Apple Polisher

Apple Polisher

Heidi Belleau / May 23, 2019

Apple Polisher This straight A student has a dirty little secret Christian Blake dreams of being a kindergarten teacher but making the grade means maintaining a squeaky clean image no drinking no drugs no swearin

  • Title: Apple Polisher
  • Author: Heidi Belleau
  • ISBN: 9781626490345
  • Page: 171
  • Format: ebook
  • This straight A student has a dirty little secret.Christian Blake dreams of being a kindergarten teacher, but making the grade means maintaining a squeaky clean image no drinking, no drugs, no swearing, no sex And definitely no falling for his new roommate tattooed bad boy Max, who may or may not be a drug dealer.Most of all, it means no working at a porn store But ChriThis straight A student has a dirty little secret.Christian Blake dreams of being a kindergarten teacher, but making the grade means maintaining a squeaky clean image no drinking, no drugs, no swearing, no sex And definitely no falling for his new roommate tattooed bad boy Max, who may or may not be a drug dealer.Most of all, it means no working at a porn store But Christian s aunt has cancer, and her beloved Rear Entrance Video will go bankrupt if Christian doesn t take over managerial duties Soon enough, Christian finds himself juggling sticky twenty five cent peepshow booths, a blackmailing employee, and a demanding professor who likes to make an example of him.And then there s Max, who doesn t know anything about the store, but hates Christian s preppy sweater vests and the closet Christian forces him into when they re together Max just wants Christian to be himself even though Max is keeping secrets of his own Christian struggles to find the impossible balance between his real life and the ideal one he thinks a teacher needs to live all while trying to keep his aunt s dream alive without losing his own.

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      • Heidi Belleau

        Heidi Belleau was born and raised in small town New Brunswick, graduated with a degree in history from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, and now lives outside of Edmonton, Alberta, with her tradesman husband and two kids A proud bisexual woman, her writing reflects everything she loves diverse casts of queer characters, a sense of history and place, equal parts witty and filthy dialogue, the occasional mythological twist, and most of all, love in all its weird and wonderful forms She is the author of the REAR ENTRANCE VIDEO series, and the co author of THE BURNT TOAST BB Her latest novel DEAD RINGER, co authored with Sam Schooler, is out now from Riptide Publishing Her work has been reviewed in PUBLISHER S WEEKLY, LIBRARY JOURNAL, and BOOKLIST.


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    1. A Hearts On Fire ReviewFOUR & A HALF STARS--"Apple Polisher" the first book in theRear Entrance Video series (awesome series name BTW) featuring romantic-comedic approach to MM romance while featuring some real life shit. The romance is simple and comforting featuring twenty-somethings.Christian Blake is gay (but he re-entered the closet), Jamaican-Canadian (yay!), enrolled into a difficult teaching program (where he has to dress in preppy business casual clothes turning him into a perpetual [...]


    2. I really really enjoyed this author's #First Impressions #Second Chances and wanted to check out more of her stories.I didn't love this one as much, but I didn't expect to, that LHNB story was just awesomesauce lovely.There is a lot going on in this book, lots of secrets being kept and as the first in a series it has to set the stage for the following books.Christian has his goal and he is going to succeed, even if it kills him, well maybe not kill him, but damages who he really is. At the end o [...]


    3. This book gets an automatic five stars because there's a gay black man on the cover. Some writers still seem to think "gay" automatically equals "Caucasian". Silly fools, get a grip! It also gets stars because I've read Heidi Belleau's work and I can't see any racefail ahead (she'll know it from me if there is, LOL).Update: I just finished Apple Polisher and yes, it was pretty much everything I hoped it would be. Christian Blake was such a complex character and I could sympathize with many of hi [...]


    4. So this series is set in Vancouver, BC. I totally dorked out and Googled where on Davie that the store would sit and perhaps nodded my head knowingly when places I've been or recognized were mentioned. Yup, total dork. I wasn't sure what to expect with this one and there were moments when I wanted to smack Christian but I have to say I loved this read. I got a kick out of the heritage house roomies and stressed out with Christian as he tried to keep all together. There are quite a few hot scenes [...]


    5. I ended up loving this. Which surprises me, because it stressed me the hell out. Seriously, the roller coaster of anxiety I experienced while reading this had me all twitchy. In spite of that, I could not stop reading. Actually, maybe it was because of that. I mean, I wouldn’t have been so anxious over Christian’s situation if I wasn’t extremley invested in it. The writing grabbed me from the beginning, and wouldn’t let go. I felt it all, was there with Christian, going through the insan [...]


