Title: When Adam Met Jack
Author: G.A. Hauser
Buy link: Amazon.com (Second Edition)
Genre: GLBT (M/M) Contemporary Erotica
Rating: ***1/2 (out of 5)
Attorney Jack Larsen is trying to get over being dumped months before by his best friend Mark Richfield who Jack has yearned for since they were in college together. Mark never acknowledged that he was gay until he met ex-LAPD officer Steve Miller who swept him off his feet and into his bed, leaving Jack devastated over what might have been. Then Adam Lewis walks into his office seeking legal representation and Jack is back on his game.
Adam works for a talent agency that represents movie stars, models, minor celebrities and up and comers in the entertainment industry but he has had a falling out with his partner of 10 years, Jack Turner. Jack is a very powerful but really sleazy character who, before he would agree to his agency representing them, demanded sexual services from these rising stars. The casting couch is still in full swing in his world. However, one of his clients filed a suit against Jack and Adam is afraid he could be caught in the fallout.
Adam and Jack hit it off right away and start seeing each other, to Mark’s dismay who it appears wants to have his cake and eat it too. Mark’s character really turned me off in Capital Games which apparently is the precursor to When Adam Met Jack and he’s back in full force in this new offering from G.A. Hauser, with all of his annoying personality traits. He wants Jack in his life even though he has Steve, and his whining when he doesn’t get his way drove me crazy in this book almost as much as it did in Capital Games.
I liked Adam’s character a lot but I had a bit of difficulty with Jack’s. Jack’s personality was very appealing but the author placed so much emphasis on his physical appearance and body building it was almost as if he was, to some degree, a caricature of what one should do to be healthy and have a good looking body.
When Adam met Jack was well written and I liked the pacing of the story. The plot was credible as this is an area where G.A. Hauser usually shines because of her background since it involved police work and investigative procedures. The dialogue was funny and Adam seemed to be the only character that was not blown away by Mark’s good looks and manipulative ways. Even Jack eventually was able to show him the door and he realized that he had to mend his evil ways. The big finale was well done and I was pleased to see that the author did a good job of wrapping up the story. Overall this was an enjoyable read.
This book was previously reviewed for Rites of Romance Reviews