- Title(s): Seth & David, Max & Finn, Adam & Holden
- Author: L.B. Gregg
- Series: Men of Smithfield, Books 2- 4
- Genre(s): Contemporary, GLBTQ, Suspense
- Publisher: Carina Press, September-November 2012
- Source: NetGalley (Seth & David, Adam & Holden), Amazon ($3.39 ebook)
- Length: 89/108/150 pages
- Trope(s): Age Difference, Beta Heroes, Asshole Heroes, Uncontrollable Penises, Insta-Lust, Virgin,
- Quick blurb: More m/m stories from small-town Connecticut.
- Quick review: A downhill slide from the humorous angst of Book 1, with an emphasis on skeeviness and shallow suspense.
- Grade: C, C-, D
Uptight guardian of six-year-old niece gets the hots for his hippie-esque new massage therapist.
He was everything I had never ever wanted.
I didn’t really connect with Seth — I would have loved to read the story from David’s POV. And the “meet-cute” was NOT cute or humorous AT ALL.
Prep-school teacher and security expert reunited when they must protect a celebrity student from a stalker.
I stumbled along as best as I could, channeling Scout in her ham costume á la To Kill a Mockingbird.
I had to pick that quote because I just watched To Kill a Mockingbird last night, and I like to be reminded of Gregory Peck whenever possible. ANYWAY, I read Max & Finn right after Mark & Tony (Book 1), and I was not expecting the suspense elements — this one is long on plot and less on character.
House-bound writer finally gets to meet his sexy new landscaper when a dead body turns up in the garden.
But this was right. I felt reborn. Renewed. I felt free with him – as if the future was finally at hand and I could at long last set into the light of day. All the pain and the fear of two years had somehow brought him to me…and he was worth everything.
Asperger’s (Adam) + Agoraphobia (Holden) = Magical Orgasm Cure². Yay!
Grade: D (“yay” = /sarcasm/)