Part of our reasoning to do this is to bring more attention to the Indie authors we love to read. With so many books out there now it's hard to figure out what is a good, well-written book...or not. Keep in mind, these are our opinions, things we like to read. The Nookettes of the Virtual writing colony of Nara's Nook have come up with this blog hop to share our favorites.
Today's offering is HOT HEAD by Damon Suede Here's the blurb:
Where there's smoke there's fire.
Since 9/11, Brooklyn firefighter Griff Muir has wrestled with impossible feelings for his best friend and partner at Ladder 181: Dante Anastagio. Unfortunately Dante is strictly a ladies' man and the FDNY isn’t exactly gay-friendly. For 10 years, Griff has hidden his heart in a half-life of public heroics and private anguish.
Griff’s caution and Dante’s cockiness make them an unbeatable team. To protect his buddy, there’s nothing Griff wouldn’t do… until Dante is nearly bankrupt and proposes the worst possible solution: HotHead.com, a gay-porn website where uniformed hunks get down-n-dirty… Now Dante wants them to appear there-- together.
Griff may have to guard his heart and live out his darkest fantasies on camera. Can he rescue the man he loves without wrecking their careers, their families, or their friendship?
Hot Head is a homoerotic romance about that moment when you must stand strong, tell truth, and love like you're dying.
What I liked about this book, other than having met and hung out with the author, is the understanding both men had to gain. Dante wants Griff, but can't quite get over his reputation. Plus he doesn't want to admit he needs financial help from the one man he'd like to come to without needs beyond love. Griff on the other hand, both wants the time with Dante, yet dreads showing his hand (or heart) to a man who's just doing this for a buck. In the ultra-masculine world of firefighters, their connection is difficult to admit, but their interaction makes for a compelling story, and reminds us that men have emotions, too, contrary to what our culture might suggest.
If you'd like a copy, you can find it for $6.99 ebook and on sale at Dreamspinner and All Romance:
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