Reviewed by JustJen
Title: Fame and Fortune
Author: T.M. Smith
Series: All Cocks Stories #2
Genre: MMM Contemporary
Length: 175 Pages
Publisher: TTC Publishing
Release Date: August 29, 2015
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Victor Dimir moved to America with his traditional Romanian parents when he was just a child. His Romani parents taught him their traditions and how to be a shrewd business man. But it was the attention of a classmate at school that taught a teenage Victor about his sexuality. When he came out to his parents he knew it would be difficult for them to understand, but he never expected them to disown him.
Andrew Jones grew up with a single mom and his grandmother teaching him about life, he had an absentee father at best. The only thing the man ever did for Andy that stuck was buy him a camera for his thirteenth birthday. When Andrew went off to college on a scholarship to study photo journalism, he wound up falling in love with his Romanian roommate.
They became inseparable and wound up starting their own business together; a gay porn website where people could go and watch romantic gay porn instead of the rough and tough, or wham bam thank you man crap that was flooding the internet at that time. After ten years together they were still perfectly happy, they didn’t even realize something was missing, until they met a broken young man that needed a family.
Matthew Carlson was homeless, jobless and broken. He’d been on his own since he was sixteen when he ran away from home after being brutally assaulted by several other young men that he thought were his friends, and then being told he brought it on himself for being gay by his parents. Matthew has done a lot of things these last few years just to get by. When he finds the flyer for All Cocks, he decides to call and see where it leads. What has he got to lose?
Matthew has deep rooted scars that aren’t usually visible on the outside. But when he walks into All Cocks, both Victor and Andrew see them, they also see him. Can three men that didn’t even realize they needed each other get past the stigma of society to find a place of happiness, together?
Review: This story actually takes place prior to and during the time of the first book, Gay for Pay. There is some overlap of the events from book 1, although they are now shown from a different POV, or from the POV of these three guys.
We met this threesome in book 1, as they are the owners of All Cocks. Victor is the big growly sexy Romanian, his partner Andrew is his sexy partner, and Mattie is the third to this triad who takes care of all costuming, etc. for the models. I was really looking forward to seeing how this threesome came about, as I really liked what I saw in Gay for Pay.
This story has a slightly different feel than the first in that the porn isn’t really the focus. Even though it is just that which brought Mattie to their door, Victor and Andy never really felt Mattie was in a place where he, or they, would be comfortable with him doing shoots. He has had quite the rough past with being on the streets after his parents kicked him out for being gay, blaming a gang rape on him and basically shunning him. He has never really dealt with the rape, and those issues come to light when he tries to perform on camera.
Luckily, he has caught the affections of Vic and Andy, and their relationship grows from there. I really loved these guys these guys together and getting to see how it all happened was great. Just as with the first story, this captured my attention and held on to the end. There were some sad moments mixed in with the caring and hot sex moments, and it was easy to see how these guys all cared for each other. I loved that we still had Vic with his broken English – he’s one of my favorite characters so far.
It looks like the next story is about the real gay for pay model, Jordan, which looks like it might be mf. Either way, I’m excited to seeing this gang again and how they’re all doing. This was another enjoyable read by this author, and I look forward to reading more.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*