M/M Novels

The Bridge Novel

Novel: The Bridge

Author: Carter Quinn

Genres: Romance, Hurt/Comfort

Released: 2015

Part of Book Series: Standalone

Summary: Gabriel Landers thinks his life is perfect until his pushy brother, Ryan, makes good on his threat to get him a dog. Gabe falls in love with the puppy he didn’t want and he realizes how much better life with man’s best friend can be. When he falls for Jordan, Fumble’s veterinarian, Gabe gets the complete package. He will discover that, while pain and life are fleeting, love is eternal.

*This short story may not contain the traditional Happily Ever After ending. It’s something better.*

Post’s Author Opinion:
Note: This is a personal opinion, it does not reflect YaoiOtaku’s official position towards the novel.

Sharing is caring and I wanted to share this book with everyone. It was a short novella, but it was packed with emotions. It started when Gabriel’s older brother forcefully got him a puppy that he didn’t want, but anyone who could turn down a pair of pleading puppy eyes were monsters and Gabriel wasn’t one of them. The book didn’t specify why exactly Ryan insisted on getting a dog for his brother. From my understanding, Gabriel was living a hectic life and could use a little love. Thankfully that didn’t bother me much because it was a short book and all I cared about was where it went from there; other details were secondary.

The Bridge was divided into five parts due to the nature of it being a short work. First, we have the introduction on how Gabriel ended up with his sweet puppy, Fumble, followed by how he met Jordan – the man of his dreams, their life progression and so on. It didn’t tell in depth about them, only glimpses of events as a medium to express just how much all the characters meant to our MC Gabriel. This, to me was the essence of the story.

I’m making this as vague as I can so that I won’t be giving any spoilers, but The Bridge is not a book with a typical happy ending. It is full of pain and losses, but what we receive at the end was the best closure anyone could ever get from this type of story. I’m giving it a five star because the agony it put me through was worth it.

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About the author


A former otaku, I have retired from manga and anime and found my love in M/M novels. I have a soft spot for angst with happily ever after, but a little critical on cliches. I like uncomplicated stories, a little hint of mystery and crime as well as something that is not too heavy on the drama.

I read and write mostly in English. Unfortunately, since I started late with my English studies, I am still working on it. I'm pretty much well versed in context, but don't count too much on my grammar.