Author: Clare London
Release Date: September 20 2016
Publisher: Jocular Press
Length: 74,000 words
Buy Links: Amazon
When you find a place where lust and sex rule life, and your every desire can be fulfilled, why would you ever want to leave?
Young runaway Scot and his boyfriend Jerry escape their deadbeat homes and families, hoping to leave prejudice behind them and travel to a new life in Las Vegas. Unprepared and naive, they're lost almost at once, and shelter at a run-down, deserted motel in the middle of the scorching hot Nevada desert. A place with secrets, run by staff both gorgeous and uninhibited, and driven by a mysterious sexual connection Scot’s never even dared to dream.
All but drugged by the lazy heat and the hedonism around him, Scot watches as Jerry is seduced away and realizes their relationship was nothing more than shared lust. Restless, Scot knows he wants true love and real understanding. Could he find it with the mysterious and elusive owner of the motel, Connor Maxwell? Connor seems to think so, every time he appears and pursues Scot for his own. But where does Connor come from? It seems the passion calls him into being at its own whim.
Eventually, what binds Connor and his friends to the motel may be too strong for Scot to break through. Scot has ambitions to travel, to make something of his life – but is his only option to embrace life at the motel in his true lover’s arms?
Or will that love be strong enough to release them both...
Scot and Jerry are two boys running away from their dreadful home lives. they don't know exactly where they are running to except that they would love to ge to Vegas. Their rickety rented car breaks down in the middle of the hot desolate desert with nothing but what seems like a run-down motel at first, named Maxwell's.
The place turns out to have a magical quality and soon, Scot and Jerry are seduced by the hedonistic lifestyle of the occupants, Oliver and Vincent. Well, Jerry seems to fall in head long and Scot tries to resist.
But someone calls to him in a way he can't seem to resist. Connor Maxwell who is mysterious and sexy and elusive. Scot is drawn to Connor but he wants more out of life than what the motel offers, doesn't he? He wants to travel and see the world. But he also feels as if he belongs with Connor.
This book reminded me a lot of some of the Dean Koontz books I read way back. The author delivers a story filled with sensuality. But I couldn't help the edginess that crept down my spine as I read this book. The descriptions of the heat, the desert, the motel in the middle of nowhere, the strange dreams/visions. Yeah, it could very well have become horror fiction if you swapped the sex for saws. If nothing else, it is a paranormal story that pulls you in and engulfs your senses, much like the motel does.
But like being stuck in a motel where everything is provided and not much else happens outside of sex, is that after a while you get bored and want something more, which is what happened with me.
Still, this is a great read. It is part erotic, part eerie and part spellbinding.
Disclaimer: This book was provided by the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review. Author Bio
Clare London took her pen name from the city where she lives, loves, and writes. A lone, brave female in a frenetic, testosterone-fuelled family home, she juggles her writing with her other day job as an accountant.
She’s written in many genres and across many settings, with award-winning novels and short stories published both online and in print. She says she likes variety in her writing while friends say she’s just fickle, but as long as both theories spawn good fiction, she’s happy. Most of her work features male/male romance and drama with a healthy serving of physical passion, as she enjoys both reading and writing about strong, sympathetic, and sexy characters.
Clare currently has several novels sulking at that tricky chapter three stage and plenty of other projects in mind... she just has to find out where she left them in that frenetic, testosterone-fuelled family home.
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