Title: BOYSTOWN: SEASON ONE (Boystown #1)
Author: Jake Biondi
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: November 8th 2013
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance, Soap opera, Suspense
Page Count: 316
Reviewed by: LenaR
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
One of the most diverse and lively neighborhoods in the country, Chicago’s BOYSTOWN has something for everyone. So it’s no wonder that Jesse Morgan and Cole O’Brien chose to live there upon graduating from college. Ready to begin the next phase of their lives in an exciting new city, Jesse and Cole quickly find themselves at the center of a new group of friends. Joyelle and Derek Mancini have been happily married for years, but Derek is harboring a secret that could tear them apart. Derek’s brother Emmett is about to discover that his boyfriend Keith Colgan has a past that will haunt them both. Long time couple Logan Pryce and Max Taylor must face a crisis that neither of them expected. And, before they realize it, Jesse and Cole find themselves at the center of it all in the adult playground known as BOYSTOWN.
Drama, baby, drama!
I HAVE NEVER READ SOMETHING LIKE THIS BEFORE.
Not that it’s something incredibly GOOD or extremely BAD or NOTHING compare with. You can compare it with a never ending soap opera, but not with a book. I suppose THAT was exactly the desired effect the author wanted to achieve.
Why else did he name the installments of the series Seasons and chapters Episodes?
While reading I had a STRANGE mixture of emotions:
But the most dominated emotion was like
Normally an eye-roll-book is NO GO for me: if I roll my eyes MORE than 10 times I lose any healthy interest in it. Period.
HERE I rolled my eyes at leas 3 times per page (ant this book IS LONG!), and I couldn’t put it down.
Well, I have a good medical insurance, but you have to read it on your own risk.
* Like in many soap operas there are many separate stories in the book that are running parallel. And all of them are connected.
It’s a small world!
* Like in many soap operas there are many characters and the author tries to insert as much information in your small poor head as possible-at least at the beginning. It is overloaded with events, places, characters. The scenes change at a fast pace, he moves between the events, jumps back and forth and it is not very surprising that developing of the characters suffers the most serious consequences of it.
* The writing is very simple and spartan. It is very easy to read because it principally consists out of dialogues and the space between them is filled with an audio description of a soap opera for visually handicapped persons.
* The author is a very big fan of first names. I’m wondering, did nobody tell him that there are many other possibility to say who slides his tongue down to whose ever neck and who puts his thick dick in whose ever hole makes a small talk RIGHT NOW except to repeat the names of all participants in every sentence?!
* Maybe I’m not a big expert in the matter of soap operas to be able to judge but the easiness with that almost EVERY character vocalizes the magic L-word makes it sounds the same like “I’m horny”.
But is it the same?!
In spite of the fact that toward the end my eye-roll has increased DRAMATICALLY and in spite of all my complaints,
I can’t say I WAS NOT ENTERTAINED. I DEFINITELY WAS.
And after my eyes will recover, I think, I’ll move to the next installment.
READING WATCHING to everyone!