Book Reviews

The Grass Is Greener by Winnie Jerome at Torquere Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Romance
Reviewed by Jessica Chambers on 17-September-2012

Book Blurb

Unlike most twinks, Brett doesn’t sub, which makes it difficult for him to find boyfriends, and is why he was so reluctant to dump his loser (now ex-) boyfriend.

Still, Brett's more than attracted Damien, but fears there's no possibility of a relationship between them. Damien's very vanilla, and Brett's not a sub by any stretch of the imagination. Poor Brett is about to resign himself to a life of hook-ups when a fateful party turns his entire world upside down.

Part of the 2012 Torquere Charity Blitz, sponsored by Rainbow eBooks. All authors' royalties (matched by Torquere) will be donated to NO8H, whose mission is to promote marriage, gender and human equality through education, advocacy, social media, and visual protest.


Book Review

This is an incredibly sexy story about a guy learning to trust again in order to overcome his fear of being dominated and fulfill his secret fantasy. As well as the balance of heat and tenderness in the sex itself, what I especially liked was the way the relationship between the heroes develops. The author has them getting to know one another over several months, so that when they do eventually come together, the bond is as emotional as it is physical.


Brett’s only experience of bottoming up till now was so painful he has vowed never to submit to anyone again. As a result, he only hooks up with men who are willing to let a smaller guy dominate them. True, most of these turn out to be losers, but it doesn’t matter. That’s the way he likes it. Why then, when his best friend introduces him to the gorgeous Damian, is he suddenly haunted by erotic dreams in which he allows Damian to take complete control?


Damian is kind, patient, and considerate. In short, he’s just the sort of man Brett could fall in love with, if he let himself. Yet, he knows the relationship would never work, Damian being too conventional to indulge in anything remotely kinky. As it turns out, there is far more to Damian than Brett ever imagined, and when their mutual desire comes to a head during a friend’s party, Damian sets about proving to him that it is possible to be submissive without getting hurt.


If you’re looking for a sizzling read featuring a little kink mixed in with some genuine warmth, give this story a try. I thoroughly enjoyed it.




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 27 pages/7500 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 12-September-2012
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