Review for The Melody combined with my review of Ghost in the Closet (Immortal Symphony: Overture #3) at The Armchair Reader.
This excerpt about the Th...moreReview for The Melody combined with my review of Ghost in the Closet (Immortal Symphony: Overture #3) at The Armchair Reader.
This excerpt about the The Melody taken from that review:
Readers who buy the Season Pass (all six Overture season episodes in one) will get an overall discount but also some freebies. The first of those freebies came out with this story in the form of a short story. “The Melody” goes far back in time to an innocent and young Dorian. We get to meet Basil, an artist that young Dorian loves with all the infatuation of a boy and who is also a character importantly referenced to in the first story. While the scene between the two isn’t completely instrumental to the main story (you don’t have to read it), I did really enjoy being able to get to see him and see who he really was to Dorian at that age. Plus, seeing Dorian as positive, hopeful and undamaged gives me a lot of hope that we’ll soon get to see a real change in Dorian in the main story as well.(less)
The first of a three part serialized novella called Conflict, Contact sets up this science fiction and space expl...moreReview posted at The Armchair Reader!
The first of a three part serialized novella called Conflict, Contact sets up this science fiction and space exploration erotic story about a colony Lieutenant named Colton who is in lust and moving toward love with his Colonel. Before setting out on a dangerous mission to overpower the Earth Emperor's forces, Colton shares a mind-blowing moment with Vance, his Colonel, on the balcony during the party to celebrate their new venture. The problem is that no matter how much Vance shows interest in him as well, the fact remains that Vance is married.
Colton leaves with mixed feelings of lust, guilt and a little bit of love only to find that the Colonist's offensive is in serious trouble. Before long, Colton finds himself all alone in a battle where most of his men have died and his ship is alone fighting the Emperor's forces. In a bid to recover possible success in their mission, Colton heads to land and infiltrate the enemy base. What he finds there both horrifies him and confirms that the Emperor has been up to what they expected.
Shizu is a genetically modified human that was abducted as a child and has been through a horrible hell of testing and modification along with several others. Now, he thinks he's the only one left, at least in this base and the sight of a man who takes him out of the base and tries to get him to freedom bonds them together. But Shizu still harbors feelings for the man who was with him, who tried to escape with him before they were caught and separated forever. Hiding in a cave with Colton while they await rescue with a downed ship, the two get to know one another and forge a friendship of mutual respect and goals that might just be a bridge between the Colony forces and Earth's grassroots rebellion that could help them overthrow the planet's tyrannical rule.
I'm always excited to get a new Jack Greene story for review, but lately his work has been turning from more erotica to romance. He still writes highly erotic stories, such as this, but there's definitely more plot to work with and to keep me interested and I like the fusion of styles and his growth as an author. It certainly makes me look forward to the next two stories in this "serialized" story. As the first of such a series, a large part of this story serves to set up the world. We're presented with a world split into three factions: Earth, where a tyrant has united the world under one rule; the colonies, artificial worlds in space that use artificial gravity and other futuristic technological advances to create a sort of mirror earth in a controlled atmosphere; and lastly, the grassroots resistance on Earth, living hardscrabble lives with little food or supplies and actively defying the Empire while remaining under the radar. Conflict gives us the initial outlook in this conflict while paving the way for the next couple of stories through the connection made between Colton, Shizu and Shizu's lover.
The relationship between Colton and his Colonel, Vance, is a different matter. Vance appears quickly in the beginning and then later in the story, but is largely removed (so far) from the actual conflict. His motivations seemed hazy to me for much of the story before he seemed to do an about face and admit deep feelings of love for Colton, despite his marriage, which he claims is unhappy and more of convenience. There's one brief bout of cheating in the beginning of the novel, but it seems that there won't be anymore, going by what we learn later in the story. So if you find cheating a huge turnoff, you might be initially disappointed in the story. Otherwise, I found their interactions together to be really steamy and satisfying on an erotic level, but at the end of the story I remained unconvinced in any true feelings between them. Perhaps, hopefully, that will change in the next two stories. I'd rather have an all or nothing approach, all romance and development of those feelings, or pure erotica. But a mishmash of the two where I'm not shown any of that progression cheapens the story a bit for me.
I'm definitely excited to see what's in store for these characters. Of course, even though I had problems with some of the story, for the most part I'm pretty forgiving (always, of course, lol), but especially because this is the first story in a three part arc and there's room for the characters to grow into the feelings presented here.(less)
Well, Anne, you've made me do it again. Every time I pick up one of your (long-awaited) books I find myself even...moreReview posted at The Armchair Reader.
