Tell Me It's Real by TJ Klune
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.
Jenn started reading this book out load at bedtime on one of our book trip adventures and I was rolling on the floor laughing. I couldn't wait to finish it. The further I got into this book the more I kept finding similarities between myself and Paul and Vince. This scared me immediately LOL! I mean I myself have often wondered if I could pull off a cape and in the event that I could what boots would I wear? It's a valid question that Superhero Semi Confident Paul has. As for not wanting to wear Bedazzled jeans....I can't blame you. Paul also has the gift of over thinking. Which I too have but I can keep my mouth shut (most of the time). I'm not sure I believe in love at first sight (I don't think hotness at first sight counts) but if you find it I say go for it. I also can't blame Vince for keeping the hard personal stuff to himself (guilty there myself). This book was the perfect balance of fun and fantastic story.