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3.06  ·  Rating details ·  188 ratings  ·  37 reviews
Brad is short of cash. He's lost his job, and if he can't find the rent money by Friday, he's going to be evicted. He answers a job to work as a strip-o-gram, but ends up getting more than he bargained for.
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 100 pages
Published November 28th 2010 by Todd Young
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Emma Sea
I would definitely class this as gay erotica: it's not an m/m romance. The book is written well, with a believeable world, events, and characters. The characters were challenging because they were so difficult to like; as another reviewer stated, I just wanted to shake Bradley. I read m/m for relaxation and escape, but this had me feeling dirty and a little nauseated. The conclusion to the story is pretty brutal, and this is where I see the book functioning as a sexual fantasy a la Nifty, rather ...more
Jul 04, 2014 rated it really liked it

Yes, it is me.

Because of this book.

IT WAS MY LAST BOOK on my to-read list of Todd Young.

I've read EVERYTHING. Except maybe some existed secret letters, emails, notes and dairy. I have to send Edward Snowden a friend request on FB.
I can only hope that Todd will never loose his inspiration and imagination and desire to write.

IT MADE ME CRAZY! Bradley made me crazy. Justin made me crazy! God, I became almost a killer because of Tom!!

Aug 01, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: freebie
No fluff, no romance, but thank goodness no dogs either. There is definitely something that this author captures that appeals to me. Onto Naked.
Taylor Siluwé
Jan 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Now THAT'S Erotica!

We all know the basics. The `ins' the `outs' the `oohs' and `aahs' are not original anymore and never will be again. Writing sex is easy.

But creating a character we can feel and touch and care for, and then to take us gleefully along on a heated and teasingly smutty journey of longing and lust -- which, in real life, is so often foolhardy or sadly unrequited -- is not so easy, however THAT'S erotica.

In Todd Young's "Corrupted" we find such a character. The plot i
This proved to be a difficult read and a difficult one to rate. Had it been only for the feeling it left me with, I would have rated it somewhere between 1 and 2 stars. However, the story itself deserves 3 stars.

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This book is definitely not M/M Romance, if you are looking for a sweet heart-warming read then you will be bitterly disappointed.

The saddest part of this book, is not how Bradley is treated in the sex industry, but how he is treated by his 'friends.' Justin is such a vile individual you know that whatever happens, Bradley will not end up with his HEA - his love for Justin will either stay unrequited, or he will end up with someone who uses him - which makes the whole feel of the sto
Oct 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
Didn't quite go as I expected, definitely wished for something longer and more fleshed out. Nonetheless, fewer and fewer books these days are able to draw me in and not have me predicting half the book.

As another reviewer indicated, this isn't really a m/m romance ( though it is m/m), so temper your expectations accordingly. I am looking forward to future works from this author - I'd love to see where he goes with a full novel.
Dec 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Not a romance even though there are romantic emotions, but a tale of young person who is getting close to rock bottom, and with no real support system to keep him from spiraling downwards. As a reader you want to tell the main character to make other choices but he is young, inexperienced and helplessly in love, so he deals with events the best he can at the time.

Gritty but very real take on the idea 'love is blindness', emotionally naked and raw, and I will never forget this book. Nor regret I
Cole Riann
How did I ever finish this?! It should have been a DNF for sure. All I can do is claim a perverse fascination to see how this would end up. I don't know why I bothered, I never believe there was any chance it could turn around. I guess I just wanted to know if Brad would ever grow a spine.

Nope. What a waste.
Jul 13, 2014 rated it liked it
I wish it were slightly longer. Great writing as always!
Smith Barney
{shakes head} writer that composes every erotically humiliating word in shameful detail.
Jenn (not Lily)
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was ok
I always feel ... uncomfortable after reading one of Todd Young's books. Just like Brad, I feel like I need to go take a bath and then a scalding shower. Why exactly do I keep doing this to myself? Oh yeah, because he's one of the only authors I know with a Y for an initial. Please, if any one knows of other Y authors writing MM, for the love of God, tell me!
Fenriz Angelo
Apr 03, 2016 rated it did not like it
I've been reading this book from time to time for weeks and yesterday i decided to finish it.

I don't think i liked the book at all. It started fine, quite funny but after a time i started to hate the characters, specially Justin, i couldn't understand how Bradley was so in love with that slack, tick of human being who also was friends with the very dudes that horribly bullied Bradley in highschool making him drop off school.

The erotic parts weren't sexy at all, i just can
Aug 07, 2014 rated it did not like it
I don't even know where to start with this book. The main character was stupid(in love) at best. All the other characters in the book take advantage of him or abuse him in one way or another. This book should basically serve as a warning: Kids, don't quit school and move to New York even if you are gay and were pantsed in front of the whole school, otherwise you'll end up doing porn to pay the bills while being in a pseudo abusive non-relationship with your douchebag of a best friend.
This was a freebie that I couldn't pass up. I'm not going to rate it because I hated it, but it was well written. I just hated the characters and the story. It just isn't the story for me.
Dec 08, 2012 rated it liked it
I have to give this a 3 just because I'm not sure how I feel about it. It's not that it's not hot or poorly written, neither are true. It's that it's one of those books where the closeted gay guy is tortured by the straight guys and enjoys it while hating them, kind of stories.

