Author: Kendall Morgan
Publisher: Tulabella Ruby Press
Pages/Word Count: 69 Pages
At a Glance: I can see this being a great series to watch for.
Reviewed By: Kathie
Blurb: The friends of pretty blue-eyed Dustin Garber are about to find out that he has a secret. He loves bears, big hairy gay men. None of them know it, but he’s just booked them all into the annual Gay Bear Ski week.
Craig, beautiful, black and Jewish, is initially indifferent to the fact that he is spending a week with big hairy men. He already has a hook up planned of his own, although that man turns out to have a bizarre secret.
Patrick and Ethan, two bear-hating twinks who have been secretly in love with each other for years, take much longer to come around to the idea that bears can be good guys too. Dustin isn’t so sure his friendship with them will survive the trip.
And then Dustin meets Nate, a big blond bear who is forever single but ready for something a little different. Nate’s friends, Casey and Ryland, are fighting about Ryland’s porn career. Nate’s friend Gil is busy with a Canadian couple, but together Dustin and Nate get lost on a backcountry trail. Deep in the snow away from everyone they may just find the love they’ve been seeking and the understanding they didn’t know they needed.
Review: This story is a solid read! Great introduction of the characters, a solid description of the ski resort and some of the bears attending the weeklong bear fest, I think the best part about reading a short story is you get to the sex faster, and Twinks in Bearland has lots of hot sex!
The chapters are somewhat spilt up by the characters. Dustin has chapter one: his job was to introduce us to the ski lodge setting, the twinks he came with, and the reason they were there.
Casey has chapter two: he is a bear who’s married to a porn star. Casey and Ryland (the porn star) have an open relationship and throughout the story, have sex with various partners.
Craig has chapter three: he is a twink who came with Dustin and his group. His initial thoughts were, “I don’t normally go for bears, even as friends. I like friends who are young and pretty, like me,” but by the end of the chapter, Craig partakes of bear sex, and he likes it. That’s also where we meet Craig’s snowboarder. Let’s just say he has weird bed partners and never leaves home without them.
So, you get the idea. Each chapter is centered on a character who’s either a bear or a twink, with other bears or twinks thrown in. As the week wears on, the twinks and the bears start blending (literally) together, both sides learning that bears can be sexy as hell, while the twinks are smooth and maybe a little crazy when it comes to skiing in the backcountry.
Twinks in Bearland is a quick read, but Kendall Morgan is able to develop the characters nicely. I was left to question any preconceived ideas I might have had pertaining to twinks and bears. Morgan does leave one stereotype in place, though: porn directors can be slimy dicks to their actors, and it’s up to their loved ones to put them in their place.
I can see this being a great series to watch for. There are lots of characters to work with.
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