Hello sassy people! Today’s post is about Only One Coffin by A.J. Truman!
Only One Coffin
by A.J. Truman
I’m stuck sharing a coffin with the world’s perkiest vampire. This vacation is going to suck.
After centuries of eternal existence, and still mourning the loss of my lover to vicious slayers, I needed a few days of peaceful solitude at the Hotel Draugr.
But thanks to a double-booking mishap, I’m forced to share my coffin with Kilroy, a freshly bitten vampire who loves his new afterlife as much as he loves hanging ten. My unexpected roommate is determined to show me how “totally awesome” being a vampire can be.
Doesn’t he know vampires don’t do sunshine of any kind?
Through epic snowball fights and midnight meetups at vampire speakeasies, the ice around my not-technically-beating heart begins to melt. And during days sharing our too-small coffin, one part of me has trouble staying dead.
Maybe this budding relationship has teeth…that is, if we can evade the slayers closing in on the hotel.
Only One Coffin is a grumpy/sunshine, forced proximity, paranormal MM romcom featuring a 300-year age gap, coffin cuddling, and a vampire bro who wears flip flops no matter how cold it is outside.
𝐊𝐞𝐲 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐬: Gay and Bi vampires, Only One Bed, Grumpy and Sunshine
𝐒𝐦𝐮𝐭 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 4/5 – steamy
𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐬𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐞: 🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️ 4/5
𝐈𝐬 𝐢𝐭 𝐨𝐧 𝐊𝐔? Yes 🥳
𝐌𝐲 𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5
𝐌𝐲 𝐄𝐪𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5
𝐑𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬? Absolutely!!!
Magnus and Killroy were amazing! Magnus puts up a facade as a grumpy cold-hearted guy, but he is the biggest softy in the world and Killroy is just the biggest golden retriever ever! They are both so lovely and their characters were so well-developed.
The plot about vampires being outcasts, despite being very normal for a vampire story, felt so much like a metaphor for homophobia, specially since the author added the fact that lots of vampires come out after they “transform”, because they’re not shackled by the strains of society anymore. The whole book, despite being a cute romcom about vampires being stuck with only one coffin at a hotel, felt like a bigger message about homophobia, that was very heartfelt and relatable. Specially when Killroy was a human a year ago, he had his found family of friends, but now that he is a vampire, his friends wouldn’t accept him anymore, would be afraid and repulsed by him. It hits deep in the gut how close to reality that is.
So overall this book had the perfect balance between political, relatable, deep, sometimes sad, and sweet, funny, silly and spicy.
Well, that is all for today, I hope you like this post, hope you enjoy this book as much as I did. Feel free to leave your opinion about it in the comments and I will see you next time!
Bye sassy people!
- I know that some comments I make about decent guys on my posts are the bare minimum a guy should do, so no, they don’t deserve to be treated like gods for doing the minimum, but at the same time, I’ve read a lot of sexist books and I appreciate authors who make characters that can serve as role models and examples of how a decent guy acts and what a loving and respectful relationship looks like. I believe we should always encourage these authors and bring attention to the ones that still write sexist characters and stories.
- I make a lot of comments about sexism and healthy role models in books, but a lot of times these characteristics don’t make the book a bad book and definitely don’t make the author a bad author. Please never shame these authors and these books for these comments, I simply feel that we need to have awareness of the less than ideal situations some books bring us, and not use the romanticized problem as examples of what a relationship should be. Most of these authors are still amazing, and the content they write doesn’t reflect directly with their personal views and opinions. Always make sure to respect and be kind to everyone, even while criticizing their content.
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