school in Hawaii, xe didn t learn to hula and make leis until going to college in Iowa After leaving the Midwest, xe moved to Washington, DC and very nearly got xemself a Juris Doctor degree Now xe s chilling out in Texas, diabolically planning road trips that could span years.People say xyr life is random, and that s probably true Rowan comforts xemself with the working theory that a random life makes for good stories When that doesn t work, there s Pocky Lots and lots of Pocky.

    114 thoughts on “One Shot”

    1. stupid also hot also stupid hot.a dumb structural choice derails what was shaping up to be a smokin hot one handed read.whaaaaaaaat a fuckin tragedy, man.i was lit up like times squaree ridiculous premise was a little annoying until it made possible some even ridiculously hot smexorcize but then the story dribbles limply to an unsatisfying conclusion after 30 pages of off screen sex and on screen discussion.i am baffled how could anyone imagine various business meetings and training sessions wo [...]

    2. I loved this nice, easy, yaoi ish read I got into the story right away and really dug the sci fi lite elements I liked that Nick was clueless and adorable and a nerd to boot love sexy nerds The whole story worked for me The only element that I didn t love was view spoiler I have a thing about unprotected sex, it irks me unless characters have a conversation about it I give it a little leeway here because it is a sci fi book so maybe the flu shot eliminated STDs or something hide spoiler but the [...]

    3. Heh was alright, nothing special.I won t analyse some of the character inconsistencies and irregular introductions of traits etc.What I will comment on is the biggest issue here for me This was diluted, kool aid yaoi Okay, for example have you ever read a book purporting to be dub con but the author seems scared of the actual elements of dub con and so softens it to such an extent that what you actually end up reading is one MC biting his her lips and Yes, I want to, but maybe we shouldn t And t [...]

    4. Taboo Office Affairs with a Wickedly Delicious Twist One shot for immunity,One shot for aesthetic pursuit,One shot for loveAfterall the path of our life depends on all those one shots opportunities we choose to take in life There s no rewind or playback buttons in life That s not a bad thing really if you were to see it as a catalyst to push us to live our life to the fullest and a cause to cherish what we have Doesn t this makes everything you have sweeter and your journey worthwhile Destiny i [...]

    5. A fun, light read with an interesting sci fi spin Your mileage will vary with this book depending on how much you like these points Yaoi and yaoi tropes One Shot is very reminiscent of reading a lighter, comedic yaoi manga in print, with its big strong Seme and smaller Uke characters, the ridiculous situations that can stem with sudden growth spurts, and when the Uke is protesting during the beginning of the sexy times but is won over by the overpowering will of the Seme as well as the Uke s own [...]

    6. You know that annoying MC everybody and I mean everybody obviously likes and has a hard on for but is still irritatingly unaware and would just shrug off the attention and sometimes misinterpret it Yeah, I know, Mary Calmes has a template and uses it pretty much on all of her books Well, Nick is like that only plot twist the reader is also unaware of all the attention until it s spelled out This reader, anyway God knows with the way my brain has been working, there might have been neon signs pos [...]

    7. After a minor glitch I did finish this book, and honestly I don t know what I was thinking when I stopped reading it in the first place I m crazy about this author s work, but somehow I always manage to forget it.I think I had the wrong impression about Riley at first and the whole situation freaked me out, but I should have known better than to listen to Nick This story is pretty much wonderful No one can write the size difference as good as McBride, and no matter how many times I read about it [...]

    8. Cute, quick read I kept thinking it would get darker, but instead it got sweeter It reminded me a lot of Kari Gregg s Collared, though I think One Shot was written earlier but not nearly as psycho Psycho that I am, I tend to go for a bit power play, so I kept hoping to see Nick get pushed around Basically, Riley s a big teddy bear, and Nick s a bit neurotic and oblivious, but otherwise they re pretty adorable together Extra points for some very sizzling office sex Perfect pick for a day when y [...]

    9. insert meme here Can t tell is sci fi or magic realismI think it s sci fi, but it has the feel of magic realism.And man does McBride have a thing for size differences.And a lot of the time, I feel like it s operating on porn logic O_oHis shoulders hit Riley s stomach Da fuq If his head s at his chest ishI don t think you know what stomach meansUnless they re talking about the position of the actual stomach which no one uses, just like no one uses the actual position of the heart for the hand ove [...]

    10. This book was a great , fun read My hat is off to you Mr McBride Nick Carlyle is a number cruncher for an international company He uses his analytical and problem solving skills to work his way up the corporate ladder Nick s biggest flaw is that he is emotionally oblivious to everyone Riley Jameson works in Nick s department and has been crazy about him since day one but is just another number in Nick s mind A fluke side effect from a flu shot finally gives Riley the nerve to approach Nick as a [...]

