Rock, Paper, Scissors

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Rock, Paper, Scissors

Genre: LGBT Erotic Contemporary

Thomas Wells Atherton III (known as Tommy) is a wealthy son of an influential family. With no need to work for a living, he nevertheless goes into law, in order to help gay people in San Francisco. Tommy, whose only relationship in his life has been with his son, Tiger - result of a one-night stand in college - does not believe in love. But when construction worker, Brian, walks into his office in search of a divorce, it is love at first sight.

Honestly, it's hard to make the plot of this novel sound interesting. Loose Id's blurb manages it admirably by making you think that you're going to get class conflict between the son of privilege and the blue-collar worker. It also played on my personal kinks by claiming that Brian was Irish - and I love an Irishman. However, it turns out that Brian is from Philadelphia, so there's an instant disappointment! And it also turns out that there is no conflict whatsoever in this novel. They meet, they fall in love, and they have slightly smelly sex, Brian moves in. Tommy's son - a rather creepy seven year old who resembles no child I've ever known - loves Brian, Brian's brother loves Tommy and Tiger. Brian and Tommy arrange to get married. They do nice things for everyone who crosses their path while commenting on how male they are and how women just can't understand them. They get married among much description of tableware and flower arrangements.

If you like saccharine sentimentality mixed with graphic porn, this may be the book for you. If you're looking for a gripping plot and realistically drawn characters, you'd probably do better trying something else.

Book Blurb for Rock, Paper, Scissors

Genre: LGBT Erotic Contemporary

Length: Novel

Thomas Wells Atherton III, known as Tommy, the unbelievably wealthy scion of an old "Back Bay" Boston family has let the family down by being gay. After graduating from Harvard, rather than accepting a job arranged by his father with a prestigious Boston firm, Tommy heads for San Francisco where he can live openly as a gay man. He has only one small piece of baggage - Thomas Wells Atherton IV, better known as Tiger -- his son.

Even once he gets to San Francisco, Tommy has no intention of meeting anyone important. He's never been in love and isn't about to fall. Famous last words. Then into his office walks Brian Baldwin, muscular Irish construction worker. Tommy takes one look and he's a goner.

But Brian has come for a divorce, and Tommy's hopes are nearly dashed. When Brian admits he wants a divorce because he's gay, Tommy finds himself doing things and thinking things he's never thought about before, including bringing Brian home to meet Tiger.

And once they "sleep over" as Tiger would say, Brian never leaves.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: male/male sexual practices.

Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2008 2.00