elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

A Change of Tune by J.M. Cartwright

A Change of Tune is pretty much a story of good feelings and happily ever after, there is no drama, no angst, only love, passion and plenty of fun.

Johnny is a rock star who is tired of the old abused sex, drugs and rock and roll motto, above all since he has never really enjoyed the sex and drugs part. Plus, even if he has always played with his “androgynous” look, he has never really admitted he is gay. So that, he has also never had an homosexual relationship, even if he is more than tempted. But more than the sex, Johnny is searching for the meaning of life, and that for him means home, family and stability.

He decides to leave everything he knows behind, to buy an home in West Virginia in a small town. As soon as he arrives, he also finds love in the arms of the country town sheriff Grissom, a big man with even a bigger heart. In a rush, Johnny turns into perfect gay country gentleman, not only adopting a dog he needs for security, who turns to be more of a protector and jealous lover than a simple dog, but he also rescues two little lapdogs, 8 cats and 2 babies… yes, 2 babies, one girl and one boy who of course Johnny transforms in a living ad for Ralph Lauren’s kids line.

Nothing wrong or bad will happen to Johnny, and even the sex with Grissom will turn to be an out of ordinary experience. Maybe it irked a little to me that Johnny was so ready to embrace his gay side, but on the other hand he repressed it for so long that probably it was ready to burst at first chance. The balance between Johnny and Grissom is all bottom versus top, and Johnny is a perfect top from the bottom too, Grissom calls him alternative blondie or princess or your highness, depending on how bossy Johnny wants to be, but in the end, who commands in their bedroom is always Grissom. While Johnny has the more feminine character, also Grissom displays some “househusband” traits, for example he is the one with the more housekeeper skills, while Johnny has the fashion streak.

A Change of Tune is a perfect seasonal romance, something you want to read when outside everyone is wishing you Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas or Happy New Year.


Amazon Kindle: A Change of Tune
Publisher: Torquere Press, Inc. (November 24, 2010)

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Tags: author: j.m. cartwright, genre: contemporary, length: novel, review, theme: cops, theme: show business, theme: virgins

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