Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Damn Gorgeous by Jaye Valentine

Title: Damn Gorgeous
Author: Jaye Valentine
Publisher: Noble Romance Publishing, LLC
Published date: 2009
ISBN: 978-1-60592-050-4
Genre/Theme: Paranormal
Length: novella (55 pages)
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Synopsis- Spencer Patterson – writer, reporter, and lover of all things supernatural meets gorgeous and mysterious Virgil Slade – B&B owner / dreadlock adorned, tattooed, sex god. Sounds perfectly normal, right? Except Virgil’s dark glasses and quiet demeanor hide more than anyone suspects, and his friends are literally not of this world. What’s a guy like Spencer to do but go along for the ride?

Review- As a female reviewer I worried that I would not be able to project myself into an all male love story. The author quickly proved me wrong. Jaye Valentine drew me into this fun and bizarre world with ease. Spencer is intelligent, amusing, a little insecure, and all around likable; Virgil is tender, sweet, and very much the protective, romantic hero. Throw in a few vamps, mermaids, and other miscellaneous legends and Damn Gorgeous creates a delightful romp with mythology.

Despite the publisher’s rating, I would prefer not to call this heat level erotic. I say this for two reasons. Though one intimate scene was fairly explicit, overall they lack the details required to be truly erotic. The drawback to calling this writing erotic lies with the readers. Those who are looking for that level of heat may be disappointed, and those who shy away from extreme specificity will miss out on a charming and well written story.

Rating: 4 whips
Heat Level: Erotic
Other: m/m, anal
Reviewer: Becca Dale

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for taking the time to read and review, and I'm glad you enjoyed my story.

    Most (well, all) of my other published work is extremely explicit in the sex department, but for some reason that didn't feel right with these guys. If I had to analyze why, I think perhaps the first-person point of view was a contributing factor.

    Again, thank you for the review.