The Other Five Percent

Logan Vanderveer has a joke he s been telling since college he s ninety five percent straight He did some experimenting in school, but none of the men he fooled around with inspired him to abandon the plan meet a nice girl, get married, and settle down, just like his parents always said.None of them except Ellis Floyd, who aroused desires and feelings that scared LogaLogan Vanderveer has a joke he s been telling since college he s ninety five percent straight He did some experimenting in school, but none of the men he fooled around with inspired him to abandon the plan meet a nice girl, get married, and settle down, just like his parents always said.None of them except Ellis Floyd, who aroused desires and feelings that scared Logan So much so that he abandoned their burgeoning relationship just as it might have become something But four years later, Ellis is back, and Logan finds himself questioning his sexuality in a big way.Ellis doesn t fit into Logan s plan He s happy being a starving artist, whereas Logan has sold his soul to corporate America Ellis is ripped jeans, and Logan is tailored suits And, most notably, Ellis is out But seeing him again is dredging up memories like how it feels to kiss Ellis, and that time they almost went all the way With chemistry like theirs, Logan isn t sure he can or should keep ignoring the other five percent.
The Other Five Percent Logan Vanderveer has a joke he s been telling since college he s ninety five percent straight He did some experimenting in school but none of the men he fooled around with inspired him to abandon the

  • Title: The Other Five Percent
  • Author: Quinn Anderson
  • ISBN: 9781626495982
  • Page: 248
  • Format: ebook
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    1. Logan is so far in the closet he doesn't know there is a door. He ditched his best friend *cough boyfriend cough cough* in college when he realized he had a boner the size of Texas whenever they made out.Because kissing another man isn't gay as long as he pretends it didn't happen. Obviously. We only get Logan's POV, and he is a wildly unreliable narrator. When he runs into Ellis at a coffee shop four years after pulling a disappearing act, he doesn't understand why Ellis would be hurt and angry [...]

    2. Oh yes! Yes, yes, yes. This one is so good! 5 stars It's a relatively short book, but one of the best out-for-you stories I've read in a very long time.Nineteen year old Logan did a little experimenting in college. Nothing wrong with that, and really not all that unusual. He liked to joke around that he was "95 percent straight".Logan’s plan had always been to meet a nice girl and do the whole American Dream thing. A house in the ’burbs with a white picket fence. Two-point-five kids. A dog n [...]

    3. 3.5*Logan is living his life in black and white, he wears expensive suits, equally expensive shoes, carries a briefcase and basically lives for work. His last girlfriend was over a year ago and while he has a plan for his future, meet a nice girl buy a house in the 'burbs, two point five children and a dog, he's not moved towards that at all but then he is only twenty-three.Logan has always joked that he's ninety-five percent straight, yes he experimented and fooled around in collage but nothing [...]

    4. I received and arc from the published via netgalley in exchange of an honest reviewUpdate: 25/12/17 I changed my rating from a two star to a one. The author using 'bisexual' is the barest minimum and the only reason I gave it two over one. I also have problems with her, as in her Twitter bio she has "writer of filthy gay smut", which just made me really uncomfortable. The Other Five Percent follows Logan. He works in an office and drinks a lot of coffee. Logan identifies as straight but one day [...]

    5. 3.5 HeartsLogan and Ellis have history only Logan can't remember all the details. One day at the local Starbucks he hears him and has a visceral reaction then tries to flee. Ellis is having none of that instead offering up a coffee let's get together and catch up date.As the story unfolds it becomes clear that Logan and Ellis' versions of their shared history are very dissimilar. The human psyche is a strange thing and Anderson illustrated well how people have a tendency to bend the truth where [...]

    6. Reviewed for Just Love here: justlovereviews/2017/06/1Logan Vanderveer lives a bland, normal adult (damn it) life. He’s got a leather briefcase and nice suits and got hired to a good position at a young age (he’s 23). The most upsetting thing in his life at the moment is that he gave up smoking three months ago and sometime the line at Starbucks (caffeine is his replacement vice) is too long, so he’s not always as early to work as he’d like to be.Basically, everything is on track going t [...]