Well, Anne, you've made me do it again. Every time I pick up one of your (long-awaited) books I find myself even more in love than before. I think this time around I really fell in love with this book, simply because it had so many different qualities to love and pinged on so many different emotions from so many different characters. And, it was touching. Anne takes us satisfactorily deep into Collin and then allows us to experience the moments of clarity and insight as he feels them and deals with them.
In this third installment of the Theta Alpha Gamma series, we head back once again to the fraternity that first saw an open gay student with Brad in Frat Boy and Toppy. We meet Collin briefly (if I can remember correctly) as Brad's friend who gives him a pretty big failure of a blowjob, one that acts as somewhat of a catalyst in Brad and Sebastian's relationship.
In Sweet Young Thang we see that experience from Collin's perspective. He is.../was? Brad's best friend but not out himself. He did a pretty good job of pretending to be straight before that, but now he has a good circle of friends at the college that are all gay men. He's the Alumni Liaison for TAG, a position secured for him by his Uncle Monty, the President of the Alumni Association with a heavy hand in current TAG politics -- the biggest of which is the recent change in policy that says that Theta Alpha Gamma now accepts gay students. Of course, it always did, but it was more of a Don't Ask, Don't Tell kind of situation. Brad changed all that. Collin convinced his Uncle Monty to support him in his lobbying to change the policy and in return promises him that there will be no repercussions from those who might be unhappy about the change.
All of that is blown out of the water when someone plants a bomb and sets the TAG house on fire. A frat brother is injured and the house is totally a lost cause. And Uncle Monty starts putting on the pressure to change the policy back. But part of Collin's reasons for lobbying the change so hard were to see his Uncle's reactions in the first place. His whole life has been planned out by his uncle, his prep school, college, classes and degree, including his position in the family olive oil import business after graduation. It isn't until he meets sexy paramedic Eric (who has his own secret history with Uncle Monty), an alum of TAG himself in the bomb fiasco that Collin starts to feel like he finally has someone in his corner. But their relationship is picking up quick and heavy and the pressure from all directions in his life is starting to get to Collin.
This is quite a long novel, but it really doesn't seem like it because it's really jam packed with action and a super quick pace. The only real downtime in the story are the times alone with Collin and Eric, which thankfully are a fair few. Normally, I would probably prefer the story to be less sex heavy and more plot-centric, but Anne Tenino knows how to write sex and intimacy together, while keeping the relationship moving forward and the sex important to plot. And that's all while making it some of the hottest sex I've read this year! Whew, Eric and Collin have a serious connection from the moment they meet and it really shows throughout the book, slowly translating from lust into something real. Even though it's made known several times throughout the book how fast their relationship is moving (a week total over the whole book) this NEVER felt like insta-love. It isn't about the overall time that the couple has in getting to know one another, but about how they spend that time. Eric and Collin go through a lot together and each step along the way they communicate those changes between them, so that you can see them growing together.
All i can really do is urge you to read this book yourself. I know that this book will have a fair few amount of fans excited to read it already, because of the popularity of the series previously. But all I can really say is that I feel like this series gets better and better with each book, and while your preferences for the plot of each will change how you feel about each book (they're all fairly different), I think that Anne's writing has grown in leaps and bounds since Frat Boy…. There are so many great things about this book, a kick ass opening chapter which really introduces us to Eric well and some absolutely pure hilarity from the frat boys:
"Big mistake the Alunmi Association made. You should never threaten a fat boy's beer."
"Danny," Collin snapped. "Whenever sensitivity is called for in the future, I think you shoal ask yourself, 'What would Tim Gunn do?'"
This moment between Collin and Eric pulled it all together for me:
"Did you feel ashamed?" Collin felt as if Eric had just dropped his full weight on his chest, denting in his ribcage and making it harder for his lungs to expand. "No." Eric kissed his other palm. "Shit. Maybe. Why would I feel ashamed?" "I don't know. For not being what your -- what people wanted you to be." Oh God, now he felt nauseous. "That's so unfair." Eric smiled sadly. "It's unfair that you felt that way?" Collin swallowed, nodding…
I admit I did wonder a few times if Collin ever went to class! Of course, that doesn't matter, but it does illustrate the enormous pressure I felt for him. Collin has everything bombarding him at once with enormous pressure on him to hold the weight, to deal with it, to figure it out for everyone else. I really felt for him. And it made his time with Eric and their marathon sex chapters not just an expected byproduct of a romance novel, but needed as de-stressing time for him.
