Playing the Lines by J Colby

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Playing the Lines by J Colby
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Published by Less Than Three Press on July 22, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, LGBTQIA
Pages: 39

Heat Rating: half-flame

I received this book for free from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 18 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
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Photographer Elliot is near the top of his field and loves his work, even if it means putting up with models like Cory: beautiful, egotistical, and aggravating. Then a photoshoot in Norway shows there's more to Cory than Elliot thought, and he agrees to dinner despite himself.

But even if he's not completely a brat, it's well known Cory prefers to play rather than settle. And Elliot isn't interested in being anyone's toy—no matter how persuasive and persistent Cory proves to be.

My Review

The writing is good, but the overall book is just okay.

This short story is well-written, but falls short, not because of its length, but because it doesn’t really give me anything to care about. Just when I was starting to feel a real connection to the two men, it goes to black. There is no hot sex, and not even steamy kisses. There was some sex mentioned, but I didn’t FEEL it at all. It was too late in the story and too short and mechanical. The author should maybe consider taking a workshop on writing erotica. More practice in this area would have really added to this story.

I don’t know that I would recommend this book to friends, but I don’t feel like it was a total waste of time either.

I had received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Honestly? I’m glad I didn’t have to pay for this.


About J Colby

J. Colby has been writing for as long as she could hold a pen, pencil, or crayon in her hand. Her mind never stops creating, which often leads to interesting dreams— and sometimes nightmares.

She has two cats that own her more than she owns them, and a full-time job that pays the bills and owns her more than her cats do.

Food, sleep, the smell of old books, and knitting are all things she loves on top of creating new worlds and the people in them. Though sometimes food more than any of the others.

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