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My foray into m/m romance

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Catch a Ghost
S.E. Jakes
Forbidden Freshman
Carol Lynne
Racing for the Sun
Amy Lane
Astrid Amara, Nicole Kimberling, Ginn Hale, Josh Lanyon
Zombie Boyz
T.J. Klune, Eric Arvin, Ethan Stone, Daniel A. Kaine, Ethan Day, Geoffrey Knight
Winter Heat: Erotic Stories to Warm Your Life
Sara York, A.J. Llewellyn, Serena Yates, T.A. Webb, Julie Lynn Hayes, C.R. Guiliano, Patricia Logan, Ike Rose, Donya Lynne, Kimber Kahn, Daniel B. Johns
Steamed Up
Amy Rae Durreson, Eli Easton, Bell Ellis, Kim Fielding, Anka Grace, R.D. Hero, Mark Lesney, Augusta Li, Mary Pletsch, Angelia Sparrow, Layla M. Wier
Strawberries for Dessert - Marie Sexton I've been sitting on this one for awhile, simply due to length (I tend to avoid long books). I knew it would be great thanks to the GR reviews and, yeah, it is. I read it in 1 day, so the length did not end up being an issue at all.

I loved Matt and Jared's story and Zach and Angelo's, earlier in this series. I think Matt and Jared's is still my favorite due to the large amount of UST that book build up. But Strawberries for Dessert is definitely a strong second. Normally if the characters start having sex right away, I get a little bored with the rest of the book's progression, but that isn't the case here.

The author used a really interesting technique -- in the early sex scenes, where it is 'just sex', the scenes are pretty much off page. Initially that surprised me since normally Marie Sexton is fairly explicit. But later on in the story, once the sex truly became 'making love', the sex scenes become explicit (and lovely). That was a great choice by the author and it worked smashingly.

I also liked the choice of showing everything from Jon's POV except Cole's letters to Jared. Given that Cole was the more interesting/flamboyant character and Jon the 'every man', that kept the book interesting.

I just loved the character growth in this (though Jon was a bit annoying initially, he was so uptight). And the writing is just smooth, smooth, smooth. I couldn't stop reading until I was done.