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Tell Me It's Real [Kindle Edition]

TJ Klune
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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Do you believe in love at first sight?

Paul Auster doesn't. Paul doesn't believe in much at all. He’s thirty, slightly overweight, and his best features are his acerbic wit and the color commentary he provides as life passes him by. His closest friends are a two-legged dog named Wheels and a quasibipolar drag queen named Helena Handbasket. He works a dead-end job in a soul-sucking cubicle, and if his grandmother's homophobic parrot insults him one more time, Paul is going to wring its stupid neck.

Enter Vince Taylor.

Vince is everything Paul isn’t: sexy, confident, and dumber than the proverbial box of rocks. And for some reason, Vince pursues Paul relentlessly. Vince must be messing with him, because there is no way Vince could want someone like Paul.

But when Paul hits Vince with his car—in a completely unintentional if-he-died-it'd-only-be-manslaughter kind of way—he's forced to see Vince in a whole new light. The only thing stopping Paul from believing in Vince is himself—and that is one obstacle Paul can’t quite seem to overcome. But when tragedy strikes Vince's family, Paul must put aside any notions he has about himself and stand next to the man who thinks he's perfect the way he is.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 943 KB
  • Print Length: 350 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; 1 edition (15 Feb. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BG9KP0Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #135,582 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.8 out of 5 stars
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just right 22 Jun. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I read constantly & I've read pretty much everything in my time. I am drawn to certain stories : doesn't really matter if the storyline is about aliens, dragons, vampires or romance. A good book is one well wriiten where you have a relationship with the characters. Most books are either pretty good, average, bad or just plain rubbish ...occassionally you find a real gem: one that you will read again & again. This is one.
Imagine if you can sitting on a hospital ward at 03.00am (working nights AGAIN) desperately trying not to laugh. It is so bad that you sit there sounding like you are choking whilst tears run down your face. Really it's that good & I'm hard to amuse.
This is probably the funniest book I have ever read & I have laughed so hard my ribs actually hurt. Not one of those 'amusing' books ...NO this is hilarious. More to the point it is beautifully wriiten. This is not a hot hack book where the author barely passes as a E in GSCE English. This is rich & in-depth. I really did LOL but I also cried. This flows with a beautiful descriptions of people that leaves you feeling that you have actually meet them. A lovely story line which is not so fast paced that you lose the plot but not slow enough that you get bored or page skim. Enough sexy bits to spice it up but not enough to detract from the story. In fact if this book was a bowl of porridge it would be JUST RIGHT!
I won't give away the story line. This book is about love in all the various forms it comes in whether it is as a lover, bestfriend, parent or grandparent.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone how loves a good story (I am a straight female) & has a big heart & an open mind.
Probably the funniest book I have ever read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars oh my god!!!! 21 Oct. 2013
By Sj
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Ok I've bin tempted by this book for a while now! I've put if off because the sample version did not do it justice; and it was over £3. Which is usually my limit to a e-book. Anyhow I got it and I'm so glad I did!!!!
It was AMAZING!!
I LAUGHED OUT LOUD IN SOME PLACES
Spoil alert.
Best scene

'Paul'
I turned
Darren was jogging towards me. For a second I thought he was going to have his revenge for the way I sucker-punched him in the mouth and I frantically looked around for anything I could use as a weapon to defend myself. But I was standing on the only patch of grass that must have existed in the state of Arizona and I didn't think grass stains were an effective defence so I prepared myself to get my ass beat.
"You may take my life" I sputtered at him as he approached "but you will never take my freedom"
He arched a eyebrow at me as he stopped a couple of feet away "Did you just quote brave heart at me"

