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Gasp Length hrs and mins Jeff Paxton came home from Afghanistan looking for roots Instead his pregnant sister talks him into a job babysitting the volatile megastar Nigel Gasp Nigel is stubborn needy

  • Title: Gasp!
  • Author: Z.A. Maxfield Gomez Pugh
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  • Page: 340
  • Format: Audible Audio
  • Length 8 hrs and 41 mins Jeff Paxton came home from Afghanistan looking for roots Instead his pregnant sister talks him into a job babysitting the volatile megastar Nigel Gasp Nigel is stubborn, needy, and determined to be the center of attention everywhere he goes Before long, Jeff realizes that something is bothering Gasp, and that keeping him out of trouble might beLength 8 hrs and 41 mins Jeff Paxton came home from Afghanistan looking for roots Instead his pregnant sister talks him into a job babysitting the volatile megastar Nigel Gasp Nigel is stubborn, needy, and determined to be the center of attention everywhere he goes Before long, Jeff realizes that something is bothering Gasp, and that keeping him out of trouble might be difficult than he thought.Nigel never planned on getting old He simply assumed a hard drinking, hard partying lifestyle would take care of that Now that he s turning forty, he s depressed and a little bit desperate To Nigel, forty seems like a fine age to deposit his DNA and check out while he s still on top.The last thing Jeff needs is to fall in love with Nigel Gasp The last thing Nigel expects is a whole new reason to live But how can Jeff put down roots with a man who is never in the same place twice Love can be shocking Gasp

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    1. Nobody does turning 40 like Nigel GaspSo here I was reading along thinking: "This is awesome, this is hilarious,this is hot, this is sweet! Could it actually be a 5 star read for me?" And thenwithin the span of like 30 minutes reading time, it went from 5 stars 4.5 stars 4 stars. I will be generous and leave it at 4. After all, I did really enjoy large parts of it aside from a few annoyances. So here is how it all went down! There will be spoilers and a little plot review. But how can I explain [...]

    2. Great rocker romance from Z.A. Maxfield. Nigel Gasp is a 39 year old rock legend. He soaks up adulation and attention like the rest of us breathe air. As his fans and detractors say 'Nigel Gasp is the life of the party. That's what it says on the tin'. When his manager Deidre needs time off to look after her new baby she calls on her ex-army vet brother Jeff to look after Nigel and keep him out of trouble. At first Jeff wants to throw him in the river but his feelings soon change.Nigel's a great [...]

    3. SoooooThis was an interesting story! I admit, I really enjoyed it but holy smokes were there a lot of things I found wrong with it!Nigel is a real piece of work! He's a suicidal rock star pushing forty and looking to go out in a blaze of glory. Jeff, a third tour veteran of the Army, is made to babysit Nigel while Jeff's sister, who's also Nigel's manager, gives birth to his nephew. Nigel's more than Jeff can handle, though, and has to result to drastic measures to get through Nigel's stubborn, [...]

    4. I struggled heavily with this story. I liked the idea behind the story and I liked the plot but I had a very difficult time relating to Nigel. Nigel is almost 12 years older than Jeff but I could never wrap my mind around that age difference. He appeared, in his looks and actions, as a guy so much younger. Even younger than Jeff. Even though I didn't approve, I understood his being a selfish, entitled, spoiled rotten rock star. Dee (his best friend and Jeff's sister) was a huge enabler of Nigel' [...]

    5. 3.75 stars (rounded up)I love it -- not in love with it -- but I do enjoy it. It got me teary eyed at one point. Although there are also some niggles -- which I think some of the fine reviewers out there have pointed out.I admit, that it takes time to get into the story, to actually care for either Nigel or Jeff. For the most part, it is basically because I cannot, for the life of me, imagine Nigel as 40 years old rock star. He seems too childish, too erratic, too self-oriented. Jeff, on the oth [...]

    6. Rock star Nigel Gasp has to be one of the most interesting characters ZAM has created. The man is a chameleon, to the point where most of his time is spent living in character, and he has effectively lost track of the real man behind the legend. This book is mainly the story of how Nigel finds his way back to the things that really matter.Jeff Paxton has left the military and is at loose ends, searching for a purpose and roots, when his sister commandeers him for a brief stint of celebrity-tendi [...]

