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Master of the Revels (Bottled Up #1)

3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  97 ratings  ·  8 reviews
STARbooks Press ventures into the world of leather once again with an erotic leather love story by Andrew Gray. Master of the Revels tells the story of Tom Carter, a good looking, quiet man in his early forties, who recently lost his lover of ten years. At the urging of a friend, he attends the monthly "revels" at an infamous local leather bar called The Room, where he une ...more
Paperback, 212 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by Starbooks (first published 2008)
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Having previously enjoyed Grey's work, I felt confident in picking up this book when I happened to find it in a bookstore on sale. I started reading it on the train ride home and wasn't impressed. The writing felt amateur, the dialogue stiff and the characters flat. At home I checked on GoodReads and saw it had over 4 stars, so I had the glimmer of hope that things would improve--some stories just have rough beginnings.

It didn't. While there was potential for a good story, it was destroye
An inside into this "Harrisburg-Bottled Up"-side-character's relationship.
And I actually like this story - or more specifically parts of it. (Eve if only rated with 2 stars) I think I would have liked it more, if nit was a shortstory or novella - just because.. - in the beginning I read everything but after a while I realized, that I was skipping quite a few parts.
There were just too many "juicy parts" - normally not a problem (and normally I really REALLY LOVE Mr. Grey's way of writing) but i
Hmmm, where to start. First I suppose that I can take it up to 2.5 stars... but in all honesty that's all.

This book really let me down. I usually enjoy this author's writing. I like the settings, the characters, their relationships, the whole hog. This one though, this one just let me down on all fronts (except settings).

It had so much promise: Leather bar, hot guys in leather. Add in a touch of kink and I should have been in heaven. Instead I was left with two guys that instantly fell in love..

After I finished this book with a certain sigh of relief, I was planning on penning a really snarky review, but in a moment of clarity realized that Master of the Revels is actually a gay male fairy tale (no bad pun intended) along the lines of Disney. Seriously, in spite of the sex (which is just so boringly repetitive that every single "oh god baby fuck me" made me roll my eyes), the entire situation is just too perfect. Even the gay bashing incident turned out to just be another minor b
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The story of Tom and Bill. If you are a "Bottled Up" fan, you might enjoy, but Grey's foray into the world of leather was not my favorite in the series...
Oct 30, 2009 Rossy marked it as to-read
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Chronologically, this is the first book in the Bottled Up series
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