So, yes, I definitely recommend this one. I know a lot of you will be reading it anyway, so I'd love to know what you think. Please leave me comments!(less)
I didn't quite understand what Rolf and Ranger were trying to do until I remembered the name of this story. And the format (twelve short sho...moreBrilliant!
I didn't quite understand what Rolf and Ranger were trying to do until I remembered the name of this story. And the format (twelve short shorts with Christmas as their only common denominator) works beautifully for such a large cast of characters, especially since so many of them are still partially unknown to us, or we only know them from third-hand information through the main characters. Getting to see them like this, their history in just a moment captured from one Christmas in their past or present says so much about each one of them and introduces us to a lot of new information. Wade, especially, is someone that I feel I have a completely better understanding of now.
And the format really works and must have gone over really well, as seen with Rolf and Ranger's most recent FCR short story release, "Jackson High", which has the same vignette format.(less)
In this Paranormal Days story, we get to know Jayden's brother, Jordan. In Beach Remedy we really don't...moreReview posted at The Armchair Reader.
In this Paranormal Days story, we get to know Jayden's brother, Jordan. In Beach Remedy we really don't get to see much of Jordan, only enough to see that he's a more reserved and responsible version of Jayden with long, beautiful dreadlocks. And, while they're both hedge witches, Jordan is the only one that really practices. He's a stereotype in most ways (think beach bum), even down to the herbal blends he loves to smoke. One of the biggest differences are their sexuality -- while both brothers are gay and Jayden tends to be a somewhat promiscuous wildcat, Jordan prefers a more sedate and mature man, and hasn't been out on a date in forever.
Being a hedge witch is Jordan's dream. He makes defensive amulets and protection charms agains vampires and werewolves. He makes his own small spells that he sells to his neighbors, including his herbal cigarettes (though some of them are private and definitely not-legal). It's what he loves to do, even if most people see him and immediately take him for a lazy bum and he'll never make enough money. Both he and Jayden have taken care of each other from a young age, but Jordan is fed up of always living hand to mouth when they deserve so much more.
The remedy seems to be against a lot of what he stands for, but it might not be that bad either. A large magic firm is looking to take on hedge witches to travel around the country and work. It pays a lot of money and Jordan knows that he's good enough to get one of the coveted spots. But working up the corporate ladder means saying goodbye to his dreadlocks, his pride, and most unfortunately, his time. The only thing that saves him from a complete breakdown of spirit is the distinguished older man he meets while on the road...
In structure and plot, this story differs a bit from Beach Remedy. Where that story is all about falling in love and having fun on the beach, Herbal Remedy is really about trying to make it through the pitfalls of a relationship with an older man while trying to work a particularly demanding job. Jordan is a genuinely good soul. In many ways he's uncomplicated and fiercely loyal, and that can come across as naivety. In a way it is. Falling in love for Jordan is freeing and beautiful with no reservations, which makes dealing with the experience of a man so much older than him a difficulty that he didn't expect to face and doesn't know how to reconcile. I liked Jordan quite a bit. I'm not sure how much I liked Shayne, and I can't decide if it's his actions or the fact that I felt like I didn't really get to know him or much about him or see them a lot together. Or both. Probably a little of both.
However, for a short story, I think that we get a pretty good picture of the world and a lot of story for only 13,000 words. As I said in my review today of Beach Remedy, these stories should definitely be read as a pair. I only say that because I enjoyed both of them. They definitely don't need to be read together, and you could pick either one to read as a standalone story and be satisfied. Recommended.(less)
I decided to review this story on a whim, just because when I saw it and got it, it intrigued me. It might n...moreReview posted at Brief Encounters Reviews.
I decided to review this story on a whim, just because when I saw it and got it, it intrigued me. It might not have if I had not read anything by this author in the past, but after Jen reviewed this author's story, Unseen Touch, and I read it, I really wanted to see what else this author had to offer.
In a few ways this story is a bit of a disappointment compared to that story. It is much shorter and doesn't begin to plumb the depths of the world within that that story did. But, I also suspected, from the blurb and story length, that this wouldn't be much more than an erotica story, and that was fine with me.
