elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Best Gay Mystery / Thriller: Second You Sin by Scott Sherman

I had heard only good things about the first book in this series, First You Fall, but for a reason or the other I have never had the chance to read it. Now I’m deeply regretting it since Second You Sin was so good I totally want to read more about Kevin and his friends.

I’m not really a fan of mystery, so sincerely, I was expecting for this novel to be all right according to my tastes, but nothing more. Second You Sin is instead one of the funniest books I have ever read, and Kevin one of the most cute and sweet characters. And it was not easy for me to like it, since I was totally prejudiced against a man who, despite finding the love of his life, hunk cop Tony, is still hustling for a living. Why a charming and clever man cannot find another choice of career? But aside from the fact that, once he hook up with his semi-boyfriend (as he calls Tony), they decided he wasn’t to have penetrative sex with his clients (that means that Kevin is basically doing role playing with his clients and not real sex), there is also the factor that Kevin is totally a natural, at ease with his job, but also with his volunteering to the local church, or with being the best friend and confident of all the most beautiful New York boys, hustlers or not.

And probably the fact that the mystery is only one of the plot playing on this novel, makes this novel nearer to my cup of tea; aside from trying to understand who is killing the beautiful hustlers of NY, Kevin is also trying to find the perfect boyfriend for his best friend (probably to remove temptation from his sight, so that he can concentrate on Tony), dealing with his overwhelming mother and her unexpected career in the show business, and trying to dribbling so many offers that I was really wondering why Kevin is not trying his hand as male model, apparently he is like sex on a stick.

Kevin, all cuteness and sweetness, is so perfect that this was really one heck of a romance, and while I’m regretting not having the chance to know better Tony, I have great expectations for the third book in the series.

Amazon: Second You Sin (Kevin Connor Mysteries)
Amazon Kindle: Second You Sin (Kevin Connor Mysteries)
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation; 1 Original edition (September 27, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0758266510
ISBN-13: 978-0758266514

Series: Kevin Connor Mysteries
1) First You Fall
2) Second You Sin

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Tags: author: scott sherman, genre: contemporary, length: novel, rainbow awards 2012, review, theme: cops, theme: hustlers

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