Book Reviews

The Book And The Rose by A.J. Llewellyn at Amber Allure

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Artists/Actors/Musicians/Authors / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 27-July-2011

Book Blurb

Hollywood show runner Evans McCoy’s hit TV show has just been yanked off the air thanks to its star Nora North’s spectacular drug bust. Desperate to find work to qualify for Writer’s Guild health insurance, Evans finds every door closed due to the problems associated with his show. His recent fling with mysterious and sexy Spanish businessman Mio-Alejo Cortez is heating up, however, and it’s hard to resist the lure of Mio’s invitation to visit him in Barcelona.

The city’s most romantic holiday, Dia de Sant Jordi—St. George’s Day—is approaching. Mio wants Evans there for the big day when lovers traditionally exchange a book and a rose. With the memory of their scorching rendezvous and constant hot faxes from Mio teasing him, Evans is unable to turn down the invitation and lands in Barcelona, full of expectations.

Evans soon learns that Mio is a man of many, many secrets and a dangerous double life. Barcelona and Mio are seductive conquerors, but when Mio’s truth emerges, Evans must decide—should he cut bait and run? With his career seemingly in tatters and Mio’s secret now his to share, Evans takes a gamble. He plunges headfirst into Mio’s world of high-class, high-stakes sex.

But will Evans lose it all? Or can their relationship survive beyond the book and the rose?



NOTE: Don\'t miss the exciting sequel, April Sun In Cuba.

Book Review

What a beautiful book! Starting with the cover, which I think is amazing, and throughout the whole story, the one word that came back to me as I read it was "beautiful".

Evans's desperation to find work because he needs Writer's Guild health insurance, his loyalty to his sister despite all the disappointments she's put him through and his longing to be back with his new lover Mio caught me from the very start. When Evans got to Barcelona and found out what Mio really does fo...moreWhat a beautiful book! Starting with the cover, which I think is amazing, and throughout the whole story, the one word that came back to me as I read it was "beautiful".

Evans's desperation to find work because he needs Writer's Guild health insurance, his loyalty to his sister despite all the disappointments she's put him through and his longing to be back with his new lover Mio caught me from the very start. When Evans got to Barcelona and found out what Mio really does for a living I could have screamed. How was he supposed to deal with that? And when he decided to take the plunge and join Mio - all I could do was pray that it wouldn't destroy him.

Other things I really liked: amazing descriptions of Barcelona (a city I adore), the other exotic locations, the romance of the "La Diada de Sant Jordi" holiday. All of this plus the volatile mix of emotions just made the book a total winner for me on more than one front. Loved it!



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Additional Information

Format ebook and print
Length Novel, 156 pages, 50000words
Heat Level
Publication Date 11-May-2010
Price $7.00 ebook, $13.50 paperback
Buy Link http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/1248-The-Book-And-The-Rose.aspx