So it is a holiday for everyone in Canada. Well, most people. Stores and offices are closed, there may be some stuff open down in the tourist core, but out here in the burbs most stuff is shut up tight. My daughter is at her Dad's until I pick her up tomorrow so I am enjoying a day just for me. It's supposed to be really warm here today and tomorrow, in the high 20's C/nearly 80F so I might force myself to shower and get dressed and go outside. Or I could just open my new patio door. :-) Government and schools also get Monday off so a nice 4 day break for me. I think we'll hit the movie Clash of the Titans and then we'll see what else appeals.
Anyway, catching up on some reading. Chris, the evil woman gave me the sale code for the Torquere (nofool - which is on until tonight) so I went shopping yesterday. Ooops. I needed that like a hole in the head. But I have to do SOMETHING today right? ;-) I finished these two this week.
More by Sloane Parker (240 pages)
Luke goes to a sex club to have one-nighters only, preferably with two guys. He's hiding from his congressman father who has him followed and threatened him years ago when he found out he was gay. One night at the club he hooks up with Richard who is a bit older and Matthew who is 22. Although he swears once only he breaks all his rules and the next night hooks up with them again. Finally after a couple of times Richard asks them to move in with him. So they all move in and are figuring out a relationship when his father tracks them down and demands he leave them or he'll hurt them, physically and metaphorically. This has gotten lots of great reviews and I didn't dislike it all. I like a menage books and I liked their relationship but it is sex-filled to the max. Not that I mind that generally and there was enough story in between the sex to keep me content, but I'll admit I started skimming over some of the sex scenes at the end because yeah, I get it, they are still hot for each other months later. I found that every crisis they encountered was solved (or soothed) by having sex. I found some of the situations they were in would have made sex the LAST thing on my mind, but not them. It was like they had magical soothing dicks. Everything's all better as long as you have a powerful orgasm. As I said, I did enjoy reading it. I liked Matthew's character a lot, he was probably my favourite, Luke and his paranoia about this seemingly powerful father who had more influence in the country than the President was a tad annoying but on the whole it's better than a couple of menage I've read lately and lots of people really loved it so if you like menage give it a try. I think I would have liked it more if 50 or so pages of sex had been cut and it used more judiciously rather than every single scene ending in sex.
This is the follow-up to Private Dicks, it's Trevor's story. Seems Trevor is hiding from his father (holy shit, I've done the theme thing again and only realized it as I wrote this sentence LOL but at least he's not a politician) and the police find him and put him into witness protection. Peter is chosen for the job and takes him to a run-down house he bought in some small town where they will pretend to be a gay couple fixing it up. They have to hide for 7 months. After a rough start Pete and Trevor hook up and things are going okay until one of their neighbors is murdered. Wash and Roadie from Private Dicks show up for a vacation and they just can't help getting nosy and all of them trying to figure out who killed their neighbor while fixing up the house. This is a great follow-up and I'm glad Trevor got his HEA. For those who loved Wash and Roadie there is lots of them in this book as the main book takes place over about 7 days and they are with them for about 5 of them. It's smoking. Trevor and Peter together are hot, and there is some humour and the neighbors are all wacky and idiosyncratic. It reminded me a bit of an Agatha Christie where everyone has a reason to want the guy dead and they run around talking to everyone under the guise of friendly neighbors trying to figure it out. Of course there is Trevor's gangster father to worry about as well. So this was really a great duo of books. I've never read Katie Allen before these two as I believe they are her first m/m but she should really write more because she's got an engaging style and writes characters you care about and want to see get their HEA.