Rating: 3.25 stars
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Jamison Coburn is tall, dark and handsome. He’s also a man of few words, having been lost inside himself ever since his father died. Lonnie Bellerose notices the quiet man as Jamison and his crew remodel Lonnie’s sister’s kitchen. Lonnie’s twin sister, Aubrey, is pregnant and expecting in just a few weeks. Before she delivers, she wants some work done on her house and for her artist brother, Lonnie, to draw a mural on the baby nursery’s wall.
Jamison has never acted on his feelings for men before, since he’s not out with anyone and he doesn’t feel his attraction to men will allow him to become the man his father was — the man he has always worshiped and is desperate to emulate. When he sees Lonnie, though, he feels an immediate attraction and wants to become a different man for him. He knows he’ll have to come out to everyone he knows and loves, but he also knows Lonnie is worth it.
The best part of Good Question is the characters of Jamison and Lonnie. Jamison is large and muscular and hulking — a sweet and silent type — with a heart of gold. Even though he’s never been true to himself, his intentions were always good. He wanted to be the man that he thought his father would want him to be, until he realized he wanted Lonnie even more than his family’s admiration.
Lonnie is an artist. He’s carefree and honest and the complete opposite of Jamison in some ways. He doesn’t want to hide his feelings or his sexuality, but he is also able to see inside Jamison’s soul and realize that, for him, it’s worth being patient.
Together, they’re quite an adorable couple, though I do have to say that the relationship moved way too quickly for my taste. After only a few days, when neither man knew all that much about the other, they were in insta-love. I would’ve liked to see a deeper, more honest connection between the two of them, based on more than just a few days together. They had a quick sexual connection, though Johnson chose to keep most of the sex behind closed doors. I don’t have a problem with that at all, just with the basis of their all too rushed love for each other.
The biggest problem here is that there’s just not much story. It’s a coming out story for Jamison, and it’s really about him and his ability to finally come to terms with himself and his sexuality. It’s a sweet love story, but nothing that compelled me to continue reading. It was short, simple, and just a little bit boring.
Usually, in this case, it means that I haven’t made much of a connection with the characters and, therefore, don’t really care much about their story, and I would say that was the case here. I just felt like there was no reason for me to be invested here. I’m not downplaying the importance of coming out. It’s a big deal. But Johnson’s storytelling skills are what were lacking. There could’ve been a story here, but it just never came together for me. Maybe it will for you.