Review: Noble by Jet Mykles – finally all the rocker stories are done. Ended well but it’s definitely tapped out.

Noble (Indigo Knights, #4)Noble by Jet Mykles

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was kind of surprised by this book. I liked the previous books in the series but it hasn’t lived up to the greatness that is the Heaven Sent series. I was hoping for a mildly bland book to round out the Indigo Knights without anything really objectionable. I definitely got that with Noble but I also found the book more entertaining and interesting than the two previous books. It was an easy couple to end on with no real drama and only a half hearted attempt to throw some tension in so the story didn’t end halfway through. Ultimately though I liked the story and couple and was glad to have the series end on a relatively high note. I actually read this entire story extremely quickly and found it engaging enough to want to finish fast. That rarely happens anymore. For fans of the series and Mykles, they won’t want to miss this one but it’s probably not the best one to start out with. Although it can be read as a stand alone, tons of names are thrown around from the previous books that will be confusing unless readers have a flow chart about each character, their band position, and relationship. Continue reading

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Review: Lance

Lance
Lance by Jet Mykles
My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars

I had a really weird reaction to this book. It’s classic Mykles rock star book but oddly I didn’t believe any of it. I mean I know it’s fiction and all but I never bought into the main couple together and I thought they were better off apart the entire book. So when they finally got together I couldn’t shake the feeling that it was a huge mistake. I like these easy to read and fun books by the author but the IK series pales in comparison to the HS series and it shows in just about all the books. That’s not to say this one in particular isn’t enjoyable to read. The angst is light, if even there, and the characters very easy to take. They’re fun and not too serious while they fall in love and in committed relationships. My main hang up is that I never thought the main guys should be together and I agreed they were better off apart so the final resolution of them happy in love rang very hollow for me. But fans of the author will easily like this one. Continue reading

Review: Reverb

Reverb
Reverb by Jet Mykles
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Like many others I’m a huge Jet Mykles fan and anything she writes is an auto-buy for me. Add in about musicians and a Gay For You theme and I’m pretty excited to read. Reverb doesn’t quite live up to the greatness of the Heaven Sent series but it’s an absorbing, gritty read about the reality of fame and drugs. The main couple is well crafted and the story itself flies by, almost too fast, with a lot of great secondary characters that catch your interest. The only real compliant I have is that once the couple gets together the last 100 pages or so is filled with sex scene after sex scene, perhaps making up for the lack in the previous 200 pages, but it also feels a bit repetitive without a lot of tension. This is a small compliant though and I highly doubt many fans will mind. Continue reading

Review: A Rose is a Rose

A Rose is a RoseA Rose is a Rose by Jet Mykles
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A Rose is a Rose is another gay for you theme with a delicious, fluttery main character from Jet Mykles. The story hits many highlights for fans with the familiar trope, witty and steamy writing, and an adorable narrator. Unfortunately this story isn’t my favorite of Mykles and the romance never quite works for me but the novella is easy, light, and thoroughly entertaining.

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Top Ten List Part One

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!

It’s almost impossible to pick a “Top Ten” list. Given that I’ve read over 500 GLBT fiction books and short stories in the past year, I ran into a wall trying to choose just ten. There are the comfort reads that I’ve already read numerous times, regardless of numerical star. Then there are the fabulous, gut wrenching books that are truly wonderful but I’m not likely to read again. There are the thought provoking literature reads, the mind bending spec fiction, fun romps, and the pure porn books.

In the sea of books, I did the best I could to come up with 10 books you should read if you haven’t. Then I threw in 5 series, and 5 favorites. Yea, I couldn’t stay with just 10. Sorry!

So today will be the 5 series you should read if you haven’t.
Best of the best of the c*ck on c*ck…

Jet Mykles’s Just for You

Just for You by Jet Mykles

Blurb:

Justin falls for Kevin the instant they pass each other on a sidewalk. Only, Kevin’s not gay. The higher ups at Kevin’s company are gay, however, and Kevin’s accidental meeting with Justin gives him an idea how to get around his controlling female supervisor. If he can gain access to the top men at an exclusive gay club, he might be able to finally share his ideas.

Justin instantly agrees to be his date, despite the obvious heartbreak that’s headed his way for going out with a straight man. At the club, Kevin gets a chance to meet the company owner, Victor Chen, and the man seems interested… both in his ideas and his date.

Kevin can’t deny his attraction to Justin, but he’s not gay. Right? He should step aside and let Justin have a chance to date Victor, who’s gorgeous, rich, and shares Justin’s interest in fashion. Despite his internal struggles, he really wants to explore their growing bond. Justin is certainly game, but a part of him knows they can’t have a future together…can they?

 

[I love PL Nunn’s work.]

Review:

 

This is a cute, fun, flirty and easy story with a classic gay for you main character, a self-esteem crisis and some over the top stereotypes. Adding to the mix is Mykles’ great prose and way with characters and this story may be full of clichés and some outrageous elements but it’s delightful and entertaining to read. Mykles has a way with characters and stories that inject humor into what could otherwise be ridiculous. Fans of the author will definitely want to check out this offering just as those readers looking for something light and quick will devour this story in one sitting.

 

The story starts off with a bang when flamboyant clothier Justin sees the man of his dreams on the sidewalk. Chasing down his prince charming Justin is heartbroken to learn that Kevin is sadly not gay but Justin can’t help offering his name just in case Kevin changes his mind. As luck would have it, Kevin suddenly needs to pretend to be gay to advance at work and Justin comes in very handy. What starts as a ruse soon becomes more as Kevin realizes he just may be gay for the right man.

 

Justin may be a stereotype gay man but he’s hilarious, entertaining, and thoroughly absorbing. His initial over the top personality soon shows more depth as he struggles with letting his heart run away to a straight man. Justin shows an ease and confidence that contrasts starkly with Kevin’s mess of confusion, fear, and insecurity. Justin’s few moments of doubt are heartfelt and create a solid characterization that extends beyond the classic fashion obsessed outline. Similarly Kevin shows refreshing delight in his ease in accepting his desire and feelings for Justin. Kevin doesn’t agonize about suddenly wanting and caring for a man, instead Kevin wonders why Justin would want him over a more attractive, more successful confident gay man. The nice change to this crisis of self confidence is that the scenes felt honest and would have happened even if Justin was female. Kevin needed to gain security and appreciation for himself, regardless of his partner’s gender.

 

The plot itself bounces around some with the emphasis first on Kevin breaking into the upper ranks at work in their gay men’s club but then evolves into the head of the company aggressively pursuing Justin. The main conflict comes with Kevin’s passive nature and Victor’s pursuit. The various secondary characters are fun and especially the little seen Frank and Glenn/Rachel. All three of these were interesting and entertaining, more so than the outrageous cliché of Luis and Kat, so the only complaint would be too little was seen of these great characters. Other than this, the story is meant to be humorous and light, not taking each element too seriously and injecting an element of fun which lets the reader laugh at the ridiculous antics. The quick pace, engaging prose, and solid writing creates a winning offering you won’t want to miss. 

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