The story follows Kit, who is turning nineteen and determined to seduce his boss and savior. Just over a year ago, while still a minor at 17, Kit was a throwaway and picked up by Leon on the steps of the older man's restaurant. For reasons that the man won't completely divulge, other than pure philanthropy, Kit is given a place to stay and a job at the restaurant. The place and Leon soon become his new family, but Kit can't help but still want Leon, just as he did from that first meeting. But Leon won't make the final leap, even though Kit suspects the man has feelings for him too. With determination, Kit's surprise for Leon is derailed by a mysterious tattoo appears on his back and he starts drawing all kinds of strange attention from weird strangers.
Though this does has one rather steamy scene, just rounding out the short story, even rated as an erotical story this was only so so for me. Most of the reason is the length. If the focus of the story was only sex, then I might not have been bothered, but a rather complex world is just barely hinted at, and it only made me want to understand all the questions that went unanswered. Sadly, the one scene that didn't seem to further the story that had already been set up made me a bit frustrated. And though it was hot, it wasn't enough for me to be satisfied.
I'm looking forward to reading more of Arvel Amaya's work, perhaps the sequel to Unseen Touch. But, sadly, at $2.99 for only 8k words, it just isn't worth it, in my opinion. If I were you, I'd skip this one and read the other story.(less)
I'm mostly familiar with Kyell Gold's work from his series, Out of Position, and reading a few shorter w...moreReview posted at The Armchair Reader.
I'm mostly familiar with Kyell Gold's work from his series, Out of Position, and reading a few shorter works of his this week as nice, mostly for the small commitment in time and getting to read a wider variety of his work. Because I don't really read anthropomorphic fiction outside of Kyell Gold's work (who introduced me to it), reading about even a few characters different than Lee and Dev and different from the contemporary football plot of that series was nice, and gave me a wider scope of what Kyell Gold can do.
This is definitely the sexiest of his work that I've read. The story centers on a group of friends at Hoffridge U. and their lives. At the center of that group and this story is Vaxy, a pine marten, and his sexual (mis)adventures -- namely the love triangle that forms between the sexy professor he works for in the lab (and their daily appointments in the closet between lab work) and the casual sex relationship with his roommate and friend Mike.
The trouble starts when Vaxy is interrupted by a knock on the lab door as he's sitting in Dr. Forrest's lap. He's actually surprised when it turns out to be Mrs. Forrest. It isn't as if Vaxy has loose morals or anything like that, he just likes to have a good time. And he is rather tight-lipped about secrets, others and his own. His surprise that Dr. Forrest was cheating with him makes him question their relationship, even though it was just all in good fun. The wife, however, is like a dog with a bone. She won't let the possibility of finding the person who her husband is cheating with, and somehow, Vaxy finds himself playing the wife off the husband and the husband off the wife, in a deep quagmire of kept secrets.
So why does it bother him if he's not the only one getting down with the sexy doctor? And why is Mike constantly getting upset lately about his "extracurricular activities". They don't have a relationship and Mike has never made him think that he wanted more. Add in the extra complications of one-off with their mutual friend Grace, and Vaxy finds that he's dug himself deeper into a mess that only just now realized was a problem in the first place.
Science Friction, isn't the sort of story you might expect from the title, but a more literal description of the business Vaxy the science student gets down to around the college. The issues dealt with could be heavy, but are written in a humorous light as Vaxy digs himself deeper into the mess. He's only really concerned with having fun and keeping things light, only to realize that it isn't the same for everyone else and he needs to evaluate his life and his real feelings. The love triangle isn't used to maximum effect. The focus of the story is really the misadventures of Vaxy. We get to know Dr. Forrest pretty well, but Mike much less so. This was a bit of an imbalance for me as a reader, though in retrospect works for the the story and was obviously done for a reason. And because the story is so short (at around 30k words), there really isn't time for the story to create a world around them, but focuses on paring down the story to the main plotline without a lot of interference from the outside world or extra scenes.
The story is capped off by a short story called "Armadillo Peccadillo", about Grace and his roommate Wally (briefly in the main story). I enjoyed this little extra so much! It really made me want more of the group of friends and their adventures, especially with Wally, Grace and Mike, who we got to know much less well than Vaxy.
This definitely isn't my favorite of Kyell Gold's stories, but it really couldn't be compared on the same level as the deeply involved stories such as Out of Position and it's sequels. It was, however, a whole lot of fun to read and very satisfactory indeed.(less)
I've been excited to read this one for a while now ;) Okay, not only because I love Anne and her books,...moreReview posted at The Armchair Reader.
