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stories similar to "Finding a Place"

Sl
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Hello, I read Finding a Place by Don Lockwood and I really liked it. I looked through his other stuff and read The Ghosts of Christmas Past which I also really liked and was kind of similar. From the descriptions and tags of his other stuff, they don't seem to be what I'm looking for.

I'll try to boil down the main points that I really liked:

* Shy/withdrawn male and aggresive female

* No "bad tags", you know, rape, cheating, swinging, drugged, nonconsenual, blackmail etc.

* Romantic and sweet without all the drama of real relationships

* Only focused on the main pairs sex life. I find that especially longer stories go into details of the sex lives of side characters (Arlene & Jeff, Wolves and Dragons of the Blood etc) which feels kind of weird to me, and I usually just skim past that. It's like in real life, if my friends have a healthy sex life, all I think is good for him, I don't really want to know the details of what goes on in their bedrooms. But this is only a problem for me in longer stories as I said, since I'm often more immersed in those stories.

*.. which brings me to my final point, which is the only problem I had with FaP and tGoCP which is that they were both really short, and I'd like to find something longer!

Now it's maybe unlikely to find something that ticks all of the critera, but the "main criteria" if you will, would be my first point with the withdrawn guy / aggressive girl. The other points are just fluff really.

Thanks for any suggestions!

Replies:   samuelmichaels
LonelyDad

Don't forget 'Heroes', and the obverse stories 'Samantha's Secret' and 'Tammy'. I can't call any to mind right now that aren't Don's, but I am sure others will.

http://storiesonline.net/s/46119/heroes
http://storiesonline.net/s/41154/samanthas-secret
http://storiesonline.net/s/46064/tammy

Capt. Zapp

That has got to be the BEST 'looking for similar stories' request ever. Lots of details about what he/she is looking for and what he/she doesn't want.

I hope gt finds what they want.

CZ

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@Capt. Zapp

I agree.

richardshagrin

He wasn't always "Don Lockwood". There might be something, somewhere stored under his prior "real" name. Frankly, I preferred it to Don. Reminds me of Don Juan or one of our current Presidents. Not sure how you "lock wood". Maybe Knock wood? For luck. There are some older reviews that mention his name. His real name. Maybe some day, when he retires, he will re-claim his significant work and bury the pseudonym.

Replies:   awnlee jawking
awnlee jawking

@richardshagrin

Not sure how you "lock wood"


Canal lock gates are mostly wood.

AJ

Replies:   Dominions Son
samuelmichaels

@Sl

Mentioned on several other threads: Oyster50. Many of his stories feature an older man (mid-twenties to early forties) falling in love with a teenage girl. The girl is often more aggressive, while the guy hesitates due to the age difference. All happy endings. More or less.

Most of his stories start focused on just one pair. Several of them merge into a "Community" later on, where the story ends up following multiple pairs, but usually only in the sequels.

Replies:   Sl
Dominions Son

@awnlee jawking

Canal lock gates are mostly wood.


And here I thought they were mostly steel.

Sl
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@samuelmichaels

I started reading the first book in his Smart Girls universe (Kimberly), but I dropped it because it was a bit too fast paced for me. There wasn't any real hesitation or courtship involved, I mean they were moving in together and engaged the weekend they met, just after knowing each other for a couple of days.. Maybe I should try to pick it up again, are any of his other books more slow paced?

samuelmichaels
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@Sl


I started reading the first book in his Smart Girls universe (Kimberly), but I dropped it because it was a bit too fast paced for me. There wasn't any real hesitation or courtship involved, I mean they were moving in together and engaged the weekend they met, just after knowing each other for a couple of days.. Maybe I should try to pick it up again, are any of his other books more slow paced?


I don't think any of them are slow -- but Kimberly may be a bit on the fast side. Most are 3-4 chapters to get together; I think Mi Vida was chapter 10 before it happened.

I can't think of any SOL stories that come close to the extended pursuit in Subjugation.

Replies:   Sl
Sl

@samuelmichaels

I can't think of any SOL stories that come close to the extended pursuit in Subjugation.


Unfortunately I think you're right about that. I stumbled upon Subjugation a bunch of years ago and I've never found something in quite the same spirit. It's kind of a guilty pleasure of mine to re-read the start of Subjugation every now and then!

Replies:   JohnBobMead
Capt. Zapp

@Sl

... are any of his other books more slow paced?


One of his newest, Tommy, has been slow up to this point but seems to be getting into his normal flow.

JohnBobMead

@Sl

It's kind of a guilty pleasure of mine to re-read the start of Subjugation every now and then!


Nothing to feel guilty about; the first section is the best.

seaotter

@Sl

Iirc his first book is Cindy. Different people, different pacing preferences I think.

I've been following his work since day one and it has been a great journey for me.

It's my feel good quota story. The universe at least.

Replies:   Sl
Sl

@seaotter

I thought they were listed in order at
http://storiesonline.net/universe/711/smart-girls
but I will finish Kimberly and check out his other stuff afterwards.

MarissaHorne
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Oyster50 posted a timeline in the "searching for something good" thread. (I tried to link directly but it didn't work.)

It might help understanding where Kimberly fits in.

Replies:   Sl
Sl

@MarissaHorne

I found it, thank you :)

helmut_meukel
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@Sl


I started reading the first book in his Smart Girls universe (Kimberly), but I dropped it because it was a bit too fast paced for me.


Which version of Kimberly?

Oyster50 rewrote his story Kimberly and named it "Kimberly 2.0". Only the revised version is part of the Smart Girls Universe and finally the four protagonists become part of the Community.

While "Neighbors" seems to be stand-alone, in its sequel "Bill 'N' Haley" they meet the community, 3 Sigma Engineering and Carlita (mi Vida).

HM.

ETA typo

Replies:   oyster50
oyster50

@helmut_meukel

There's a Kimberly and a kimberly 2.0 because I took the original Kimberly in a direction that I (and dozens of readers) weren't happy with, so I changed that icky parts and made 2.0.

I ended Neighbors with no intention of picking it back up, but again, there were several suggestions to pick up when Haley and Bill married, and to make her a Smart Girl.

I hope this explanation clarifies. I never intended to end up with a 'Universe' when I started writing these things, but it certainly seems to have developed into one.

Oyster

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