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- Print Length: 218 pages
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- Publication Date: September 8, 2014
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00NFTZQ5M
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Jack of Hearts (Boys of Porn - Book 1) Kindle Edition
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If you see the "Boys of Porn" additive in the title of Jack of Hearts and turn away because you're thinking it'll be nothing but smut, be pleasantly surprised to think again. While there are quite a few sex scenes (more on that later), there's also a solid story line, three dimensional, diverse characters, and near perfect writing (only a few minor typos and some repetition).
This first installment of Volume 1 of this saga (can I call it a saga? Because I sure hope there are future Volumes to come) follows Jack Heart as he makes his first steps into the gay adult film industry. He meets a plethora of vibrant characters but becomes immediately attracted to Garrett who, incidentally, is the man with whom he has his first porn scene. The chemistry between them is palpable and electrifying, but Jack is reluctant to get attached due to heartbreaking experiences he's had in the past. Garrett is persistent though, despite having a troubled past as well, and a fragile, tentative game of cat and mouse ensues.
Jack and Garrett are empathetic MCs, and the secondary characters are developed just as well. I loved the twins, Mickey and Marcus, and every time they're in a scene I can literally feel an ethereal aura about them. They're a perfect mix of sweet innocence and impish fun. Lucas, the resident playboy, is fun and cocky and arrogant yet likable, and always ready with some snarky innuendo. Then there's Scotty, and I really hope the next volume (fingers crossed that there will be one) will be centered around him. He's the character that brings a darker element to this story, with a troubled, mysterious past and a trouble, mysterious present. Engaging in self-destructive behavior and feeling as though he's been burned by two of the boys in the house, he's currently in an unhealthy relationship with an unknown figure; call me morbid, but I love the drama and angst that ensues in such a toxic situation. My heart bleeds for him, and I eagerly await to hear more about his part in the story. Presiding over all is Gideon: kind and caring with a true love for his boys and a passion for his business, seeing and portraying the artistic beauty and passion that sex between two men can bring. He's complex and different in that he reconciles his Christianity and faith with the industry he's in, and is not exempt from having shadows in his past. Once again, I love that all the main/supporting characters have back stories and I'm hoping that the author pursues them thoroughly in works to come.
Really the only thing I didn't like was how every boy, with the exception of Scotty, was infatuated with Jack. I can understand being attracted to him and admiring him, but it drove me crazy that they all looked at him like he walked on water and fought over who got to spend the most time with him. Maybe one or two characters viewing him this way with the others less intense would have been okay, but I just don't like stories where all the characters view the main one as being perfect.
One thing that really stood out to me was the author's fantastic use of narrative misdirection. She's a master at it and really keeps you guessing about certain things.
As for the sex scenes, it is set in the porn industry and they are aplenty, both on and off camera. I didn't mind too much, as several helped move the story further along (at least somewhat) but I also think that others could have been cut in favor of more plot development.
The pacing is interesting as the author really writes about each day, each moment, as it's happening. There is no skipping over a couple of weeks. This book only covered the course of a few days, and while a lot happened, I felt like at the end of this book I was only just getting started. Since there are two more books in this volume and the price is low, I don't feel cheated. Just don't be concerned when you get to the last 10% or so and find yourself wondering how everything could all be wrapped up in the next little bit; rest assured it ends with a "to be continued" feeling.
I really enjoyed this book and am looking forward to book 2. I can't wait to read more about Gideon and his boys. I love how unique this book is compared to others in the m/m genre, and definitely recommend checking it out. I do, however, suggest looking at the omnibus Volume One found on Amazon as it contains all three books. It's a much cheaper way to buy the stories and I wish I'd known about it before buying book 1, but I'm still excited about discovering this series.
The end of book one is like a cliff hanger. I need to see book two like yesterday lol! And I absolutely love love love the "twins". Can I take them home?
What can I say....hot as hell....really tempting, alluring....again hot as hell.
A view in the p o r n industry. All the c o c k y boys together there is not must imagination ask to understand the hotness ha!
There is some story slowly developing.
It ends with a cliffy and God knows I hate cliffs
So way too late I understand it's a trilogy and now I have to buy the others because s*** I want a HEA for Jack.
The author know how to write p o r n and I'm happy that I can visualize this...smoking hot it is.
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