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Reclusive comic book artist Trip Spector spends his life doodling super-square, straitlaced superheroes, hiding from his fans, and crushing on his unattainable boss until he meets the dork of his dreams. Silas Goolsby is a rowdy FX makeup creator with a loveless love life and a secret streak of geek who yearns for unlikely rescues and a truly creative partnership.
Against their better judgment, they fall victim to chemistry, and what starts as infatuation quickly grows tender and terrifying. With Silas’s help, Trip gambles his heart and his art on a rotten plan: sketching out Scratch, a "very graphic novel" that will either make his name or wreck his career. But even a smash can’t save their world if Trip retreats into his mild-mannered rut, leaving Silas to grapple with betrayal and emotions he can’t escape.
What will it take for this dynamic duo to discover that heroes never play it safe?
©2013 Damon Suede (P)2014 Dreamspinner Press
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By Riva on 06-16-14

Great for a comic book lover but too long for me

Let me start out by saying Damon Suede is an absolutely awesome writer. Anyone who can weave into a story that “unicorns are just weaponized ponies” has some kind of paranormal muse whispering in his ear. This book is beautifully written, especially if you are a comic book fan or movie geek. He gives shout outs to, Marvel, DC, and other obscure comic book publishers, as well as, Bruce Campbell, The Tick and other obscure pop cult icons. There is some amazingly detailed background on all things comic, movie and TV geek. On the romance side, the MC get together fairly early in the book, so very little angst and a lot of very hot smex. The story is mainly about their rollercoaster ride of a relationship. Charlie David does a fantastic job as usually in bringing the characters to life and drawing the reader into these characters.

That said, I’m afraid I am NOT that into comics or the movie and TV industry and was kind of bored with it at about hour 8 of the 14 hour narration. Although that stuff is interesting, 14 hours of it gets REALLY old. There is really nothing happening in the story except interesting industry knowledge and the two MCs living their geek dream and trying to communicate with one another. Which is sweet, but again 14 HOURS!! I'm afraid I like a little more drama in my romance books. I would say if you want a really intriguing, well written listen about the comic and movie industries (there is even some gaming stuff) and a just OK romance, it is worth a credit.

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By Ryan on 05-04-15

Fantastic

Brilliantly written. beautiful and sexy. my only complaint is a minor one with Charlie David. He does superbly well but every once in a while mispronounced a word and it can be a bit jarring. But overall a great book. I look forward to many more books by Damon Suede.

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By S. E. Errington on 06-08-14

Great Idea!

What made the experience of listening to Bad Idea the most enjoyable?

Without a doubt, the twists and turns between Silas and Tripp and their developing relationship

What other book might you compare Bad Idea to, and why?

Hot Head, by the same author

What about Charlie David’s performance did you like?

Charlie David's performance was excellent and he really brought the characters to life

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

If only! But a with a story of this length, just not possible

Any additional comments?

Possibly the best narrator I've listened to - so far! Highly recommended and I will definitely return to this book

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By Marius F. on 11-14-14

Could've been good

What did you like best about Bad Idea? What did you like least?

I liked the characters but by the chapter 5 I was put off by the history of the comics that seem to unravel and I just lost interest. Definitely a gem for gay comics aficionados.

Would you recommend Bad Idea to your friends? Why or why not?

No. Because I didn't enjoy it.

What does Charlie David bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Charlie David is excellent as always.

If this book were a film would you go see it?

Probably not as I didn't finish the book.

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