Book Reviews

Lust and Skin by Jamie Lowe at Torquere Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 27-January-2013

Book Blurb

Jeremy is no stranger to piercings, but the world of tattoos is all new to him. When sexy tattoo artist Dennis offers to give him his fist ink, Jeremy can’t decide if his lust is for the tattoo or for the guy willing to give it to him. Jeremy has to decide whether he trusts Dennis enough to let the man have a shot at leaving a permanent mark on his heart as well as on his skin.


Book Review

If you've ever wondered about getting a tattoo, and what it may entail, this is a good story to read. Well, it includes more than just the tattoo, since Jeremy is initially more interested in the tattoo artist, Dennis, than having his skin permanently marked. In the end, both are inseparable in his mind, and the curiosity about the tattoo becomes almost an excuse to get to know the man/artist behind the work.

Jeremy is a 'piercing boy'. He has a lot of metal in his face, has recently advanced to having his nipple pierced, but has ever been particularly interested in tattoos. They are a lot more permanent, after all. But once his curiosity is piqued, he cannot stop thinking about it. The artist or the tattoo. Despite his friend, the piercer's, warnings, Jeremy goes ahead and a whole new world opens up for him.

Dennis is a bit growly, very masculine and has more than a little bit of badass in him. All very attractive to Jeremy when taken in small doses. He is also a caring guy, and knows what he's doing – in more than one area. He is a great artist, and a great guy - despite his somewhat prickly exterior.  

The analogy between piercings/short-term relationships and tattoos/long-term commitments made me smile. The lust between Jeremy and Dennis is undeniable, and I can well imagine Dennis tattooing more of Jeremy's skin over the next few years. If you like stories about piercings and tattoos, and the men who get them, if you enjoy some hot action with your skin art, and if you're looking for a short, fun read about two slightly bad boys, then you will probably enjoy this short story.




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 39 pages/10000 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 23-January-2013
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