Deceptions – Palm Springs by Alex Ironrod

21487585Title: Deception – Palm Springs

Series: Palm Springs PI Stories

Author: Alex Ironrod

Genre: Contemporary/Shifter/Werewolves

Length: Novel (272 Pages)

Publisher: MLR Publishing (March 7th, 2014)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥1Heart

Blurb: Deception can be sexual, wonderful, strange, and dangerous. A US Marine creates tensions by coming back into his gay father’s life in Palm Springs, only to disappear again. Is he for real? Can PI Mark find the man behind the name?
Deception takes many forms, especially when man-sex is involved, as young Palm Springs PIs, Mark and Dan, find out. And not just in their own Leather relationship. Mark is hired to locate a US Marine who comes back into his gay father’s life, before disappearing again. Just who is the real Donald Bates and what’s his game? From gay Palm Springs mansions to Kansas City leather bars Mark uncovers surprising and wonderful answers. Meanwhile Dan’s following a husband who’s unfaithful – with a woman or a man? Deception can lead you into sexual, wonderful, strange, and dangerous places.

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Reviewer: GiGi

Review: Aside from a plot about as deep as a puddle of lube, Deception is full of very poorly written erotic scenes that are a non-humorous parody of the BDSM lifestyle. Characters dialogue includes the main characters constantly referring to each other by first name, and then boss, and then sir, then master, then sir yes sir, it’s enough to make one’s head spin.

The erotic scenes are totally ruined by adolescent use of adjectives, I believe there is a contest to use as many for penis as possible. There are so many bad one-liners spewed back and forth during sex scenes I actually cringed. For example, “I’m going to come in you, boy. I’m going to blast you to kingdom come, motherfucker.” Boys response: “I’m ready for you, Sir. I need you to skewer me, to fill me with your seed, so I can worship you with my cream.”

Yeah, for those of you who enjoy the psychological aspects of BDSM, this book is not for you. For those who enjoy a good mystery/suspense with lots of clues, layering and foreshadowing, this book is not for you. And even if you just like straightforward literary porn to get the blood pumping, this book is not for you. Better luck next time.