Book Reviews

Back to Black Point (Black Point 2) by A.J. Llewellyn and D.J. Manly at eXtasy Books

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Artists/Actors/Musicians/Authors / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 05-February-2018

Book Blurb

Matt and Thomas are in love, but will long distance and another man destroy them? Or will they find their way Back to Black Point?


Erotic romance authors Thomas Carter and Matt Lucas have ‘met cute' as they say in Hollywood movies. They've fallen in love over a blissful weekend in balmy, tropical Black Point in the Hawaiian Islands. Separation is devastating for Matt who returns to his home in California, pining for Thomas who abruptly cuts off all communication. Why has their volcanic passion been reduced to two impersonal lines in an email?

Emboldened by his brother Ryan's heartfelt advice, Matt flies to Montreal and to Thomas's home in Montreal's Gay Village, hoping to rekindle their idyllic romance, only to find him with another man—Christian—the same man who almost destroyed Ryan's marriage to his husband Cole. What is Christian doing with Thomas and what are his true motives? With trust a big issue on both sides, can love find a way? And will Thomas and Matt survive the obstacles fate seems to keep throwing at them? Matt wants to give Thomas everything, but will Thomas let him?


First Edition published by eXtasy Books, 2009.

Second Edition published by Mojocastle Press, 2015.


Book Review

‘Back to Black Point’ is a great sequel to the romance with obstacles that began when Thomas and Matt met in person for the first time after having corresponded over the internet for a while. They are both male/male erotic romance authors, but unlike newcomer Matt, who has always been open about being gay, Thomas has a female pseudonym and everyone assumed he was a woman. When the truth comes out at a romance convention they both attend, they quickly fall for each other in reality as much as they had liked each other in “cyberspace” already. But now that the convention is over, they both return home – and now what? This second novel in the series deals with the reality that always follows a “holiday fling” – and both men discover more than one additional complication.

Matt is back in California and he misses Thomas like crazy. Their goodbye was a little weird, with Thomas more than hesitant about a long-distance relationship, but Matt will not give up easily. So when he discusses things with his brother, and Ryan suggests he should surprise Thomas with a visit, Matt is only too happy to make his way to Canada. But he is in for a major shock, and I was impressed with how well he deals with it – well, mostly.

Thomas is not in an easy situation. He agreed to write a series with Christian way before he found out what kind of a b*stard Christian is, and now he is stuck with him. Even so – telling the guy where he lives was not a good idea, and it almost costs Thomas his relationship with Matt. It’s a good thing Thomas comes to his senses, but with both him and Matt being emotional and very impulsive, there are lots of other issues they have to deal with while figuring out how to build a life together.

Thomas and Matt’s drama is not the only thing that had be biting my nails. Matt’s brother, Ryan, and his husband, Cole, have issues of their own, and some of them are connected to what Matt is going through. This subplot made the story even better, as did all the other secondary characters populating the pages, mainly Matt’s eclectically crazy family. The tone of this sequel is much like that of the first: humorous, extremely hot with lots of physical activity at every opportunity, and just a touch of angst. It’s a mix that worked for me the second time I read the story as much as it did the first time.

If you like your romances hot and steamy, if constant obstacles keeping two lovers apart before they are even really together are your thing, and if you’re looking for a wildly entertaining read with a touch of emotional tension, a believable villain, lots of drama, and a very happy ending, then you will probably like this novel as much as I do. Reading this again was a joy – and even better, I can go straight to the third volume this time!





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 157 pages/43934 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 01-December-2017
Price $4.99 ebook
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