First Impressions by Christopher Koehler ~ Review by Caroline

If first impressions count Henry and Cameron are doomed from the start…….

: First Impression

Author: Christopher Koehler

PublisherDreamspinner Press

My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

From the Publisher:

The first time Henry Hughes and Cameron Jameson meet, it’s an unmitigated disaster. Cameron reminds Henry of all he left behind when he stopped making adult films, and he cruelly rejects Cameron. When Cameron discovers Henry’s porno-thespian past, he assumes he’s dodged a bullet.

But circumstances continue to throw the two together. Though the physical attraction between them grows, they cling to first impressions, even as a slow dance reveals just how good they could be.

Henry finally realizes how wrong he was, but Cameron can’t cope with “sleeping with the enemy”. It will take a confrontation for Cameron to realize just how wrong he’s been, but unfortunately, he may have lost his chance.

My View

Henry Hughes is successful business man but is almost a recluse. Having made his money in the porn industry he is tired of people looking at him and seeing only his alter ego’ Hugh Jerection’. Yes he was in adult films, Yes he has a huge cock, No that isn’t who he really is and it pains him that people can’t see past it.

Cameron Jameson is crushing after his friend Simon who never notices him and IMO was a selfish ass.  He has two flatmates that take up a lot of his energy but actually care about him, even if they do seem to get him in trouble more often than not. After leaving home ten years ago determined not to rely on his family name or their money his life is floundering and he is beginning to question the choices he has made.

When Camerons flatmates Van and Thad take him to a party to introduce him to Henry dressed up as a glittering party boy it doesn’t go to plan. Henry sees yet another person after his money and insults Cameron who quickly flees. When Cameron later finds out he was almost set up with a former porn star he feels a sense of relief that the meeting didn’t go well.

This is not an MM romance but more of an hysterical comedy with a HEA. Once their awful first meeting is over the two seem to bump into each other at every other turn and it never ends well. Their first impressions of each other don’t seem to be too far off the mark but at the same time there is a sexual attraction that neither wants to look at too closely.

This story has been written in a unique way and ventures away from the norm. The secondary characters are well thought out and bring as much to the story as Cameron and Henry. When you add in their hilarious attempts at dating including a gun toting Russian, the aunties, That Woman on ecstasy in a bridesmaids dress, a drag queen with a harem of young boys, a shoplifting teenager and their crazy friends the story jumps from one catastrophe to another and will have you laughing out loud for the majority of it.


Buy Links:

Dreamspinner Press

I would like to thank Christopher Koehler for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.


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