I've been excited to read this one for a while now ;) Okay, not only because I love Anne and her books, or because I really liked Whitetail Rock and The Fix, but mostly because I loved Sam so much in those stories and couldn't wait to see him get his own HEA. And come on, a character who is admittedly secretly in love with romance novels having his own book called "Too Stupid to Live"? That's gotta be awesome!
We first met Sam in Whitetail Rock with his best friend Nik. Compared to Nik, Sam is always seen as the tall, gangly, awkward one. Too skinny. Too underweight. When Nik finds Jurgen, Sam despairs of ever finding someone for himself, and adamantly refuses to believe that anyone as hot or as in demand as Jurgen would give him the time of day. He's enamored of Ian when he meets him playing rugby with a bunch of other hot shirtless men. He thinks he looks like his very own Highlander and for the first time risks the chance and asks him out -- only to be thoroughly shot down. Ian wonders about Sam too, and not only feels kinda bad about how he shot him down but also can't stop thinking about him, wondering if he made a mistake. Ian has been trying to change recently, after a horrible accident while fighting a fire and then later getting out from under the thumb of the chief, his conservative father. He's a renowned rake of the modern sort, and even though Sam might swoon at the thought of reforming him, the real-life possibility of a rather sensitive and vulnerable Sam not getting thoroughly heartbroken looks impossible.
When the two realize just what a small world it is (Ian is Jurgen's cousin, FYI) and are thrown together at a party thrown by Nik, Sam decides to take his chances under Ian's forceful seduction. He just promises himself he'll try to remember that Ian isn't anyone's idea of a perfect husband.
In many ways this is a classic contemporary romance, albeit approached from a unique angle. While we often seem to have a romance writer as a main character, here we're presented with a story that at least half of the time is told by Sam, an admitted romance reader and a writer himself. He's in a unique position to critique "The Romance Novel", and that experience in how a story is put together comes across in his critique of his own life.
And that's when it hit Sam. If Ian was a TGH [Tortured, Gothic Hero], that made Sam…
Too Stupid to Live.
Sam closed his eyes in resignation. He was TSTL. Stupid enough to investigate the locked fourth story of the manor house, where the human screams originated; stupid enough to run out onto the moors at night to find the howling wolves. Stupid enough to want to suck Ian's cock again. And the whole time, he'd be thinking he could somehow further the plot via his stupidity.
The thing was, whatever had happened between him and Ian was certainly fraught with internal conflict, because all romances -- okay, romance novels -- had some kind of conflict, and if it wasn't external it had to be internal. Since Ian wasn't saving Sam from international drug-smuggling terrorists, and he wasn't the captain of an enemy starship that had captured Sam in battle (ugh, revenge sex), their plotting -- his and Ian's -- had to center on internal conflict.
AKA emotional conflict.
Obviously, if an outside observer had to guess which of them had the more serious emotional conflict, they'd pick Ian. Sam wasn't the one who didn't even know what constituted a relationship. By default, that made Ian the screwed-up one, right?
Aside from his own charm, that connection to the reader makes the story immediately engaging. We can understand and empathize with Sam with his life because of the language he uses to explore it. He's the first person to admit that he's become TSTL and his fantasies are ones that we have as well, or at least know of -- "Reformed rakes make the best husbands." (I love that one).
While it might be unfair for me to compare this (as a novel) to the first two stories because of the length and time to explore this relationship, I did like it more than those. Nik and Jurgen make an appropriate presence in the story without relying on them to carry the story. And Too Stupid to Live carries on in a similar vein as those stories in similar plot, characters, style and tone. The first two stories were incredibly hot, and this novel was as well. Much of the relationship between Sam and Ian is physical (at least up front, and for the first half of the novel). They've created a carefully constructed fabrication over their true relationship to continue the lie that it isn't a real relationship at all, and to do that they rely heavily on sex. For me, it carried the story and I didn't feel the need for more, because it is actually there. The sex scenes are constructed with a careful eye to move the plot forward and subsequently, the relationship.
Fans of Anne Tenino will definitely like this story. Ian is every bit the roguish character he's made out to be and is sometimes difficult to warm to (so are Sam's decisions regarding him). But, those choices are balanced well with real feeling and the lens through which the story is structured (The Romance Novel) bridges the gap between them.
