The Adventures of Cole and Perry by Amanda C. Stone

Rating: 6/10 ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ 
Title: The Adventures of Cole and Perry
Author: Amanda C. Stone
Genre: M/M romance
URL: Amazon
Price: US $.99
Summary [from the publisher]:
It all started when Cole met Perry in a bar. Over three years they had some exciting adventures, and misadventures. The six stories included in this book are all about their journey from bar to wedding.

The Anniversary
Another cancellation of plans by his boyfriend forces Cole out to the neighborhood bar. Not long after arriving he meets Perry. Even as exciting as Perry is, he’s unsure how the night will end.

The Fight
Cole and Perry are struggling to make time for each other and constantly at each other’s throats. A fight to the death will decide who is right or wrong in their arguments. But Cole really doesn’t want to shoot Perry.

The Threesome
Deciding they want to spice up things in the bedroom, Perry wants to have a one-time threesome. Cole’s nervous and doesn’t want to ask any of their friends to join them. Perry finds the perfect solution.

The House
After two and a half years together, Cole and Perry want to buy a house. Once they find the perfect house, they get to spend their first morning together in their new space. Perry will have to help Cole decide which room is his favorite.

The Baby
Both Cole and Perry are exhausted. Taking care of a three month old is hard when she’s up all night and is always hungry. If only they could find where they put the bottle warmer.

The Wedding
Cole is ready to make his commitment to Perry life-long. After careful planning, they created the perfect event. What could possibly go wrong? If only Cole didn’t ask the same question.

My review:
5 stars for the cover!

I just wish I could have rated this story a little higher.

It was a short, sweet glimpse into the lives of Cole and Perry, focusing on six significant events in their relationship. Though both men are committed to each other, they are going through some rough patches. Cole and Perry have imaginative ways of working through their problems, strengthening their bond, and moving forward.

While I enjoyed the little twists and surprises, I found the writing style a little bland. Each story ends rather abruptly without a smooth flow from one to the next. Cole and Perry at times felt very wooden. A little more intensity and emotion in their interactions and more realistic dialogue would probably solve this problem. I also would have liked a little more depth to Perry’s character. The slightly unbalanced perspective made Cole come off a little too needy.

Not a bad story, just not a great one.