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Andy, Go-Go Boy by JP Barnaby

Working Boys

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Andy, Go-Go Boy

Andy, Go-Go Boy by J.P. Barnaby

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The blurb…

Andy Finnegan is a six foot three brown-haired, blue-eyed, Mack f*cking truck. A former marine who spends his nights dancing for your entertainment, he has a dark side hiding beneath the beautiful veneer. Sweet little Stefan is awestruck by the big, gorgeous dancer with the rock hard abs and the lonely eyes. Determined to see what lurks behind the perfect surface, he gets a little more than he bargained for.

So what did I think? Andy is a big and strong ex-marine who dances to support himself while he dreams of earning more by breaking into porn. Broken and sad and only existing, not living his life. He wasn’t an easy character to like, not until his story came to light and his interactions with Stefan, showed him for the man he truly is inside. This is a story of how one man sees himself a monster…”He should save this boy from the darkness in him.” and of the quiet man who shows him that there is hope. This is a short story – short but sexy with a nice message – and I always have a soft spot for a broken man getting his second chance.

A copy of this book was provided by the author in return for my honest review.

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Now for some interesting stuff!

JP Barnaby was interviewed recently on USA today. Below is a snippet of the interview (click here for full interview).

“The Working Boys series came about as the result of a few conversations with friends in the industry about how they’re represented in fiction. For example, rentboys are generally portrayed as desperate, drug-addicted, or lacking other skills needed to succeed in life. With the boys I’ve met, that simply isn’t true. Charlie, Rentboy is based, in part, on real New York rentboy Eli Lewis and conversations we’ve had about his life. Andy, Go-Go Boy is loosely based on former Marine and Falcon exclusive Ryan Rose. These books are a realistic glimpse into the world of gay sex workers from their perspective.”

So if you love the cover of Andy, Go-Go Boy (like I do!), definitely check out some more of Ryan Rose on Pinterest.

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Check out JP Barnaby’s blog for an excerpt..click here

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To find out more about JP Barnaby and her books visit her website.

Buy Andy, Go-Go Boy from Wilde City Press

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★★★★ Pre-release review: Payoff by L.A. Witt & Aleksandr Voinov

The Market Garden series:

  • Quid Pro Quobook #1
  • Take It Offbook #2
  • If It Fliesbook #3
  • If It Fornicatesbook #4
  • Capture & Surrenderbook #5
  • Payoff book # 6 – in this review – available for pre-order – release date 3rd Feb 2014
  • If It Drivesbook #7 – available for pre-order –  due for release 31st March 2014

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Payoff (Market Garden, #6)Payoff by L.A. Witt and Aleksandr Voinov

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The blurb…

Tristan and Jared have got it made. When they aren’t raking in the cash together at Market Garden, they’re burning up their own sheets and getting closer by the day. But something isn’t right. Tristan’s on edge, and Jared doesn’t understand why.

Before they can hash things out, their services are requested by none other than Rolex. And Rolex doesn’t just want to be a bystander this time. He wants Jared while Tristan watches, and he’s more than willing to pay for it.

But Tristan’s reached a breaking point, and even that huge wad of cash might not be enough to keep tonight’s arrangement from crashing and burning.

So what did I think?

This review will have spoilers if you haven’t read the series yet! But if you haven’t read the series yet, get to it!

Market Garden is a club in London with an exclusive clientele with very hot and sexy rent boys to service their every need. The series has focused on different couples – some short stories that are hot and sexy, some longer stories, some focused on new characters and some giving us more of the characters we love.

Tristan and Jared are the original rentboys. In the first book, Quid Pro Quo, Jared has a crush on Tristan. Rolex (their client) requests to see them together making Jared’s dreams come true – heaps of sexual tension and passion! In the second book, Take It Off, it’s Tristan who can’t stop thinking of Jared. It’s hot and sexy with Jared in control and ends with Tristan and Jared acknowledging their interest in each other outside of Market Garden.

Books 3 (If It Flies) and 4 (If It Fornicates) focus on Nick and Spencer’s story while book 5 (Capture & Surrender) is about Frank and Stefan.

Payoff, the sixth book in the series, takes us back to Tristan and Jared. With a similar feel to the first books, it’s hot and sexy and short but manages to pack in a lot in those pages. Rolex returns but this time his request is something that Tristan finds really difficult to handle. Rolex wants Tristan to watch while he plays with Jared.

Filled with tension – an interesting combination of emotional and sexual tension – things finally come to a climax for these boys as they come to terms with how to balance working together and being together.

Hot and satisfying!

This ARC was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in return for my honest review.

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To find out more about L.A. Witt and her books visit her website.

To find out more about Aleksandr Voinov and his books visit his website.

