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An Uncommon Whore by Belinda McBride
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Jul 27, 10

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Read in March, 2010

Don’t judge a book by its cover (and its title), because this one harbors a surprisingly sweet and engaging story.

Pasha is a sex slave with no recollection of his past. He doesn’t know who he was, who he is or who he is going to be, but he does feel there’s something more for him out there. And when a stranger walks into a bar, he knows not to let him slip away.
And so begins the story of Pasha/Helios and Griffin.

I liked the world McBride created and the plot was engaging and layered. The sex was hot and romantic. Plus it served a deeper meaning in establishing the roles in the characters' new relationship.
The best part of the book, however, were the characters themselves. Griffin was a great secondary: his internal turmoil was palpable and I felt (and fell) for him. But Helios… oh my…. His matter-of-fact tone in which he relayed his thoughts and actions were fantastic. I found him to be very endearing and loved him instantly.

A well written and sweet little story. I’m hoping for a sequel.
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Nichole (Dirty H) Mel, you read some man lovin'? Was it your first? How was it???


message 14: by The Flooze (new) - added it

The Flooze Whoo hoo! I'm adding it.


message 13: by Mel (new) - rated it 4 stars

Mel Oh add it! I really liked it!
If was my first m/m yes. If you don't count the m/m scenes in my Shayla Black ménage-book, that is. I actually added it cause you had, Nicole (by the way: 'after the moratorium'?). You're my guru remember? Especially concerning this genre.
I checked out the excerpt and I was interested, especially for the narrative voice which was quite dry and ironic. There's an actual plot and it makes sense too! The characters are interesting and sympathetic and the sex wasn't just sex but had a deeper meaning in establishing the roles in the characters' new relationship.
I heard there might be a sequel and I'm excited for that. It was a sweet little story.


Nichole (Dirty H) Yay, I'm excited! Welcome to the dark side. :)

After the moratorium:
Basically I got into this really bad habit of compulsively buying m/m e-books but then never knowing what to read next. I had so many books that I didn't even know what I had or where to begin. So I made a list of 100 books I already owned and made a hard fast rule that I am not allowed to buy any new e-books until I've read all the books on that list.
So my "after the moratorium" shelf is all the m/m books I am for sure going to buy as soon as I'm allowed to buy e-books again.


message 11: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Thanks for clarifying that, Nichole. I've been meaning to ask about that unusual shelf title. :)


message 10: by Mel (new) - rated it 4 stars

Mel Nichole wrote: "Yay, I'm excited! Welcome to the dark side..."

Thanks! And wow, I admire your self restraint. And you can safely move this book up on your to buy after moratorium list :)


message 9: by The Flooze (new) - added it

The Flooze The dark side. Lol. Bringing them all over, slowly but surely. That Nichole. She's a sneaky wench.


message 8: by Mel (new) - rated it 4 stars

Mel Which reminds, me: I still have to write a review on this one. Such a sweet book! And especially great compared to the Gail Koger one :D


message 7: by The Flooze (last edited Mar 22, 2010 08:26PM) (new) - added it

The Flooze Bahhhh ha ha ha ha HA!!

She's gonna get you for that!


message 6: by Beanbag (new)

Beanbag Love Wow, what a title/cover! lol

But it looks really good. Great review, Mel!


message 5: by Mel (new) - rated it 4 stars

Mel Thanks so much :) And I really recommend it!


message 4: by Karyn (new) - added it

Karyn Talk bout book titles... i'm adding this one Mel. If you liked it, i probably will too


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

Mel Oooh, let me know if/how you like it :)


message 2: by Talyn (new) - added it

Talyn If I DO find this listed in my state's Share-Libraries catalogue, it's going to be REALLY awkward if I were to get this checked out... I don't know if I could keep from blushing from embarrassment... x_x


message 1: by Mel (new) - rated it 4 stars

Mel LOL yeah, people would think you're reading porn! It's worth the embarrassment though ;)


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