Definitely recommended! And I look forward to the next :)(less)
The first book I read by CB Conwy was A Russian Bear. I loved it, but at the same time it traumatized me in...moreReview coming soon to The Armchair Reader.
The first book I read by CB Conwy was A Russian Bear. I loved it, but at the same time it traumatized me in some ways. There is one scene, earlier on in the book that deals with CBT (which makes it's return here). That's Cock and Ball Torture to those of you who are uninitiated to the book. I'm not sure if it's because I'm a guy (and not into that sort of play), but I couldn't handle it and fled the book, only to pick it up a few months later, wanting to finish and conquer my fears. To my surprise, nothing was that intense for me after that and I ended up loving the book. It remains one of my favorite m/m BDSM books, even over the sequel with a different couple, Alphabet Soup. I was really excited to see that the author was continuing the series with a sequel of the original couple, whose story really hadn't ended. The end of that first book is where this one picks up.
A Russian Bear tells the beginning of the story of Tom and Mischa. Their relationship evolves quickly, powering through scene after scene while Mischa initiates Tom into the scene. It's almost a who's who of sexual variety, with more types of BDSM and kink play than I've seen in any other book. At the end of the story, Tom is attacked and beaten in a hate crime and spends the end of the book guarded and removed, with Mischa unable to help and both unsure if the Dom/sub side of their relationship will ever come back to them while Tom is constantly afraid and Mischa refuses to hurt the boy he fell in love with.
Happily Ever After tells the rest of that story and lives up to the title. The book starts as they work through the issues the assault caused Tom and the wedge it forced into their relationship. They have to find a new way to work together, a new way of understanding each other and communicating. Finally, they realize that they're going to have to start over again, and once they do, their rediscovery of the play that brings them such intimacy shows them that their relationship has a real future.
This book is so much of a continuation of the book that I think only people who really liked the first book will be fans of this one. Not only because it is essentially the same story, but because it is really very similar to that first book. The majority of the story is again scene after scene, with a different variety of techniques and devices. I won't say they were boring, however. I didn't feel that they were as intense this time around, but that is perhaps because I've read more since that first book and am somewhat desensitized in comparison to before. In some ways, the scenes go further, especially because they have more history and therefore the scenes have a more impactful meaning.
I have the same difficulty with this book as I did the first one. Their relationship is so insular, with hardly any time outside the scene, that the ending seems surprising. The first book that was the assault, which seemed to come from nowhere. In this book, that is Tom's future as he finishes his master's degree. While we do get more time outside the house and their play this time around, with more visits to the club and time spent at the dojo, that doesn't have anything to do with preparing us for the ending and the issues they'll have to work through. Therefore, the end once again seemed to come out of the blue, and on top of that was dealt with rather hastily in the last 8% or so of the book. Otherwise, I still enjoyed this and am a fan of CB Conwy's writing and will encourage other fans to read this book. Anyone who liked A Russian Bear will want to read this and see the end of Mischa and Tom's story. Though there could always be more, this feels like the most natural end for them. Hopefully we can see Toby's story next.(less)
I think that should just be my review. Well, I'll say this:
I thought OMFG every time I turned a new page reading this. Like, half the time it w...moreO.M.F.G
I think that should just be my review. Well, I'll say this:
I thought OMFG every time I turned a new page reading this. Like, half the time it was serious, and the other half it was totally fucking wacky and hilarious. For the first half I was kinda taking it seriously, even the part where (view spoiler)[he sleeps with the 80 year old woman... AGAIN (hide spoiler)], but then I just kept laughing out loud over and over again as this story took turn after turn that I never ever expected. It's obviously just for fun, because even though its a sweet and serious story at it's core, the characters and their actions are just so fucking wacky.. I couldn't believe it, so I just didn't. I ran with it and laughed it up. I think this is the first book I've ever read where the characters really annoyed me half the time but I just didn't care! The ending was PRICELESS!
I love Dylan near the end where Sean has to get it up for a scene and Dylan is like FLUFFER! Fluffer here! Fluffer coming through! I'm his fluffer now everyone! practically busting up knees to get to kneel fast enough... hilarious!
The only thing I found disturbing (well EXTRA EXTRA EXTRA disturbing, lol) was the way everyone talked to Ms. Rosy like she had no life left and nothing to look forward to but them "generously" offering her their dicks.
So, I'd say read it, but don't expect a whole lot going in, just try to roll with it and have fun :D["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)