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(Blue Boy #1)

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  1,363 ratings  ·  279 reviews
Levi Ramone entered the gay porn market for one reason, and one reason only: he needed the cash to pay his momma's spiraling gambling debts.

Seven years later, he's a veteran with a reputation as one of Blue Boy Studio's most ruthless tops, and when his boss suggests it's time for a change, he finds himself staring down the barrel of a gun. Figuratively speaking, at
Kindle Edition, 117 pages
Published December 22nd 2016 (first published November 1st 2013)
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Julio Genao
me: it's been three years this book's languished on my TBR. i'm giving up

her: i don't like pornstar books

me: i am indifferent, but i read the reviews and it sounds amply appointed with Annoying White Boys Fucking

her: and that cover is bad

me: bad.

her: real bad.

me: Emma says in thumbnail it always makes her think it's a photo of a Virgin Mary statuette in a cowl

her: trilobite abs

me: #SadAbercrombie

her: hood up, but zipper open. weather is hard, yo

me: Care Bears let the feelz out the front

Nov 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lgbt
4.5 STARS... I Loved it!!!

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This book only emphasises what a great new author Garrett Leigh is turning out to be and, this is the only book I have read where the much anticipated sex scene literally brought me to tears. I loved Slide and Bullet even at a novella length is just as powerful, her writing style is easy and flows the characterisations of both Sonny and Levi, excellent! The seduction of not only Levi but me as a reader was potent What a fabulous novella and one I highly recommend!

Oct 31, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

3.5 stars

Ok, so there was some minor (major) confusion about this book. Loose-ID doesnt have a blurb, but has it categorized under cowboys. So, with that cover and cowboys, its kind of a no-brainer for me. But then, GR reader, Isaac, directed me to Garrett Leighs website and a trailer for the book. And this trailer said this book was about pornstars, which I just dont do. Argh. Frustration.

But alas, I had the book, its only a novella length, so why not give it a go?

Yay! I really enjoyed it! Im
3.75 HEARTS-- Always fashionably late to the party...

Look at the table setting at the Blue Boy party!

I think I might one of the few stragglers who hasn't read Bullet. This is also my second Garrett Leigh. Can I still visit the party with my low Leigh credentials? I promise after reading the re-release version of Bullet...I'll make more an effort to read her work.

The novella stars seasoned porn actor Levi Ramone is a well known top in the industry. Ripped, bearded and rough, Levi is a
Nov 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not long ago I read Slide by Garret and whereas everyone else was blown away by it I was one of the few who wasn't and I was really disappointed because I could see that she is a really unique writer, with a style that should have pushed all my buttons and for the most part it did but something in the story just didn't match my anticipation and that was that, I liked parts of it but I didn't love it the way I hoped to.

But I picked up this novella because I really liked the sound of the blurb
Lorraine Lesar
Feb 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The sex industry is a massive and very lucrative business for the owners, not so much for the workers. So why do people do it? There are many reasons, mostly though its for money. That is certainly the reason for Levi. His no-good, drunk of a mother has debts, Levi is paying them off.
Drilling holes on a regular basis - no emotion, no attachment, just doing a great job until he hears the word cut and then he too cuts off. He walks out, showers and then goes home. Hes not working Construction
Mandy*reads obsessively*

I read the blurb and thought wow, this is a book for me.

Porn industry -check
Hot sexy guy -check
Hot sexy cover -check
Outwardly tough and detached top -check
But inwardly alone and lost and so sad -check
Guilt and feelings of responsibility are more important than his own well being -check
A big payday that comes with a big price -check
Another hot go-go dancer guy -check
An attraction that is as mutual as their animosity -check
Lots of foreplay without any actual mutual
Nov 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: lgbtq, ku, rent-boys
** 2 Stars **

Ok read.
I first discovered Garrett Leighs work from a review I read on GR from the always awesome Isaac. He had reviewed Gypsy Rain and I bought and read it right away. I fell in love with the story and the writing style immediately. Since then Ive been reading anything that Garrett publishes as soon as it comes out and this was no exception.

