Friday, June 9, 2017

Action by Quinn Anderson

Title: Action
Author: Quinn Anderson
My Rating: A

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Murmur Inc #2
Main Characters: Pete and Evan
Release Date: June 2017
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Pete Griflow is the last person anyone would suspect of being a porn star. He’s quiet, gawky, and can’t even talk to guys without turning red. But on camera, he’s a different person. In the porn world, he’s Jaden Prime, a coquettish power bottom who’s been tantalizing fans for over a year now.

Pete is in a rut, though, and he knows it. And what’s worse, his boss knows it. If he can’t reignite his passion for the biz, he’s going to have trouble paying his none-too-cheap college tuition.

When Pete is given the opportunity to star in a huge summer production, sparks fly between him and his costar, Kyle Darko. Kyle is Pete’s opposite: he’s daring, achingly sexy, and in love with the sex industry. Their chemistry is palpable on and off screen, but dating on a porn set is tricky. Even pros struggle to separate fantasy from reality, especially with a script dictating their seduction. But what’s building between them can’t be ignored, and it’s so much more than getting some “action.”

My Review:

I enjoyed this book so much, and the reason for that was Pete. Pete's a porn star, alter ego...Jaden, but Pete is a normal guy. He's awkward, shy, and is constantly second guessing himself. He is NOT overflowing with confidence, although usually he does pretty well when he puts on the act of Jaden. But when he's requested for a special project, he's thrown...both by his costar AND the fact they really don't want him to act. They want him to be himself, something he is just not comfortable with. 

But the real problem for Pete is Evan, his costar. Evan runs hot and cold and there are moments when Pete is swept away with Evan, sure that what he's feeling is completely mutual. But it could be that Evan is just a really good, charismatic actor. Pete has been drawn in before. He doesn't trust what he's feeling with Evan, and his warnings from his director make things even more complicated. 

I loved this story. Despite it being set in the world of porn where the two guys will be having sex, their relationship actually has a pretty slow build-up. There is so much irresistible chemistry between the two of them. I loved that.

Pete is such a normal guy. You can't help but to fall in love with him with all of his awkward, shyness.

And I thought it was interesting how the book ended (don't spoilers)...but I really did like how matter of fact the guys were about their job in porn. It's just a job and despite all the angst over people finding out about it in the book, they really do look at the job as just that...a job.

Overall, I thought it was fun and entertaining. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. It was fun and I was sad when it ended.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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