That and his best friend/love interest Justin is hot but a lazy frack who takes advantage of him but the main character is clueless. Justin doesn't pay rent, doesn't have a job, doesn't look for one, yet walks around the
Feb 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Todd Young why do you torture your poor boys? They are so pretty and sad and completely stupid. I mean, I kinda get it, teenage boys are dumb, but then you make them miserable to boot, and it's all their own fault.

Even with all the hilarious misery, like watching the flashback scene in 40-year-old virgin, where he kicks the girl in the face when she's sucking his toes, I can't look away, or in this case, stop reading these mean books.

Aug 20, 2019 marked it as disliked
I don't support the main character. It's hard for me as a person who has to take responsibility for myself to watch someone do it so poorly.

I guess the character is recently out of high school, so he is young. but he is really not smart. He has a roommate that he is financially supporting, but getting nothing in return except his presence. Just keeping this person around seems to be all he wants in life. That is really not enough. Not for a real person or a character in a book. Especially when
Mar 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: erotica
I tried reading this book several times, but always had some difficulty getting into it and finishing it. For M/M stuff, it's a bit tame, but the story is more about a sad sack of a boy who can't seem to figure out how to get what he wants. He's easily manipulated for money and ends up the story in a rather impossible situation after a rather great (and coincidental) humiliation.

Still, Young writes well. The characters are interesting, if not likable. I'd like to see if Young does a
Aviv Shener
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was ok
This could have been good if it wasn't so bad.
The amount of times I rolled my eyes...
The author has no understanding on the way the male body works, seriously.
And the characters were ridiculous, my god.
The main character didn't even act human. He was like an alien who was coming all the time. Wow, stupidity level at a hundred.

The writing itself was decent at parts, but stupidity won at the end, and that is why this book is a disaster.
Ed Davis
Nov 28, 2017 rated it liked it
It was a quick read. Bradley is such a fool in love. He’s taken advantage of by everyone.
Nicole Prado-Carr
Apr 12, 2019 rated it did not like it

One chapter in and I couldn’t finish it. It was just not my cup of tea. I didn’t like the writing style or lack there of. It was just very cringe worthy
Feb 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
a page turner book
Mar 03, 2013 rated it it was ok
On the surface, "Corrupted" is erotica, and not just erotica but straight up porn. The sex that happens throughout the story is such that it could only ever happen in brainless pornos...both because it's all rather implausible, and also because in a real world context these events would be considered sexual assault at best and violent rape at worst. And there's certainly a place in the world for exploitation/rape fantasies...on my "to-read" list, for instance!

But this erotica isn't e
Feb 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
It's a bit of a sad story, but good nonetheless.
Thom Wolf
Jul 25, 2012 rated it liked it
This is a well written and genuinely sexy tale about a young man called Bradley and the lengths he goes to to get make money. The pacing is good and the set pieces are pretty hot. My only complaint is that the character is Bradley is a bit too weak for most of the book. He moons around over a complete loser call Justin and seems to cry as frequently as he ejaculates. If Bradley had a bit more fun and enjoyed some of the things he does in the book I would have given it four stars instead of three ...more
Mar 15, 2011 rated it it was ok
Ugh, I am not sure where to start with this one. I gave it two stars for the effort and the fact that I really liked (or maybe pitied?) Bradley. Throughout the short book I felt compelled to reach into my Kindle and shake Bradley (seriously dude, grow a pair and tell your big dick friend to get the fuck out) and then kick all the other characters asses. The ending left me extremely irritated at what a complete douchbag Justin was. Although I only paid 99 cents for the book, I wouldn't even recom ...more
Nov 05, 2012 rated it liked it
Nothing is really believable in this story. It isn't really romance, but not quite erotica.

A story of a boy becoming a porn-star, stripper, and whore for his moocher best friend, with whom he is in love.

It's sexy and the writing isn't poor quality, just all the situations and events are pretty ludicrous. A strange read.
Dec 20, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: yuck
I remember reading this one last year and disliking it so much that I removed it from my Kindle immediately after reading. I forgot about it until today when I was going over my Amazon account, looking at past purchases. Don't remember what I didn't like. Just didn't like it. *shrugs*
Apr 04, 2015 rated it it was ok
I did not care for this book. It was well written I just didn't like the story. Brad is bullied in high school and used by his best friend. These things never changed as I had hoped.
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Todd Young writes books that sit on the borderline between gay erotica and m/m romance.

Generally, I aim to write erotica that goes a little further than the average. I spend a lot of time on my characters, trying to make them as believable as possible. While my stories are sexual fantasies, I want them to have a deeper meaning, and a quality of unexpectedness. To some extent, I am atte

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“Justin had a few freckles. A few on his face. On his nose and his cheeks. They were one of the things that Bradley liked about him. His smile. his freckles, his cock, his laughing eyes, his curved thighs. His smooth, silky hair.” 0 likes
“He pulled out what he thought he would find there, a dildo, though Bradley frowned, genuinely surprised. He sat back down and looked up at Pete, sure that Pete had made some kind of mistake, because it wasn’t a dildo, but a hand mixer.” 0 likes
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