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Length: 31 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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  • File Size: 136 KB
  • Print Length: 31 pages
  • Publisher: IAJ Books (August 28, 2012)
  • Publication Date: August 28, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0093LWVYK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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I'd like to claim I was pleasantly surprised by Hardy's latest effort: a predictable, limp, cut'n'paste of his "greatest hits" (a laughable concept - every one of his books feeds off his first effort, B-Boy Blues. James Earl Hardy is the epitome of the author who has one good book in them - the trouble is, no one's had the nerve to break the news to him) but I wasn't.

Hardy must be thrilled with the tragic demise of E. Lynn Harris, since it leaves clear the field for sub-soap blaxploitation. And despite his pretensions of civil rights activism, that's all Hardy ever manages to churn out: bad soap with some added heat. His crude stereotypes are offensive, and his style cringe-worthy. Reading a James Earl Hardy novel is like reading a story on a social networking site like BGCLive.

And that's really the best description for drivel like this: fan fiction on a forum. The author is so in love with his own work that he's almost spoofing himself. Still, for Hardy this Kindle-only short story must be a big comedown from those heady hardback days back in the '90s, but I guess beggars can't be choosers.

Don't waste a moment of your precious time on this, let alone hard-earned cash. Buy something by a writer, not a pretender.
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about gay relationships that encourage rather discourage us! After reading B-Boy Blues a year ago, I'm still talking about it today! Please keep up the good...no, GREAT....work!
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Very good and easy read. Enjoyed it very much! If you like erotic sexy reading this book is pretty good
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It's about time I found a book that said a older guy can turn the head of a young guy. Thank you!
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James Earl Hardy has packed a ton of entertainment into this short story! In his signature style Mr. Hardy has loaded this one with unforgettable characters and dialogue that will keep you giggling, and fanning yourself, long after you've read the book. His knack for combining many different personalities in one scene is a talent within itself!

The backdrop is New York City and I can actually see the activity and the hustle and bustle as the scenes play out in my mind, going from one trendy spot to another. Stanley Brewster has taken a vow of celibacy and has been on a nine year hiatus! Unexpectedly he runs into one of his former students (Bobby) from many years ago. Now that Bobby's a grown, man he wants to pursue his childhood crush with Mr. Brewster.

HOW STANLEY GOT HIS BACK IN GROOVE is a story that will keep you turning the pages. You'll fall in love with the characters and the steamy sexy scenes will have you begging for more. I'm sure Mr. Hardy has plenty more in store for his fans, and I'll be on the lookout.

Awesome work James Earl Hardy!

Oh...Mitchell and Raheim are even mentioned; remember them?

Review by B. Grovner, author of EVEN NUMBERS, COLD CRAZY & COLD SERIAL.
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Growing up I desperately needed gay role models - I needed to see gay men strong as well as tender... sexy as well as thoughtful... successful in spite of failures... and loving powerfully and beautifully just like everyone else. James Earl Hardy along with James Baldwin and E Lynn Harris showed me these possibilites - through their words, these authors gave me a mirror I could look into and see all of me... they helped me understand who I was. So I am thrilled to get a new JEH book!

What I love most about James Earl Hardy is his gift for breaking down the complexities of our lives... our loves... and our relationships into the most simple structures. But in this simplicity, he captures perfectly all the beauty and richness and flavor that makes us who we are - I think its genius! I love it and I'm sure you will too. I bet this will be the most rewarding 27 pages you'll read... yup that's what I wrote - 27 pages! It's amazing what someone with skill and talent can fit into 27 pages - perfect for a Sunday afternoon read.
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In the novella "How Stanley Got His Back in Groove," James Earl Hardy (author of the groundbreaking B-Boy Blues series) accomplishes in 27 pages what many writers can't accomplish in 270: create stories and characters that are layered, interesting, beautifully human, and enduring.

We meet Stanley Brewster, whose many sexcapades have left him disillusioned and longing for something more. But he's not quite sure what that something is. That is, until Bobby Carpenter--young, sexy, alluring, and ready--comes along and takes Stanley on a journey so sensual that it both excites and terrifies him.

Brimming with stunningly real characters (there's even a nod to the B-Boy series), earnest dialogue that grabs you and doesn't let go, and a beautiful depiction of black gay sexuality, Hardy demonstrates why he is still one of the best authors out there. While we take pleasure in learning just how Stanley rediscovers his groove, the even-more-satisfying discovery is that Mr. Hardy never lost his.
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