Title: The Russos Episode 3
Author: D.J. Manly
Length: 56 pages
Genres: contemporary romance,
TBR Reviewer: Erica
Rating: 3 Stars -A Good Read!
Heat: 1/5 - Tame
Temptations and confessions abound as a family attempts to wade through the murky waters of the aftermath of a near fatal shooting. The Russos is a series of shorts that center around its stars Johnny and Drake Russo who are rock stars.
I’m not a fan of stories of this nature where the story is told in short bites and I haven't read the first two shorts. That said, the episode is easy to follow as it centers around an event from Episode 2 where Johnny Russo has been shot in a tussle for a gun with his brother. This is a story of taboo love and the family that surrounds Drake and Johnny the two brothers who are in love. Drake grapples with his feelings and his fears that his brother might not survive the injury. Drake also has to deal with the fact that his lawyer, a woman, is attracted to him and he can’t or might not ever be able to return her feelings since he’s in love with his brother.
I think the incestuous relationship is being handled with some sensitivity though some of Drake’s family seem to be ignoring it while others accept the closeness with a bit of bitterness. Also, an illegitimate son is introduced and he wades into the family’s muddy waters unaware that love and relationships aren’t exactly as they seem on the surface in the Russo family, well not all of them.
If you like family drama this one is for you.
M/M, Science Fiction - Novel
TBR reviewer: B.H.
Space has no fury like an intergalactic sex fiend given free reign. From the twisted, seductive mind of director John Bruno comes DEEP PROBE, penned by best-selling authors A.J. Llewellyn and D. J. Manly.
DEEP PROBE, a hot M/M science-fiction tale set on a planet far, far away features six astronauts on a rescue mission to a distress signal. They find no signs of unusual life. One of the crew. however, pockets a mysterious green rod. He soon finds it has a mind and sexual tastes all of its own…
After reading and loving AJ Llewellyn’s novel Back to Black, I went through his titles. Deep Probe instantly caught my attention. Astronauts stuck in space with a rod that has a mind and desires of its own. *Grins wickedly* Yes, I just settled back in a comfy chair in front of the fireplace and immersed myself into this unique tale. The beginning, I’m just going to call it...a sex bag was introduced, very cool concept.
After that, it went all downhill...nude.
I’ve never said this about an erotic before but TOO MUCH SEX! Yes, those scenes are well written and scorching hot but where’s the story? This is only 89 pages and if you were to take out the sex scenes, it would probably be 6 or 7 pages. That is a ridiculous amount of naked men. (And I love me some hot nude guys.) The plot was so unique and had such possibility but it was drowned out by the sex.