Title: Dirty Zero (Dirty Stories) (Zero to Hero #1)
Author: Kyle Adams
Length: 7,007 words
Genre: m/m contemporary, BDSM (mild binding)
Blurb: On the outside Wyatt is shy and geeky
Inside Wyatt’s a bit freaky and likes it kinky.
Brian’s nice, charming, and hot as hell
That stud makes Wyatt’s dick Swell
An invite to a costume party Wyatt can’t refuse
Was there actually a party or is it just a ruse
Wyatt gets a shock when he isn’t allowed to leave
The night is full of surprises that he can’t believe
If he makes it through the night
Things might turn out all right
Review: Please disregard the blurb for this story! It’s a bit ridiculous, and even though the story is too in a totally fun and cute way, the story is cute and wonderful and totally worth more than a crappy blurb like that. Anyway, this is all you need to know:
Wyatt has a total crush on Brian. It’s so bad that not only does he clam up any time Brian is hear him at work but he actually can not say anything. To make matters worse, Brian looks like a model and has everything going for him. He’s smart and sweet. Brian, however disgusts himself. Obsessed with superheroes and the quintessential nerd, he knows that he can never do anything to catch Brian’s eye and he hates himself for it. He’s very surprised then, when Brian stops by his to see him at work to invite him to a superhero costume party!
Is it because we all love to read so much that we love nerd stories? I know that’s probably a big reason for me. That and well, you know, I pretty much AM a nerd. Still, I love the story of the nerdy Cinderfella getting the prince and I like them even better when they’re funny. This story was a really delightful surprise that made me laugh out loud several times, yet was also downright steamy at times!
I think that I loved most was how the cos-play was used in the story. The act of putting on a costume, of assuming an identity is a lifesaver and a gift for someone like Wyatt who is so completely socially awkward. I like seeing the personality changes the two characters go through as they assume those identities, and then how their own private, “real” personalities end up shining through.
I sorta feel like this story is a diamond in the rough. It is definitely unpolished but has so much raw personality. The author announced recently that he’s writing a sequel, so I’ll be very excited to see what come next for these two, but I’d love to see these stories in the hands of a very talented editor. No matter how much I enjoyed this story in particular, I felt like it really could have shined with some more work.
Still, I had to much fun reading this story and I can’t wait to read whatever this author releases next! Definitely recommended.