The Raw Prawn by Connie Bailey

Title:  Raw Prawn

Author:  Connie Bailey

Genre:  GLBT Action/Adventure

Length:  Novella

Publisher:  Dreamspinner Press (August 23, 2011)

Heat Level:  Explicit

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Blurb:  When backpacker Jarold Lake runs out of money in Australia, an acquaintance gives him an address where he can find an under-the-table job without needing a work visa. He’s greeted by Russ Bridger, who none too subtly lets him know that the “job” involves being filmed having sex… with a man. Jarold is open to new experiences, but when he decided to take a trip Down Under, he never expected this!

Before long, Jarold is tangled up in the underworld dealings of Russ’s boss, Jason Leith. Leith runs an empire on betting, pornography, and prostitution, and he is devoid of sympathy, among other human feelings. When Leith shows too much interest in Jarold, Russ decides it’s time to get out of the low life, something much easier said than done. But for Jarold, Russ will take the risk.

Reviewer:  Portia

Review:  Raw Prawn makes me think of the kind of porn a woman would write and direct…lots of hot, nasty sex with a plot.  A damn good plot.

Jarold is a bit of a lost soul.  He’d wandered around until his money ran out.  That’s how he ends up in Australia willing to perform in an x-rated flick for some quick cash.  Something about Russ seduces him into crossing from bi-curious to full on bisexual in one afternoon.  The chemistry between Russ and Jarold is off the charts.

There is a tad bit of insta love, but it’s not too sappy.  Russ seems to temper Jarold’s wanderlust.  While Jarold helps Russ to value himself and believe there is still good in the world.

Throw in a crazy man trying to kill them and more hot sex and you have an excellent erotic romance.

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