“The problem with human attraction is not knowing if it will be returned.” ― Becca Fitzpatrick
Author: Roland Graeme
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages/Word Count: 286
Rating: 4 Stars
Blurb: When up-and-coming actor Rick Decareau, aka Deke Rowe, learns his fiancée cheated on him with her ex, he immediately breaks off the engagement and all wedding plans… except the honeymoon. Why waste a great road trip up and down the Baja peninsula? To make the time away even better, Rick impulsively invites his friendly neighbor, Ken Bollinger. After all, nothing sexual will happen between two buddies on a trip.
The somewhat promiscuous Ken is attracted to open-minded Rick from the start and assumes Rick is straight. So he sets out with no expectations, but on the road, they become close, and step by step, Ken succeeds in seducing Rick, even teaching him how to enjoy three-way sex along the way. Unfortunately, Ken’s getting too much of a good thing: the more serious he becomes about Rick, the more he fears Rick is using him as rebound comfort from his broken engagement. Can Ken protect his heart before he falls too far? Or does Rick have other plans for the two of them?
Review: Whoa… When I read the blurb for this story, I thought, oh, a road trip tale; I like those. Well, what I ended up with was definitely not what I’d expected.
Rick meets Ken for the first time at a local bakery. From that meeting, the two quickly become friends and gay Ken Bollinger learns that straight Rick Decareau (a.k.a. Deke Rowe) is a fairly popular actor engaged to Eva Angelokva, a super model, whom we later discover is cheating on Rick, thanks to the tabloids, and leaves him for greener pastures.
Even though Ken is attracted to Rick, he knows better than to crush on a straight guy, so when downcast Rick suggests that Ken accompany him on his road trip to Baja, the honeymoon trip he’d intended to take with his newly wedded wife, Ken is a little reluctant to agree. Needless to say, after they both talked it through they head south of the border in a beat up truck.
After a few days of traveling and camping adventure, this is where I’m scratching my head on who really seduce who, because once the sex started, it didn’t stop! OMG, these two went after each other like rabbits! Or a couple on their honeymoon! We’re talking several chapters. Straight Rick became insatiable, and Ken became one hell of a teacher, and all of a sudden this was pure erotica, or porn…depends on how you look at it…but I’ve got to admit it wasn’t tooooo bad reading it. ~smiles~ At least the language used didn’t set off my eye rolling reflexes: no fluttering anuses here!
So, I’m giving Baja Honeymoon 3 Stars for plot and 5 Stars for heat, rounding out to a solid 4 Star rating and a good recommendation if you like erotica. Hey, I may be old, but I’m not dead!