Author: G.R. Richards
Genre: Contemporary/ Interracial / Multicultural / Ménage (M/M/M) / Exhibitionism / Public Places
Length: Novella (68pgs)
Publisher: Amber Quill Press (Amber Allure) (11th September 2011)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3 1/2Hearts
Blurb: Will an opera novice snag the leading role…or the leading man?
For a cocky young opera performer, there sure are a lot of things Charles has never done. Until he snags the title role in a new production of Debussy’s impressionist opera Pelléas et Mélisande, he’s never even played a part outside the men’s chorus.
Rehearsals are hell with a merciless director like Jean-Luc, but Charles’s conversations with co-star Bo make the days bearable. In fact, things just keep getting better when the director finally admits that his artistic vision involves strong homoerotic overtones. Charles can get on board with that idea, on stage and also in his budding relationship with Bo, but in this domain, too, there are things Charles has never done.
Can Bo assuage Charles’s fears on his own, or will the director need to take charge once again?
Review: Ok, I have to say this one grew on me the longer I read it. Charles is acting his first lead character role in an Opera and he is very nervous but Charles has a problem… when he is nervous his mouth runs away with him. Bo is also a lead character and is more of a strong silent type.
Charles at first came across as a spoiled brat because his mouth ran away with him a lot. But, he was actually nervous and I was quite shocked at how explosive his coming together with Bo was for the first time as there wasn’t a lot of indication that there was an attraction between them. Bo was quite sweet in his acceptance of Charles’s fear and I wasn’t at first sure how to take his solution to the problem and am still slightly conflicted about it. We don’t get to know any of the characters all that well and we rarely see any of them outside the rehearsals. I was disappointed that we only really saw them once as a couple outside the rehearsal and even then it was before they got together and you know that they have gotten closer when we haven’t been looking.
The sex is hot and there is one m/m/m scene but it is essential to the story and the progression of Bo’s and Charles’s relationship. So hot sex, an ok storyline and a happily ever after.