January 30th, 2008

andrew potter

Mr. Right Now by Various

People wait a life to find Mr. Right. But if the right man is nearer of what you believe? And if you find him where you less expect him? The common path of this anthology seems to be: open your eyes and look around, not sit down and wait for your Mr. Right to find you, but turn the next guy you find in Mr. Right.

Snowbound, Lovebound? by Sutherland & Labbe: two colleague can't suffer each other, but as the old motto say, hate is a very passionate feeling, and can turn to love. As usual Bryan and Jimmy are arguing, and this time they are in the mid of a snow storm and blocked in a car. From harsh word, they pass to rough sex. But in the end, what will remain? Hate can turn to love forever?

Sutherland & Labbe's story would deserve a greater developement: how Bryan and Jimmy met? Why they are in a car alone in the mid of a snowstorm? Is their story a love story?

Deacon Decides by Eric Arvin: Deacon is a shy student travelling to Australia and he exchanges some heated glances with Joel, a steward. Usually Deacon is too socially retarted to do something, but this time he wants to be brave.

A Screw and a Stud by Sonja Spencer: Tommy is new in towm and goes to the hardware store. Obviously Tommy is not a man used to handywork, and Mark, the store's owner, is willing to help. Mark is a big and shy guy, and when outspoken Tommy makes a move, he is eager to accept the open invitation he reads in his words.

Odds Are by Chrissy Munder: Rick is a doctor. He has to go to a congress, but he is not happy as usual to do that, cause till the previous year he had a long term partner with whom share the experience, and now he is alone. Worst, he was dumped by his lover and he is not ready to move on. But at the hotel he will meet Jonah, a very nice guy who is willing to spend a no string attached weekend and will help Rick to finally move on.

I like this story but I'm also a pretty sad that there is not an happily ever after for Rick and Jonah... As I read Jonah, he would be a perfect partner for Rick.

A Thorough Workout by Alix Bekins: Ryan and Mark are dancing around each other. Gym fellow, between them there were mute invitation and knowing glares, but Mark always back off. But one night Ryan decides he is tired to wait and in a way or another, he will end the matter. Hopefully in bed with Mark.

Know When to Spread ’em by Catt Ford: Jay is a guy who likes to have sex. As often as possible. And to satisfy his desire, he is willing to answer to anonymous ads. No string attached lunch hookup. And he finds Steve, a body builder with an hell of a body. Married. But for a mid-day and no-repeat encounter, he will do great.

The Proposition by Aile & Urban: Marcus needs a high profile partner for a very important business weekend. He finds Gerard and makes him a proposition, one he can't refuse. Gerard doesn't need money, but a fine man like Marcus could be an interesting partner for a weekend. But when the weekend will be over, can they have something more left?

Aile & Urban's story is pretty long. Complex and complete I would have no problem buying it as a single story. Both Gerard and Marcus are really enjoyble characters, and I would like to read more about them.

Wanna Ride? by Sonja Spencer: Cris sees Raul in a club. Raul dances like sex is pouring from him, and Cris wants to have a bit of that sex for him. And he manages to have it. But maybe the end of the night will not the end of their encounter.

A very sexy little scene, Raul is a very intriguing character. And then I have always had a soft spot for the goth guy like Cris.

Power Struggle by Anais Morten: Gero and Jason are soccer team mate. But sport rivalry is not the only thing between them. Gero feels it, but Jason is new to the feeling and needs a special treatment. And when private questions flow smooth between them, also working in team during game will be easy.

Special Offer by Clare London: Mitch and Will are neighboor. They eyes each other since months, but they have never made a move. Mitch is loud and reckless, Will is quiet and serious. But on a lonely saturday night they meet at the 24/7 store, and finally sparks fly.

Another story I would like to see how evolves. Mitch and Will will overcome their differences? they will find a common path to share a future together?

All the story are pretty nice. As usual I like better when I can read, or image, an happily ever after, but luckily almost all the stories leaves an open door to dream.


Amazon: Mr. Right Now
Amazon Kindle: Mr. Right Now
Paperback: 248 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (January 20, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0981508421
ISBN-13: 978-0981508429

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andrew potter

Twice the Cowboy, Twice the Ride by James Buchanan

In Twice the Cowboy, Jess, a skilled carpernter during the week and a rodeo cowboy in the weekend, meet Manuel, a slightly younger Mexican guy, a gaucho. Jess and Manuel goes along well till the beginning, but trouble are with Manuel's family, and in particul with Manuel's uncle, an homophobic man who can't suffer for his nephew being gay.

And so he "kidnaps" Manuel's horse, Mango, and a cowboy without his horse is not a complete man. So Jess tags along Manuel in his rescue for Mango. Jess is a good hearted man, the typical strong cowboy, with the face burnt from the sun, and with too many years of fatigue on the shoulders. And he is totally kept by Manuel's passion. Manuel could be younger, but he is also open and nice. 

Our heroes are not alpha or beta: at first you can have the impression that Manuel is a beta, also for his sexual preferences, but, during the story, you understand they are equal, only one more chatty than the other. And if I'm honest, I prefer Manuel, "Manolito".


Amazon Kindle: Twice The Cowboy
Publisher: Phaze Books (July 1, 2010)

In this book I smell sweat, horses and leather. Until the end I can't figure out if our two heroes will stay toghether. In Twice the Cowboy the Jess and Manuel met and loved in a flash, all the plot lasts, maybe a week or less longer. But it is intense from the first scene.

In the first book we see the blossoming of a relationship between the two, but to see its full development you have to wait Twice the Ride. In this book Jess and Manuel still are "testing" their relationship. Manuel is cautious, he fears to be burnt by love. But with love and sweet swords, the same things Manuel reserved to his horses, Jess will tame the charro. Even if to doing so, he have to deal with "all" Manuel's family, and no less than during the second marriage of Manuel's mother. Cause Jess to definetly conquer Manuel, will have to put apart some of his reservedness.

Twice the Ride is the right ending of a very sexy story. Both the books are pretty hot, right for who loves manlove a bit spicy.


Amazon Kindle: Twice The Ride
Publisher: Phaze Books (July 1, 2010)

Amazon: Twice the Cowboy, Twice the Ride
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Phaze Books (October 5, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1594267413
ISBN-13: 978-1594267413

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