Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Review - (Two Steps Up) Sean Kennedy & (The Perfect Gift) Ashley Ladd

Title: The Perfect Gift

Author: Ashley Ladd

Publisher: Total E-Bound

Main Character: Ty & Bianca

Bianca's on the search to find the perfect gift for her boyfriend Ty this Christmas. But then she discovers a hidden stash of gay male porn under his side of the bed. Stunned, and scared, she needs to find out if Ty's more interested in men than in her.

She arranges an illicit night for Ty with her handsome gay co-worker Brendan.

To her astonishment and delight, the night turns into a ménage-à-trois, and all three lovers end up benefiting from this special gift.


When Bianca finds her boyfriend’s stash of porn under his side of the best – her first thought was boys will be boys – but on closer inspection these magazine were not playgirl, but more like play boys and they were in all their glory.

Bianca is unsure of where to go from here, on the one hand she knows she love Ty and wants to have that happily ever after with him, on the other hand she wants the best for Ty and she have to find out if she is the best thing for him.

A solution is closer than she think as she needs a Christmas gift for Ty so with her more than handsome gay co-worker she arrange a night that will either break her and Ty as a coupe or make them stronger. Bianca is willing to accept whatever decision that is made, however the night turns into more than she bargained for and she was loving it.

I like this book a lot, it was short to the point and it had great smut. I interacted with three people in this book and they were fun people with attitude and an appreciative streak that I really admire.

No fluff  is to be found in THE PERFECT GIFT, it opens up at the crunch moment and from there the emotional roller coaster does not stop. I like Ms. Ladd’s way with her protags, she gave them a chance to explore without censor or regret and I loved that aspect of the book.

Another new to me author that I enjoyed spending a part of my weekend with and I am hoping to read more of her…  



Title: Two Steps Up

Author: Sean Kennedy

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Main Character: Russ & Brian

Russ is stuck. He wants to cross the street and enter the building--it looks innocent enough, except for the rainbow flag that hangs from the top of the doorframe. But when Brian shows up and puts him at ease, Russ has the motivation he needs to take those two steps up.


Russ is finally at the place where he needs to be – but Russ is seventeen and not sure of how he will be received when he crosses the street.

He has deliberately chosen somewhere not close to his home town, for fear of being seen – now that he was here, the innocent building with the rainbow flag and a whole lot of comfortable looking kids going in and all seeming to be having fun – he is stuck on the other side of the road.

He needs a little motivation and it comes from the most unlikeliest of source and Russ is none the wiser, but he is gamed to put off going across the street as long as he can.

A short read from Sean Kennedy and it is just that short. This is a coming of age read that delves into the mind of a young lad trying to find himself and his path in the malay of what we all know as “The teenage years”. With a quick pace and a direct approach Kennedy cuts right to the heart of the matter and made this book Russ’s story and it was a nice read to get that feel of Kennedy's voice again.

If you get the chance – give it a read… Reader who have never read Sean Kennedy, TWO STEPS UP is a good intro to his work.


4 Speak To Me:

Smokinhotbooks on 15 October 2009 at 02:08 said...

I'm cracking up over your "it was short to the point and it had great smut" Sometimes that is just what a girl needs!

Blodeuedd on 15 October 2009 at 08:12 said...

Is that a nipple I see, yikes, I think that is most naked cover I have seen so far.

Lol love that line too

Erotic Horizon on 15 October 2009 at 08:23 said...


You say it so much better than me - sometimes all I need is just the smut....

Thanks hon..


Erotic Horizon on 15 October 2009 at 08:24 said...


An eye for detail as usual girl - that is definately a nipple on display...

I'll have to frame that line... LOL