Apr 23

Chase in Shadow by Amy Lane

Book Read: April 2012
Review Written: April 23, 2012
Review to be Posted: Now
Book Release: February 24, 2012 by Dreamspinner Books

Uhm. Wow. I don’t know how to even start talking about this.

First off, be aware that this would probably fall under the “Gay Porn” category in the bookstore. It’s got its share of gay sex, some of it pretty graphic. Well written, I might add.

Amy Lane wove a very interesting story, where Chase/Chance (real/porn name) comes into acceptance of his sexuality via the weirdest way possible: he becomes a porn star. Over the years, I’ve had plenty of people come to me with sexuality questions, and I never even considered suggesting to them to work it out by becoming a porn star. Uh, wow.

So the book starts out about 3/4 of the way through the story, and then cuts to the beginning. We’re given a sex scene – not knowing who either of them are – and then it’s to a normal intro. Ehhh? But it all makes sense, because that scene is key in what happens later on.

Lane did an amazing job with her two main characters, they were pretty damn real. Chase and Tommy. The others, while important, pale in comparison to these two, because the story really is their love story. Or at least what appears to be their love story.

Do I recommend this book? Yes, assuming you are willing (wanting?) to read gay sex scenes, or maybe get a glimpse at the porno life. It’s a very interesting premise for a book, I have to say that.

There is very little, if any, wide public appeal. If say, my dear friend Priscilla read this, she would be cringing and going “Ahh!! MY EYES!” while I had a very hard time putting it down. (It was very awkward reading this in public…..!)

I gift… a 4/5


Oh, and fucking hot cover.

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