    7. I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads 4 Stars The Other 5 Percent was a quick read, once I got into the storyline. I must be honest, I struggled for the first chapter or so. The narrator was very dry, too observing, with every little minute detail taking a chapter many pages instead of the 3 at most it would’ve taken to show the meat of the story. To be honest, this is a pet peeve of mine- inane, unnecessary detailing taking up wordcount while burying the importan [...]

    8. Oh boy. Logan. Good god. I have no words for you (´⊙ω⊙`)!As a whole, this book was fun to read. Honest. I was super excited for its release and enjoyed every page of it. I liked Logan's voice, the writing was fantastic and just worked for me, you know? It worked so well that I found myself cutting Logan more slack than he probably deserved. I mean, come on! Um, my review might be a bit spoiler-y? So, back in college–four years ago to be precise–Logan had a boyfriend without realizing [...]

    9. 3.5 starsOkay, let me get the positive things about The Other Five Percent first. I LOVE Quinn Anderson's writing. I really do. That is probably why, even if I haven't been completely satisfied with her previous books (and this one) I still want to read the future releases. Her writing just clicks with me and I love her humor. Logan's narrations -- especially in the first two chapters -- makes me chuckling in delight.He looked down and wiggled his toes, watching the calfskin bulge. They’d cost [...]

    10. I found this atory a bit boring! It starts interesting , a casual meet that makes Logan rethink his entire lifestyleBut then they are together so fast and I lost all my interest in the story :(

    11. I'm sure it's no news, but I want to read everything and anything this woman writes. Even her shopping list, or her daily to-do things. ALL OF IT. This book. MAN. This book was hilarious. Fun. Sweet. And amazing overall. Listen. I never would have thought- a little ball of anxiety such as myself- that I'd be a fan of angsty things. Or of a certain kind of drama. But then comes this woman with her stories, to make me question everything I think I know about my reading habits and tastes? And I can [...]

    12. I received an ARC of this book, and I have to say I enjoyed it. The author handled a tough subject with humor and fun, and I liked both MCs.

    13. DNF. I'm just not crazy about the MC's attitude regarding gay/experimenting/straight. No stars. Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

    14. Title: The Other Five PercentAuthor: Quinn AndersonSeries: Standalone Publisher: Riptide PublishingReviewer: MollienRelease Date: Jul 10, 2017Genre(s): Second Chance Male/Male RomancePage Count: 158 pagesHeat Level:3 flames out of 5Rating:4.5 stars out of 5Blurb:Logan Vanderveer has a joke he’s been telling since college: he’s ninety-five percent straight. He did some experimenting in school, but none of the men he fooled around with inspired him to abandon “the plan”: meet a nice girl, [...]

    15. I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads. I really enjoyed this story about an unlikely second chance romance between an office drone and his unconventional college friend. Logan is very difficult to like at the start of this book. He is a mindless corporate zombie with pointless corporate ambitions and limited self awareness. However, when he reconnects with Ellis, he is forced to reconsider the choices he has made in life and the identity he has created for himself. [...]

    16. The Other Five Percent is a friends to lovers to enemies to friends. sort of. I wouldn’t know really how to classify it and I think once you read it you’ll understand why. Logan has a serious identity crisis in this book. His mind has blocked out a past that Ellis (the other MC) has been haunted with for years.I was slightly nervous this was a GFY and one that was tilting toward serious bierasure. I am so glad I was wrong. Logan has gotten into his head that he is 95% straight. And that he i [...]

