Thursday, 12 February 2009

Nothing but Trouble - Jamie Hill

 

 

 

The Blurb

Adrian Scott doesn't expect to fall in love with his employer after spending one night with him. Graham Elliott is handsome and exciting, a very wealthy man, not in Adrian’s league. But their night together was intoxicating, and Adrian can't shake the thought of making a life with this older man.

As per their arrangement, they have two more nights together. Will that be enough time to convince his boss they belong together, or will the deal prove to be nothing but trouble?

 

 

 

The Review

 

“I want you to spend the night with me. I’ll pay you ten thousand dollars.”

 

Those were not the words Adrian Scott expected to hear when he is called into the office of the owner of the casino where he works. Although he has always been attracted to the man, and despite the fact that he has a girlfriend and is definitely out of his league, he genuinely did not think the boss played with the boys as well.

Graham Elliott, owner of the Graham’s Aces casino, has one secret, and that’s his attraction to men. He hides it so well that not even the men he eventually approaches are aware he is into men. When he makes a proposition to one of the casino staff, the last thing he expects is for trouble to follow in his wake.

When Graham does what he normally does and propositions Adrian for a set amount of nights for an agreed amount of money, it all sounds tawdry and tasteless. However, the author has humanized Graham with his care and respect for Adrian’s situation so that you easily forgive him for how he starts the relationship.

Adrian is consistent in his values and true to his sexuality, irrespective of how he goes about dealing with life's challenges and changes. He is a character you can’t help loving and genuinely wish the best for.

NOTHING BUT TROUBLE is a great outing by Jamie Hill; the wealth of emotions that is condensed in this short story definitely highlights this author as a superb storyteller.

 

1 Speak To Me:

Jamie Hill on 12 February 2009 at 19:33 said...

Wow, another lovely review! You're making me blush. Nah, go ahead. These are much preferred to the alternative. Some reviewers just don't 'get it'...LOL

Thanks again!

Jamie