    11. You know that moment when you re just plodding along, just starting out a book, then you reach this point, this moment when you re like YES , this is going to be a book I m gonna have a blast reading Well I had that moment in this book, and fairly early on as well.After reading this book I had this deep, heavy feeling of laziness in my gut from the satisfaction of a good old fun fluff read I have to agree with some other reviewers, it s a bit of a weird book and concept It seems that McBride has [...]

    12. Was I Just Pitched A Personal Trainer Rowan McBride has a fun approach to science fiction writing There s a definite yaoi vibe to One Shot which I did enjoy I was interested in the flu shot which could make people either grow taller, grow taller and build muscles, or cause people to lose height in a very rare chance I ve read a lot of weird premises so I was willing to take the concept at face value and run with it even though I have to say I couldn t really understand the fascination with heig [...]

    13. I have to admit it was the cover which first caught my eye for this book It s rather striking, isn t it After reading the blurb and extract I decided that this sounded like a light, fun read It was.The book begins with a very self assured Nick He s happy with his height and looks He s secure in his place in the company where he works leading a team of accountants and he s frankly quite smug about his possibilities for promotion in the future All this starts to change when a new flu injection com [...]

    14. 3.5 starsI liked this book I didn t loooooove it but it was certainly entertaining enough The premise behind it is intriguing and I like books with imagination I think it could have used some romance though It was not edgy enough to be heartless and not mushy enough to be romantic it sorta hovered in a gray zone of detachment I really like first person narratives When stories are written in first person I usually get a strong emotional connection with the character but I didn t with this story [...]

    15. Nick was endearing with his shrinkage in height Taking into consideration that this book couldn t have been better timed with the second wave of H1N1 that s upon us a new spin was added to the flu season for me It lightened up the fear over it that tends to consume us Now IF only we can get a flu shot that would provide the symptoms of height, strength and attraction I d be a happy camper over a feared needle I thoroughly enjoyed this book

    16. The concept of this book is totally unique If only there was a shot to make you become something extraordinary than you are Just imagine the line up Pffft swine flu what, get me the shot that makes me hotter.

    17. I m not new to the muscle growth books by Rowan McBride, but everytime I m in awe at how enthralled they made me There is something in this play of contraposition, a big strong body that can overshadow another smaller one, but at the same time being a protection against the world I don t know, I think it s my kink Actually I have always loved the story where the male partner is bigger than the female one, in het romance it s easy to find, not so much in manlove With her exaggeration of the muscl [...]

    18. I read this book awhile ago and waited to give it a review because I was so angry after having read it that I was afraid I would insult and cuss out the author and all the lovely people who agreed with her assessment that unless you are over 5 8 , gorgeously god like and have a body full of steroid induced muscles ie your typical mm MC you aren t worthy of love I guess making fun of people s height is one of the last excepted prejudices My favorite m m books are the ones with average looking guy [...]

    19. I have a number of reviews to do today so this is just going to be my notes.I kind of feel like an outsider reading a book from a different culture or where every other page is missing or it s written in code I don t understand what s going on, what the situation with Riley is He s just growing and keeps making mistakes The MC just isn t acting like a boss He s not nipping the come ons in the bud or talking to Riley about the obvious mistakes He sounds like he s afraid of Riley I don t get it Ac [...]

    20. A little weird but cute and sweet People who take these new flu shots either grow a few inches taller or lose a few inches.In Nick s case, he s pressured by circumstances which have nothing to do be the flu, into having a shot except that Nick likes being six feet tall or was it six two and he doesn t want to end up below the average American man s height according to Nick of six feet.Riley, the guy Nick has a secret crush on so secret he isn t even aware of it himself is Nick s subordinate and [...]

    21. I have to say that this is of a 3.5 star book, but I decided to round down to 3 I usually round up, butI have to start out by saying that I LOVE Rowan McBride I wish he wrote faster This book was pretty much what I ve come to expect from him, but I had a few problems with the first half of the book I thought it was weird how inferior Nick felt once the vaccine started to do it s thing on him I also thought his perception of Riley was a little overdone That said, the second half of the book was [...]

    22. Who knew that men were so obsessed with height I d never thought about it, but I suppose its logical that they would be At first, the concept was kind of out there for me I mean, a flu shot that makes you grow into gigantor or makes you shrink Kinda weird, yeah But it grew on me after a bit The other thing was that I normally don t like characters like Nick, the whole I m great looking and don t know it kind of guy But in this case, it only bothered me initially and then ended up working in cont [...]

    23. Pure romance, Rowan McBride style This author has a muscle and size fetish which comes through in various works It s not something I ever though to find attractive before, but there s just something about McBride s stories that hits a nerve for me, every time A very good nerve Having said that, I can see how this might not be for everyone you have been warned DOn a side note, the author wrote in a blog that Riley s character was originally much darker, and was toned down in subsequent edits Pers [...]

    24. Re read September 2015This is such an unusual and quirky readI found a quote that I had added years ago and I couldn t remember the storyI decided to reread it and I am so glad that I did Funny, Unusual, Hawt Shmex Im Happy

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