Author: Jet Mykles
Publisher: Loose Id
Cover Artist: PL Nunn
Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 02/08/2011
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
When his latest sugar daddy drops him like yesterday’s news, Carson’s got more than a bruised ego to deal with. He’s broke! No designer clothes, no baubles, and while he loves his job with the burlesque show he needs to pay the bills.
Should be no problem. Carson’s young and pretty, so it should be no trouble finding someone new to pick up his tab.
Instead, he finds Eddie. The superintendent of Carson’s apartment building, Eddie couldn’t be further from Carson’s usual type, financially or physically, but his gift of a single red rose touches Carson’s heart.
For the first time, Carson doesn’t want to be just a kept man.
To live the life he always thought he wanted, he needs to find a new sugar daddy. But how can he part with the support of someone who seems to really love him?
I like Jet Mykles books, I particularly like the way she writes men confident in their sexuality and who are comfortable with themselves, and I would say the Carson is top of that tree. He wears what he likes, and he likes pretty and beautiful things. However Carson doesn’t earn a lot of money, and seems to get his pretty things via his lovers. And if said lovers aren’t faithful then he kind of turns a blind eye. So Carson isn’t quite as happy in his own skin as first you think. Dumped by the latest lover he strikes up a friendship with Eddie, the owner and super of the apartment block he lives in. Eddie grows roses and offer a rose in friendship to a sad Carson. This being a romance novel the friendship develops physically, and also emotionally.
The first 75% of this book was thoughtful and engaging, Carson was selfish and vain and thoroughly likable, a product of his upbringing and lack of real love more than anything else. Eddie I felt was less defined, and his growth seemed more physical – in that he trimed his beard and stooped wearing a cap as opposed to Carson’s emotional growth. And as a couple they worked.
Then it all got really rushed, and the redemption of Carson seemed to happen way too quickly, which was a shame, the ending although satisfactory wasn’t satisfying in relation to the first 75%.
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