Overnight Sensation Christian Price


Overnight Sensation Christian Price
Genre: GLBT Romance
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
Its always a gamble reading a book from a new author – will I like it? Will I like the writing style, storyline etc?
Well, sometimes its good to take a chance, and here I found a read I really enjoyed. Christian has kept the plot fairly simple, a love story, a bit of dilemma over situations, and some suspense to finish. That’s far better than books which throw in so much it becomes one long muddle. I’d rather read one well written but simple story, than one that’s got multiple plot lines that just don’t go anywhere.
Anyway, Jake has come to NY from the countryside to follow his dream of being an actor. Like most of us though the real world means finding a job and a place to live first, and that’s how he meets Evan. Evan’s a great guy and a real love match for Jake, who’s so trusting and innocent. They’re’ swimming along happily, though Jake doesn’t seem to have time to push the acting ambition yet, when along comes Marcus. What a horrible man, wealthy and convinced everything is his for the taking. He’s got enough money and influence to do whatever he wants, and to the consternation of his current lover he wants Jake. What follows is a grooming of Jake, making him a top model for his clothing chain, taking him out to smart places, buying him expensive presents, and they finally get to the point where he just can’t say no to Marcus one might after a busy day, when Marcus has plied him with alcohol…..Poor Jake, he loves Evan but now feels he’s simply not good enough for him. Evan is shocked, and they part ways but Jake has him in his heart all the while. Marcus really is a devious manipulator, and yet if he’s been brought up in the circle where he has to hide his gay side, and he’s always had whatever he wants otherwise, then maybe its not totally his fault, more that he’s lacked anyone to teach him about morals. Its something often seen in those who feel the world is theirs for the taking. Still, that’s no help to Jake who’s increasingly dependent on Marcus and though living his dream as a star is struggling to cope. Of course when everything looks good that’s just when it tips and Jake gets put into life-threatening danger.
Its a fun read, some great characters. I just loved Evan, he’s such a genuinely good guy, and Jake of course I felt was perfect for him. Jake’s a real innocent and feels he owes Marcus. His friend in the next apartment, Penny, was a great person too – witty and a huge support to him when he needed it. She made the story very real. I liked that there were some females in the story – too often in M/M its as if there’s only one sex and females don’t exist. The sex scenes were well done, not too dominating, but fitted the plot perfectly and felt natural. I liked too that the characters felt real, and weren’t the camp, OTT, queen types that just annoy me. I can live with the odd one, but some books seem to portray all gay men as that type and of course its not true. I really enjoyed this read, its a simple well written novel where the story unfolds carefully, building up for the final drama, and then everything adds up without any loose ends. Its not an un-putdownable read, but a good start to Christian’s writing career.
Stars: Four, a fun easy love story.
ARC provided by author

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About jeanniezelos

I'm an avid reader, love my kindle and I have my head in a novel for hours daily : ) Mum used to say I'd read toilet paper if it was printed- it wasn't, so i had to contend myself with the back and sides of the cereal packets. I've always Needed to read and we had few books when i was a child hence my penchant for reading anything including adverts then... I review mainly contemporary, erotic and paranormal romance books though dystopian and urban fantasy also appeal. I'm currently rated around the 300 mark on amazon.co.uk for my reviews. I try to keep them structured and to say what I do and don't like about a book so other readers can use my review as a guide to whether they may enjoy the book.

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