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Clam Jam by R.C. Boldt

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R.C. Boldt
Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
January 10th 2017

Clam Jam
Definition: the female equivalent of a cock block.
Example: You're chatting with a guy you're interested in and your friend comes along and lays claim to him.
Maggie
That's my life except it's worse. My friend who keeps jamming me is my gay roommate, and if that isn't a W.T.F. moment, I'm not sure what is.
Fact: He went home with three yes, three of the guys I had been so sure were into me.
Fact: He's really pissing me off. I mean, hello? I'm trying to get back in the saddle, but I'll never manage to get a boyfriend before the age of fifty if he keeps this up.
Fact: Secretly, I wonder what it would be like if he weren't gay. Why do all the hot, sweet, tender-hearted guys have to be gay?
Fact: My gay-dar needs a serious tune-up.
Ry
The day I interviewed for the room to rent, everything changed. I knew I had met the girl, except there was one small problem: she didn't want anything to do with men. I recognized a top-notch force field when I saw one. She'd been burned badly and didn't want to deal with a heterosexual guy as a roommate. I could've turned around and found another place to live, but I wanted to live there with her.
So I had to go undercover.
Fact: I'm in love with my roommate.
Fact: I'm a likely candidate for carpal tunnel surgery since all the action I've had for the past year has been my hand.
Fact: She's going to hate me if I come clean now.
Fact: I'm not giving up. Which means I'll just have to continue to run defense until I figure out a way to get Maggie to see the real me.
The me that loves her.
The me that would never do her wrong.
Until then, I'll keep running off every guy who shows any interest.
Until then, I'll continue to Clam Jam.

ARIANNA’s review

Having never read a R.C. Boldt book before, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started this. All I knew is after reading that blurb I couldn’t not read it. The blurb sounded too delightful for me to pass this one and I’m glad I gave it a try since this l totally enjoyed it. ‘Clam Jam’ was most of all very entertaining. The author balanced perfectly the humor and sexiness, delivering a lovely read that sucked me in from the very beginning. If you are fallowing my reviews, you already know how much I love my romantic comedies. I simply adore them and this one was for sure a good one.

CLAM JAM DEFINITION: the female equivalent of a cock block. EXAMPLE: You’re chatting with a guy you’re interested in and your friend comes along and lays claim to him.

“I want a guy who will love me even when I have no makeup on and still tell me and believe that I’m beautiful.”

Maggie Finnegan is devastated when she catches her fiancée cheating on her. She decides to stay away from men and dating for a while and focus on her career. Now that her ex moved out she needs a new roommate, but she needs the “perfect” roommate –  so no women and of course, no straight men.

Ry needs a place to live. He had been renting a room with a guy, who sadly for him gotten married. Since he’s not entirely sure his job will keep him local, Ry is not interested in buying an apartment. Needless to say, he’s looking to rent one as soon as possible.

Ry knows, or more exactly feels from the moment he lays eyes on Maggie that she’s the one. He knows is strange to feel this way, but feels with all his heart Maggie is the perfect woman for him, so of course he wants to be her roommate more than anything. Figuring out immediately Maggie was badly hurt, he comes out with a ‘brilliant’ idea – to go undercover, to be the ‘perfect’ gay roommate ever existed, to get to know Maggie and obviously convince her that he’s ‘the one’ for her.

“I want to be with someone who is not only the love of my life, but my best friend too.”

Maggie is perfectly aware of the fact Ry plays for the other team, but she can’t help the attraction she feels towards him. Not only her new roommate is gorgeous, but he’s a good friend as well. When Maggie finally decides she’s ready to date again, Ry starts clam jamming her, infuriating the poor woman to no end.

“Wait. Did you catch that sound? It’s the sound of me banging my head against the wall. In frustration. Because everything seems to turn into Ry this and Ry that.”

The dynamic between the two roommates change when they share a passionate kiss, Maggie slowly starting to have more-than-friends kind of feelings for Ry.

‘Clam Jam’ was delightful, well written story that really entertained me for a couple of hours. The pace was perfect for this kind of story and like I previously mentioned I enjoyed how the author blended the sexy elements with the humorous ones. As for the romantic ones…aww…so heartwarming and well done. What I really liked about this one was how fresh it was…from the premise to the characters, everything was refreshing and original.

The characters in this story were fantastically portrayed. And I’m not talking only about the main ones, because let me tell you, the supporting characters were as awesome as the protagonists. Therefore, I wouldn’t mind to read their own stories/story.

“I’m sorry, but did my panties just go poof? Up in smoke? Because the look in his eyes made my hoo-ha feel like it was on fire.”

I adored Maggie and Ry. Both of them were so endearing and relatable which I simply loved. They are that kind of characters you cannot help but like from the first moment, so engrossing and charming. Maggie was a heroine with a wonderful personality. I loved it! She was fun, sweet and her monologues and her attempts to somehow stop the attraction she feels for her “gay” roommate made me smile, grin and laugh numerous times. As much as I adored Maggie, the one who charmed the pants off me and melt my heart was Ry. Ry was the sweetest guy ever! Besides the fact that he was sexy as hell, he was a sweet, caring and thoughtful with our heroine. The way he treated Maggie and his tenderness were really heartwarming and I have to say I loved his clam jamming. Totally cute and entertaining! I also appreciated the fact that he wasn’t interested in other women. He knew what he wanted and he was willing to do anything to get it.

“I kiss the hell out of her right there in that bar…and I can’t help but think …

Who knew this much happiness could come from a little clam jamming?”

The slow burn relationship was well done and the connection between these two main characters palpable from the beginning. The author did a great job regarding their chemistry and I loved the sexy scenes between them…so sexy and passionate.

What I would have wanted to be a little different was the story line. As much as I enjoyed the concept of this story, I have to say the story line was a little bit repetitive for my liking. Also, the fact that Maggie didn’t figure out Ry is not really gay was unbelievable to say the last. But…whatever, it’s fiction, so I didn’t care too much about this aspect.

All in all, ‘Clam Jam’ was a fantastic read filled with plenty of sexy times, funny moments that will entertain you and made you smile and a bunch of characters you will relate with and adore from the start.


About the Author

RC Boldt is the wife of Mr. Boldt, a retired Navy Chief, mother of Little Miss Boldt, and former teacher of many students. She currently lives on the southeastern coast of North Carolina, enjoys long walks on the beach, running, reading, people watching, and singing karaoke. If you’re in the mood for some killer homemade mojitos, can’t recall the lyrics to a particular 80’s song, or just need to hang around a nonconformist who will do almost anything for a laugh, she’s your girl.


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