    7. Can I get a WOOT WOOT!!!. Can I get Gasp! Gasp!This book was a DELIGHT to readLike with a capital Hell Yeah!!Ok so this bookFirst of all it's been like a gamillion years since I had the pleasure of reading a ZA Maxfield book, like the ZAM that I read in my early M/M romance reader pup daysYou know the ones, The Long Way Home or my (ex) Favest Crossing Borders, sooo my point is THIS BOOK ROCKED! Like Nigel Gasp.It ROCKED.Jeff Paxton has just declined to reenlist after finishing his third tour in [...]

    8. 4.5 starsThe story is like the blurb says, so I won't repeat. Just some highlights.- There's a baby in this story! With hazardous name!- Dating a rock star is not easy, since there's always groupies, etc. Jeff's struggles between being his own man and part of the entourage is nicely written- While there are conflicts, Ms. Maxfield doesn't allow it to be sources of unnecessary angst like some m/m authors would do. And this is important: she makes the MCs talk to each other! Gasp! Such a fresh app [...]

    9. 3.75 StarsGomez Pugh has yet to let me down. Once again, his narration, accents and all, was so freaking entertaining I found myself massaging my cheekbones a couple of times from smiling so hard for so long.That being said, this is a slow-and-steady love story between two men who are both a bit broken in their own ways. The story isn't flashy and ran a bit long in places. However, it was very entertaining with lots of humor, some quite hot sexy times, and (sort of) how I picture a real relation [...]

    10. Read a lot of Z A Maxfield and enjoyed most. I think she has a great way of making her characters likeable and quirky. I like her humour, just my style.Nigel Gasp is exactly how you would expect a successful rock star to be, he's an exhibitionist, over the top, immature, shallow, off the wall and narcissistic but he's also extremely talented, funny, witty and has a way of disguising himself when the need arises, that made me laugh out loud more than once in the book! To tell you how, would be a [...]

    11. This was almost a ‘did not finish’ book. I usually like Maxfield’s work, but this took me a while to get into. There was a weird (or lack of) transition between the prologue and first chapter that I found to be quite jarring.Nigel was just too ridiculous for my taste. I don’t have a problem with men in drag or men who cross-dress, but I just didn’t get it in the context of this novel. I understand it was the one of the many facets of Nigel, but…I don’t know, it just wasn’t for me [...]

    12. WHAT WAS THIS HOT MESS?I know I always give one stars to everything I read. Personally I believe other people are just either a) easily entertained or b) more forgiving than I am or c) the crazy notion they actually enjoyed this book. Fair enough.Nigel Gasp is a forty year old rock star who has a death wish. Typical narcissistic rock star it's all about ME ME ME. He's vain and rather stupid - and no it doesn't matter he can sing like an angel, can play multiple instruments or has accumulated a b [...]

    13. Review posted at The Armchair Reader.This will be a fairly short review because most of what I have to way has been said myriad times by now from other reviewers, all of which you'll find on the book page at GR.I really adored this book in the way that makes ZAM one of my very favorite authors. A few of her recent books just haven't affected me the way the earlier ones did, like Crossing Borders, which still remains one of my top favorite books in this genre. Still, there are quite a few inconsi [...]

    14. 3.5 stars for me on this one. I liked the idea of the story, but there were a few things that just didn't work for me. For one thing, there are a lot of loose ends and unanswered questions, such as who squealed that it was Nigel out at the bowling alley? Did Amil have something to do with it? What was his deal, anyway? One minute he was backing up and supporting Jeff and Nigel, the next he was making derogatory comments about them. What was wrong with Hazard? Did he choke on something? There wer [...]

    15. Overall I liked Gasp but perhaps I’ve moved out of serious fandom with this author. The books remain good and the same quality as always but they don’t engage me enough anymore. I find myself skimming parts and liking the characters well enough but forgetting the book pretty quickly once it’s done. The story is entertaining to read but not enough for me to really escape into the drama and romance. Part of that is the lopsided pace with the beginning starting slowly only to revel in the det [...]

    16. 4 StarsI have a soft spot for romances with musicians as the main character and this one was very enjoyable. I liked the character of Nigel despite his narcissism, mainly because he was so up front about himself. He knew he was a pain in the arse and hard work, and he was even self aware enough to understand the reasons why. I loved how Jeff managed to get under his defences and see past the rock star into the man beneath. I also liked that whilst Jeff seemed a good and decent man, he still had [...]

    17. I listened to the audiobook for this one and it was fun! Nigel Gasp is a rock star. Ridiculously talented Nigel has earned his fame and the fortune that came with it, but he's about to turn 40 and his life is quickly spinning out of control. Dee is Nigel's "best friend" and personal assistant/manager. I say "best friend" because that's what we are told she is. I never saw her act like a best friend. Sorry Dee fans, but let's face it. Dee was a selfish bitch that was not there for Nigel at any po [...]

