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V. Rundell of V's Reads
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Format: Kindle Edition
M/M Romance + Brit speak = SWOON! I'm a noted Anglophile and a huge fan of gay romance so putting both of these into a giant anthology is a dream-come-true, for me. This 8-novella compilation is mainly contemporary romance, but has a couple curve-balls, too.
All the books have sex on the page, and it is totally steamy. Below are some quick reviews of each story. Beware: There's a whole lotta manlove going on, and I adored every word of it.
Contemporary Boy on Boy:
Bodywork by Ashe Barker puts Graham in the path of Alex, quite literally. A fender-bender links these two lonely men with each other in a way that transcends the accidental. Of course, secrets from the past creep in, but love wins out...eventually.
Breaking The Marine by MK Elliott is a military romance. Brandon enlists in the Marines to escape an empty life heading for prison. He meets a random stranger, Will, the night before boot camp, and their tryst is hot and quick--with no plan to re-engage. Unfortunately, Drill Instructor Will Stewart wasn't prepared to have Brandon in his service. The tension is high, and the passion simmers as these two continue clandestine relations. Going Commando was never so hot.
Love on Location by Lucy Felthouse matches rising star Theo Samuels with a cast extra, Eddie. Problem? Theo is closeted, and he can't imagine a relationship with the demands of his acting schedule. Eddie's younger and not out, either. Plus, he's essentially jobless and not sure of his career path. There's a bit of kerfuffle regarding the state of attraction, but the end result is bliss.
Locked Out by Josephine Myles puts a timid kindergarten teacher in the role of aggressor. Martin spends his Valentine's consoling his sister--after her dramatic break-up--at a posh hotel. Drunk and needing the facilities, he finds himself naked and locked out of his hotel room in the middle of the night. Rod greets Martin with humor, and interest. Martin, ashamed to have never even had a single one-nighter, employs his sister's advice, finding that Rod is all too happy to have a dominant lover. The encounter stayed with Martin, even if he ducked away without a trace. Imagine his surprise finding Rod is new to their town, and eager to renew their...acquaintance.
Contemporary Boy On BOYS....
The Chase by Lily Harlem features a couple--Steve and Robert--who are only just reconciling, on the scavenger hunt for Carrick, an up-and-coming comedian who has expressed an interest in a menage meet-up. While Steve and Robert seek clues in the bitter cold, they reconnect. And the eventual tryst is wet and wild.
Dish of the Day by Clare London matches three best friends into a new menage romance. Richie's worked his way from line cook to head chef. On the night of his first opening as a restauranteur everything goes amiss. Busted crockery, drunken sous chefs, thieving employees...Richie's two steps from mental when his college mates, Craig and Ben arrive. Their confession--that the opening isn't going off--is the last thing Richie wants to hear. Good thing they're prepared to ease his mind, and body, in the most delicious way.
For those who love something different:
E2 by Sarah Masters is a sci-fi post-apocalytic romance featuring Dan and Archie. The Change has wrought devastation on London, a fate Archie escaped only by having called in sick to work the day the stones fell from the sky. Still, he's lonely and all his family was killed in the destruction, or so he thinks. A chance encounter with Dan, a refugee from The Other Side, leaves Archie with more questions than answers, and the knowledge of a governmental plot to determine the root of homosexuality.
Landscapes by KD Grace is a paranormal romance that features an interesting triad--between Alonzo, Reese and Talia. I really enjoyed the interplay between the dream-state and the reality. And, though Reese had every reason to be angry with Alonzo's machinations, I was glad they resolved their quarrel.