Book Reviews

Hot New Boss (All Male Nudes 2) by Cheryl Dragon at Resplendence Publishing

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 23-March-2013

Book Blurb

Carl D’Agostino was raised not to believe in dreams or taking risks, still he can’t ignore the desire to be his own boss. Running Big D’s strip club for his aunt is a start, but he can’t resist the chance to get closer to the hottest dancer at the club.

Hunter Campbell juggles various bookkeeping jobs for small gay-owned businesses while stripping to avoid being burned by the corporate grind again. He knows better than to play with the boss, but under the cover of a bet, he seduces Carl. The quiet and professional guy is full of secrets and loves rough sex at the hands of muscle bound Hunter.


Book Review

Another light and fun read, this sequel picks up where Hot Rivals (reviewed here) left off. Jay and Robbie, who started off as rivals and ended up as lovers, left for Reno, where they're planning to start a new branch of the club. This second story focuses on Carl, who is the club manager and owner's nephew, and Hunter, the dancer who usually plays the bodybuilder and caveman role due to his physique.

Carl hasn't always made the wisest investments, and when he lost most of his money in the last crisis, his startup capital was gone. Now he has a deal with his aunt Bev: he needs to prove himself while she's gone to set up the new location, then she may give him the loan (and some advice) to start his own place. It's a test, and Carl is determined to pass it. When it turns out Hunter may be able to help, Carl is relieved. It gives them something to talk about as their romance develops. There is only one problem: Carl isn't very self-confident due to his family beating him down for years, and when he finds out about the bet? He is devastated.

Hunter is very interested in Carl, but doesn't want to take the straightforward approach and let his fellow dancers find out he's after their (temporary) boss. So, he uses a bet as a cover. While he isn’t looking for anything serious, he likes Carl more than expected and when things turn bad after Carl finds out about the bet, he is at a loss. Finding out what he really wants, and recognizing that Carl is hurting is one thing. Developing a plan on how to win the man back is another.

If you like stories about men who are better at physical activities than communication, if you enjoy reading about men developing a new understanding of themselves, and if you’re looking for a fun read with lots of hot between-the-sheets action, you may like this short book.




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 19600 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 13-March-2013
Price $2.99 ebook
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