Buy/Preorder Payoff from Riptide Publishing

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Fantasy for Sale by Sage Marlowe

Fantasy for SaleFantasy for Sale by Sage Marlowe

My rating: 3.5  of 5 stars

The Blurb…

What’s the price of reality when a fantasy is for sale?

Cam is young, sinfully sexy and willing to play without limits, a combination which makes him a fantasy turned to flesh for men and women alike – and he’s for sale.

Nate is curious when it comes to carnal delights but hasn’t found the right man to explore his desires with.

When a friend buys Nate a few hours of pleasure with Cam, it’s not much of a surprise that Nate ends up intrigued. He keeps coming back for more and the attraction between them appears to be mutual but while Nate finds himself falling for the sexy hooker, Cam makes no secret of the fact that for him, sex is just a job.

Determined to win him over, Nathan tries to show him that sex is about more than physical satisfaction but Cam’s walls seem impenetrable until a dramatic event forces him to reveal some of his secrets and Nate begins to understand that Cam pays more than just the price for the reality behind the fantasy.

So what did I think?

“Yeah, we have great chemistry – so what? If I’d known it was going to give you fuzzy, warm feelings for me, I wouldn’t have done it. I warned you the last time. Open your eyes, Nate. This isn’t some kind of Hollywood fairy tale. My life isn’t a cliche. It is, well, what it is. Business. With all the filth and slime you’d expect around someone like me.”

In some ways this story has a fairly standard plot. Nate and Cam meet while Cam is working. They have a physical relationship – hot and steamy – but Nate wants more. He falls for Cam and has hopes of rescuing him from the life he is leading. But there is a certain depth to the story as the characters reveal more about themselves.

Cam (Noel) runs from Nate, trying to protect himself, believing he can only survive if he keeps himself distant and doesn’t let himself feel too much. Nate is just too tempting so Cam chooses the option of leaving rather than risk being hurt by falling in love. I was a little surprised that Nate let him walk away and waited so long to go after him!

The story culminates in Cam (Noel) finally letting Nate see more of his true self. There is no huge happy ending, more a sense that these two men might somehow make things work – while Noel isn’t ready to proclaim his love, he is ready to try. This actually gave me hope that things would work out – a fresh start based on honesty without false promises.

3.5 stars

To find out more about Sage Marlowe and his books visit his website.

Buy Fantasy for Sale from Amazon.

Buy Fantasy for Sale from Totally Bound.

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☞ Charlie, Rentboy by J.P. Barnaby

This is the first book in the Working Boys series.

Charlie, Rentboy (Working Boys, #1)Charlie, Rentboy by J.P. Barnaby

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Blurb…

Got two hundred and fifty dollars for an hour of fun? Then say hello to Charlie, a hot little rentboy working his way through an engineering degree on his back. He’s got shaggy blond hair that’s great to hang on to while you fuck him from behind, and sweet innocent blue eyes that look very enticing when he gazes up at you with your cock in his mouth. That is, until he’s hired by innocent rich boy John Middleton, head of Middleton Communication. John is so far in the closet he could find Narnia. But when John and Charlie get together for an explosive weekend of sex, everything goes to hell

So what did I think?

“Sure, sounded like an easy weekend and definitely worth my time. At least, that’s what I thought – until he f***ed up my life.”

Okay, it’s pretty obvious from the title that this book is about “Charlie” who is a rentboy. And yes, the plot does sound a little familiar as the struggling student/rentboy Charlie takes on a weekend engagement with John, corporate millionaire. But the story has a uniqueness all it’s own. This story has a lovely focus on the emotions of the two men and a surprising ending. From the first pages I thought I would know the outcome of the story but it wasn’t what I expected.

The highlight of the story was the unique insight provided into each character and the way their true nature was revealed as the story progressed. I particularly liked the wonderful portrayal of Charlie and the way he is brought to life. At the start of the book he is a focused and confident young man, not letting his circumstances put an education and career out of his reach. He is a smooth talking rentboy, out to play the ‘game’ and to secure return business. At the same time we meet the corporate rich boy, John, who even though he heads up a large company, is inexperienced, sexually shy and emotional.

However, when the ‘event’ happens, suddenly we see an almost role reversal as “Charlie” reveals his true self. We see the young student not the rentboy, and his real desires in life. He just wants a solid career and to make his mother happy. John however steps up to the plate, taking responsibility and making decisions to manage the situation.

I thoroughly enjoyed the characters, the sex, the plot and the ending!

Make sure you check out the video below for an audio excerpt from the beginning of the book and a look at some cute boys!

To find out more about J.P. Barnaby and her books visit her website.

Buy Charlie, Rentboy from Amazon.

Buy Charlie, Rentboy from Wilde City Press.

Thank you to the author and publisher who provided a copy of this book in return for an honest review.