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REVIEW: “Bones” by Garrett Leigh

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Cam is a veteran porn star at Blue Boy Studios. Known as Mr. Nice Guy, he’s the top every newbie bottom wants to be paired with.

But in recent months his beloved hardcore scenes have dried up. Instead, he finds himself stuck with a string of monotonous foreplay scenes. He takes his frustration to his boss, and warped kind of lover, Jon Kellar, but Jon won’t bend. Cam is a commodity and will do as he’s told…in every way.

Cam’s frustration builds, but a chance meeting with a hot BMXer distracts him. Sasha Tate is gorgeous, warm and wonderful; everything Cam has ever wanted. They bond over shared interests and a sizzling mutual attraction. Cam is exhilarated and thrilled, until his chosen profession gets in the way.

Sasha pulls back, and before Cam can fix it, life comes at him from all fronts. A crisis threatens much more than his relationship with Sasha, and as his world implodes he begins to realize that life will never be the same again.

REVIEW:

I really hate to say this but this story fell flat for me. I was excited to hear we would get Cam’s story, I liked the toppy redhead from Bullet and wanted to know what the deal was with he and Jon. I can’t exactly say what happened but I just did not connect with Cam in his own story.

There is something about this series that makes me want more of the MC we don’t hear from. In Bullet I wanted more of Sonny than I did of Levi and in this I wanted more of Sasha than I did of Cam. I needed to know… just more and I feel let down I didn’t get it.

I did like Cam’s ‘reasons’ for submitting to Jon, I got those and I liked that Cam’s family knew all about his career in porn and found it endearing how his father dealt with it. I liked how Cam and Sasha met; their flirting was fun and the BMX/Skateboarding connection was great. What slowed the story down for me was what happened after the first kiss they shared.

The first kiss was hot and I figured the reason Sasha pulled back from it early on I just didn’t expect it to be issue Cam’s also. It seemed oddly convenient that they both shared this and it did not work for me. One of them, sure. Both of them? It drew me out of the story. I felt it would have been stronger had Cam been the only one and he was shown that he could be taken care of by someone like Sasha. The whole ‘I’ve literally been there’ deal… ugh. It just didn’t work for me.

I am not sure what was up with Sonny and Levi either; they didn’t feel the same as in Bullet and I again, didn’t like where this story went. It could just be me and possibly my mood but aside from the kisses that were written so well… this fell flat for me. Even that last scene; I know it was important but I would have preferred it not to be the final thing I read. It felt more gratuitous than natural.

Bones, felt like too many of plot points thrown into a few pages with not a lot to support it. There was so much going on (Cam & Sasha, Sonny & Levi Jon & the Blue Boy studio, Cam & Jon, Cam & Porn…) that nothing felt like it was actually resolved. The character development was virtually non-existent and I was told it was but things happened so fast that I was getting whiplash trying to figure it all out and then it just ended.

Garrett Leigh has written some fantastic stories; her Roads series is in my top favorites but I think I will be stopping here with this series.

RATING: 2.5 STARS

BOOK INFO:

20700460Title: Bones (Blue Boy #2)
Author: Garrett Leigh
Publisher:  Loose-ID
Pages:  124
Release Date: May 6, 2014
Purchase Links:   Loose ID, ARe    

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