Filthy Little Secret by Devon McCormack ~ Book Review by Karen

Title: Filthy Little Secret

Author: Devon McCormack

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist: Jay Aheer

Rating: 3.00 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 11/30/2016

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Contemporary

Blurb:

“I won’t fall for him.”

After breaking up with his cheating ex, Mark Kenmore turns to rebound sex with the campus drug dealer, Tim Halwell. He’s heard the rumors about all the hearts Tim’s broken, but after how he’s been hurt, there’s no way he’ll let himself fall into that trap. Besides, if the press found out he was screwing around with a drug dealer, it would tarnish his governor mother’s reputation. He expects the sex to be hot and exciting. What he doesn’t expect is the most intense, mind-blowing experience he’s ever had. He knows it’s wrong to want more, but he can’t help himself. And the more time they spend hooking up, the more he worries he’s falling into the same trap as Tim’s previous boy toys…and the harder it becomes to keep what they’re doing a secret from his friends and family.

“He’s just like the others.”

Tim knows Mark—the son of a politician, attending one of the most prestigious universities in Atlanta—is just another spoiled rich kid. When Tim hears about Mark’s breakup, he’s more than willing to help the brat out with some rebound sex. Just another notch in his own headboard. Tim won’t make it a regular thing because that never goes well. The guys always end up falling for him, despite how much they may fight it. But one steamy, lust-filled encounter after another, and he finds he can’t stop messing around with Mark. It’s too much fun. Too intense. Too erotic. And the longer they try to remain each other’s filthy little secrets, the more Tim realizes if he doesn’t back out soon, he just might fall in love.

Filthy Little Secret is a stand-alone erotic gay romance with a HEA, steamy-as-hell sex, no cheating, and no cliffhanger.

My View:

When a book has a long blurb, that basically tells the story- I always feel uneasy, in the same way I do when a film trailer is long, and is actually better than the film. So I wasn’t optimistic when I started this book. The blurb really does say it all, and it’s quite a long book for a relatively simple story line that spans basically a couple of months – and that is due to high sex content. Mark and Tim start off as fuck acquaintances, I wouldn’t even go so far as to day buddies, and they have a lot of sex-angry sex with rules, no kissing unless it’s sex related, no getting involved (the usual). Mark is a good boy, decent despite being rich, paying his own way and Tim is drug dealer who doesn’t use who has family problems.

Its fairly obvious what’s going to happen here, and when something is that predictable it can be hard to retain interest, but luckily enough Devon McCormack can create chemistry between his characters, and created intimacy and development between them through their sexual encounters. While it wasn’t enough to hold my interest all the time (I may have skimmed a tiny bit) the writing did elevate this above a lot of similar books I have read.

 

Links

Filthy Little Secret on Goodreads

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.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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