Author: Liberty Lace
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: Unknown
Rating: 4.00 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 06/16/2015
Length: Short Story (<15K)
Genre: Contemporary, Erotica, Gay, M/M Romance, Romance, Taboo
Scott Tate has a problem. When his twin brother Sawyer calls and asks to crash at Scott’s place for a few days, Scott has no idea that the feelings he has for his brother would surface so quickly. But a forbidden desire this strong cannot be controlled.
Now, after spending most of his life pushing Sawyer away for fear of showing his true feelings, Scott is faced with the toughest decision of his life—either admit to his twin that he’s in love with him… or ask Sawyer to leave for good.
When the world tells you that the love you feel is wrong… can two men find the courage to make it right?
Finally, an erotic short that didn’t make me want to give up reading all together!
I read a lot of gay erotica, especially the “taboo” ones. Lately, it’s been harder and harder to find books I actually enjoy. Liberty Lace’s short story, Twin Peaks, was definitely one I enjoyed.
Before receiving the review copy, I’d never heard of her or her books. Now that I’ve read one, I’m eager for more. Ms. Lace has definitely left a good impression on me, and I will be eagerly looking forward to more from her.
The book had a good mixture of tension, tenderness, love, and sex. The sex in the book fit with the story and didn’t feel needlessly thrown in, like some books. Despite it being erotic-romance, the characters didn’t have to fuck after every breath, though they were certainly horny!
There were a few problems with the book. The first and easiest to fix are typos and other proofreading errors. A good beta reader or proofreader would go a long way to fixing those issues, but they weren’t overly abundant and didn’t detract much from the story.
There was also a good bit of telling, especially in the early parts of the books. We’re told the character’s personalities, told how different they are from each other, but we’re never really shown much of that. I’d have liked to see more interactions between the characters to really flesh them out.
The last big issue was the ending felt very rushed. There’s a major development, a kiss, and everything is wrapped up neatly in a bow. None of the underlying issues are really solved, which makes this more of a Happy-For-Now ending rather than a Happily-Ever-After.
The author probably could’ve added another five thousand words or so and really fleshed out the characters and the ending and make this a truly spectacular taboo story.
Despite the flaws, I’m still very interested in Ms. Lace and her other books. I’d definitely recommend this one to any fans of taboo romance or erotica. You won’t be disappointed!
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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