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Sindustry II (Sindustry #2)

3.8  ·  Rating Details ·  225 Ratings  ·  30 Reviews
Rentboys, strippers, hookers, and porn stars--these men are making a buck the hard way. This is Sindustry, where a quick fuck is more likely than a romantic kiss. But while they face the harsh light of reality every day, unexpected love finds them in all sorts of crazy ways. Take a look at Sindustry from the outside in, because for these guys, happily ever after is just ar ...more
Paperback, 332 pages
Published July 13th 2009 by Dreamspinner Press (first published July 1st 2009)
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After I read Sindustry, I was excited to read Sindustry II. I am sorry to say, that even though there were a few good stories in it, it wasn't even close to being as good at the first book. Don't get me wrong, this book still has some good stories, but since I really enjoyed the first one so much, it just didn't measure up to it.

Jul 19, 2009 Lindsay rated it liked it
I liked this book. I didn't like it as much as I liked the first Sindustry book, but it was still good. My favorite story was by Fae Sutherland and Margarite Labbe. I am quickly becoming a fan of theirs, because every thing I've read by them I've really liked.

I wish I could just rate their story, but I have to rate the book in general so, I give it a solid 3.
Jul 16, 2009 Maggie rated it really liked it
The first one was much better. There were a couple of stories that didn't hold my interest, but otherwise it was a very good book. Love the cover!
Sep 01, 2016 Ele rated it it was ok
The story by Cari Z. was magnificent. And the only one I liked.
Aug 12, 2009 Jenre rated it really liked it
I have to admit I had mixed feelings about reading this anthology. On one hand I'd enjoyed Sindustry Volume 1 so much I was looking forward to another set of stories about those who live and work in the seamier side of the gay lifestyle. On the other hand I was practically convinced that these stories were probably the ones which didn't 'cut the mustard' enough for the first anthology and would therefore be of lower quality than the first. I'm happy to say that although, unlike the first antholo ...more
Jul 20, 2009 JenMcJ rated it really liked it
Not quite as good as Sindustry 2 but the last story by Fae Sutherland and Margarite Labbe makes up for any shortcomings in a few of the other stories.

Still worth the price.
Aug 29, 2011 Alina rated it it was amazing
Some good stories, some not so much, but all in all I think that's a good selection, I mostly enjoyed it! I'd buy a third volume if there's one ;)
May 22, 2010 xbmbgrl rated it really liked it
Rent boys, strippers, porn stars all looking for their Cinderella story is hard to get wrong especially with so many talented writers submitting stories. This edition certainly does not fail, but it does not quite live up to its predecessor either. The stories in this edition are all well written, there are no weird POV or author voices, but still many of these stories seem rushed and less fleshed out.

The first story by Connie Bailey had a lot of information crammed into it centered on a closet
Josephine Myles
I definitely enjoyed this second installment of Sindustry as much as the first, and thought it had a similar mix of stories - from those that were fantastic and moving reads, to those that made me laugh (not always intentionally, I suspect).

Yes, there were some cliched tales where I felt that the writers had gone so far away from their own life experiences that they just didn't know how to write the character's motivations convincingly, resulting in a strange fantasy version of the sex industry
Serena Yates
Nov 07, 2009 Serena Yates rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gay
Package Boy, Connie Bailey: 4.5 stars

Dance for Me, Maria Albert: 4.5 stars

Unorthodox Utopia, G.S. Wiley: 3 stars

Leather Dancer, Andrew Grey: 4 stars

Corona and Lime, Sonia Deveraux: 3 stars

Sunshine, J.L. Merrow: 4 stars

Night Moves, Patric Michael: 4.5 stars

Wanting More, Cari Z.: 4.5 stars

The Cowboy and the Movie Star, Kate Roman: 4 stars

The Meaning of Perfection, Taylor Lochland: 4 stars

See Me, Feel Me, Zahra Owens: 4.5 stars

Exposure, Marguerite Labbe & Fae Sutherland: 4.5 stars; loved the t
Package Boy by Connie Bailey - 3.9
Dance for Me by Maria Albert - 3.1
Unorthodox Utopia by G.S. Wiley - 3.2
Leather Dancer by Andrew Grey - 3
Corona & Lime by Sonia Devereaux - 3
Sunshine by J.L. Merrow - 3.3
Night Moves by Patric Michael - 2.1
Wanting More by Cari Z. - 3.1
The Cowboy and the Movie Star by Kate Roman - 2.2
The Meaning of Perfection by Taylor Lochland - 3
See Me, Feel Me by Zahra Owens - 3.5
Exposure by Marguerite Labbe & Fae Sutherland - 3.6
Amanda C.
Oct 06, 2012 Amanda C. rated it it was amazing
This anthology of shorts was wonderful! I really enjoy stories of strippers, sex workers, porn stars, etc finding their "happily ever after" too. Many of these stories were well written, but they were teases and I just wanted more!
Mar 28, 2010 Lea rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m, anthology
4.5 stars for Exposure by Marguerite Labbe & Fae Sutherland. 4 Stars for Sunshine by JL Merrow (really liking this author) & Wanting More by Cari Z. Didn't like any of the others very much at all. The first Sindustry was way better imo.
I love a good anthology and this was a great one. Liked every story and there are a few that I loved.


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Jul 14, 2009 FloJ rated it it was ok
some good stories in here, but I think the first volume was better. Still, plenty of entertainment.
some of the stories are really lacking and don't flow nicely however there are a few great reads if your willing to skim by the less than unimpressed ones that are scattered about
Riina Y.T.
Read because of Exposure (#1 of the Exposure Series) by Marguerite Labbe and Fae Sutherland --- because I love Angel and Sebastian ♥
☆ Todd
Jun 02, 2013 ☆ Todd rated it liked it
I didn't find nearly as many 'very good' shorts in this one.

Most we more mediocre and less heart-felt, hence the lower rating for part II.
Barb ~rede-2-read~
Oct 24, 2012 Barb ~rede-2-read~ rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2012
I didn't think the stories in this book were half as good as in the first one. There were only two that I felt were 4 star quality.
May 08, 2013 Maddie rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars. There were some really great stories in this anthology, especially towards the end. I was pleased to find out that some of them have sequels, too!
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