Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Book Brief : Sweet & Sour Soap by Susan Laine

sweet and sour soap

Title ~ Sweet & Sour Soap

Author ~ Susan Laine

Publisher ~ Siren Publishing

Published ~ 5th December 2015

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance



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Andrew “Mac” McGuire and Dylan Keane are twenty-something heartthrobs in a weekly soap opera called The Lighthouse. They are best buddies on and off the set.
To boost ratings, however, the producers and writers decide to change the two young men’s roles on the show from bad boy and cute geek close friends…into lovers.
When Mac and Dylan start rehearsing the gay intimacies needed for believable portrayals of their new storylines, their fictitious roles and real lives get tangled up. One erotic experiment paves the way for the next sensual scene.
All too soon, neither one is able to tell who is falling in love—their characters or their true selves.
[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Romance, M/M, HEA]

Freya’s Book Brief

Mac and Dylan are heartthrob stars Nick and Shawn on a TV Soap – The Lighthouse.

Best friends on set and off, Mac and Dylan, have to deal with the demands of the executives who tell them their characters are to become lovers. Mac is the soaps bad boy, and Dylan is the altogether sweet, good guy. Knowing how the world of Tinsel town can be cutthroat, both have reservations about the executive’s demands, on a professional and personal level.

For Mac and Dylan, to a degree, life reflects TV, which can be a little predictable before a spanner gets thrown into the works. At times the nervous stuttering gets a bit annoying. Having said that this story is entertaining, and the boys are a good match for each other. I couldn’t help rooting for them. As you can imagine a shows heartthrobs getting it together for real has got to up the lust aspect. Speaking of which, the author doesn’t hold back on the heat factor. When reading this, you won’t need to stoke the fire on these cold winter evenings.

I read every word, and didn’t skim any part – a sure sign it is well written and engaging. Many a time I’ve watched TV and hoped some of the stars had the same chemistry off set as on. This story gives that fantasy life.

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