    17. This book had an interesting premise. Logan is in his mid 20's and is very rigid in the way he lives his life. One day while getting his morning coffee he runs into Ellis, a friend from college he hasn't seen in years. This meeting immediately turns Logan's life upside down. Logan has been joking for years that he's 95% straight. Ellis is his 5% and someone who's memory he's erased from his life.I thought the way that Logan just erased Ellis from his memory was kind of odd but I was able to roll [...]

    18. I kind of enjoyed this even if Logan was rather a dick. He's one of those guys who can convince himself of anything to avoid reality and make it fit his world view. I was so glad though that despite Ellis appearing to be all "forgive and move on" he was fuming mad and let Logan know it. That felt rather rewarding and cathartic. He made Logan work for it which was good. Logan's sisters I really have issues with interfering family members. I think it stems from being an only child with an only chi [...]

    19. ~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~This is a great take on a love story. Logan is a man who just four years ago blanked a whole series of events from his mind, until he sees Ellis in a coffee shop. Even then it turns out not everything was as he remembers it. As the layers are peeled away, and he makes more gaffes than anyone really should - expect to be holding your head at his utterly thoughtless comments - it maybe too late for him to resolve the situa [...]

    20. I was excited by the premise of this book – that someone could have this nicely demarcated part of themselves – 5% - be gay and just partition it off as though that were that. I wondered how the other 95% was affected – by this so-called 5%.Most of this was about Logan who is in the closet remembering his college years when he fell in love with Ellis but then got scared and ran away. Logan was a dick and, honestly, he never really groveled much and I never understood why Ellis was so willi [...]

    21. This probably would’ve been a four star book, if not for the short span of time in which MAJOR realizations and proclamations were born.

    22. This is an amazing book. Logan is a great character, who I connect with personally. A lot of his struggles are the same as the ones that I went through coming to terms with my sexuality. Believing that because he is still attracted to girls, that means he can't possibly be gay. Then along comes Ellis, who tells him that, yes, it is possible to like both girls and guys at the same time, there is even a word for it.Bisexual.One of my favorite things about this book is that it doesn't skirt around [...]

    23. Well, this one was disappointing.I can’t even begin to explain why it was disappointing because… well, nothing about it worked for me, which was a (very sad) surprise. Even thought I hated the ending of Hotline by the same author, that book had awesome writing and really interesting characters. Reading it was pleasant, fun. But reading The Other Five Percent was almost painful.First, because it’s too short. There is no time to develop the characters & their relationship, no time to rea [...]

    24. I heard about this book from other book bloggers at Book Con and was instantly intrigued; the premise sounded like the story could be super interesting OR super problematic.This story is told in a single point of view (Logan’s) and our narrator is unreliable. This is pretty much always the case with a first person single POV story, but Logan is more unreliable than most. This really affects the story, which is important to remember.There’s an elephant in the room here, so let’s just get to [...]

    25. 4 StarsI'm torn, because while I really enjoyed the book and found it interesting and entertaining, it is told completely from Logan's POV, and I wasn't sure I liked Logan. When we first meet him he's a bit of a twatsicle. Then he comes face to face with Ellis, a college friend he hasn't seen in four years. In fact, Logan isn't sure what happened and why they stopped being friends. But as things slowly come to light, it turns out he really is a twatsicle!It took some time, but slowly I warmed up [...]

    26. I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.Told entirely from Logan's point of view it doesn't take long to realise that Logan likes things and certain way and has particular ideas about how things in his life should be. It was also easy to see he lacked a maturity in spite of the image he is projecting. When Logan bumps into former best friend Ellis at Starbucks they awkwardly reconnect. Logan's can't remember why he lost touch with Ellis and when Ellis reminds him [...]

    27. I received a copy to read and review for Wicked ReadsLogan has dated women since college, even though he messed around with guys in college, jokes that he is 95% straight and had a pretty serious relationship with Ellis in college that he seems to have forgotten, until he sees Ellis again. At times I couldn't connect with these two, but others times I felt I was right there with them. There were a few times I just wanted to stop reading because I didn't feel connected or cared if they worked thi [...]

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