Reviewed by Becca
TITLE: Docklands Diamond
AUTHOR: Savannah Smythe
PUBLISHER: Hollow Hills Publishing
LENGTH: 197 pages
RELEASE DATE: September 22, 2016
Warning: Explicit content.
On the morning after his 35th birthday, Alex Logan is left with two unwanted gifts; the hazy memory of a sensual encounter with a handsome Scottish stockbroker, and a new, opinionated, best friend with a constant demand for sex.
Docklands Diamond is the story of one man, one talking dick and one very sexed-up City executive who will stop at nothing to get Alex into bed. He has a sultry sister, Willow, an amateur witch whose love potion has left Alex in this sticky situation. The problem is, Alex is straight, or wants to be, so it is up to Broadsword, his new best pal, to persuade him that Leith is Mr. Right.
A quirky, filthy story of love and acceptance, with lots and lots of hot sex…
Well what I can I say about this book. Wow comes to mind but I’m not sure if it’s a good thing. This book left me flabbergasted because it revolved around a talking penis. Yes, you read that correctly. A talking penis. The book without that would have been better. Although parts of it were comical, it was just very weird.
The book is a straight to gay story. Alex is fighting the fact that he is very much gay and has hidden it so deep that he thought he was happy with girls until his 35th birthday, where he is given a potion and meets a man who sparks up his libido even more. Leith has been in lust with Alex for some time and gets his sister to cook up a potion that is supposed to make Alex feel the same. But the plan goes horribly wrong. Enter the talking penis. Here the story just gets weird as Alex has conversations with it all day long, every day. If you could skip the talking appendage, the story becomes sweet in that Leith is doing anything he can to woo Alex. As with anything in life it’s not all sunshine and roses. They make mistakes and end up apart, but it ends up an HEA.
The characters, Alex and Leith, are very relatable in that they are like any other ‘couple’ trying to figure things out. It just becomes a little harder for Leith seeing as Alex insists at every turn he is straight. And yet his body betrays him every time and he lets himself go with it. With guilt later. Alex ends up admitting he is gay and things become rough as they try to learn each other. But in the end, love prevails.
The book was OK to read. I just could not get myself past the talking penis. It left the book feeling off and I had a hard time reading it because of that. If you can get past that part of the book (which is throughout the whole book I might add), then it is a love story that seems like real life.