Author: Susan MacNichol
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Genre: M/M Romance
Scarred both physically and emotionally after a motorcycle accident, twenty-five year old ex fashion model and porn star Oliver Brown is about to be stripped bare by flamboyant twink Leslie Scott—and they’ll rebuild love from the bottom up.
BARING THE BEAST
Twenty-five year old Oliver Brown is addicted. Two years ago, he was at the height of his career as “Nikki Star,” fashion model, porn actor, partier without peer. Then came the accident. Hiding his scars, both emotional and physical, he’s gone into hiding. But fine clothing is some solace. A new suit by Debussy? Better even than a ride on his motorcycle Hulk or all the things he used to give and take on camera.
Enter Leslie Scott, the flamboyant, dark-haired, heel-and-tiny-short-wearing twink sent to deliver Oliver’s newest fix. A firecracker, Leslie is dapper, generous, in touch with his feminine side but all man, and as gorgeous as any garment ever made. He makes Oliver dream of ending his reclusion, of recapturing a future forever denied him. But for that to happen, Leslie would have to strip him to the bone. Only then will they rebuild life from the bottom up.
I have been a huge fan of Leslie throughout this series and was very happy to see him getting his own story.
Leslie has been left behind as his two former housemates have found the loves of their lives and moved out and moved on. Leslie craves for the same but is the first to admit that he is high maintenance and most men leave the next morning. He is often outrageous, totally over the top and not prepared to change for anyone. It is going to take a special man to take on Leslie with his quirky character and high heels.
Oliver Brown used to be a model and porn star and was adored by his fans but the life he lives now is a million miles away from his party boy persona. “The accident” took everything away from him and although he has moved on and healed a lot of the damage is still very raw. The way he sees himself now is the catalyst for his depression, it’s like a vicious cycle that keeps him hiding. His one pleasure in life is new suits. He used to wear them back in his party days and is a frequent customer of the Debussy clothes line.
When Leslie is tasked with delivering Oliver’s latest suit to his home there are shocks all round. Oliver is left almost terrified of this flamboyant man on his doorstep who recognises him from his previous life. Leslie can’t believe the man in front of him has starred in so many of his private fantasies. In usual Leslie style their first meeting is awkward as his mouth filter is non-existent but his straight forward talk and foot in mouth type of conversation maybe just what Oliver needs.
It’s quite a sad story as Oliver learns to trust Leslie with his secrets but for each one he spills he seems to become a little stronger and confident, at the same time a ghost reappears from the past and sets his progress back.
One thing that isn’t difficult for this pair is the sex – it is off the charts and includes the use of heels and corsets. For all his previous faux pas comments Leslie proves he can be very sensitive when it comes to issues that Oliver has about his body, he was both gentle and loving.
Great third book in the series which includes glimpses into the lives of all our favourite characters.
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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