In Reckless Seduction, Cody is 19 yet very aware of himself as a man and being gay. I, on the other hand, initially had difficulty seeing him as anyt...more In Reckless Seduction, Cody is 19 yet very aware of himself as a man and being gay. I, on the other hand, initially had difficulty seeing him as anything other than somewhat more than a child, yet less than an adult. And this was the same with Dante. Added to that, Dante works for Cody's uncle, Beau, who is also his very good friend... he's seriously conflicted about his attraction to the much younger man. But early on, other than Cody's recklessness in how he went about trying to lose his virginity, I came to feel that there was a lot more underlying maturity in him. The age difference between him and Dante could definitely be a hurdle but overall I was left feeling that Cody really did know what he wanted and that his feelings for Dante were more mature than merely an infatuation.
Another wonderful erotic & romantic journey by an author who knows her characters well.(less)
Oh wow! Full of the emotional angst with which Amanda Young is wonderful at portraying, Dave's life hasn't been easy. After losing his parents at a yo...moreOh wow! Full of the emotional angst with which Amanda Young is wonderful at portraying, Dave's life hasn't been easy. After losing his parents at a young age, growing up in a foster home, never feeling that he fit it to begin with, Dave's shyness has almost crippled him. It sure doesn't help that he's freakishly tall and very sensitive to others' reactions to him, but developing a loving relationship with someone seems to be an obstacle that he can't overcome. I feel for him, especially in regard to his shyness. When you want to belong, to be able to feel comfortable around others and just... can't... do... it, self esteem suffers: definitely a vicious circle! Meeting Micah once again, out of the blue, is the best thing that can happen to Dave, even when he's dealing with feelings of an unrequited, and longstanding, attraction. When he was in his early teens, Micah was someone that was a friend, someone that Dave felt good around. Watching as Dave wrestled with what he felt was an inappropriate attraction to Micah yet still he managed to develop friendships with Micah and his co-workers, was energizing. And Micah's friendship with Dave began the journey of learning to like, without always judging, himself. This is just part of what Amanda Young does so very well in her stories of two men finding true love. Beautiful!(less)
"When he’s not working at the sex club he and his brother own, Teague keeps to himself. He relies on strangers to feed his need, but anything more inti...more"When he’s not working at the sex club he and his brother own, Teague keeps to himself. He relies on strangers to feed his need, but anything more intimate is off limits. The last thing he needs is a nosy would-be boyfriend."
The brief blurb above alludes to something in this story not being run-of-the mill ~ other than the fact, of course, that it's a gay romance. It was when I was reading the prologue that I realized that this is, indeed, a vampire story.... COOL! And it was; very much so! A somewhat longer story, but there was a lot of ground that needed to be covered.
Teague and Kyle are very different men, never mind that Teague is a Daywalker while Kyle is human; they do however share an extremely strong attraction and even a connection, one which Teague would like to, but can't, ignore.
What follows is an extremely sexy story that deals with an absorbing romance, hot & steamy & very erotic sex and a battle between good and evil... throw in a bunch of very, very sexy males and you've got a story to drool over and to which you'll want to return again and again. (less)
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this debut story by Ethan Day... and to be honest I certainly hope he has more where this came from, a LOT more! This man's humour i...more LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this debut story by Ethan Day... and to be honest I certainly hope he has more where this came from, a LOT more! This man's humour is slightly skewed ~ but I LIKE it ~ and his characters, unforgettable. The story, well I couldn't read it fast enough... but when I was done I felt as though I was saying goodbye to a dear and treasured friend. This story joins the line-up on my (virtual) keeper shelves. Oh, and when it's out in paperback ~ don't get in my way 'cause I'll run anyone over that slows me down on my way to get my copy!(less)
DREAMING OF YOU is Ethan Day's second book and the promise shown in his first book ~ SELF PRESERVATION ~ is wonderfully kept. There's something about...moreDREAMING OF YOU is Ethan Day's second book and the promise shown in his first book ~ SELF PRESERVATION ~ is wonderfully kept. There's something about Ethan's characters to which I really respond; they're so very real and likable, even when they're being bitchy. They've got their flaws, foibles and fantasies but they've got heart, loyalty and a genuineness that makes them someone(s) that I'd love to know. The friendship between Aden, Nathan and Finn ~ superb... and hilarious, always a giggle or three; Aden and Logan ~ sizzle & burn! but also romantic... very, very romantic. I'd love to insinuate myself into Aden's circle of friends 'cause there's something about Aden that gets to me, way down deep. Of course, I felt exactly the same way about Davis in SELF PRESERVATION.
To be honest I get the same feeling reading anything by Ethan Day; his sense of humour is a delight and a riot and you never know what he's going to say next!