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Right man someone who will look past his macho sport and put him in the place of a submissive He wants to fall in love and belong to his partnerOn the surface Noel Atherton an intellectual shy and sexually repressed university graduate student with a crippled leg could not be the dominant lover that Dane longs for But after their first meeting when Dane disables the At first glance it would be rather easy to pass this off as a bad book Without a doubt The Janitor is not a stellar piece of uality fiction However the plot and characters ideas are intriguing and could have been crafted in such a way to deliver a complex and emotional journey as these two men find love Yet the author commits several glaring and amateurish mistakes which turn this novel from something with potential to an exaggerated stereotype filled with homophobic dialogue and one dimensional characters Seeing as this is the debut novel for the author one hopes future novels will grow from these mistakes into a fully realized and developed plot with complicated and involved characters None of which was present here but lurking under the bad writing is a hint of possible potentialThe plot revolves around Dane the actual janitor who befriends Noah and the two embark on a pseudo BDSM sexual relationship complete with role playing fantasy fulfillment and the evil controlling father with money than God manipulating it all The exaggerated tropes and obvious plot devices did the story no favors and created a predictable course of action down to the final resolution which was incredibly unbelievable and unrealistic even considering the outrageous artificial world the author created The story attempted to infuse emotion in its prose but failed due to poor writing inconsistent pacing and empty stereotypical charactersThe third person POV writing was a big mistake The writing was third person alternating between Noel and Dane s perspective yet written with such prose and phrasing as if the story was first person point of view from Dane therefore creating a low level of uality writing While this could be acceptable if the story had actually been written from Dane s POV but the choice to use third person simply resulted in a badly written piece of fiction that jars the pace and flow of the story From word choice and phrasing to exaggerated emphasis the story reads from Dane s perspective as an uneducated simple yet sensitive man This could have been handled many different ways instead of giving the impression the author is a poor writerThe characters are often flat and stereotypical using a variety of almost insulting themes for gay men and clearly a woman s idea of gay men and relationships While this wouldn t even be cause for mentioning but the over use of slang and gay tropes is glaring From the use of the word date for any sex Dane has to the comment from a random hookup about not wanting to hear talking during sex or he wouldn t be gay these glaring stereotypes are distracting For example Who you talkin to ueer boy his trainer asked him Someone very nice who I hope to impress I m just tryin to memorize some things you know I thought you boys just fucked each other s asses What s there to talk about None of this is helped by the author s portrayal of Dane He s supposed to be a sweet sensitive big hearted man who s not dumb but just uneducated Yet throughout the book Dane constantly tells himself and others how stupid he is and rarely if ever is he contradicted Even his friends make excuses for his mental inadeuacies to the point that it is surprising Dane can function at all His sweet and trusting nature is shown time and time again as is his misguided notions about love trust pride and being a man Dane claims he likes to be told what to do and this is clear as his decision making processes and ability to understand even the most simplistic concepts seems to elude him Whether Dane truly enjoyed being dominated sexually or just knew he needed someone to help him survive the various pitfalls of life is debatable The character is somewhat likeable but pitiable as the author repeatedly makes him stupid than believableWhich brings up Noel Dane s sexual dominant and a man in need of serious therapy Noel is a sheltered cripple living with the typical overbearing and evil father Noel can t seem to stand up to his father and going so far as to belittle Dane repeatedly both in front of Noel s father and even in later arguments referring to Dane as stupid and a moron This kind of abusive relationship they have in no way supports a healthy BDSM relationship not to mention the creepy way Noel calls himself Daddy considering the numerous father issues he has Noel claims to own Dane early on in the story yet fails Dane repeatedly throughout the book with no conseuences since Dane forgives Noel easily and without much thought This uneven and ultimately unhealthy relationship supposedly ends happily with Noel in some much needed therapyThere are additional characters such as the overbearing evil father who has money and power to manipulate everything from Dane s job to his apartment with the reuisite and predictable physical violence The man is of course in the closet about his own sexuality and has anger management problems going so far as to urinate on his son s bed at one point Because of course a rich successful doctor who is a cardboard cut out for evil would do something like that The father as well has a totally unbelievable and melodramatic ending which actually fits in well with the over the top and overdone ridiculous final fight scene Why call the police on a potential murderer when you can instead agree to a boxing match and prove your manliness This plot twist made absolutely no sense and just capped off a poorly written storyFrom beginning to the end the author uses the easiest and most obvious choices instead of imbuing subtly complexity and interest into her story The attempt to make the reader emotionally connect with Dane fell flat because while he certainly is portrayed as an innocent sweet man he is also close to being completely helpless with his lack of mental ability Thus it is painful to watch the repeated betrayals he s subjected to on every level Add in the poor phrasing with homophobic overtures and unrealistic behaviors littering the pages and this is an unfortunate failure For those readers of the mm genre that prefer their romance well written well crafted with three dimensional characters pass this one by I was lured by the gorgeous cover and should have read the excerpt

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Fire alarm in the library and lights a cigarette Noel is drawn from his shell Soon Noel needs to touch Dane exploring his sexuality for the first time And both learn that looks can be deceivingHowever Noel's controlling father is appalled by the relationship and uietly arranges to get Dane out of the way and punish him for daring to love a man so far above his station I was very impressed with this story And while it contained enough sad moments to not re read it any time soon it was also beautiful heart wrenching and touching It reminded me a bit of TimThe only small things that bothered me were that there was no clear delineation of the passage of time and the sad story of Arthur s past view spoilerI can understand we all make mistakes but I found it hard to believe that all the hateful things Noel s father did were because of his own failed relationship with his former male lovers Or that he could be capable of kindness after having years to harden his heart hide spoiler

