Encore by Ruth Clampett
Genre: M/M romance
Publisher: Clampett Studio
Publication Date: August 16, 2017
Charlie is a geeky guy who has a problem with putting himself out there, until he meets Ramon, but the thing is Roman is a bartender/male dancer at an exclusive club who caters to women if you know what I mean. Can there be love or just nothing but lap dances?
I have read this author before, and it was another M/M book and I loved it, but unfortunately this one didn’t do it for me. Charlie, oh Charlie, for most of the book he came off desperate. It was a little painful and awkward at times to read some scenes. I will say later on in the book it was nice to see him get a backbone.
Roman I found sexy, but just couldn’t connect with him, I don’t know, maybe if it was also told in his POV as well. I really enjoyed Charlie’s sister Sasha. I loved her spirit.
The story did have some good moments, When Charlie and Roman did get together it was hot, and it was nice to see their relationship develop.
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When shy programmer, Charlie, is dragged to a male revue show in Hollywood by his co-workers, the last thing he expects is to be pulled onstage. But when he’s approached by Ramon, a dancer whose only focus is to bring him pleasure, something awakens in Charlie that can’t be denied.
Heated attraction only goes so far however when one man dreams of true love and a life finally fulfilled, and the other is still grieving the one he lost, and the mistake that cost him everything.
Can a realist and a dreamer from completely different worlds move forward and build a future together, or will their painful pasts keep them from fulfilling their destiny?
***This standalone is a M/M love story with graphic sex.***