Title: BOYSTOWN: SEASON TWO (Boystown #2)
Author: Jake Biondi
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: July 6th 2014
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance, Soap opera, Suspense
Page Count: 337
Reviewed by: LenaR
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
In the aftermath of the warehouse shootings, lives are forever changed and relationships are forever altered. As the families of the victims work to put the horrific event behind them, they find themselves at the center of an even larger plan for revenge.
Ciancio twins Marco and Gino are as handsome as they are powerful — and they arrive in Boystown with a scheme rooted in the bad history between the Ciancio and Mancini families.
At the same time, Keith Colgan seems hell-bent on getting back the boyfriend he believes was stolen from him, Ben Donovan continues with his plan for Jacqueline Morgan and her son Jesse, and a stranger from the past threatens the future.
It all leads up to a spectacular New Year’s Eve engagement party that no one will ever forget.
Welcome back to BOYSTOWN!
Bloody hell! What a roller-coaster!
With Boystown series Jake Biondi has created something that is difficult to classify by its genre. I would even say, he has created a new genre, and – like every genre that has already existed on the book market – it would have its admires and critics. Well, he convinced me.
For those who has no idea what I’m talking about, I would recommend to read the information providing on the author’s profile. It helps better to understand the whole idea of the series.
Boystown series is a clever made soap opera, a wild mixture out of Looking, Dallas and many other TV-series (I’m not a big expert in this field) with a main focus on family secrets, intrigues, complicated love relationships, sex affairs, mystery, the mob, blackmails and numerous sex scenes (all kind of). Though I have to confess, that sex scenes don’t belong to the best ones, they are inevitable here, but the strength of the telling lies in the rapid scene changes and a lot of action.
We have MANY characters, MANY parallel stories that all are deeply intertwined with each other in a bizarre way. If you don’t plan to read all three, alreaday avaiable books in one sitting, you should probably make a memo with the characters and their connections to each other. It could be very very helpful later. I read the first book one year ago, and it is why I had to skim through it now to recall who was who. Because there are just TOO MANY figures, there are no primary and secondary couples here, they are all important for the whole story.
The writing style could be the reason for many discussion about the literary quality of the series. If you’re looking for a piece of eloquent prose, you should search somewhere else. But even if this series doesn’t fall into the category “literary masterpiece”, it is a solid piece of work with an unigue “performance”. And I don’t care if for some readers the series could be considered not intellectual enough, I had my fun reading it. Actually, Boystown, how it is written, is ready for the film adaption. The future film producers don’t need to change a lot, because 90% of it consists of dialogues. All they need is to cast the characters. But look at this cover, THAT is also almost settled!
True genius lies in simplicity – Goethe already knew this.
No, I’m not compare Goethe with Jake Biondi,
*** If you are in the mood for a WRITTEN soap opera that could be EVERYTHING except BORING
*** If you want to give a chance to a new born genre
*** If you want to be entertained
*** If you’re longing for a new gay TV-mini series(what a shame, we have just too less of them!)
then you SHOULD give it a try. ASAP. BTW, have I already mentioned that the books are NOT exorbitantly expensive?
READING WATCHING to everyone!
P.S. The ending left me with no other choice but to buy the third book!