Really enjoyed this series that had it's ups and downs but ends on a solid HFN note. Oliver and Caleb had quite a few things to work out, but their ch Really enjoyed this series that had it's ups and downs but ends on a solid HFN note. Oliver and Caleb had quite a few things to work out, but their chemistry was never in question. Once they got past the other parts of their lives that were giving them trouble, everything seemed to fall into place for them. This was well written and interesting with a few twists here and there and one that shows a bit of a different side of kink. Definitely recommend....more
3.5 stars - This is the story of Eden, a young guy trying to make it in music by attending open-mic nights while paying his bills as a male exotic dan 3.5 stars - This is the story of Eden, a young guy trying to make it in music by attending open-mic nights while paying his bills as a male exotic dancer/stripper. He is discovered one night by Kylor, a smart-dressed club owner out scouting talent for his own club. When Eden fails to leave contact info, Kylor must track him down which leads him to Eden’s other profession, one which Kylor pretty much sneers his nose at. He makes his offer to give Eden the chance of a lifetime, and he takes him up on it.
Unfortunately, even though these two feel some major sparks, Kylor is adament (with himself anyway) that nothing can come of it as long as Eden is an employee. Not wanting Eden to miss the opportunity, he pushes him to take the job offered. Eden, on the other hand, is oblivious to this and has high hopes of having both.
Once it becomes clear Kylor is not interested, Eden gives it all up and moves on. But, Kylor doesn’t give up trying to lure Eden back (for the sake of the club) with promises that they will work things out. This is accomplished by some manipulations on both of their parts, but they eventually come to an agreement. There is also the struggle of Eden actually enjoying his work as a stripper/dancer and wanting to continue with something that Kylor finds so distasteful. Again, they make it work, and Kylor comes around in the end, but it just added to the things I never really liked about Kylor.
I had trouble connecting with these two as a couple. I never really felt the spark they did and always sort of saw Kylor as trying to fix Eden or make things better for someone less fortunate. Which, is great in one way, but felt wrong in another. These guys never really get to know one another until towards the end of the book, and there was a major amount of miscommunication or lack thereof which became tiresome. Kylor is supposed to be the older, more mature businessman, yet he felt like a lovesick teenager, while Eden was the one who, aside from doing the runner, kept acting more like an adult.
So, while I enjoyed some aspects of this story – I really liked Eden and seeing him succeed, there wasn’t anything that blew me away. I would recommend this for fans of May/December and those with class differences where the better off character changes the life of the other, less fortunate character.
An enjoyable and interesting continuation of Book 1. I'm loving the dynamic between Caleb and Oliver. This installment picks things up in the intensit An enjoyable and interesting continuation of Book 1. I'm loving the dynamic between Caleb and Oliver. This installment picks things up in the intensity department and ends with a bit of a cliffy, so I'm off to jump into Book 3....more