Guest Reviewed by Trish
Title: A Gay Romance
Author: Gina A. Rogers & Kyle Adams
Series: A Gay Series #1
Heroes: Ram Rage/Kory Pleyes
Genre: M/M Erotic
Length: 218 Pages
Publisher: MLR Press
Release Date: April 18, 2014
Available at: MLR Press, Amazon, All Romance eBooks & Barnes and Noble
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Blurb: Where can a sexy alpha cop and the hottest man on the planet solve a murder, save a fabulous plant, fall in love and discover an endless supply of lube? Homosapia, of course, where absolutely anything gay is possible.
All American Ram Rage is a dedicated officer of the law. He hates crooked cops, communicates in growls and loves his applesauce. But when the town heartthrob calls in a stiffie—pun intended, Ram is drawn into the web of a sadistic killer who is every gay man’s nightmare: a vagina. The investigation leads him on a wild chase involving a sassy retired stripper, a strange little town and, of course, crazy hot acrobatic stunts of an intense sexual nature with the gorgeous man at the center of it all.
To meet Kory Pleyes is to instantly fall in love. Literally. However, Kory has never returned those feelings until the moment sexy alpha cop Ram Rage comes barging, lights and sirens, into his life. Kory’s friends keep popping up dead, but it’s NBD and provides Kory with the excuse he needs to cling to the one man who doesn’t seem to mind that he’s a slow poke—this pun also intended. When the killer threatens the man he loves, will Kory be able to protect him with nothing but his average wits and incredible charm? Duh! It’s Homosapia, where anything gay is possible!
Where to begin…… Yes, I know, let’s start with FUNNY. This is an over the top “parody” of most things in gay romance fiction. Let me preface this by saying, if you do not have a funny bone in your body, please do not read b/c this book pushes all the stereotypical buttons of gay romance. It is not meant to be taken seriously and pokes fun at all those tropes that we often read in our M/M books. It’s rather refreshing to laugh at one’s self now and then. This books makes you laugh at yourself. But as goofy and silly as this book is, it is not light hearted with its writing style. It is written well and it’s written respectfully.
The setting: Homosapia, where no one is allowed to reside unless you are gorgeous. Next we have an MC named Ram Rage. With that name you get a quick character summary. He is A.L.P.H.A. Duh :p His love interest, Kory Pleyes, is the most gorgeous and likeable Homosapia resident ever to live! He consistently takes out restraining orders against possible suitors because he’s stalked that much. Yes, he is “that” character. LOL
Get ready to go on a parody rollercoaster ride. The plot is murder. A whodunit Homosapia style. The pace moves along fast and the Homosapia Police narrow down the murderer pretty quickly. But the reason behind the murders is one that will have you shaking you head and giggling. We get horribly funny puns and one liners that will have you laughing out loud. The authors did a fabulous job addressing most tropes we read on a daily basis. We go from the typical alpha male to 50 references of the ever loving budding asshole clichés to a Plant’s POV and everything in between.
So yes, I could go on and on about the awesome, clever and witty writing, but I will let you experience it for yourself.
As much as I enjoyed the silliness of the story, I did have to take a few breaks. There are puns galore, and that did wear me down at about 40%. I read the story in 3 doses. I don’t think it can be read in one sitting, but maybe that is just my own issue. I believe the last 25% of the book was its finest. Was it because my brain finally adapted to the silliness of the story or was it because all the pieces of the story came together? Not sure, but I highly recommend giving this story a read. Just sit back and enjoy the “puncoaster ride” it will take you on.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*