"a hot short story that was too short"
All John wanted was for others to understand that when
things are locked up that that means they are private
things. He shares a house with other men, and when he
isn't home they go into his room and find his DVD movie
collection of gay porn. The guy that owns the place tells
him that he wants him out, but is being "nice" and letting
him spend the next month looking for a place. When John
finds out that they went in his stuff, that was locked
then lied about it, nope it was time to leave and leave
now not next month. He shocks his ex-room mate when he
finds a new place with Charles within a few days and moves
in. See John likes his privacy; he has been burned in the
past by others that find out who he is inside, his dark
side. So instead of being hurt again, John closes that
side of himself down. But what he doesn't realize it that
he is shutting himself off to life and love, for that one
person out there that he is meant to be with, that will
fulfill what he needs. And that person is Charles his new
landlord. But John fights it from the beginning, he
doesn't want to lose the new place by showing who he
really is, and getting hurt and kicked out. But
unbeknownst to John is that Charles wants him for himself,
for the pain in the ass he can be, for the side that wants
to be in control. He just needs to give Charles a night to
show how perfect they are for each other. Will John give
Charles the chance to show him?
This story to me was just too darn short, too much story
left to tell. I wanted to know more about John and
Charles, and when they got together, there weren't that
many more pages left to build on it. That is the only
thing I would change about this book, it had a strong
story line, it just need another ten to fifteen pages to
make it stronger; but as always I love Jules Jones' books.
Reviewed by Nicole Harvey
Posted August 5, 2007
John just wants a little privacy. He finds it in a shared house with flatmates who are friendly without being intrusive; people who don't pry into his personal things or his personal life. And it certainly doesn't hurt that the landlord is an attractive man who doesn't assume that attraction means an automatic invitation.
He's a dom with a bad history of relationships going sour because of his needs, so he's in no hurry to expose his private desires. He'd rather just enjoy the view. Lucky for him, his landlord Charles has a liking for mysterious parcels, and he's got the patience to wait to find the rose behind the thorns.
Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable:. Homoerotic sex (m/m).