elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Mine by Mary Calmes

I haven’t read all the novels by Mary Calmes, but considering the ones I did, I have the feeling this author likes her heroes to be on the “middle”, not fully bad boys, not fully next door guys. In this case we have Trevan, a runner for a betting house (not legal) who is living with Landry, a jewellery designer. Landry is instable, when Trev met him, he was practically whoring himself out in exchange of love, and Trev promised him that if he was to be only his, than he would have had all the love he needed. That is not an easy task, and being Trev basically a good guy, he is worried Landry is becoming too dependent from him, but he doesn’t see any other choice in front of him.

Then Landry’s past comes back and Trev has the chance to learn some secrets about his boyfriend, something that should be a sure break between them if there was not that dependency of above. Trev is fully loyal, with everyone he considers family, that is real relatives, friends, and of course his lover and partner. Whatever Landry does to push the wrong buttons of Trev he doesn’t manage to, Trev had a teacher in his father, someone who taught him what it means to be a good guy and he is living up to the teaching.

I liked that, despite everything, the author never really put in danger Trev and Landry’s relationship, even if the odds were against them, their love was always stronger and there was never once the chance they would split. Sometime it was even too much, this love felt too strong to be real, and Trev was too patient and too good to be true. But that was the basis of the story, Trev being the positive balance for Landry. Another point that I liked was that, despite Trev being basically Landry’s protector that is not saying he was by default the stronger or the totally dominant in their private relationship: Landry can be a spoiled brat sometime, he can like fashion and jewellery, but he is a man, and sometime he needs to have the upper hand in their physical display of affection.

All in all I truly enjoy the story, there were only minor complaints I have, like the fact Trev tells us no less than three time he has shaved his head close to the scalp, or when the author enters a flashback at the end of the story that I would have felt better being almost at the beginning. But as I said, these are little things that didn’t spoil the story for me.


Amazon: Mine
Amazon Kindle: Mine
Paperback: 220 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (March 5, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 161372425X
ISBN-13: 978-1613724255

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Tags: author: mary calmes, genre: contemporary, length: novel, review, theme: cinderfella, theme: multicultural

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