Why on earth the last three M/M covers by Ellora's Cave are one worst than the other? A Man for Michael by Sedonia Guillone, Finnegan's Promise by Carol Lynne and now Sex With Lex by Carol Lynne. Ellora's is not a little epubs that has no money to buy some decent covers. And I know, you mustn't judge a book by its cover, but guys, if you are uncertain if buy or not a book, would you buy a book with a cover like that of Sex With Lex.
I know Carol Lynne works, and I buy the book. Carol Lynne is young, and her works is not always a constant. But she writes about characters who are deeply in love and put their relationship before all.
Lex is a 44 years old ranch owner wit a 25 years old son. One summer, Sam, his son, brings home his college roommate, Nick. Nick is 26 years old and he is a foster son. He has no family and when he has the chance to live in a real family, he knows he wants to stay there forever. But Lex is not out with his son, and Nick can't live in a lie and so he left. But love is strong and three years later both Lex and Nick have to admit that their feelings are still strong and that they have to find a way to live together.
The story is simple, and a little "all american dream": Lex is a Native American stud with a wealthy ranch who can buy all he wants to Nick. Nick is young but mature, very serious. He is not in search of Lex's richness, he really love his 19 years older lover. Lex's ex wife is a bitch, no one can like, neither her own son, Sam.
As always in Lynne's books, sex is very down and dirty, loud and rough. It's a strange pair, ultra romantic characters with dirty sex... strange but interesting. And the book is also long enough to gives significance to all the story.
Gio’s Dream by Carol Lynne
Gio is the thirty something years old son of an Italian family. From a suburb town of Kansas City he has made a successful career as ad manager in New York, but now he is back home. His widower father needs to take an heart surgery and he probably will be no more able to manage the daily work in his big sport store. And so Gio now has to spend ever more time with his father's business partner and best friend Rafe.
Rafe has been part of the family even before Gio's birth. But since Gio discovered to be interested in men and not in women, his fantasies were fullfilled by Rafe's images. And now at 49 years old, Rafe is still a very handsome man, and someone Gio wants as badly as before. But even if they figure how to tell Gio's father the news, there is someone else who is not happy to this sudden development.
As always in Carol Lynne's story, the men are moving first by their body needs and then by their mind. Sex is a primordial necessity and everything else needs to adapt to it. Here is a book where the erotic part outcome by big lenght the romance one. Both Gio than Rafe behave like teens in heat, and they are almost funny in their eagerness... maybe not very real, but funny.
As I said the sexy scene are a lot and often, but also the little mystery inside the book is dealt in a very good way. I haven't had a clue of the culprit since almost the end, when the author gives us the big input to find out: so congrats to Carol Lynne that even if her book is not a mystery, still she manages to build a good sub mystery story.
Amazon Kindle: Gio's Dream
Amazon: Forbidden Love (print book)