Thursday, 22 August 2013
Book Review: Indiscretion by Jack Greene
Review copy supplied by author
by Jack Greene
M/M Contemporary/Erotic Romance
Going through the motions in a loveless marriage, Chris is unaware of how much he is missing--until he meets Leif.
The gorgeous, tempestuous man turns Chris's life upside down in every way.
Can Chris save himself from this dangerous affair, or will his life forever be changed by love?
With that title, you can guess what this book is about, can't you? If infidelity squicks you, this is not the book for you.
Chris and Stephanie are childhood sweethearts and have been married for six years. Things were all right at first but gradually the two of them grow further and further apart, with different interests and they hardly ever see each other any more. They've become more like room mates who share the same house.
Chris can't even remember the last time they had sex and both of them don't seem that bothered about it.
While on a business trip, Chris indvertently hits on a handsome guy, Leif, in a hotel bar but soon realises that maybe, yes he would like to go back to the man's room and the two fall instantly in lust.
I liked how the book progressed with Chris and Leif at first being together because they are great together physically, but as time goes on they realise there is more to it than that, espeically when Leif ends up in hospital due to his psycho ex-boyfriend.
It's very well written and the sex scenes are so scorching it's off the scale, but to be honest I would have preferred just a little less sex and more of the two of them talking and really getting to know each other.
We don't get to see much of Stephanie, but there is always a small tendril of guilt in the back of Chris's head every time he's with Leif, but not enough to give Leif up. I think how things worked out with the divorce was a little glossed over, I'm sure it would have been more messy in real-life, but since it is a book and not real-life, I can handle it.
The story is passionate and a little bit angsty, but not too much and I was grateful that Stephanie was never turned into some uber-witch who was out to ruin Chris's life.
Chris is very much the alpha male here and I nearly laughed my head off when Chris and Leif were dressed as characters from Rocky Horror at Halloween. We'd just seen the stage show the other day at the theatre and a woman in the audience behind was heard to comment, "Oh, that's so hot!" when Frank N Furter appeared in a corset and stockings. Leif in the corset and stockings in the book - I agree, totally hot!
Reviewed by Annette Gisby
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