Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Skin Deep
Author: L.M. Brown
Genre: MM Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: 56 Pages
Release Date: January 6, 2017
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb: A science experiment gone wrong gives Justin the body of his dreams. For his best friend Leo it’s the start of a nightmare as he watches the man of his dreams turn from a shy nerd into a party animal. His best bet is to reverse the effects of the lab explosion, but how can he do that when he doesn’t know what caused it in the first place?
I picked up this book because I am a huge fan of the Heavenly Sins series by L.M. Brown and I needed a short story to cleanse my literary palate before I moved onto another long novel. Boy was I in for surprise. I am used to the sexiness and erotica that L.M. Brown puts in her stories but this one was a little much for me. Actually way too much for me. I struggled to find the romance and the connection between Leo and Justin, and the fact that Justin is truly an awful character for ninety percent of the book just made it impossible for me to believe him at the end.
I get it, I really do. I think it’s very common when people lose weight, or in this case when a scrawny nerd becomes a pumped up muscle man overnight, that you become addicted to the attention and tend to do things you normally wouldn’t do. But Justin didn’t really ever redeem himself, in my eyes at least, and I thought that Leo was crazy for giving him a chance. But, then again, this is fiction and what’s the chance that a person would become of jock overnight anyway? So yeah, it wasn’t my favorite story, but I liked the premise and I like the author’s style of writing, so I am sure I will jump on her next book and hope that I end up loving it like I did the Heavenly Sins series.
Overall Impression: It was good
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*