Saturday, June 13, 2015

Review : JACK (Boys of Porn - VOL 1) By A.M. Snead

BOP volume one

Title ~ Jack (Boys of Porn – Volume 1)

Author ~ A.M. Snead

Published ~ 28th April 2015

Genre ~ Contemporary erotic M/M Romance

Rating

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Synopsis

"In a taboo industry that thrives on raw, emotionless sex, Gideon Dodd is a visionary who views gay sex as a thing of beauty and something to be celebrated rather than exploited. Gideon’s boys are the best in the business, not merely for their exquisite talents but for the bonds they share with one another as their mutual love for each other thrives on and off the camera. But as within all families, tension – and even jealousies – arise and threaten their ‘harmony’ at both home and work."
Jack Heart and Garrett North have more in common than either of them realize. Having grown up on a simple “rule” taught by a broken parent, Garrett is reluctant to venture beyond a sexual relationship with another man. After witnessing the tragic results of what love can do to a person, Jack now views love as a force that weakens, and which will make him vulnerable in ways he isn’t willing to risk.
But neither Jack nor Garrett can deny the reality of their deeper emotional attraction to one another as sparks fly with their very first “on camera” scene together. Though they both struggle to resist and deny their fast growing feelings, they find themselves falling into one another, risking all –only to be torn apart by betrayal. But as they both feel slighted, the question remains: Who betrayed whom?
Emotions on every level flare in Gideon’s home as the tension between the two young men crackle the air. But an even darker, more sinister force threatens Gideon’s family as the most innocent ones are draw into its clutches and threatened in the worst way.

 

Macky’s Review

Although this review is for the full volume of Jack's story, I originally read each novella separately; picking the first one up on a whim because...aaaand no surprises here...I saw the three words-- Boys of Porn-- seductively flashing the subliminally hypnotic words...'COME TO ME'...like a shiny neon sign, <Grins>… so couldn't resist taking the plunge into A.M Snead’s ‘Cockyboy’s’  inspired universe to see if it was as good as it sounded. Let's just say within five minutes of starting it, I was back on Amazon purchasing the next two, and ended up reading all three back to back! I couldn't put the bloody series down...which makes buying this volume with all three books under one cover, an absolute no brainer!

Sex, drama, emotional angst and beautiful hot boys! If you're a m/m romance fan, what's not to love in that combo. The main love story is between newbie to the studio, sweet natured, endearing Jack Heart and cocky but emotionally skittish, 'veteran' porn star Garrett North, who spark and make magic on screen together from the instant they do their first scene on camera, but after their initial magnetic attraction begins to morph into something more meaningful, find the road to love far from smooth. Both of them dealing with  trauma from their pasts. Jack's a more recent sadness, but Garrett's more deeply seated.

Misunderstanding and a misguided sense of betrayal blocks their path at every turn, entwined with a secondary twisty, turny, suspense style mystery unfolding in the background, incorporating obsession, secrets, lies and manipulation. A thread left hanging at the conclusion of Jack and Garretts romance in a delicious 'to be continued’ finale that has me dying now for the next episode to arrive. I'm hooked!

I loved A.M's vision for this particular porn studio. It's filled with diverse, entertaining, sexy characters who will either have you falling madly in love with them the moment they appear on page, or in a complete turnaround, when it comes to the slimy bad guys, will have you boo hissing like a kid at a pantomime! The palpable sense of family, and camaraderie, between all the members of the studio and the owner Gideon Dodd...who as we get to learn more about him, has his own conflicts to bear but really cares for his boys...jumps out at you and grabs you into the intriguing dynamics between all the books cast that makes this the entertaining read it is.

Jack and Garrett…Gideon and his probable love interest,strip club owner Daniel......Lucas and the man who holds his heart: EMT and part time porn star Bailey...Derek, Chase, poor broken Scotty...even Pratt, the skeevy camera man...they all helped me blissfully shut real life away during my marathon reading session.

Not forgetting the beautiful, blonde bombshell 'Twins'...Marcus and Mickey. OMG! SEXORABLE!!!! Okay, I made that up, lol,  but they are adorably sexy and yes they deserve the multiple exclamation marks. Holy hotness! The book is sizzling to begin with, but get ready to turn the air con even higher when those two are around. A couple who are sweet, caring and gentle, with an air of innocence that belies just how hot they really are. Whether they're starring in a porn scene with their co stars or just offering sex as a comfort to whoever is hurting emotionally, they’re off the charts sexual. Everybody loves the 'twins' (they're not really related BTW), and when you read this you'll find out exactly why...because they pretty much steal the show. *Sigh*

In terms of entertainment value and pure escapism, Ms Snead's appealing writing style and the lure of her gorgeous boys will certainly satisfy the majority of m/m romance fans out there! The porn boys are beautiful, the bad guys are suitably nasty, the storyline is filled with the sort of conflict and emotionally lead drama that entices you in and keeps you glued, and the porn sex scenes and more romantic love scenes are hotter than the fires of Hades! The sex is plentiful as the setting promises, but it never gets stale! Oh no! it’s imaginative, highly sensual and definitely gives the tingles.

To be honest, I'm not usually into the sort of dramatic misunderstandings caused by the MC's 'perceiving', assuming, then not talking their frustrations out but I have to say in this authors hands it works and quite simply I inhaled it. You can feel that A.M. Snead cherishes her boys with a real passion. Great storytelling; I loved it… It’s official… I've been BOP’d!

 

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