The Wish – Eden Winters

The Wish

Author: Eden Winters
Publisher: Torquere Press
Word Count: 68,260
Published: 2010
Fictionwise: $3.57

This book was a great find that I stumbled upon. Essentially, a long-time gay couple has kept their “sons” apart for so many years, until a tragedy brings them together. The two sons couldn’t be more different from each other – one is a struggling, down-to-earth literary enthusiast, determined to do everything on his own; the other is a playboy, happy to accept his “given” place in society and living off of his uncle.

While the story is quite predictable from the beginning and set-up, it gets there in a somewhat realistic way. These two men do n0t finally meet and suddenly fall in love – they have several misunderstandings, jealousy, anger and the such, until they finally learn to build a life together, which each other.

The sex, once it happens, is hot – but be forewarned, this is not a very “graphic” read. The sex has a little bit of flair, when it finally arrives, but this book isn’t for someone looking for some heavy erotica. But it definitely does get hot (and unexpected!).

Overall, this was a read worth diving into. The characters were well-developed and the story, was quite realistic – you will go through many emotions when reading this, a true sign that the plot itself was well thought-out and written. You will stumble upon beginning bondage and more male erotic love scenes.

Out of four…
Overall Read: ♥♥♥
Sex Heat: 
Plot: ♥♥♥

Read this if you like… An enjoyable read with a predictable, but more realistic plot. Also, if you are a reader who loves a good story (with sex interspersed), this is for you!

Other authors/books to try (and why you’ll like them):

I am a big fan of Carol Lynne, especially for stories with a plot… and sex! Ok, tame sex, but action none-the-less. You’ll enjoy reading this series, currently a series of five, if you enjoyed “The Wish.”

The Name of the Game – Willa Okati

The Name of the Game

Author: Willa Okati
Publisher: Torquere Press
Word Count: 45,281
Published: 2007
Fictionwise: $5.95

by Willa Okati

One of my favorite new-found authors,  stumbled a bit with “The Name of the Game.” In this book, two roommates with completely different backgrounds, are forced to face their attraction to each other under false pretense.

One roommate is gay, the other is trying to get out of his suffocating relationship with a possessive woman and uses his friendship with his roommate to break things off in an unusual manner. One thing leads to another… and their friendship grows quickly into something more.

Overall, this was an easy read with one character exploring his sexuality. Unfortunately, it was a bit contrived at parts and quite predictable, but there was just enough turmoil, missed opportunities, and sex to keep it entertaining.

Out of four…
Overall Read: ♥♥♥
Sex Heat: ♥♥
Plot: ♥♥

Read this if you like… An enjoyable read with a predictable plot (and some tame sex thrown in!).

Other authors/books to try (and why you’ll like them):

Both of these authors and series have strong plots and are enjoyable to read. The sex is hot, but still “tame” and the main focus of each book, is on the relationship between the characters.

Hello world!

Well, apparently WordPress is giving me a little push to start blogging! Welcome world is right – I will be posting eBook reviews and hopefully providing you with some suggested reading, based on your reading preferences. I tend to jump from random (aka – obscure) genre to another, and because of that most of my reading options tend to be random finds. Hopefully you will find some useful information to help you choose your next eBook or new favorite author. Happy reading… and if you’re going to read, read it right!