Had me in stitches. If there are people such as 'Paul' out there where have you been all my life!!! Life would b a constant laugh!
But back to the story. It was sweet, right out funny and sad. A previous reviewer said that the characters were developed, weren't perfect or broken just 'normal'. And as another said ignore the art cover & price & buy. I'm telling you.... You WILL laugh your butt off!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!!! 18 Feb. 2013
By SuzyQ
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Really really recommend this book. Fantastic characters and lovely story - TJ Klune is one of the best writers of MM books ever!! Loved both Paul and Vince and boy did they make me laugh and cry!!
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By Zoe
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Ok...where to start! Firstly I don't give many 5stars unless I absolutely love what I have read and any flaws are minor enough that they were swallowed up by the huge amount of talent that's within the pages...and that was the case here. Any negatives are not really worth commenting on because this was such an enjoyable read I was lost in it.
I read a lot...and over time I have come across much in the genre of M/M romance such as BDSM, paranormal and harrowing conflicts..I have read some which are done well, and others done very badly, while there are also many which are just plain average.
I chose this after reading a sample and being totally caught by Paul the narrator who just had me from the first few pages. This wasn't about conflict, there was no bdsm (which I wasn't looking for anyway) or paranormal element..but it did have two guys who were more than they thought they were, and surrounded by extraordinary people.
This book stood out for me in a sea of many that I have read, due to its vivid and colourful characters, brilliantly funny wit and heartwarming story..I absolutely loved it. I have never laughed as much or as often which surprised me because it normally takes a lot for this to happen.
I was worried that with so much humour, Paul going off on so many loooong tangents, that any serious elements would not come across in the right way...but this wasn't an issue and there were many touching scenes too.
I know there are many 5star reviews but I am happy to add to them and recommend this to you if you haven't read it yet. This is my first book by this author and I would really love to have her write more on these characters...Sandy/Helena totally needs his/her own story...I really want to see Sandy and Darren get their own tale and happy ever after.
Ultimately...you should read it!...it is on the more expensive side of the pricing...but totally worth it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars laugh out loud fun 7 Oct. 2014
By NickyF
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I was very reluctant to purchase this book due to the cost!! But reading the reviews I'm glad I splurged and purchased it. It's a definite keeper, this book had me laughing out loud and so enwrapped in their story I just couldn't put it down. I loved how Vince was so sweetly innocent but just knew what he wanted and went for it and as for Paul well I just found him so adorable I wanted to hug him and look after him myself, especially how he just said what he thought.... brilliant and refreshing. I'm really hoping there's another instalment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous!
What a beautiful book. Romantic and laugh out loud funny. Not as steamy as my usual reads, but brilliant just the same.
Published 2 months ago by Claire P
5.0 out of 5 stars Goof!
I've got to admit it at the near to the end I thought oh my God what a crap ending,but it appears that the author has a sense of humour and I got my hea after all.
Published 4 months ago by sylvia mann
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this book or else 😄
U must be prepared to laugh at loud when u purchase this book

Finally a character that combines mouth diarrhoea with loveable sweetness

Seriously... Read more
Published 6 months ago by candace
4.0 out of 5 stars Superb
What a great read, funny and touching it made me laugh out loud, not quite 5 stars as it did get a little too "sweet" in places but overall a very good book.
Published 11 months ago by Mr. Christopher Gee
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Brilliant!
If you have read anything by TJ Klune you will understand when I say you will never come across another author that writes like he does. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Tracy Shayler
5.0 out of 5 stars it's real and I loved it
TJ Klune's conversational narrative style is almost humourous stream of consciousness. I've only read one less than glowing review of this novel, which said the character of Paul... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Beverley
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
I know, as a gay man, I am going to be biased towards stories like this (and I don't want to be the kind of gay guy who only reads gay stuff) but I do love them and this is no... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Paul
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious!
Well I am once again surviving on minimal sleep because I couldn't put a book down, I am so glad it is the summer holidays! Read more
Published 18 months ago by L. Powell
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious!!!
I don't often laugh out loud when reading a book, but I couldn't stop with this one. I loved Paul and Vince as well as the secondary charaters (when is Sandy going to get his... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Sweet Honey
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