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Heaven by Jet Mykles
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Aug 15, 2009

it was amazing

The opening book of Jet Mykles’ hit series, Heaven Sent, is a yaoi inspired story about two gorgeous men who weren’t looking for each other but were smart enough to hold on to what they found. If the mix of tight and appealing writing with charismatic men and a good dose of scorching hot sex doesn’t entice you, the absolutely stunning cover art of PL Nunn will. For anyone who may be like me living under a rock and hasn’t read this series, go now and get it. Go right now, do not wait.

Tyler is charming and delightful from the onset as a serious fan of the band, transferring that adoration to physical desire when finally meeting the sexy men he’s admired. Although Tyler is straight, or so he thinks, he can’t help his reaction to both the leader singer Johnnie and Luc, the bass player. This aspect is refreshing and keeps Tyler from being a classic “gay for you” stereotype, although he admits later that he hasn’t been attracted to another man since Johnnie. Tyler’s struggle with his sexuality, social edicts and growing attachment to Johnnie give his actions and emotions a relatable honesty. He may succumb to Johnnie’s aggressive sexual advances but Tyler’s path to contentment with his choices is much harder and difficult for him.

Surprisingly, Johnnie easily accepts his emotions and growing commitment to Tyler. As the lead singer of a popular band, he clearly never lacks for companionship of either gender and has enjoyed these benefits to their fullest. Without the typical ennui given to most rock stars that yearn for someone to love them for themselves, Johnnie is quite happy with his life even if his desire is to have a partner who appreciates the joys of sex without the rock star tag. Although he wasn’t expecting to be attached to Tyler, Johnnie neither runs from it nor downplays his emotions to himself or his lover.

In addition to the lovely romance that grows between Tyler and Johnnie, Mykles certainly doesn’t scrimp on the sex scenes, which are numerous and incredibly hot. Thankfully the author uses each scene to add more the depth and interest to the characters and their relationship, although the writing is so well done that I could have read many more sex scenes before fatiguing which is rare for me. The fresh and interesting quirks to the characters, scenes, and theme kept this as an easy and delightful read from start to finish. Just enough attention was paid to secondary characters to distinguish them from each other without delving too deeply into any one in particular.

As a quick read, I was surprised by the depth of the characters and their complexity beyond easy, superficial descriptions. Combined with the sizzling chemistry, engaging plot and clear writing made this book a definite keeper. For anyone wanting an excellent and entertaining romance, definitely read this great offering if you haven’t already. If you have, read it again.
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