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3.62  ·  Rating Details ·  127 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Living in the awesome gay candy store called South Beach, Brian Cohen laments his inability to score a great job or a sexy boyfriend--until he lands at the website, where his hunky boss may want more from him than just his management skills.
Paperback, 248 pages
Published May 19th 2009 by MLR Press
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Oct 03, 2011 Mackenzie rated it it was amazing
I read this story for the first time ages ago and always came back to it whenever I'm feeling down (basically, Neil Plakcy is one of three of my go-to authors for when I need something familiar and easy to entertain me). Yesterday I was down with the cold for the nth time this year and, well, I wanted to be entertained while I was making friends with the tissue box and bottle of cough syrup and this book was calling out to me. So, I decided to finally rate it and write a review for it.

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Elisa Rolle is the name of the website where Brian, unemployed thirty something gay guy in Miami ends to work for, but it's also the summa of what the story is the "gay life" of a man who is at that moment in life when he has to take a decision, living forever like a globetrotter, without basis or purpose, or doing something with his life. The time is the late '90, I believe for two reasons: first, the Internet was still enough young that the adventure to launch a gay website could be still ...more
Jul 15, 2009 Sarah rated it liked it
Shelves: glbt-fiction
I’ve enjoyed reading the Mahu series by Neil Plakcy immensely, so was keen to read his latest book from MLR Press. While his other books focus more on the mystery and to a lesser degree Kimo’s coming out and love life, is firmly in the romance category.

Brian is such an honest character, complete with flaws and the odd annoying personality trait. As for his hunky boss I read less about him than I perhaps would have liked, which is unusual I guess in a romance novel where the central p
May 17, 2016 Sylvia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
2.5 stars

It started out very promising but after a while it just became very repetitive also i'm not a fan of the pining after someone else his man
I found his crush on Nick very cute in the beginning but I didn't understand what he saw in him ( I liked Sal better)
Jan 23, 2010 Betryal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although I gave this book 4 stars it was based on the story being well written. Otherwise I seemed to trudge through it and it didn't grip my interest.
Jan 07, 2014 Janie rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m-romance
I really liked this book and the storyline. The characters were good and each had so much personality. My complaints with the book was that it was too much of a slow burn for me and not enough sex with the main couple.
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Aug 08, 2010 T'Lar Jones rated it really liked it
This really reads like m/m chicklit. I liked it (and I have a HELL of a time finding chicklit that works for me, so kudos to the author on that.) A satisfying read, perhaps especially for all that fantastic South Beach atmosphere.
Jun 09, 2009 FloJ rated it really liked it
Shelves: gay-fiction, chicklit
I loved this. Only rated 2 flames and i think that is about right. It is a good story about life in general, gay or otherwise. It is full of optimism and evaluation of life, but interspersed with crises and so avoids being too soppy. I felt good a the end of it and somehow I think the MCs did too!
May 01, 2012 Stefanie139 rated it liked it
Shelves: mm
I really liked the style, and the story was above average of what I've read about m/m so far. There wasn't a lot of character growth, but accompagnying Brian was entertaining. I was disappointed in the end, though. It was a rushed resolution, and a bit unbelieveable for me.
Apr 27, 2013 Jenny rated it it was ok
I don't think it's a bad book, but, for me it was too slow build (and I'm ok with that) but then everything happens too suddenly and after that it just end. I didn't like that.
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Neil Plakcy is the author of the Mahu Investigations, mysteries which take place in Hawaii. They are: Mahu, Mahu Surfer, Mahu Fire, Mahu Vice, Mahu Blood, Mahu Men, Zero Break, Natural Predators and Children of Noah.

His M/M romance novels are, Mi Amor, Love on Site, Love on the Web, Love on Stage, Love on the Pitch, and the Have Body, Will Guard series: Three Wrong Turns in the Desert,
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