Book Reviews

Bad Teddy Bear (Romance on the Go) by Gale Stanley at Evernight Publishing

Genre Gay / Contemporary / BDSM / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 09-August-2016

Book Blurb

Down and dirty sex. That’s the name of the game for Theodore West. 

They still call him Bear, even though his days in pro ball are over. Plenty of men are still anxious to be topped by the Bear and he’s happy to oblige as long as his partner understands the rules. No strings and no repeats.  

Bear could win an academy award for his alpha-player performance, but in reality, he’d love to give up control. He’s a big man who likes the idea of being topped by a twink. In college, he found the perfect lover, but he dumped him rather than risk tarnishing his image. When Finn shows up, he turns Bear’s world upside-down. But, can the Bad Teddy Bear finally accept his submissive side?

Book Review

Anybody who knows me will understand that I couldn't possibly skip a book with this title. Certainly not after reading the blurb and seeing that a great big bear just wanted someone to top him. Yeah, that scenario will get me every time. Hands down. No questions asked.

Bear is an ex-pro football player who ruined his knees and now works as a bouncer for a club. For him sex is a bodily necessity, like eating or sleeping, and there are definitely no emotions involved. He picks up guys, let's them know the deal, screws them, and leaves. He lives with his dad who is older and needs help, and that's the extent of Bear's life. That and his constant game of "what if" he plays with himself in regards to his lost chance at greatness. And the loneliness he denies.

Finn is the bartender at the club and he's exactly Bear's type - a red-headed twink. Too bad Finn doesn't remember the one time they had sex (back before Finn started working there), or does he? It was in college after all. Oh, Finn remembers all right and he's been hoping for a repeat but Bear keeps playing dumb so Finn is just about at the end of his patience and ready to pounce. Most of the guys look at Finn and see a bottom. Only Bear knows the truth… and vice versa.

As usual I wished this was longer. I could have definitely spent more time reading about Bear and Finn. Plus their sex was steamy! A great short story that is easy, fun, sexy, with a little drama, and a nice ending.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 11800 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 13-July-2016
Price $2.99 ebook
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