Book Review – Reckless Seduction by Amanda Young

Genre: Contemporary Gay Erotica
Publisher: Loose Id LLC (October 28, 2008)
Language: English

About the book:

“When nineteen year old Cody Bradbury gets his hands on an invitation to the hottest party of the year at The Casbah, an exclusive gay men’s club owned by his uncle, he doesn’t plan to let anything stand in his way of attending. With a stolen invitation, fake identification, and a hastily thrown together costume, Cody sneaks into the club during its annual Halloween bash with the intention of checking out the action and possibly losing his long-despised cherry.

He can’t believe his luck when Dante Santiago comes on to him. He’s had a hard-on for his uncle’s friend and employee, Dante, ever since he realized what his dick was good for. He’s so enamored of the older man that he doesn’t think twice when Dante starts referring to him as ‘pretty boy’, instead of by his given name.

Between his fears for his job and his stubborn certainty Cody can’t possibly be the bottom he wants, Dante’s giving him the cold shoulder. He knows Dante wants his body, but Cody wants his heart. Is there any chance the older man might want more than an orgasm? There’s only one way to find out, and Cody plans to make it a night neither of them will ever forget.”


This novella teaches me that 1) I really hate novellas and 2) especially if they are erotica. Because 1) three-fourths of the novella will be sex scenes described painstakingly and down to every moan and shiver without thought of plot and 2) it’s too short to develop any kind of believable story. Oh and 3) You can pretty much forget about characters too.

This one is pretty straighforward – virginal Cody Bradbury sneaks into a halloween bash, and so good is his costume that he fools Dante Santiago, his longtime crush and who actually ‘knows’ him in real life but who doesn’t recognize him since Cody is in costume. Cue the requisite sex scene and freak out by Dante when he discovers Cody’s true identity. Cue Cody try to get Dante back and get his uncle off his back at the same time.

Nothing new, nothing interesting, and pretty much teaches me to pick up a book only if it is at least 200 pages. Seriously, am I the only one feeling ripped off paying good money for just basically short stories?

Other reviews of Reckless Seduction are found at Sensual Ecataromance.

Check out Reckless Seduction and help support Amanda Young.


~ by RandomizeME on October 29, 2009.

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