So the vacation is going well. Considering there are 12 of us in the house no one has killed anyone yet. :-) Far too much alcohol, think I need a break today. We are truly in the middle of no where, it's an hour to an hour and a half from anywhere. It's beautiful here though and the pool is lovely and at night the fireflies look like twinkle lights in the trees. Hot though. Ack. High humidity which for some of us is a shock.
We have a mi-fi that someone is letting us use but our access is intermittent. But I'm here. Yay. I have zero pictures, but I'll load some from other people's cameras later.
Hit by Love by Cassandra Gold (28 pages)
Scott is mugged on his way to a club and paramedic Mateo comes to the rescue. As he's leaving the hospital Mateo is waiting and offers him a ride home. When he confesses he's interested Scott invites him to come up and ..... At least he'd only had a smack on the head before he had sex and not a broken leg like that last book. It was just a short slice of life for these two guys just starting out. It was a cute little read.
Pump Me Up by Andrew Grey (115 pages)
Warning - stalker Chris. :-) Maddoc decides to check out the gym with a trial membership. Seems he's got a stalker and he'd like to feel more confident. His coworker Dan goes to the gym and invites him to join them for a workout. Later he'd invited to dinner by Dan's friend and Ivan comes along. Ivan is a former Marine who is hot. When Maddoc's car dies Ivan gives him a ride home and he explains about the stalker and Ivan offers to teach him some self-defence. Things go well for them although Maddoc wants to go slow until a show-down with the stalker. It was an okay story and to be honest I didn't know who the stalker was but a few possibilities were thrown out that had me guessing and Ivan were both older (30's? 40's). This is a follow-up to Dan and Gene's story Spot Me.
Straight as an Arrow by Sean Michael (90 pages)
Hunter travels a lot for work and kills time with on-line porn. One night he discovers a D/s chatroom and has an encounter with Sir T. He's freaked out and when it happens a few times he confesses he's going to tell his partner Kyle because he feels it's like cheating. When he confesses, Kyle also has a confession to make. How convenient. Kyle is thrilled his vanilla lover might want to try some kink but Kyle is totally freaked out by the idea but eventually comes around. To be honest I find the coincidence of your lover being an on-line mystery man a bit too pat. I think it would be more honest if it was with a stranger which allowed them to explore something new. I know, I know, less romantic, then there is no question of "cheating" but the odds are slim I'd say of finding your man amongst the billion on-line entities. I also find SM books seem to have very similar narrative style or the way people talk. Many of them "sound" the same, just different names/occupations. It was a typical SM read but with slightly more plot than some.