Title: Lifting Techniques
Author: Charlie Richards
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Pages/Word Count: 141 Pages
At a Glance: A sweet, low angst story
Blurb: Detective Ryan Straton is known as the happy-go-lucky playboy of the precinct, the consummate bachelor of the department. At a Halloween party, he enjoys admiring the eye-candy, including a lovely lady–who he learns is Doctor Morgan Pruitt–dressed as Marilyn Monroe. When Ryan stumbles across Morgan getting backed into a corner by a trio of men, he plays hero and rescues her. He’s shocked to be offered a blowjob in thanks, but quickly gets on board when the woman proves just how adept she is with her hands…and her mouth.
When the deed is done, Ryan discovers that Morgan isn’t a woman, and he’s just received the best blowjob of his life from a man. As he’s done with every woman he’s bedded for almost a decade, he plans to move on and forget about Morgan
Review: Ryan Straton comes off as a bit of a jerk when it comes to women, and I’m not sure I liked him. I didn’t really care he’d been hurt by a woman in the past. You just don’t treat women as throw-aways after you’ve had your fun. But that becomes an irony, then, when Ryan rescues Marilyn from a homophobic attack. Even after Ryan found out that Marilyn was a man named Morgan, he couldn’t stop obsessing over that blowjob! Oh, how the mighty do fall… Ryan’s love ‘em and leave ‘em strategy doesn’t quite work out when it comes to Morgan. In fact, it’s the one time that Ryan finds himself coming back for more, when he later seeks out Dr. Morgan Pruitt and proposes that he, Ryan, is bi-curious and would like to find out more about what it’s like to be with a man.
The romance part of Lifting Techniques is so sweet, and I loved how Ryan succumbed to Morgan’s charms as they got to know each other. I couldn’t help but fall a little in love with Morgan too. He was just so sweet! The only thing I would say against this book is the part with the serial killer was resolved too quickly and could have been better developed.
I would highly recommend Lifting Techniques to readers who love to watch two people dance to the tune of falling in love without a whole lot of angst to drive you nuts.
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