Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Jan Irving, Sam's Reviews

Title: Sam’s Reviews

Author: Jan Irving

Rating: Five Siren Stones

Genre: BDSM

Sub-Genre: Mystery/Suspense

Keywords: LGBT, M/M, D/s

Length: Novel

ISBN E-Book: 978-1-60737-900-3

Price: $6.99

Publisher: Loose Id, LLC

Buy-Link: http://www.loose-id.com/Sams-Reviews.aspx

Reviewer: Cia


A "Not Quite Christmas" Story

As the holiday season draws near, Sam Masterson, a former marine in a wheelchair, has more holiday unspirit than spirit going for him. He owns a building where a lot of misfits make a home and his neighborhood is threatened because of a shiny new development going up. He heads uptown to speak his mind to the man behind the monstrosity. Architect Tall Hollander is not what he expects -- tall like his name, but sexy and up front about finding Sam attractive.

Sam also has other pressures -- a brutal thief known as The Bruiser is haunting the area, he has sole custody of his vulnerable nephew Joey, and his latest gay romance has just been rejected because it's too "unrealistic." So Sam escapes into fantasy, the only place where he finds the passion he hungers for. That is, until Tall decides to use his creativity to spark his holiday fire.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: BDSM elements, Domination/submission, male/male sexual practices.


Sam’s Reviews was one of those heart-tugging reads you don’t see coming. Who wouldn’t fall in love with a man who’d lived such a heroic life and lost so much at the same time? A man who couldn’t find the balance to life after such personal tragedy, guilt for not stopping a heinous act on the one woman he loved more than life itself.

Throw in a boy who needed not just a place in the family, but a home to belong without feeling like an unwelcome burden, a man who see’s past the foremost image and digs for the bigger picture and the outcome is this story. I fell for Sam, Tall and Joe. Through the hardships of community and the welcoming of the new. I loved the man behind the stories he wrote and the equally strong man who wanted to be dominated by his equal. I hoped they’d find a balance and a life together to ring in every holiday season that passed.

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