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The Temple of Skanda

3.0 of 5 stars 3.00  ·  rating details  ·  8 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Determined to turn his life around after a run-in with the law, Conor desperately needs a job, and a place to stay. He finds both with Murray, an importer, who hires Conor as his shipping clerk and live-in handyman. What Conor hadn't counted on was falling in love with his new boss--hopelessly, he thinks, because Murray still seems obsessed with his memories of Derek, the ...more
Paperback, 260 pages
Published May 14th 2010 by MLR Press
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Elisa Rolle
For different reasons, maybe the foreign setting, maybe the male author, I was expecting for this novel to be a bit unbalanced on the adventure side, meaning that I wasn’t expecting for the romance to be of some great influence, of the men in this novel to wait their action basing on their feelings.

True, this is not a bed of roses story, there is not courtship with flowers and champagne (even if Murray will dote a bit on Conor), and the sex is quick and dirty (dirty with a positive meaning, a s
Michelle B
I enjoyed A Dance of Love & Jealousy by same author, so tried this one. The story takes the two MC on an actual travel adventure, and that was a very enjoyable read. The details were entertaining and kept me more than interested.

However,I do have the sense that this author has a definite POV: gay relationships are different than hetero ones. Another little lecture about no requirements or expectations of monogamy, and what again *feels* like a grudging admission between male leads--we'll be
Ms. Nikki
This was a weird read for me. Porn with some plot. At times I felt the MC's were going about things in a roundabout way and the constant "talking" (like a bad porno flick) was quite irritating. I never really connected with the characters and once a 3rd party (Spence) got involved in the sexual aspect of the MC's relationship, my hopes for a great read vanished. It was just "okay" for me.
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