Get Free Copy

100 free copies left

This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.

0
Free copy left
You can read our best books
magicath would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Bookshelf

By magicath

Romance / Humor

1

Dean sighed. As if it wasn't bad enough that he had to go to a frickin' bookstore with Sammy, the radio was blasting a pop song that was ~super popular~ in about 2012. And if that wasn't bad enough, there wasn't anyone - of any gender - even mildly attractive in the general vicinity. Regardless, it wasn't like he was going to hit on someone at a bookstore. At this point, he was begging for death. The song that was playing ended, and in its place was one that was - if possible - worse. Dean groaned. "Who do I have to kill..." He stormed off in search of a manager - or, alternatively, someone to kill. He wasn't picky.

The bookstore was entirely unfamiliar to Dean, so his version of 'looking for a manager' was pretty much just him wandering around aimlessly and looking for someone who even vaguely appeared to be a member of the staff. The first such person he stumbled across was a short blond guy, with a flirty grin plastered to his face and a voice like butter wearing a silk jacket. "Hey, sweetheart," the man said. "Need some-" He gave Dean a once-over. "help? With anything? And I mean anything." He winked. Dean smirked.

"Sorry, buddy, but you're not my type." Suddenly, he caught a glimpse of another man, one standing behind a bookshelf, puzzling over the titles it contained. That guy, however... This man had the single bluest eyes that Dean had ever seen, and his hair - oh, his hair! - was the perfect shade of brown. Dean wanted to run his fingers through that hair, wanted to-

"Dude." A voice snapped him out of his fantasies of what exactly he wanted to do to that man behind the bookshelf. The voice repeated itself. "Dude." It was the blond man he had been talking to. "Did you mean to say all of that out loud?" Dean's face turned a shade of red that was rather reminiscent of cherry pie.

"Son of a... seriously? I said that out loud?" he whispered angrily (really, it was more of a growl). His face was growing redder by the second.

"Yep." the other man replied, popping the p. "And from where you were going with that, it looks like I stopped you just in time." He pulled a chocolate out of his pocket - a Hershey's Kiss. "Want one?" he asked. It was all Dean could do to not punch him, then and there.

Write a Review Did you enjoy my story? Please let me know what you think by leaving a review! Thanks, magicath
Continue Reading
Further Recommendations

LouiseJ2: I enjoyed the detail you went into with regards to the case. It made the UNSUB appear believable. The crisis in the middle of the story was my favorite part, very dramatic but not over the top. I feel like sometimes pairings can be overdone but I liked that some of the relationships were a little...

Jessie: I wrote a review on fanfiction but I thought it would be fitting to write on on here too :) This story was honestly stunning. I am a budding writer myself and to read this- to FEEL this- reminded me of why I am honoured to have this passion and drive for a craft that is just so raw and beautiful.

Jasmine Chow: As I read this story, I was reminded some what of Terry Pratchett, especially some descriptions of politics and economics. The sci-fic setting is quite intriguing. Writing style is quite lovely and grew on me slowly. I was also slightly reminded of Mark Twain, especially his book A Connecticut Ya...

shawnas26: I knocked it out in one sitting and enjoyed it thoroughly. Thanks for sharing! :) I'll be looking forward to reading the next in the series.

Usagi Kita: This story is emotional from beginning to end. You get to watch the characters struggle and grow, maturing in different ways so that they come to be the people they are meant to be. Inea is insanely adorable, and his antics made me laugh more than once, and Kaedon is perfect for him in so many wa...

263Adder: Okay so I adore this story. I only knocked one star off plot for historical inaccuracies because I'm a bit of a stickler for that. The ending broke my heart though, considering you already changed history couldn't you (SPOILER) change it a bit more and have them together!!!! I want an alternative...

Ruby0h: Overall I thought your story was really good! It drew me in right away and kept me interested as the story progressed. I loved the character of Kayla being inserted into this story, and the way she affected and shaped the life of the original story into something totally new and interesting. I lo...

MavisMcQueen: "To Live Again" is a well crafted, highly engaging, heart vibrating tale surrounding our favorite Elven King. The author will keep you engrossed until the very end and by that time you will feel so strongly for Clara and the other characters that you will never want it to end...like ever. Thrandu...

Atractivo Sumit: The story is an amazing blend of what we call natural, plain romance along with subtle emotions and interesting twists. The plot is so beautifully interwoven.

More Recommendations

Sandra Estrada: I loved every minute of it and I thank my lucky stars that brought me to the story, it's been a whirlwind of emotions, plot twist after plot twist but I never got tired of them. Abby and Kade's story is a hard one to understand but once you're submerged in their story and love, you can't help but...

Prasino45: Hi! I happen to see your updated chapter on FF.NET!It happened to be about you coming onto Inkitt with this story! I've been a fan for a while! I'm a scqualphie writer myself. I ship them HARD! Love this story! I'm gonna do a reread as you said you changed some things! Glad we both made the switc...

Alex Rushmer: This was not what I expected, but I enjoyed it a lot Malfoy was always one of the characters that I liked a lot, so I like that a lot of this happens between him and Colette. I read the first couple chapters, and I enjoyed your writing style and am excited to see where you take this story. My com...

This story wasn't for you ?
Look at our most viral stories!
Iosaghar

FreakyPoet: "you made me laugh, made me cry, both are hard to do. I spent most of the night reading your story, captivated. This is why you get full stars from me. Thanks for the great story!"

The Cyneweard

Sara Joy Bailey: "Full of depth and life. The plot was thrilling. The author's style flows naturally and the reader can easily slip into the pages of the story. Very well done."

This story wasn't for you ?
Look at our most viral story!
Spectra

Ro-Ange Olson: "Loved it and couldn't put it down. I really hope there is a sequel. Well written and the plot really moves forward."