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- File Size: 3514 KB
- Print Length: 184 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1519276478
- Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group (10 Nov. 2015)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B017EDPCT4
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #176,170 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I felt like I knew L/L from the other books, but Brook was an unknown and unseen character until now, and I found his acceptance/struggle to accept both aspects of his man's persona realistic, very 'human' and once he'd gotten his head around things to see the person beneath L/L, very sweet and romantic. I thought the reveal scene was funny, a little sad, poignant and emotional, and I felt for both guys, because it totally came out of the blue. Lenny as Laverne is a total hoot and I wished I could have been a fly on the wall during that scene with the bankers/finance people; SMN totally had me LOL'ing. And, add Leslie-foot-in-mouth to the mix and you'll be wishing you were there.
I think it was refreshing to see a British black male who was out and proud, accepted by friends and family and not afraid to claim his man, to show his affection and to be open and honest in his feelings, both emotional and not unreasonably conflicted. I liked seeing that Brook's parents, who are of the same generation as mine and with one from a similar ethnic background as mine, were so proud of their son, so welcoming of his partner and so lacking in any prejudice. It made a very refreshing change and all parents could learn from this.
The sex in this was typical SMN - scorching hot, inventive and descriptive, and yes, these guys got it on a fair bit. The tale ended for me not in a full-on, being lived HEA but in the start of one where I felt the leads were totally committed, where I felt that they'd overcome the obstacles that both felt might be insurmountable and were in a place where they would be able to start planning things as a couple.
It was nice to see glimpses of the other leads in the series, all living their HEA, but please, please, please, SMN, when will you give us that wedding that's been on the cards for so long? I want and need to see that, as for me personally, Taylor and Draven are the standout couple of this series so far.
It's another Keeper of a tale.
Disclaimer: I'm a fan, but privileged enough to be a beta reader for this author. No payment was requested or offered for this review, the words of which are entirely my own.
To give these beautiful people a few hours to dress up and be who they longed to be was a wonderful experience.
Lenny's story tells the very real and accurate struggle that these ladies face in everyday life......
Lenny James has adopted an alter ego to run his business.
Laverne is very successful at what she does and is at the top of her game.
While they are both confident in who they are, to show both faces to a potential partner is something that they are reluctant to do.
They have lost in love before and don't want to risk it again.
When their personal and business lives collide, only time will tell if it will work out for them.
Brook Hunter had been seeing Lenny but when he made an offhand comment Lenny stopped returning his calls.
Not knowing what he has done wrong he relentlessly calls and texts, needing to reconnect.
When Lenny accepts a date, Brook goes all out to make sure its special.
What he doesn't realise is that Lenny has decided to tell him about the woman in his life, after all if Brook can't accept her there is no future for them.
While it is not something Brook could have ever imagined, he is willing to try, for Lenny's sake.
The struggles that Lenny faces are completely real, the prejudices he faces as Laverne from ignorant people, the fact that he is scared to share her with someone else who might not accept her and the worry that no one will ever love them both.
It is devastating to know that this is not just a book, but a real life situation for a lot of people, thats what makes it such an emotional read.
I love the fact that we get to meet our old friends again from the other books in the series and that Leslie is on such fine form.....
The story that developes between these 2 men is one of learning, understanding and love.
Yet again, Susan Mac Nicol has written a brilliant book.
5 out of 5 stars
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Each of these books could be read alone, but actually they work beautifully as an ongoing series where we get to know the gang and their lives. So I am going to assume that you have read earlier books when writing my review.
We first met Lenny and his alter ego, Laverne due to him employing Leslie. Now that Leslie is deep in his relationship, Lenny is reminded about just how lonely he his - and how difficult it is to find a man who would accept both him and his persona of Laverne. I found the reasoning and detail of why and how it feels to Lenny to be him, to be both informative and thought provoking. I loved how Brook's feelings grew and his understanding developed. His parents were a good addition to the story, even if only there briefly. So there was a lot of depth in the relationship - but also a lot of chemistry which lightened the moment.
Overall this was a good read, with some really interesting insights, as well as a delectable romance.
~~Wicked Reads Review Team~~
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