This was a great novella that I would have loved to have been twice as long. Its the story of Levi, Sonny and the working boys over at Blue Boy Productions. It
Although I was slightly worried than porn stars theme would equal lots of sex, I was intrigued with this book because it gather positive reviews. Plus some reviews I read did say that the porn industry was acting more like a background and the strength would be in the characterization.

Alas, when I finished, this was just an "okay" read. Why?

What Worked For Me
Levi's characterization was the best thing from this book. It was EXCELLENT. I loved that Levi was more than meets the eye. He might came

Im in love with a woman. Yes, I know, thats quite a way to break the news. But seriously, Im in love with a woman. Her name is Garrett Leigh and, if you have not read any of her books, I recommend you to do it the sooner, the better. She is EXACTLY my cup of tea.

I feel she writes only for me, she hit every (good) nerve and every (correct) button with Slide and Rare. But seeing this one that short I thought it would be a superficial thing, above all due to the topic: porn.

Because, really, try to
4.5 stars and ♥♥♥♥♥ from me. A great start to another new series, even if it's only novella. This is a shortie review, not a lot more is needed. I loved the characters of Levi and Sonny, that they started out as people who disliked each other intensely but only because they didn't know each other properly...Sonny didn't think that Levi treated the guys who bottomed for him very well at all, and Levi was totally unimpressed by the twink that was Sonny. Levi had a lot in his plate as far as his ...more
Nov 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance

After Slide I couldn't wait reading this novella and it was just awesome!!!

The cover is an eye catcher par excellence. It intrigued me from the start.


Levi Ramone is a gay porn veteran with a reputation as a ruthless top. Needing more and more money to pay this mother's gambling debts he agrees to do a scene he considers his worst nightmare.

Sonny Valentine is a beautiful and graceful go-go dancer and a fellow porn star. Levi has secretly admired Sonny from afar for years. His only problem
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
I've been pondering how to rate this.

Lookit, I knew what I was getting into when I picked this up. It's a series about porn stars, so it's not like I'm expecting Dostoevsky or anything. Temper your expectations and all that, I get it. It's not as though I hated it or anything. I'm more
Maybe that's the problem. I didn't feel these two as a couple.

Levi's a top who's know as sort of a douche. He treats the bottoms like hamburger meat, gets paid and goes home. He got into porn for reasons, some of
Jun 23, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lgbtq
*3,5 stars*

This was short and hot and sweet.
Hmm. How can the story about a porn star be sweet?
It is. And for the length of it, it captivated me, drew me in and made me root for the MC.

Levi (and we only get his POV) is a beautiful guy with body hair in all the right places (oops, excuse me for getting SLIGHTY off the track here, but I mean, body hair .... and gorgeous, and ... *sigh*)

This novella has enough depth and feels to really get to you. And come on, a porn star falling in love - with a
4,4/5 Stars..

Ever happens to you?!, when you read a book that your're really not that eager to read it!, But once you've done with it. You question yourself and say Huh!! Go figure?!!.. Will chicas that's what i felt!

Any who..back to the story.

it is based on a porn market industry. Blue Boy Studio. The models who work there, were genuine gay men, who loved fucking or/and really needed the cash.

Levi Ramone- reckoned most fell into both categories. he's one of the most popular models: the dark
Jan 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
I look at this book as the beginning of a budding romance between Levi and Sonny, this caught me by surprise. Didn't expect it to be this good.

The story revolves around the gay porn industry. Levi and Sonny prove that you are never too jaded to learn and love.

I wished this book were longer. I really wanted it to keep going.
I wanted to see where Sonny and Levi were headed and how they got their HEA!!

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Kaje Harper
Nov 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There are a lot of M/M pornstar books out there, but this is one of the better ones. Levi was very believable as a guy in it for the money and the physical relief, but holding himself aloof from the scenes. The emptiness of his life, and the way it changed, felt real and had emotional resonance. The resolution of the plot climax was not any of the scenarios I expected, and yet fit well. I love being surprised in a real, believable way.

If I had any issues, or reasons to drop a fraction of a star
This is first installment in the Blue Boy series. Was a good story but I just wish it was longer.There is love hate in the beginning,I like stories of this type.The writing makes this a fast and easy read but the ending was a little abrupt for me.However I loved Levi and I liked the story.

