“Clam Jam”Definition: the female equivalent of a cock block.
Example: You’re chatting with a guy you’re interested in and your friend comes along and lays claim to him.
That’s my life—except it’s worse. My friend who keeps “jamming” me is my gay roommate and if that isn’t a W.T.F. moment, I’m not sure what is.
Fact: He went home with three—yes, three—of the guys I had been so sure were into me.
Fact: He’s really pissing me off. I mean, hello? I’m trying to get back in the saddle, but I’ll never manage to get a boyfriend before the age of fifty if he keeps this up.
Fact: Secretly, I wonder what it would be like if he weren’t gay. Why do all the hot, sweet, tender-hearted guys have to be gay?
Fact: My gay-dar needs a serious tune-up.
The day I interviewed for the room to rent, everything changed. I knew I had met “the girl”, except there was one small problem: she didn’t want anything to do with men. I recognized a top-notch force field when I saw one. She’d been burned badly and didn’t want to deal with a heterosexual guy as a roommate. I could’ve turned around and found another place to live, but I wanted to live there—with her. So I had to go “undercover”.
Fact: I’m in love with my roommate.
Fact: I’m a likely candidate for carpal tunnel surgery since all the action I’ve had for the past year has been my hand.
Fact: She’s going to hate me if I come clean now.
Fact: I’m not giving up. Which means, I’ll just have to continue to run defense until I figure out a way to get Maggie to see the “real” me. The me that loves her. The me that would never do her wrong. Until then, I’ll keep running off every guy who shows any interest. Until then, I’ll continue to Clam Jam.
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RC Boldt is the wife of Mr. Boldt, a retired Navy Chief, mother of Little Miss Boldt, and former teacher of many students. She currently lives on the southeastern coast of North Carolina, enjoys long walks on the beach, running, reading, people watching, and singing karaoke. If you're in the mood for some killer homemade mojitos, can't recall the lyrics to a particular 80's song, or just need to hang around a nonconformist who will do almost anything for a laugh, she's your girl.
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A guy in love with her roommate and who pretends to be gay in order to be able to live with her?
I was in!
First of all, this book is soooo funny! Great banter between the two main characters, Maggie and Ry, but also with their friends Jack and Sarah <3 Many times while reading this book I laughed out loud, not only for what was happening, but also about the craziness (good and hilarious craziness) that was Maggie's mind. So entertaining!
Ry is just the sweetest guy on earth. He knows from the beginning that Maggie is special, and is ready to pretend to be gay just to be near her. One of the sweetest things was their special game, writing their perfect man/woman qualities on napkins. It can seem strange, but believe me, it was the sweetest thing ever. They thought about small things, everyday things that made a person their perfect parter.
Two things that unfortunately didn't work out for me were Maggie's obliviousness about what was happening, and the relationship between Ry and his father. About this last thing, it seemed a little forced to me, like it was put just to create a little drama. I would have loved to know more about it, also after Ry and Maggie's visit to his family home.
And regarding Maggie, her not understanding that Ry wasn't gay and that he was clam jamming her because he was jealous... I mean, she has lived with the guy for more than one year, she should have picked some clues that something was not adding up! His behaviour, what happened between them. There were many times when she should have thought that something was not "right".
But nevertheless, if you want to read a light, funny book, you will really like this one! I will definitely read something else by R.C. Boldt, maybe I didn't loved everything about the storyline, but I've absolutely loved her writing style, so witty and funny!