REVIEWED BY CINDY
AUTHOR: Caitlin Ricci
PUBLISHER: Less Than Three Press LLC
LENGTH: 39 Pages
RELEASE DATE: April 18th, 2017
At seventeen, Jamie was cursed to always have his inner thoughts exposed as a tattoo across his neck for all the world to see. He lost his home, his family, and his relationship with his best friend when the tattoo outed him.
More than a decade later, he’s a successful porn star who loves his life and never once thought about returning to the horse farm he grew up on. But his boss wants to do a shoot with him where he grew up, and Jamie can’t say no.
When I saw the premise of this story I just had to check it out. Having your innermost thoughts running across your skin for the whole world to see would definitely be a big problem (especially for me). I was looking forward to seeing how the author handled the situation but it fell a little short for me.
Jamie is a man who’s spent most of his life pretending he doesn’t care what the rest of the world thinks. When you can’t hide your feelings anyway, there really isn’t much point in worrying about what people think. He’s had some seriously hard times because of it and you can’t blame him for being a little bitter.
My problem with this story is that it just never quite made sense to me. Jamie is wishy-washy, saying no to his boss one minute and then agreeing the next. His agreement just didn’t sit well with me, even if he is grateful to his boss. His family hated him for being gay but allowed him to do a shoot on their family land for money. It just felt like to me that their motivations and their actions just never made sense.
I think the problem is the shortness of the story. It’s a lot to pack into 39 pages and maybe if there would have been more time for the characters to work their way of thinking around it would have worked better, but everything was just so snap bang done and for me, people in this sort of situation, who’ve had so long to be angry and build up resentment, would take a little longer to change their minds.
The sex was hot and there was some real sweetness between the two main characters so those are some bonuses right there.
I’ve read quite a bit from this author and I will continue to do so in the future. Their stories usually sweep me away so maybe this is just a matter of personal preference.