King Perry (The Lost and Founds, #1)


King Perry
Title: King Perry (The Lost and Founds, #1)
Author: Edmond Manning
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: February 12, 2012
Genre(s): Contemporary MM Romance
Page Count: 343
Reviewed by: LenaRibka
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5+ stars out of 5
Blurb:
A Gay Book Reviews 5+ star read!

In a trendy San Francisco art gallery, out-of-towner Vin Vanbly witnesses an act of compassion that compels him to make investment banker Perry Mangin a mysterious offer: in exchange for a weekend of complete submission, Vin will restore Perry’s “kingship” and transform him into the man he was always meant to be. Despite intense reservations, Perry agrees, setting in motion a chain of events that will test the limits of his body, seduce his senses, and fray his every nerve, (perhaps occasionally breaking the law) while Vin guides him toward his destiny as “the one true king.” Even as Perry rediscovers old grief and new joys within himself, Vin and his shadowy motivations remain enigmas: who is this offbeat stranger guiding them from danger to hilarity to danger? To emerge triumphant, Perry must overcome the greatest challenge alone: embracing his devastating past. But can he succeed by Sunday’s sunrise deadline? How can he possibly evolve from an ordinary man into King Perry? A Bittersweet Dreams title: It’s an unfortunate truth: love doesn’t always conquer all. Regardless of its strength, sometimes fate intervenes, tragedy strikes, or forces conspire against it. These stories of romance do not offer a traditional happy ending, but the strong and enduring love will still touch your heart and maybe move you to tears.


**** One hour after finishing the book ****

I don’t know if I’ll be able to review this book at all.

I don’t know if I’ll find the right words to review it someday, but for sure not right now.

Right now I AM SPEECHLESS.

I don’t know if there are the right words to express all my emotions I lived through reading it.

In few words:

THIS BOOK IS BRILLIANT, AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL AND TOTALLY CRAZY!!!

It’s hard to find words, to strum the soul, to let out what is almost always ineffable.

If you have not read it yet,

DO. IT.

PUT EVERYTHING ASIDE AND READ IT.

**** Update of my thoughts ****

It is not a full review. My first decision, not to review it because I’m not sure that one can find the right words that can do justice to this book, were not totally false.
I’ve added some more thoughts to it.
And let it stay this way.

My GR friends who are acquainted with my reviews know that I don’t describe a book in my reviews. So…If you want to know a plot, read a blurb or other reviews. But if you want to know how a book affects somebody like me, it is the right place for you.

I started to read this book without having any idea what it is about. The cover reminded me a bit of Life of Pi, and the title sounded to me like a Disney fairy tale. In the meantime I know that the cover is perfect for the story!

It is exactly how I would recommend it to everybody.

Do not read reviews and a blurb, do not make a lot of thoughts about it.

JUST DO IT.

Switch off your mobile, TV, radio, kids, husbands, partners.

Find a secure place, take this book and dive into the amazingly beautiful mind of a brilliant story teller Edmond Manning, let him take you into the unique crazy and unforgettable world of Vin Vanbly, stay with Vin and Perry for a while and let yourself getting lost in this wonderful prose!

You will laugh, you will cry you’ll go crazy and…you’ll remain speechless at the end.

And AFTER you can ask yourself whether this adventure was worth all your emotions and money.

My only warnings:

    IT IS NOT A TYPICAL ROMANCE. It is much better.

    You have to BE ABLE TO READ BETWEEN THE LINES.

    You won’t get answers on all your questions. Most likely, you’ll have more questions at the end.

I just have to say it again:
THIS BOOK IS BRILLIANT, AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL AND TOTALLY CRAZY!!!

It’s good to be a king, lost or found.

The Lost and Founds Series

Highly highly highly recommended. Enjoy!!!!!!!!

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A passionate reader from Germany. I learned to read at the age of 4 and never stopped since then, though my books from that time were very different from what they are now. English is my third language, and I’m sorry for all grammar mistakes I made in my reviews. But I assure you, that my reading English is much better than my writing English. I’m a seeker for the books that differ from mainstream, that provoke the reader or have very often very opposite ratings.

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