PullTitle: Pull
Author: Bryl R. Tyne
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary M/M
Length: Short story
Rating: 4 stars out of 5


Nineteen years old, disowned, and stripped of family funds, Chaz Miller is just trying to survive. It’s a good thing he’s got skills—his cocksucking will come in a handy when he lands a noteworthy and steady john. But after being busted, Chaz finds an unexpected benefactor in Vice Detective Chris Conley, who gets him into a prostitute rehabilitation program. Now Chaz needs to redeem himself… so he can find a permanent place in Chris’s arms


Chaz had to do despicable things to survive after he had been kicked out by his family for being gay. He could not afford to go to school anymore so he took to the streets and a life as a hooker in order to eat. He lived in a cardboard box and $10 tricks were the only way out for him. He couldn’t find a job because he had no bathroom facilities to make himself look presentable for an interview and no telephone for call backs. Then he found the perfect customer in between all the other men he serviced – someone who came by regularly to avail himself of Chaz’s services, who was not only good looking, but clean, and also paid double the going rate.

What Chaz didn’t know until one fateful day was that his customer is Vice Detective Chris Conley! Chaz was furious when he found out and thought he had been betrayed because Chris gave him up when all the other hookers were arrested,  but Chris turned out to be Chaz’s benefactor.

I liked this story because although Chris helped himself to Chaz, he also wanted to give him an opportunity at a better life, and the author built up the connection between the two protagonists to show that maybe there could be a future for them together. The pace was fast and non-stop and the characters were appealing. Obviously, given Chaz’s “career,” he was very experienced in giving pleasure so the action was hot and frequent and he clearly loved his job.

I enjoyed this story immensely and I think you will too. If you’re looking for a very short, hot story with well defined, three dimensional characters, Pull by Bryl R. Tyne should be on your To Buy list. Definitely recommended.


  • Heh, I’d have one issue with reading this – “Chaz” is my nickname at work! 😀 Speaking of the names, I’m also a bit suprised at the writer naming the main characters “Chaz” and “Chris”. They seem a bit too similar.

    • JFM
      As you probably know, Chaz is short for Charles so it’s not a “girly” name.:) Chris is, of course, the short form for Christopher.

    • Anne
      With the kind of upscale books that you write I never would have thought you would like a story as down and dirty as Pull. Just goes to show that I should stop making assumptions about people.g

  • Hi Rob
    For $.149 you can’t go wrong.g I really did like this story because it was a bit different from the norm and the characters appealed to me.
    The cover photo is one that Dreamspinner uses for all of its “shorts”

  • Sounds an interesting little story, Wave. I like stories with characters who have lost everything and have to survive on their wits. This seems a good tale of redemption.

  • Hi Mike
    Thanks for your excellent suggestion. This site has only been around for 3 months and I will be asking bloggers on the 3 month anniversary (October 19) for suggestions about ways to improve its content and usefulness. Previously I had a blog for about 15 months and moved here because we outgrew it.
    Please watch for the post and add your suggestions. In the meantime, I will ask Christian our webmaster to look into this to see if it’s possible to set up an interactive forum on the site where readers and other bloggers can comment and exchange information about books, ereaders etc.


    As you know we have a message board but that’s more social than what you have in mind.

  • Hi. I’ve been a member of the site now for about a week. I don’t mean to hijack a thread about a review but I was wondering if there is a forum section. Am I missing the link? A place where members can talk about books they’ve read that haven’t been reviewed. Or what eReaders they use, if any. What draws them to buy a book. Clunkers they’ve read. Funny things they’ve noticed in m/m romance.



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