Author: A.B. Gayle
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing
Pages/Word Count: 180 Pages
At a Glance: What can I say about Tyler Knoll’s Just for Fun? It’s an interesting take on a romance from the writer’s point of view.
Reviewed By: Kim
Blurb: Tyler Knoll was born one wild, stormy night in April 2013.
Of course, Tyler might tell you he was born twenty years earlier, but should we believe anything he says? That’s for you to decide.
In Tyler’s first adventure—like many a gay man before him—he was SNARED by gay porn, wallowing in tales of bigger, stronger, harder….
Then his fickle mind was seduced and SHREDDED by the prospect of BDSM and slavery.
When a Big Misunderstanding SLASHED at Tyler’s sanity, almost costing him his life, he turned to another genre for his salvation. But even this encounter proved potentially hazardous—not from freezing temperatures, but at the hands of irate fans.
Finally, tired and SCREWED by his all his trials and tribulations, he discovers—like many storybook heroes before him—that sometimes Mr. Right is closer than we think.
Review: I’ve enjoyed a majority of what I’ve read by A.B. Gayle, but Tyler Knoll’s Just for Fun proved to be a little different than what I’m used to reading by her.
Tyler claims (at the beginning) that he’s nothing but a red blooded American twenty-year-old male who’d like nothing better than to get laid. So when a group of his friends go clubbing where all the suits hang out, and they decide to invite Tyler along…well…things start to happen that end up way out of his league.
In Book One, it was the humor that hooked me into the story. I loved how Tyler described his sexual activities, co-workers and friends. Especially when Tyler meets up with Gareth Harrison, and things kind of turn a little bit bizarre during that hook-up. But getting laid and getting a possible promotion is all kinds of worth it for this young man…right?
Wrong! In Book Two, not only does Tyler not get a promotion, he’s sent to the basement of his building to shred paper. It’s here that Tyler starts to hear “the voice” because as he’s writing his story down, he continues to breach the fourth wall by talking to his readers, asking questions. Okay, it’s Twilight Zone time! Also, it’s about this time he meets up with Mr. Document Disposal, Gareth Evans, who has a sexual proposition for Tyler.
All right, in Book Three, I started to get a little lost. In fact, there’s not much in the book that I followed, except for that Tyler was being used and abused by Seven Huge-Dick Dwarfs when he managed to get away. It’s here that I’m not sure that things are real for Tyler. I had a few moments where I was trying to figure out what was going on. Especially when his Hero showed up to save him. Poor kid sounds like he’s in shock.
That leaves Book Four, which kind of leaves the Twilight Zone behind and returns to somewhat normal. But it’s here that I’ll stop and say no more except that it has a surprise and a HEA that made me glad I read it through and didn’t quit when I got just a tad lost in Book Three.
What can I say about Tyler Knoll’s Just for Fun? It’s an interesting take on a romance from the writer’s point of view.
You can buy Tyler Knoll’s Just for Fun: Books One-Four here: