Cam is a veteran star at Blue Boy Studios. Known as Mr. Nice Guy, he’s the top every newbie bottom wants to be paired with.
But in recent months his beloved hardcore scenes have dried up. Instead, he finds himself stuck with a string of monotonous foreplay scenes. He takes his frustration to his boss, and warped kind of lover, Jon Kellar, but Jon won’t bend. Cam is a commodity and will do as he’s told…in every way.
Cam’s frustration builds, but a chance meeting with a hot BMXer distracts him. Sasha Tate is gorgeous, warm and wonderful; everything Cam has ever wanted. They bond over shared interests and a sizzling mutual attraction. Cam is exhilarated and thrilled, until his chosen profession gets in the way.
Sasha pulls back, and before Cam can fix it, life comes at him from all fronts. A crisis threatens much more than his relationship with Sasha, and as his world implodes he begins to realize that life will never be the same again
I really enjoyed this second book in the Blue Boy Studio’s series but I have just a few niggles. However, my enjoyment factor far outweighed any aggravations. I think most of my frustrations stem from unanswered questions, which ironically don’t revolve around the main boys here. I thought Sasha was absolutely brilliant and Cam was pretty rad too. Their story is complicated with hard emotions. As always, the sex was smoking and the writing superb. I have a feeling things will wrap up more securely with book three. At least, I am hopeful they will because I immediately clicked my way to Amazon to buy Bold after I finished. Although book three features another couple, I am confident loose ends from this story will tie up nicely.
There are many things I love about Leigh’s stories but one thing I’ve come to rely on is her ability to weave real life hardships into her romance. It’s not all riding rainbows and cloud jumping. Her boys crash and burn and…hurt. But they always pick themselves up and keep going. This story is considerably short for the amount of ‘stuff’ going on. Which on one hand, I was always engaged and eager for more. On the flip side, there were pieces left dangling. There happens to be a Cam sandwich scene that took me by surprise. I understand why Cam needed that confirmation and it was undeniably sexy but…but…but I didn’t care for it from Levi and Sonny’s position. I don’t think it was healthy for them and found myself distracted with worries over them and Cam lost a bit of the focus. Yet I was pleased to see Levi and Sonny return because I adore them so! I very much enjoyed Cam’s family, especially his dad. All in all, a lovely group of characters.
Sasha might be my favorite Blue Boy thus far. He radiates a sense of peace and calmness that Cam desperately needs. Cam has been balancing his day job and his nighttime gig with ease up until now. His warped relationship with his boss at the studio is beginning to interfere with his scenes. He’s restless and no longer content with his life. When he runs into a gorgeous motocross rider at work he can’t deny the draw he feels. There is something about Sasha that he can’t explain. Cam has never had a man of his own before, and never felt the need. But porn isn’t satisfying anymore, Jon is clearly using him and then he finds out…he’s sick. And the ground falls out from under him. Cam is not the best relationship material at the moment but Sasha doesn’t care. They both realize when the sea gets rocky, you need a tether to help you survive. Cam grabs Sasha like a lifeline and discovers he never wants to let go. Their untimely fall made me weak in the knees. So sooo good!
I would classify Jon’s relationship with Cam as abusive. Things were consensual but there’s definitely turmoil and anguish between the two, and it was difficult to witness. As I mentioned earlier a menage scene takes place. Then there as those few loose strings flap in the breeze but I’m starting book three straightaway to see if they come together at the end of the series.
If you haven’t read Bullet, you should. It’s beneficial having the history of book one. This sequel is sexy and stormy. Actually, I think this series should be bundled or read back to back. The MC’s change but the story continues. And I for one, can’t wait to find out what happens next!