After reading Bullet, where Cam was introduced, and learning that Blue Boy Studios shares a lot of similarities with Cocky Boys, I had to read it. It’s like law or something.
Title: Bones (Blue Boy #2)
Author: Garrett Leigh
Publisher: Loose Id
Cover Artist: GD Leigh
Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Cam is a veteran porn star at Blue Boy Studios. Known as Mr. Nice Guy, he’s the top every newbie bottom wants to be paired with.
But in recent months his beloved hardcore scenes have dried up. Instead, he finds himself stuck with a string of monotonous foreplay scenes. He takes his frustration to his boss, and warped kind of lover, Jon Kellar, but Jon won’t bend. Cam is a commodity and will do as he’s told…in every way.
Cam’s frustration builds, but a chance meeting with a hot BMXer distracts him. Sasha Tate is gorgeous, warm and wonderful; everything Cam has ever wanted. They bond over shared interests and a sizzling mutual attraction. Cam is exhilarated and thrilled, until his chosen profession gets in the way.
Sasha pulls back, and before Cam can fix it, life comes at him from all fronts. A crisis threatens much more than his relationship with Sasha, and as his world implodes he begins to realize that life will never be the same again.
Cam is the “nice guy” of Blue Boy. He’s a ginger. He’s a top. He’s scened with just about every bottom in the stable. He likes pot roast. Ringing any bells here? It’s Colby, right?
Slam dunk read AND guaranteed 3 Stars.
This is my third experience with this author, and as I’ve said before, I think she has talent. That talent is raw. The essence of this story is sound. I like the message about testicular cancer and I think that was a great way for Cam and Sasha to bond. The dialogue is good and all the right parts are there. What her writing lacks is emotionality.
The characters seem to go from ‘we just met’ to ‘I don’t know how I’ll ever live without you’ in a blink, but I’m missing the ‘to’ part. There is far too much emphasis on the food in these characters’ relationship as well as their character development. Yes, eating is part of life and the dating process, but not the main character and certainly not what makes one interesting. By focusing so much on what these characters eat it makes them seem flat, one dimensional and somewhat vapid.
My other quibble with Bones is it’s unfocused. There are at least three story lines going on here, only one of which is resolved adequately. The Sonny/Levi story line seems to backtrack to Bullet and I feel like it even detracted in a way from Cam and Sasha who I don’t think were adequately developed in the first place.
I know it doesn’t seem like it, but I did actually like this book. I’m just trying to give this author constructive criticism. I like Cam. I like the main story line. I like Sasha. I like them together. The sexy scenes are moderately hot-hotter than Bullet, in my opinion. I was engaged and it’s safe to say I’m invested in this series.
I’d recommend to fans of
Cocky Boys Blue Boy Studios and Colby.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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