Reviewed by Amber
TITLE: Muscular Tension
AUTHOR: Wayne Mansfield
LENGTH: 18 pages
Sometimes we need a prod in the right direction before we do anything to change our lives. Brendon’s prod arrives in the form of Trent, a muscular god who pulls up in the driveway of the vacant house next door. After just a short conversation, Brendon finds himself in lust with the gym-honed stud.
Brendon is a thin, pale, boyish man of twenty-seven. Not very confident and somewhat insecure, he decides that if he is going to win the heart of a man like Trent, he is going to have to put some work in.
Brendon joins a nearby gym and sets about transforming his body. It is the hardest thing he has ever had to do. However, any time he weakens and feels like he wants to give up, he thinks of Trent falling in love with the new him. With his eye on the prize, Brendon forges ahead.
But he is in for one hell of a surprise. Just when Brendon thinks he is getting close to achieving his ultimate goal, he makes a shocking discovery.
Ok, so without a doubt I am an HEA or at least an HFN book lover. I honestly don’t even know what I read. When I read the blurb I thought Trent would start hanging more around Brendon explaining to him that he didn’t need to change. I thought this would be a “I love you just how you are” romance. Well I was very, very wrong. This wasn’t a romance, at all. The only good thing I can think of is the fact that it was so short. Thank goodness it all ended quickly. I may be remiss in thinking this was marketed as romance, if so I apologize.
There’s really not much to tell about Brendon and Trent. Brendon meets Trent when he moves into the house next door. Brendon notices immediately that Trent spends a fair amount of time in the gym. Seeing Trent’s fit state pushed Brendon to start working out.
Months pass and Brendon’s once frail, thin frame turns defined and muscular. As his body develops it seems Trent’s interest diminishes. They keep having very dull dates and it’s leaving Brendon baffled.
When it all comes to a head and the “alluded” reasoning why becomes apparent, I’m still a little baffled. I have absolutely nothing good to say about this book and aside from the 200 plus words above I really think I’ll never think about this book again. And that actually breaks my heart.