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precious_boy by K.Z. Snow
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Nov 13, 11

bookshelves: romance, novella, m-m, author-writer-journalist, chef-restaurant, hs-childhood-loves, possible-share
Read in November, 2011

Not quite 4 stars.

Jonathan Wright comes across a young man in a porn video that looks familiar. Setting up a meeting with the man confirms his suspicion that this man is from his past. Jon knows that he should try to stay out of this man's business, but he can't help but feel protective about this man that he knew so many years ago and try to lead him away from this life that he has chosen. Things become even more convoluted when one of Jon's ex-lovers returns.

I can't talk about the young man in the book without a lot of spoilers so I'll skip over him. I will say that the story was interesting and I liked the characters but I think that the story was just a little bit too short for truly successful character development. I think that everything felt pretty rushed. This could have easily been a 4 or even a 5 star book if the author spent a few more pages to further develop the past relationships, the current relationships, and the plot.
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Fiona Goodman I totally agree with you on this one!


message 2: by L-D (last edited Nov 13, 2011 11:01AM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

L-D I feel like I know nothing about "Justin Time" at all. But I did like the story behind his screen name precious_boy. That was sweet. There should've been more moments like that. Much more was needed about the past relationships. Why did Justin Time feel so deeply?


Fiona Goodman There were some really sweet parts to the story. I guess I also had a little bit of the 'ick' factor to get over as well. It's difficult for me not to feel that with such a quick transition from a grown man knowing a young boy to all of a sudden having a sexual relationship with him even if he is of age now. Just too rushed for me.


message 4: by L-D (new) - rated it 3 stars

L-D I agree with that totally. That's kind of what I mean about needing more background. (view spoiler)


Fiona Goodman Yeah. It's pretty gross that he also sleeps with the narcissistic father! yuck!!


message 6: by L-D (new) - rated it 3 stars

L-D OMG yeah - I totally didn't expect that to happen. Ick!


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