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Nov 03, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Trix by: Isaac Dezagale
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Feb 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm-romance
Loved it! Get it! Read it!

This was so hot, sexy, gritty, and raw! It amazing how much Garrett Leigh can pack into 105 pages. Like the tip of an iceberg, you cant see it all, but you can feel its size and depth.

This is Garrett Leigh, so you know youre getting some angst. Although the backdrop for this story is a porn studio, the real story is about a son, his mother, and a tattooed dancer.

I adored it! I loved the sex scenes, both on and off camera. And I especially loved Sonnys no nonsense
Hey, the moment pretty man and hardened porn stud got to the lovey-dovey stuff I got thrown out of the story...The End!
First part of a series? I`ll let it slide...
Well, I kind of liked this. I mean, I love Johnnies, usually.

Wait. Not Johnnies. I mean "Blue Boys".

Despite both owners being named Jo(h)n, the pretty receptionist, and the quirky yet lovable boys, there are... a few differences. Like names.

I didn't hate this. I didn't like it. It was okay, and okay gets two stars for me.

(And I'm jaded because I liked Johnnies better.)
Nov 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really like this short story. So much more to Levi than what you first get to see.

I loved interactions between Sonny and Levi. There isn't much more to write that others haven't put in their reviews. My first book from this author and I will definitely read more!
Emma Sea
Nov 10, 2013 marked it as probably-not  ·  review of another edition
Whenever the cover thumbnail pops up in my feed I read it as a statuette of the Virgin Mary in a dove-grey mantle.
Not nearly as good as the Johnnies series, but still good if reading about porn stars is your thang (hint: it's mine). Also, yes, I said "thang" - deal with it.

3.5 stars

Bullet starts off with a bang, literally

A trickle of sweat ran down the center of Levi Ramones chest. Hot lube-slick fingers dug into his hips He looked down at the boy writhing beneath him it wasnt like he was fucking Zeb for fun this was his job.

Levi is a member of the Blue Boy gay porn stable, in fact, one of their best models. Hes known for his dark good looks, his umm, endowment, and his rough love em and leave em attitude, it rakes in lots of money for him and the studio.

Levi is
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After reading the blurb, and knowing this was a short story, I figured this novella was gonna be one big pornfest, without any real plot. I was wrong....

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Levi has been working as a pornstar for "Blue Boys" for some time now. He became a pornstar, because he needed the money. His father commited suicide and his mother is an awful drunk with plenty of debts, that needed to be paid off.

Getting to have sex for money, seems like and easy and enjoyable way to make your money...right.

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Levi has always
This book wasn't exactly what I was expecting. Being a huge fane of Garrett Leigh's, I have read several of her books, and this one is nothing like anything else I've read by her before. The writing style seems different and it wasn't as angsty as I thought it could be, but there was indeed some drama and angst. What really bothered me was that this ended with a more HFN, than HEA. They didn't even say "I love you," or "I care about you," or "I like you." Nothing. The story just kind of ends ...more
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“«Fatto una buona ripresa?»
L’altro si appoggiò alla parete piastrellata con un pigro sorrisetto compiaciuto. «Diavolo, sì. Avevo Theo nella stanza dei pesi. Amico, l’ho talmente martellato che non riuscirà a stare seduto per una settimana.»
«Già, anch’io ci sono andato pesante con Zeb.» Levi ingoiò il disgusto che provava e recitò la propria parte alla perfezione. Da molto tempo, ormai, aveva imparato che la vita era molto più semplice se diceva quello che gli altri si aspettavano da lui”
“«Solo che?»
Silenzio. Levi non sapeva come concludere quella frase e Jon lo sapeva. Cosa avrebbe potuto dirgli? Che aveva paura? Giusto, perché quello sarebbe stato il modo più rapido per distruggere la reputazione che si era duramente guadagnato, ovvero di essere uno fra i top più spietati di tutto il settore. In quel mondo esisteva un certo modo di dire che recitava: “Non sei una vera star finché non hai preso tutti i centimetri di cazzo che hai dato”. Non gliene fregava niente dei complimenti, ma del denaro sì, era costretto. E se non avesse dato agli spettatori ciò che volevano, presto o tardi i soldi sarebbero finiti”
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