Title: Dallas in Wonderland
Author: Evan Gilbert
Genre: Contemporary/MMM Ménage
Length: Novella (89 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (20 May 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5 Hearts
Blurb: Dallas Fox owns porn movie studio Wonderland and for him, sex is all about business. He hasn’t felt passion in a long time, so he is surprised when he develops an attraction for Johnny Roman, a college student who has recently become a porn actor for the studio, and Miguel Duarte, an office assistant. Dallas is even more surprised when he realizes they are as interested in him as they are in each other. Those attractions violate Dallas’s number one rule: no mixing business and pleasure.
Dallas slowly lets his guard down, and eventually winds up in bed with both Johnny and Miguel. Their painful backgrounds are similar, and they begin forging bonds that could grow into something much deeper. Miguel, however, faces a threat that could endanger them all and destroy any chance of finding the romance they want and need.
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Review: A story about the owner of a porn production company with two of his employees – one an actor and one an office assistant – this is every bit as hot and sexy as one’s mind would conjure such a story to be.
Porn producer Dallas enjoys life but wouldn’t mind getting his shot at real love. Then there is Miguel he’s struggling for work and money but he grabs his opportunity to be an office assistant when he had actually gone to audition to be a porn actor. Then there is Johnny, the son a Baptist Deacon and engineering major at college, he does porn to make the money he needs to get by while he studies. So there you have it, three complex characters which need to come together and seriously do belong together.
And it is at this point comes biggest downfall of this story, because there is just too much going on. Each character has a brief explanation of a traumatic past or a horrible family, but there is just no way to appreciate the levity of it all when the plot is going along so fast. Beyond the guys getting together, Johnny faces problems with his family and Miguel faces problems from the murder of his roommate (Miguel’s family issues are in his back story, of course!).
At this point I’m just going to add the observation: there is the entirely too random appearance of a mob boss (who does serve a purpose) in the end but again, it was lost in all that was going on and ended up leaving me confused for a while. In between all this is Dallas, who is taking care of his men. There are lots of romance and lots of sex, but I don’t think the three little words were ever uttered.
In the end there is not only potential for a much longer story with these guys. Hell, this story could be expanded considerably into a very satisfying and hot both. But I also think that the chemistry between the guys, which explodes off the page, could also have a chance to breathe and develop further.
Nevertheless, this is an enjoyable book and a somewhat quick read. If you just want to indulge into some very sexy reading, this will do it for you. There is enough hot sex to leave you wanting more from these guys. I personally long to read a happily-ever-after for Dallas, Miguel and Johnny.
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