    6. Ohhh, I really liked this book. I liked all the characters, but especially Chris who's struggling so hard with what he thinks he wants (be a closeted gay teacher wearing shirts, ties and wingtips) and what he really wants. Namely, Max, hot roommate, possibly a drug dealer, blowing hot and cold, and a catalyst for deeply in the closet Chris taking a long hard look at himself.Chris' aunt is sick, so Chris decides to help out with her business. Which, LOL, just happens to be a porn store. Called Re [...]


    7. 4 stars.School teacher in training by day, purveyor of porn by night, Christian Blake needs to figure out if the one thing he always wanted from life is worth changing who he is. By all outward appearances, he makes the perfect teacher in training with his buttoned up clothes, doesn’t drink, swear or smoke, and sex is off the table as he steps back into the closet all for the sake of appearances. Underneath all of that, however, Christian is a hot mess. When his Aunt is stricken with ovarian c [...]


    8. 3.5 starsChristian thinks he has to be an apple polisher, thinks that in order to be a good kindergarten teacher, he has to be a goody-goody, perfect, by-the-rules kinda guy. Unfortunately, he thinks this also means living a lie in the closet. Christian is a college student in a teacher training program that has an unbelievable list of decorum and comportment requirements. This gets him into a quandary when he falls for one of his hunky housemates, Max, who doesn’t believe in closets and may o [...]


    9. Reviewed for Prism Book AllianceI vowed I would read something solely by Ms. Belleau after reading The Professor's Rule series. Let me tell you, she did not disappoint. In fact, I might have a girl crush on her.Both Christian and Max have been shunned by their parent(s) and both of their paths have been shaped by this. Max has chosen to be who he is openly for the most part. Christian did too for a short while, but he's being stifled by the restrictions of his teaching program. Never fear! They [...]


    10. Christian is trying to achieve his dream of being a teacher, only he's losing himself in order to attain it. Between school, his aunt's illness and paying his bills he has enough to worry about without adding to it an enigmatic roommate he can't stop thinking about. Max is everything Christian vowed to stay away from since beginning his teaching program - the clothes, the look, the lifestyle - but he is the very person he needs to keep his head on straight. Now the question is, will Christian ge [...]


    11. It sounds ridiculous, but I had literally completely forgotten how good Heidi Belleau is. Her last few releases just didn't intrigue me that much, and this one stood gathering virtual dust on my TBR for months. I regret it. But I also don't, because this was exactly what I was in the mood for today.Short books require short reviews, in my opinion at least, so I'll try to keep it brief and to the point.Why is this novel so great?- It's a relatable, fun, sweet, sad, energic story, with potentially [...]


    12. 3.5In the beginning, I didn't like Christian. Uptight and prissy, he was hiding in the closet, scared of being outed, and acting like a jerk. The contradictions were odd, too. Someone that uptightking bad boys(view spoiler)[then going all alpha (hide spoiler)]? I didn't like that he (view spoiler)[had to be guilted into helping his aunt, either. Or how he treated Max for most of the story. I also didn't buy his turnabout. It was so sudden and without much forethought or a cause. Of course, it en [...]


    13. >★★★★. I liked it a lot and I confess, I bought this book because I thought the cover model looked like he could be the brother of President Obama (LOL)!In this book Christian Blake was biracial young man who was abandoned by his Jamaican mother after he came out to her. Actually, she invited him to come back to Jamaica with her so they can help cure him of his perversion. Christian decided to remain in Canada and instead moved in with his Aunt.His aunt took care of him and paid for h [...]


    14. This was a definite case of the story growing on me. It took a little while to get into but once I was settled into Christian's story, it was thoroughly enjoyable.So uptight and eager to make life decisions that showed he was a good person, Christian lived in fear and ended up slow to make the decisions to stand up and support his sick aunt. And he nearly let Max escape, which wouldn't have been a good thing! They were definitely hot together! (oh my, that scene on the shop floor!)I think this b [...]


    15. I tried to get into this but all the dashes and parentheses were very distracting. Me and this writer's style just aren't compatible.


    16. This is my first read by Heidi Belleau. I was confused with the setting of the novel. I guess Christian or one of the characters went to SFU and I kept asking myself "does that mean San Francisco University?" I then realized that this was based in Canada. Okay.About 26% into the story I thought about DNFing it but I continued on. There was something about Christian that just didn't ring authentic to me. He's a gay man who's not a virgin but he can't bring himself to say cock, pussy, balls, etc w [...]


