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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66  ·  rating details  ·  746 ratings  ·  71 reviews
Dan Corazon is a man with a secret. Stevie Sanger is fighting a past that won't leave him alone. They want each other from the moment they meet, and that attraction quickly blossoms into something deeper, something that could become permanent. But first, they need to overcome all the obstacles in their way. Dan's fear of his own nature, Stevie's belief that he's not good e ...more
Paperback, 210 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by MLR Press (first published 2006)
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Daisiemae
I love Ally's writing style. She can really get to the heart of her characters, and the stories that she writes are always interesting. They always keep me glued to the book until the last page.

Dan Corazon is a hard working, level headed, sexy man that hides his homosexuality from others. He is afraid of what his friends will think and how others will judge him. When he and a friend are out and about and hear yelling from an abandoned building, Dan immediately decides to investigate. When he com
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Ava
Mar 08, 2009 Ava rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Lovers of m/m erotic romance
Recommended to Ava by: Daisiemae
Oh, I loved this book! How can you not love Stevie and Dan? :) So sweet and so hot and so much angst...sigh...it was wonderful. Can you tell I just finished it? LOL.

Shellie wrote a great review, and all I have to say is that I completely agree with her. This one's a keeper.
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
I'm actually surprised at how much I ended up not liking this story. I started off enjoying it, as completely cliched as it was. The story is about an innocent, "hooker with a heart of gold" who falls for a closet-case do-gooder who rescues him from his life of prostitution.

I have read many stories that are variations of this theme but this one was over-the-top. Stevie was beyond perfect. He was a sweet, helpful, flawless soul who oddly carried no emotional scars from his time being abused as a
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Lindsay
Mar 10, 2009 Lindsay rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Gay Romance Readers
Recommended to Lindsay by: daisiemae
OMG! I loved this book! I have no good excuse why I put off reading it. Dan is such a sweet hero. I cheered for him throughout the book. I wanted to nudge him along to finally tell Stevie how he feels about him.
Who can resist Stevie? He and Dan were perfect for one another. They brought out the best in each other, and I loved them!
Mandy*reads obsessively*
3.5

Dan a closeted construction worker rescues Stevie, a rent boy, after a John rapes and beats him and leaves him in an abandoned building.
Dan and Stevie fall in love, but of course it can't be that easy, can it?
Dan has to come out of the closet and Stevie needs to believe he is worthy of Dan's love.
Throw in a revenge seeking ex, a horrible murderous pimp and you get a pretty good story!
julio
Aug 18, 2013 julio marked it as to-read
Dan Corazon is a man with a secret. Stevie Sanger is fighting a past that won't leave him alone.

oho! 'corazón' is Spanish for 'heart.'

'sang' is the Latin root word for 'blood' in both French and Spanish.

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SueM
3.5 Stars.
When Dan met Stevie by rescuing him after a sadistic john left Stevie lying injured and helpless, he didn't know that his entire world was about to change. Dan is a gay man, deeply in the closet. When Stevie enters his life, he may just be the catalyst Dan needs to change things up.

Both characters were simultaneously likable and annoying, as both were stubborn to the degree of almost being TSTL. Yet they both have hearts of gold beneath their flaws and it's their saving grace. The plo
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Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
3.5 stars

It's hard to review this one because I'm honestly not quite sure how I feel about it. I mean, I liked it but it felt like there was something missing from it and I'm not quite sure what it is. :-/

I loved Stevie. I liked how he's been dealt a crappy life but he's still able to find pleasure in some things. He's broken, that's for sure. He hides behind a mask that everyone thinks is just a love for life but in reality it's just a mask. It's not until Stevie meets Dan that his mask starts
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Jojo
The first half of this book was gorgeous. Dan's heart breaking over Stevie's relationship with Jesse, Stevie's insecurities and Dan's crippling fear... oh, all of it was delicious and beautiful and could have gone on for 1,000 pages and I would have basked in it. I loved reading about Stevie's life changing and his healing, but still never really accepting that he's changed, that he's worthy of the good things happening to him. And Dan, oh Dan! I could not have been more charmed by him and his a ...more
Alina
Oct 10, 2013 Alina added it
Very disappointing read!

I absolutely agree with this review:

Stevie knows Dan likes him, but instead of offering the same patience back for Dan to come out, Stevie goes and hooks up with some college stud for sex. How exactly was that supposed to encourage Dan to open up whatever feelings he had for Stevie? Not to mention the fact that Stevie spent more time getting laid by someone he admits to not liking instead of looking for a job or trying to communicate better with the guy he likes. Was Dan
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Ami
I think this story is heartwarming and really touching. Sure, there are a lot of sex scenes in the middle part, but I have read many of erotic heterosexual romance and I don't mind. Though it has some cliché portrayals of gay men but oh, the idea of the story is just so wonderful. I have my heart out there for Dan and Stevie and I feel so happy and relieved with the (happy) ending it has.
Tasha
Dan rescues Stevie after he’s been beaten by one of his johns. At this point I could tell how the rest of the story would unfold. Stevie constantly in need of a savior.

