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Straight Men

3.31  ·  Rating details ·  29 ratings  ·  9 reviews

“Thurston has created a spellbinding treatise on terror and pain.” –PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY

Welcome to your new life as my houseboy...

When gay college student Sean Wolfe finds out that his verbally abusive father has died, Sean finds comfort in seeking that same kind of objectification elsewhere… through online hookups. He bites off more than he can chew when he goes out int

Kindle Edition, 167 pages
Published September 13th 2018 by Black Rose Writing (first published September 7th 2018)
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Ed Davis
Aug 06, 2019 rated it liked it
This was a difficult book for me to review. I thought it was facilitating in the beginning, and without giving anything away it just got a little bizarre. It’s very gory and includes everything from getting raped by a dog to gang bangs. This book is not for the faint at heart.
May 15, 2020 rated it liked it
Firstly, I didn't know there's such a thing as a gay frat? Consider me bowled.

I thought that Mason was rather lax, at least relative to other sexual predators. While he did lock Sean's neck in a taser collar and supplied him with numbing drugs, he still gave him much leeway around the house. He had Sean perform chores while he's out on town - painting walls, fixing broken windows, etc. Compared to being locked in a basement and tied all day, this gives our lead a lot more room to plot and to man
Aug 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Straight Men 3/5 Stars

I was sent this book for review from the publisher, but all thoughts are my own!

I want to start off by saying, that I really enjoyed the first few chapters of the book. The premise and plot of the book had me really interested when I seen the book on the Library Thing Early Reviewers list. I hit request right away! I've been wanting to branch out more and read more LGBT+ books that aren't YA. This fit the bill perfectly... Until it went a little too far.

This book, while rea
Oct 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely terrifying but still high key good

This is a horror novel, straight up. It's horror with an erotic twist. There's no romance to be had here, I mean there is one character that thinks there's a romance going on but he's a psychopath so he doesn't count. And while I will never read this book again because even as someone who loves dark books, this was a lot even for me, I can't deny how good it was. Trigger warnings out the wazoo though that I will list at the end because I don't think t
Sep 08, 2019 rated it did not like it
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John Valdez-Hernandez
Sean was just sad

It started off as 4 stars but mid way though the writer seemed to lose his story line. Sean was just a sad character that I found myself shouting, just snap out it”! I don’t want to give any spoilers. There were quite a few grammatical errors throughout this book too.
Georgina Hynd
Apr 04, 2021 rated it did not like it
Shelves: not-for-me
Downloaded free copy from Black Rose Writing thinking I was getting a cross between Jillian Sparkes and Stephen King. It wasn't. Far too graphic for me 2 chapters in and I didn't even get to the super graphic part. ...more
Mar 23, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020-read, queer-read
A very difficult book to rate, indeed. I decided to take advantage of a free download from Black Rose Writing (one of their daily deals). This is highly disturbing and quite graphic, with an ending that really had no other way to go.
Gema Cela rodríguez
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This certainly is a horror story, which got me hooked and tied up in knots throughout all of it. I have to say that I don't really get the title but, other than that, it was a fantastic read. ...more
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Jonathan W. Thurston was born in the country recesses of Jackson, Tennessee, where his fourth grade teacher told him he had a knack for writing. Creating poetry until entering high school, he developed an interest in fictional composition. Earning a BA in English at Vanderbilt University, he spends his days drinking green tea (hot not iced), writing fiction (a late-night occupation), and playing p ...more

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