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I’m a naturally optimistic type of person you know Yeah I think good things will happen only they usually don’t Take Noel even though he’s educated and rich and he don’t think he’s even gay I want to belong to him I want him to take me completely Dane ConnellyDane Connelly is a gay janitor and boxer with a soft heart and a simple outlook he wants to meet the When I first began reading this I found Dane s voice to be so endearing that my hopes were rather high that this would be a great read but it just kept disappointing meDane s looking for the right man who will look past his brawn and take care of him He wants love and a real relationship not just a series of anonymous romps in back alleys He thinks he s found his perfect man in Noel People often take advantage of Dane because they see a big guy who s a little slow and they figure that that s all there is to him But Dane is a very sweet character the kind you cheer on and hope gets his happy ending He reminds me of a cross between Rocky Balboa Rocky and Ray Kowalski Due South He s got Rocky s simplicity and heart and Ray s speech patterns and energyDespite how endearing I found him Dane s characterization is inconsistent His parts of the story are told from his first person viewpoint We get a rich narrative of events from him but his speech and the words he uses are sometimes at odds For example he uses a lot of slang contractions and eye dialect yet he uses the proper form of you are It lends a slight foreignness to his speech that I found distracting There were also times when Dane seemed much too child like for my own reading comfort There were a few key scenes where it was actually rather off putting especially given his sexual relationship with NoelNoel is a physically challenged sexually repressed rich boy academic living under his father s thumb He and Dane enjoy talks on a number of subjects and I think Noel is drawn to Dane through his charming yet artless chatter Through the course of the book Noel has a lot to deal with his dominating father his growing relationship with Dane his physical limitations but we don t get as much insight into his actions and motivations as we do with Dane Where Dane s narrative is open Noel s is ambiguous This did further the plot of the story but it still left me feeling that the narrative as a whole was unevenWith Noel s reticent personality I was expecting a slow healthy build up to a sexual relationship with Dane Noel needed time in my opinion to gain confidence in himself and get over many of the issues that were holding him back What I got was a too sudden sex scene in a college reading library It seemed too soon in the story for Noel to be ordering Dane to get naked and lie back on a desk His sudden confidence went against everything I knew about the character at that point in the story Just a few pages earlier Noel had admitted that he hadn t even allowed himself to think in a sexual way in years It didn t ring true of his personality or his past that he would suddenly go from being a shy reserved and somewhat submissive man to a confidant sexual man who enjoys dominating his partnerThroughout the story there are the usual little ups and downs and small misunderstandings between Dane and Noel While a few of them were realistic given their personalities the rest didn t really work for me I didn t like that when Noel suddenly stops coming around Dane believes that Noel only wants him for sex because no one else has ever wanted him for anything else Dane seems too accepting and matter of fact about his past and too loyal to Noel to assume this after one missed visit I could be wrong but I thought Dane would be the type of person to go to Noel and ask him what was going on rather than assuming the worst with little evidenceThe subplot of Noel s father was interesting in that I found his father to be a devious nasty old bastard I enjoyed wondering what awful thing he would attempt next in order to get his son away from Dane He was a completely over the top character and I admit I liked that about him I suppose if the rest of the story had been better written I would have seen him as uite ridiculous but since it wasn t I just decided to take him as we was with few expectationsI thought that Dane being artistic was a lovely touch given his rough job as a boxer but I didn t feel he was educated enough nor mentally capable enough to get into the prestigious art college he was in toward the end of the story I was left with the feeling that he was only there because of the strings Noel and his money must have pulled for him I also got the impression that he was going along with the college idea because it was what Noel wanted Art seemed to be something Dane loved but not something he needed an art degree in in order to be happy doing I certainly understand what might have motivated the author to do this I did want Dane to be happy in a safer line of work doing what he loved doing but I felt it was a disservice to the character for it to be done in the way it wasAs a side note the whole call me Daddy thing really suicked me especially when I take into account Noel s issues with his father and Dane s in my opinion uestionable mental ageThere were positive aspects to the book but I just couldn t get past the many disappointments it had for me in order to enjoy them My Rating 2 of 5 Starshttpiheartpaperbackscom


10 thoughts on “The Janitor

  1. says:

    For a while there I thought I was going to die of compassionNow I'm pretty sure I've been trolledThis story is an incredibl

  2. says:

    AN UNLIKELY PARTNERSHIPI enjoyed this book so much that I find myself going every few days to bask in pure love of the ma

  3. says:

    When I first began reading this I found Dane’s voice to be so endearing that my hopes were rather high that this would

  4. says:

    At first glance it would be rather easy to pass this off as a bad book Without a doubt The Janitor is not a stellar piece of uality fiction However the plot and characters ideas are intriguing and could have been crafted in such a way to deliver a complex and emotional journey as these two men find love Yet the

  5. says:

    What a great read I really did love this book for a number of reasons Dane Connelly is without doubt one of the sweetest most innocent characte

  6. says:

    Dane put his hands on his jeans and then hesitated “If I take off my pants for you it means I love you a little okay” N

  7. says:

    From the cover I went in expecting a boxer type who was kinda blue collar and rough around the edges Yeah and maybe a little dirty heh I can see what the author was trying to accomplish but there is a difference between a character who is a little dim to someone who needs a caregiver The elements needed to make good Ds pairing were not apparent the plot reuired a great deal of suspention of disbelief and I’m afraid I found this

  8. says:

    I was very impressed with this story And while it contained enough sad moments to not re read it any time soon it was also

  9. says:

    All Dane Connelly wants is to be a great boxer and find the love of his life It seems he finally got an answer to one of his prayers the day h

  10. says:

    I found Dane a sweet and innocent character despite his mental limitations Noel was a perfect match for him with his intelligence and determination to help Dane achieve what his goals are Very likeable heros with a sexy and sweet plot I loved it

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