Thursday, January 6, 2011

Jan Irving, The Boxer

Title: The Boxer

Author: Jan Irving

Rating: Five Siren Stones

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Sub-Genre: LGBT

Keywords: M/M, Violence

Length: Novella

ISBN E-Book: 978-1-60737-820-4

Price: $4.99

Publisher: Loose Id, LLC


Reviewer: Cia


Series: The Contenders

Former boxer Dane Connelly faces losing it all, everything he fought for in The Janitor. He's hiding problems with his fight-damaged eyesight from his uptown lover, Noel Atherton. How can he be a man for him if he can’t see to fight or to paint? And now the vicious killer Narone, who almost broke him in the ring, is out on parole, looking for payback. Dane is desperate to protect the man he loves.

But Noel has had enough of sleeping alone in their empty bed, aching for Dane, so he devises various exotic scenarios to seduce him, giving his lover thesexual domination he needs. He knows Dane is not being upfront with him, and after being patient for months he’s growing alarmed something is really wrong. Now Noel has to use his body and his heart to fight for his beloved boxer.

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


The Boxer by Jan Irving is a marvellous story. The troubles Dane faces both within himself and professionally alone made me fall in love with the gentle giant. I felt for Noel when he was at a crossroads with how to move forward. Although his ways backfired, they also brought the two together.

Time stands still for no one and that was a perfect orchestration in the moving hospital scene. I loved the addition of the younger couple and Dane taking the boy under his wing. What really moved me was how Noel stood up for his man and at the same time recognized that his love had pride and found a way to let him have both. For Noel watching his lover battle Narone couldn’t have been easy and his strength was commendable.

I’d recommend this read to all my friends.

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