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Eli Easton Reads

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
Slam! - J.L. Merrow Slam! was a fun read. I love J.L. Merrow's humor, and it is in full force here. There were lots of funny lines and sparkling dialogue. I liked the two MCs a lot, and the side characters of Marina and Keisha were lovely. I enjoyed the subplot with the mom's boyfriend, as it took an original path, and the poems and limericks were quite fun and fresh. The whole misunderstanding about Jude's age was really funny and well-handled throughout.

Cons: The actual romance plot felt a little too much a standard 'fem meets jock'. Nothing particularly memorable. A few things were nits--David was an idiot for continuing to hang around his ex even when he knew it gave Jude the wrong idea, if, as he later revealed, he really felt bad about the break up and wanted to apologize. Talk about poking a finger in the wound. Also the sub-plot with Keisha's ex-con father felt rather suddenly dropped.

A strong 4 stars for me, and, as always, I will continue to doggedly follow J.L.'s work.