Reviewed by JustJen
Author: Garrett Leigh
Series: Blue Boy #2
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 124 pages
Publisher: Loose Id
Release Date: May 6, 2014
Available at: Loose Id & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads & Booklikes
Blurb: Cam is a veteran porn star at Blue Boy Studios. Known as Mr. Nice Guy, he’s the top every newbie bottom wants to be paired with.
But in recent months his beloved hardcore scenes have dried up. Instead, he finds himself stuck with a string of monotonous foreplay scenes. He takes his frustration to his boss, and warped kind of lover, Jon Kellar, but Jon won’t bend. Cam is a commodity and will do as he’s told…in every way.
Cam’s frustration builds, but a chance meeting with a hot BMXer distracts him. Sasha Tate is gorgeous, warm and wonderful; everything Cam has ever wanted. They bond over shared interests and a sizzling mutual attraction. Cam is exhilarated and thrilled, until his chosen profession gets in the way.
Sasha pulls back, and before Cam can fix it, life comes at him from all fronts. A crisis threatens much more than his relationship with Sasha, and as his world implodes he begins to realize that life will never be the same again.
I was so happy to see the Blue Boys again! This installment is a bit different from what we read in Bullet, which I loved. However, I found I didn’t love this one quite as much. There is a lot going on here, which I think drew the focus away from the central characters making it more difficult for me to connect with them. On the flip side, there were things that I really enjoyed here that were not present in book 1.
Cam goes through quite a bit here. He is struggling with his job at Blue Boy, mainly due to not getting the jobs/scenes he wants. That all leads to his dysfunctional relationship with his boss, Jon. Cam knows it is unhealthy and not really much of an actual relationship, but he cannot seem to resist Jon or what Jon is able to bring out in him. That said, Jon is a total prick.
He meets Sasha and believes he found someone he could have a real actual relationship with, but things stand in their way forcing them to be just friends. This works out well for them though, especially once it becomes known that they share a major commonality. It was nice to see Cam had so much support when he needed it most, from his wonderful family, to Sasha and his friends, Sonny and Levi.
There is also Sonny and Levi, who are having some issues of their own. Sonny is one of Cam’s best friends, so we see a little more of him than we do Levi. We end up getting a clearer picture of what Sonny’s problems are, but they play a big factor into his and Levi’s relationship issues. I’m really hoping we get so see more about this in the future.
New guys have taken over Blue Boys and have big plans to revamp and re-energize everything involved. They are both very interesting, and I found I really wanted to know more about them. I was left wondering what happened with Jon so suddenly and about his abrupt disappearance and wished we had a little more closure here. But, it appears Blue Boy is headed for bigger and better things in the future. I’m excited about where things might head from here and cannot wait for the next installment. Garrett remains on my auto-read list, as this was yet another solid edition to add to my shelf.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author in exchange for a fair and honest review.*