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Double Trouble by G.A. Hauser

This novel is set in the same world of the previous Action! Series by G.A. Hauser, the world of the bold, beautiful, and rich, of Los Angeles. Actually if you read the last book in that series, you already met Danny and Donny, identical twin working on the same firm of Mark and Steven. And in a way you already know their story and some of its development.

What is important here is to know better these two and their reason. As expected, as always I should say, G.A. Hauser’s men are not exactly “perfect” heroes, and in a way, sometime, they are not even so nice. Apparently it seems that they don’t have any moral, but actually there is always a reason behind it. In this case, when you read of two 25 years old guys still living on the shoulders of their parents with little intention to change the situation soon, you can’t really have of them a good first impression. But then you meet their parents, and discover that they are not really pushing their babies to go out of the nest, and so, as Danny and Donny do, you think, why bothering too much? Let them have the time of their life and sooner or later they will discover how it’s the real world. Problem is that sometime, people like them, discover the truth so far in their life when it is really too late to change something. Or maybe, if they are lucky, they never discover it, and they live always happy and unconscious.

Even if Danny and Donny are identical twin, and in many way they are similar, they are not alike in their emotional development. Danny, more shy and quite, is also the one that is readier to take the flight out of the nest. It’s almost like, while Donny spent all his energy in growing and glowing, Danny saved it for the right moment. Suddenly Danny is the savvier, he is the one who is taking serious decision, and Donny is unsettled by it. He feels like he is losing his brother and this cause him some emotional issue, leading him to taking out his frustration during sex with other man. Donny realizes that he is doing something wrong, but what he seems to not realize is that he is hurting other men. This is the point when you, reader, realize that you are reading about a man by G.A. Hauser: in any other novel, by any other author, Donny would probably go under a self-judgement, coming out guilty and repentant. This is what an hero does, this is not what Donny does. Donny is not an hero, as seldom G.A. Hauser’s men are; they are more irresistible villain, the bad guys that everyone, or at least me, love.

For most part of the book, Donny plays the role of the bad twin and Danny is his good conscience. Danny is so good that sometime he is almost boring in comparison to Donny. But then I saw a spark, a bit of that wickedness or naughtiness that his brother Donny is always accused of; and you realize that maybe Danny is only better in controlling himself, that he is probably smarter that his brother Donny. It’s strange but discovering that Donny is more fragile than Danny, at least at an emotional level, made him nicer to my eyes. I’m true, I didn’t like much Donny, at least not in the first part of the book, and even in the end, being him not at all repentant, it was like his happily ever after was not due. But again, as I said, there are some lucky men that have never had to face how the world really is, they are, and they will always be, the bold, beautiful and rich. And if you don’t like it, well, probably you will not like most of G.A. Hauser’s books, since she likes them a lot.

Amazon: Double Trouble: How to Seduce a Straight Man
Amazon Kindle: Double Trouble: How to Seduce a Straight Man
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace (April 23, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1475155166
ISBN-13: 978-1475155167

1) A Question of Sex
2) Miller's Tale
3) Capital Games: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/210160.html
4) When Adam met Jack: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/300519.html
5) Acting Naughty (Action! 1): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/493312.html
6) Playing Dirty (Action! 2): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/520179.html
7) Getting It in the End (Action! 3): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/656487.html
8) Behaving Badly (Action! 4): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/700268.html
9) Man to Man (Heroes 1): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/891687.html
10) Two In, Two Out (Heroes 2): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/932718.html
11) Top Men (Heroes 3): http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/945549.html
12) Double Trouble

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Tags: author: g.a. hauser, genre: contemporary, length: novel, review, theme: cinderfella
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