His Father’s Lover by Franki McAllister ~ Book Review by Zane

7019f5caa10dee58fdef23955bed044c974b6c58Title: His Father’s Lover

Author: Franki McAllister

Publisher: *Not Listed

Cover Artist: Moira Nelligar

Rating: 3 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 08/07/2012

Length: Short Story (<15K)

Genre: Contemporary, Erotica, Gay, Taboo

Blurb:

He’d never meant to get involved with a woman…but accidents happen. So when Sally tested pregnant, Rock did the honorable thing. He turned his back on the exciting alternative lifestyle he’d embraced, and became a responsible, doting parent.

He’d stayed strong for nineteen years. But now Brad was living with him again…and he was going crazy. Could he keep his hands off the son he adored? Or would he succumb to the unholy lusts that tormented him, and risk alienating the one person he loved most in the world?

My View:

I’ve been reading Brother/Brother books for a while, but I haven’t read a whole lot of Father/Son ones. However, I am a fan of the taboo, so I’m always up for something forbidden. This one wasn’t amazing, but it wasn’t horrible either. If I had to describe it in a single word, I think I’d choose “forgettable.” There wasn’t anything, good or bad, that really stood out to me.

The plot for this book is a breeding ground for tension. Two brothers hooking up is a forbidden taboo. But a father and son hooking up? That crosses all sorts of boundaries and should have been dripping with tension and conflict. Yet, there wasn’t much tension at all. We get a little bit early on, but once the secret comes out, it’s all gone.

This was essentially porn without plot. It was pure erotica, with nothing more than a hot sex scene. Granted, the sex was fairly well done, with some foreplay and a good bit of description. Though, I do have to take points off for everyone having giant cocks, from our main characters to their previous sex partners to the guys in the porno they watch.

I’d have liked to see some of the aftermath. The father has supposedly had a crush on his son since the son was a young teen. Now they’ve finally admitted their feelings to each other and had sex. Now what? Where do they go from here? Do they become lovers? Is it just casual sex? Or is this a one-time thing?

I’m also a firm believer that “cum” is a noun, not a verb. Seeing the author using “cum” and “cumming” as verbs comes off as amateurish to me and detracts from the writing. It’s something I’d expect from a Literotica story, not a professionally published work.

There were also numerous typos and punctuation errors throughout the book that an editor should’ve picked up on. Commas were a major problem that should’ve been fixed during editing.

Another problem I encountered was POV switches. We start out in the father’s POV, but occasionally, we slip into the son’s POV. The book needs a bit of work to either give us third person limited or third person omniscient, but not both.

But despite these problems, I didn’t hate the book. It was interesting to read a bit of taboo outside of the normal box. Unfortunately, the book really didn’t live up to my expectations. However, the author does show a bit of promise, and with some work (and a better editor) they could come out with some great books. I’ll be keeping an eye on Franki McAlister in the future.

Note: This book is availble under the name His Father’s Lover and Yield to Temptation. There are no differences between the two other than the title and cover art.

Links

His Father’s Lover on Goodreads
*Not Listed
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

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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One thought on “His Father’s Lover by Franki McAllister ~ Book Review by Zane

  1. I don’t use the spelling ‘cum’ in my writing, but I saw this definition in an online dictionary and thought of you 🙂

    “Cum is a vulgar slang word for the liquid that comes out of the penis during ejaculation. Sometimes spelled come, this is very inappropriate word.
    When a man cums, he produces cum: this word can be a noun or verb. But the most important thing to remember is that this word is very obscene and inappropriate. Technical words like semen and seminal fluid — or even softer slang like seed — are not considered as nasty. The spelling cum is often used in pornography.”

    I’m glad taboo books are being read and reviewed. Thank you.

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