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Story about cops and about a past you want to forget, and about doors opened in front of you that you want to pass on.

Coyote Crossing by James Buchanan: I was totally misled by the blurb and by my lack of English knowledge. When I started reading this story I was expecting a shifter story about cops. And instead Coyote is a word meaning that men who help Mexican people passing the border. Ricardo, Rick, is a gay cop, who has recently dumped his cheating boyfriend and moved again near his hometown near the Mexican border. And during a police round up he steps into Agustin, Augi, the little brother of his high school best friend. Rick is immediately attracts by Augi, even before he recognizes him, but he not dares to make a move: apart the fact that he has always considered him like a little brother, Augi can't possibile be interested in a gay relationship. And then Augi is a troubled man, with a lot problem with justice and also his family has disowned him. But he has also some surprise for Rick... A good story about the longings of your teen years and the desire to forget about a present life you bear no more and the tiny hope to build something important for the future.

In a Dark Wood by Josh Lanyon: Luke, a cop, and Tim, a journalist and travel writer, meet at a house party. A common friend wants to put them together and they oblige. During the dinner Tim tells a story about his past, an experiece he has had in a woods concerning an abandoned house and a human skull, and Luke sees a chance to get to know better Tim asking him to go together again in that place. But during their two days off Luke and Tim's relationship sees up and down, probably due to Tim's dependency to alchool. The desire to not admit his weakness makes Tim being a little nasty with Luke, but Luke is a very perfect man, ready to support and comfort the man he maybe wants to be a little more than a friend. A beautiful story that confirm my belief that Josh Lanyon is a wonderful voice in M/M romance (yes I said romance, cause I like his personal way to tell us the love).

Gamble Everything by L. Picaro: this is maybe the story with the more interesting plot but which left me with the feeling that the author has tried to tell us too much in too few pages and in too less time. Apart some problems with objects which first aren't there and then suddenly appear (pay attention to the condoms...), I have had too open doors in a story that I haven't seen closed in the end. Adam is a police officer who patrols the street of a little province town. One night he meets Marc, a former gay porn star who seems to have some trouble with unkwon stalkers who threaten his life. Both Adam and Marc are lonely (even if when Adam meets Marc, the last is coming out of a gay club...) and they share an hot sexy night which has the scope to fullfill Adam's phantasies about the well-hung porn star. But one night seems not to be enough and then Marc's problems are not still finished...

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anahcrow
Nov. 10th, 2007 12:48 am (UTC)
You read so much! How on earth do you do it? And how do you select what you read? Does it get sent to you? I love reading your summaries and reviews. I can never decide what to buy.
elisa_rolle
Nov. 10th, 2007 09:55 am (UTC)
> How on earth do you do it?

I read more or less a book by nitght if it is a novella or in two night if it is a novel. When I find a novel I like very much I stay up until 3 in the morning to finish it (my alarm ring at 7.30 in the morning)

> And how do you select what you read?

I'm a "faithful" reader: when I find an author I like, I buy all his books. And then I explore: more or less I give a try to every author I find if the blurb's story have something that pick up my attention. And also LJ is a good way to find new author: I friend them and when they have a release, I decide if to buy it.

> Does it get sent to you?

For the 90% no. I spend a lot in ebooks or books (about 40/50$ per month in ebook) and I'm glad to do that, it's a right thing for the author. But sometimes authors send me a review copy (like William Maltese with Ardennian Boy, the book cost 35$ and plus shipping cost for me would be too much...) and there is also two epubs who send me the new release (I don't know if I can say who...)

> I love reading your summaries and reviews. I can never decide what to buy

Thanks. I call them pill reviews, cause are brief and I try to leave my feeling on the book soon after I have finished it.
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