Dan immediately moves Stevie into his home and struggles to fight his growing feelings for him. He doesn’t have any problems or concerns about Stevie’s sorrid past, but is worried about what his friends and coworkers would think of him if they knew of his sexual orientation.

Stevie knows Dan has feelings for him but instead of wai
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Elizabeth H.
Going up to 3.5 because of readability.

I think this book should either have been shorter or longer. If shorter, the lack of believability of some scenes would not have been as obvious. If longer, the author would have had the chance to develop those questionable scenes so they worked.

I definitely like Dan and Stevie. And the author showed some real courage going into difficult subjects like male prostitution. But motivations were forced, time was compressed, and the psychological and emotional
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Nic
Dan saves Stevie and feels an immediate emotional connection "But this was the first time trouble had ever walked into his life with honey-gold curls and eyes like the summer sky and the sweetest smile he had ever seen. Just walked right in, reached down inside him and made him feel things he'd never felt before." But Dan is not out and hides his feelings.

Stevie, after rejection from his family and a hard life on the streets, does not feel worthy of being loved. "God, Dan," he whispered. "I love
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FlibBityFLooB
3.5/5 stars. I almost gave this one four stars, but I had a couple of reservations in doing so...

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Beck
I really struggled to finish this one ... although the story line was a bit cliché and predictable, I think my main issue was that it was written in a really clunky and sophomoric way that detracted from the reading experience and made it a chore rather than a pleasure ... I've enjoyed other books by this author so I hope she takes the time to polish this one up and re-release at a later date because I think it has the bones of a good, sweet story but in it's current form, isn't a worthwhile rea ...more
Nicole
The writing of this book was not bad, it was just extremely lazy. There was no attempt to develop a relationship between the two leads, it just popped up out of no where. Also in terms of plot, things just happened to the characters, but they had no reactions beyond surface ones. This was extremely frustrating to read because I think there was a good book in there but author failed to put in the work for it. This book pretty much pushed all my wrongs buttons.
Sarah_loves_books
This is such a classic in my eyes, as is Forgotten Song by the same author. I had, of course, known about modern day trade in humans, but this book made me understand it on a whole new level: it is really happening, young girls and boys must face this reality every day.

A beautiful book about a difficult subject.
Kaje Harper
This was a nice, easy read but somehow felt superficial. I would expect Stevie to have had a whole wealth of emotions about his situation, including anger and betrayal and frustration and pain and some PTSD. So his reactions seemed monotonic and a little plastic. I never sympathized with him the way I wanted to.
Shannon
I loved the story line but the story didn't flow as well as other books I've read from this author. Painful but sweet story about a rent boy and his savior falling in love and trying to find a way to be together.
Nichole (Dirty H)
Yum.
This was one of the most romantic stories I have ever read! It was perfect. Great characters, and an extremely compelling love story. Loved every minute of it. :)
Michelle
Meh. I love a good "hooker with a heart of gold" story but this one fell flat for me. Every character was just too perfect and I hate that.
Ayanna
Rather short, but a very sweet story. Some of it challenged my ability to suspend my disbelief, but other than that, it was good.
Sadonna
3.5 stars. I liked this story about closeted Dan and Stevie, the abused rent boy he rescues after a night of sadistic cruelty. Dan is extremely protective of Stevie after he rescues him, but he still cannot give himself permission to give to his attraction. He is is not out to anyone and he has lived his life to this point pretending to be straight. Stevie has suffered at the hands of his pimp and he is afraid that if he is found he'll be in danger. The rest of the book covers the ups and downs ...more
Jeff Erno
Easy was aptly titled, for it indeed was an easy read, and by that I mean that it flowed well and held my interest. This was the first book by Ally Blue that I'd read, and I was not disappointed.

The central character Dan is a construction worker who finds his love interest Stevie tied up and abandoned in a deserted building. Dan rescues him and takes him home, and in the process discover that poor Stevie was working as a prostitute and had been abused and beaten by one of his johns and basicall
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Emanuela ~plastic duck~
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Jaime
Dan is a construction worker, who happens to be deep in the closet. Stevie is a prostitute who goes by the name Sunshine. Dan finds Stevie in an abandoned building after a particularly brutal session with a "customer" and takes him in. Love soon blooms between them, but life is never easy, especially when Dan doesn't want to be public with their relationship. Even more problematic, Sunshine's pimp wants him back - and will stop at nothing to recover him. The story is a little predictable, but st ...more
Bea
I should first say this: I enjoyed the book. But really we need to consider this fantasy, not contemporary because of the unrealistic actions of both main characters.

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