Falling Away – Lisa Henry

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“Nobody had ever known every inch of Jason’s body the way that Ben did.”

 

In a word: Read the thing. I absolutely hate that this is so short. This is definitely something that could easily be part of a much larger story. It’s a glimpse into the lives of Jason and Ben at a time where they’ve reached a turning point in their relationship. These two men have been fuckbuddies for the past five months and now Jason is struggling with the fact that he wants more. This story is emotionally intense, and quite angsty, as we follow Jason as he struggles with his wants and desires and whether or not he should tell Ben about them. You really come to feel for Jason as you read his internal anguish and about how ashamed he feels that he’s fallen so hard for someone who might not reciprocate those feelings. I was actually pretty worried about how this one was gonna turn out because we don’t see anything from Ben’s point of view, so he’s a bit of a wildcard, we don’t know for sure how he really feels about Jason. The emotions and suspense are high in this one, not really any humour this time, but this is definitely another great read from Lisa Henry.

 

[available for free at M/M Romance Group and Lisa Henry Online]

 

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The Boy Who Belonged (The Boy #2) – Lisa Henry & J. A. Rock

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“He had Derek, and Derek loved him, and Lane believed that.”

 

In a word: Read the thing. This book picks up a few months after where The Good Boy left off, continuing Lane and Derek’s relationship and adding in even more drama with Lane’s family situation. Lane seems to be in a much better place now, but that’s not saying too much since he was in such an awful place for most of the last book. Lane has quite a few issues, and those issues aren’t going to go away just because Lane now has someone to love who loves him back. Lane is still on the road to recovery and, even with his mother interfering and throwing in roadblocks, he’s slowly getting to a place where he can feel comfortable with who he is as a person, and that it’s okay to just be Lane. Derek can’t do this for him, but he is a great help. A lot of this book deals with heavy subject matter, as Lane and Derek’s relationship definitely isn’t an easy one. Luckily, all the heavy angst is broken up by humorous scenes featuring a colourful cast of side characters to lighten things a bit. A colourful cast which includes everyone’s (but Derek) favourite foul-mouth macaw Mr. Zimmerman.

 

[available for purchase at Loose Id, Amazon.ca, and Book Depository]

 

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Ace of Hearts – Feral Sephrian

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“He liked cock fine, at least from an artistic standpoint.”

 

In a word: Read the thing. This is my first time reading a published M/M short story. It’s a bit different than reading a fanfiction oneshot (which I’m more used to) in the way that the characters are introduced, but it was alright. I liked this one, it was cute. It was a story about Blake and Felix and how they met and got together. Blake is back in town for his cousin’s wedding and 10-year high school reunion. His plans consist mostly of spending quality time with his cousin at the wedding (where he’s the best man), and then suffering through the reunion. He wasn’t expecting Felix. Because of the short length, the characters and their backgrounds aren’t all that fleshed out, and I felt that I’d rather see a better resolution to the reunion plot line, also more scenes at the porn studio Blake works at. Overall though, it was a cute story with some light angst and some funny moments and a sweet romance beginning.

[available for purchase at JMS Books, Amazon.ca, and Chapters]

 

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