    17. Loved this bookwe get to see believable characters work through true to life stressors. You root for Christian as he tackles each new problem, and he learns people do care and maybe even love him. Past rejection makes him guarded and a loner.but bad boy Max forces him step up and participate in life.




    18. 3.5 StarsA "Live Your Life, Buy The Book" ReviewChristian needs a cheap place to live. That’s how he finds himself living in a large run down house with 4 other guys. He only needs a place to sleep and study until he gets his teaching certificate. The guys are nice enough, except for Max. Max is kind of a jerk with moments of kindness. He’s also hot but has a picture of a half-naked woman as his screen saver so Christian is sure that he’s straight. That should be enough to keep him from lu [...]


    19. Apple Polisher surprised me. It was an interesting name for an interesting book. I thought it would be full of cliches, and in a way it was. We had the classic character tropes, but many of them had hidden qualities that made them more human than their basic first impressions. Christian was anal retentive and uptight but he had so many reasons for being that way and he didn't like being that way--though from the synopsis I really thought he was an upright prig through and through. Max's secrets [...]


    20. I’m a huge fan of this author so I knew going in that I would probably like this. It was both simpler and more complex than I expected. Christian and Max’s relationship did not have a ton of angst but it had a lot of secrets – and they mattered. I felt like Christian grew up a lot in this novel and that’s really the story – taking who you really are and letting him out. I would have loved more exploration of his background to help me understand him a bit better – in fact I had a hard [...]


    21. All Christian wants is to get through college and be a kindergarten teacher. Unfortunately it is easier said than done. Just going to school to be a teacher means keeping his nose clean, dressing up for class, no drinking, no sex, and it definitely means not working at his Aunt's porn store! But family means a lot to Christian and his Aunt has cancer and needs his help. Christian also has temptation in the form of Max his bad boy roommate that may or may not be a drug dealer. I was happy to find [...]


    22. I enjoyed every one of this book's dimensions; more than I thought I would too. Christian's struggles, his figuring it all out, were especially gratifying to read. The reason this gets three stars instead of four is because the author, unfortunately, decided to wrap this up on a saccharine note. I appreciate HEAs but, I think, with all the depth in this one, a continuance of the reality would have better served. There still could have been a HEA without the snappiness.Before the descent into too [...]


    23. The thing I liked best about Apple Polisher (Rear Entrance Video #1) was the internal dialogue that Ms. Belleau gave us access to. The interplay between the men living in the house was enthralling, in turns funny, friendly, brotherly, supportive, honest and loving. This is a group of guys I look forward to reading more about. Highly recommended.You can read the rest of Tina's review at The Novel Approach


    24. I enjoyed this one, although there was a little bit of an emotional disconnect for me with Christian. I'm not sure why. I liked the characters, but the secondary characters shone brighter than MCs, IMO. I'd like a book from Max's POV. He was interesting and I'd like to read more of his story.Heidi always writes beautifully and I always wish I could read more of her work (and I would but often the themes aren't my thing) so I'm excited about this series.



    25. Heidi Belleau’s latest offering is the first in the Rear Entrance Video series. You have to read the book to understand just how unbelievably clever the name of the store/series is. There are five guys living in the house where the MCs of Apple Polisher live, so there’s potential for at least a few more of these guys to have their stories told.In Apple Polisher we have the honor of meeting Christian and Max, two of the roommates in the old, dilapidated house Christian is forced to move into [...]


    26. This is a cute enough story, but there were parts of it that were clearly written for the "thrill" rather than the plot. This is something that bothers me in these romantica type reads. If you are going to make the story about more than sex, then you need to make sure that the story is consistent and that it retains verisimilitude. Otherwise, what was the point of the story?For this reason, I almost rated this book lower. The main conflict in Apple Polisher is that the MC is gay but wants to be [...]


    27. I found myself truly enjoying this book and the ways it brought up how the public perception of a gay man's behavior colors the choices that they may have for employment. The images that Ms Belleau brings forth as Christian tries desperately to deny his identity in favor of becoming a kindergarten teacher were heartbreaking as none deserves to have to suppress their inherent nature in hopes of a job. Unfortunately I do know many instances of having to hide the fact that you are homosexual for a [...]


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