    18. It's Z.A. Maxfield, you guys, so this was an auto-buy for me. And I loved Nigel. What can I say? I've got a thing for reckless, self-destructive characters who do incredibly stupid things. In fiction, they're charming. In real life I would want to tie them up and beat them. And not in a fun way. Which is pretty much how Jeff Paxton begins this book. As Nigel's babysitter, he's the guy who has to keep the rockstar from crashing and burning. No easy task. And how their relationship moves from that [...]

    19. Z.A. Maxfield writes good musicians and that is such a rare thing. Nigel is a tortured rock god, yes, but he is also a skilled professional, a musician and performer who actually plays music on page. So many rock gods, especially in m/m get that status assigned because they look good in a pair of leather pants and treat other people like dirt. Nigel is all that and a bag of chips but he is also a relatable human being. Both MCs get nice character arcs, the secondary cast is great and I liked the [...]

    20. I loved Nigel's cross-dressing and how he made a game out of trying to blend in with the crowd. His outrageous behavior wasn't particularly surprising for a successful rock star (at least the younger ones) but since he was turning 40 I did expect a bit more maturity from him. Since Jeff was his complete opposite, I suppose that made them a good match. Both characters had their issues but it was nice to see them communicate and come to terms with their feelings. There were a few things that kept [...]

    21. When I bought this book, I wasn't really sure I'd like it. Spoiled, entitled rich guys aren't generally my cup o’tea. I took the chance, anyway, because I generally like Z.A. Maxfield's writing. I am happy to say that I really did enjoy Gasp!. Instead of finding Nigel to be annoying, I actualy was entertained. I loved his sense of whimsy, though the self-destructive was a touch disconcerting. Jeff was great because he did not enable Nigel like most other people did.Both Jeff and Nigel are look [...]

    22. “Don’t let go.”“I won’t,” Jeff whispered, “if you don’t." I’ll be right here when you’re ready, Nigel. This time, you’re not falling alone.

    23. Originally posted at: longandshortreviews/bo Nigel thought he’d completed his bucket list, but he forgot “fall in love” was the most important. At forty, Nigel Gasp figured his life was pretty much over. He’d done everything he could think of, and probably more he never should have attempted, he’d accomplished everything professionally he could ever dream about and he assumed it was time to go out in a blaze of glory. He didn’t count on a military vet and his family disrupting Nigel [...]

    24. 4.5 stars rounded up to 5.0Mega-star Nigel Gasp is a self-absorbed egomaniac in need of looking after. He is stubborn, needy, and determined to be the center of attention everywhere he goes. With his impending 40th birthday, Nigel is having a midlife crisis and has been especially difficult to handle. His manager is due to give birth and needs a respite. She persuades her ex-soldier brother who just returned from his third tour of duty in Afghanistan to take on the babysitting gig. Jeff Paxton c [...]

    25. It was It for me for several reasons. The book reminded me of another Z.A. Maxfield's creation Drawn Together. I've read the book a year ago and I still miss it. There were similarities in character description:- A good boy, "Captain America" kind of guy, simple, honest.- A feminine with long hair, rich, flamboyant, eccentric, talented, older and on a slim-short side of physic guy.For me those similarities were a plus. I also like reading Rock&Roll MM romances.There were funny and tender mom [...]

    26. Nigel is a difficult, difficult man. He has some redeeming features, and at the end I did respect him. Jeff, well, he had a tape worm. Ugh. And needed therapy for more than one reason. I didn't buy this book for the cover art. Clearly. I'm on a rock star kick, remembering my own fantasies of John Taylor falling in love with me or something, I supposeD I've never read a ZA Maxfield book I didn't like. Essentially it fulfilled a fantasy I've long harbored, and was written by an author whose work I [...]

    27. Maxfield has written a beautiful story but I just wasn't in the mood for the pace that this book was set ate slow meandering style of the story nearly made me scream. Having said that, if I were not in a hyperactivebunnyoncrack kind of mood, this would have been a wonderful read. Perhaps not as enjoyable as Crossing Borders (a favourite of mine) but a good, solid read none-the-less.

    28. I'll admit, I'm biased because I love ZAM both as a writer and as a person. She's probably my favorite m/m author, so I'm going to like everything that comes down her pike. What I loved about this one was that it was utter ZAM, all the quirks and depths and things that only she would do. I loved the guys' relationship, loved how horribly flawed they were. Also I love that I got to see this one as it got born, and then seeing it done and printed and happy made me smile.

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