Reviewed by PizzyGirl
TITLE: Personal Secrets
SERIES: Personal #3
NARRATOR: Cornell Collins
LENGTH: 6 hours, 37 minutes
RELEASE DATE: June 12, 2017
Blake Davis and husband Will are delighted when Ed Fellows turns up at the hospital the night their daughter is born—even if he is covered in mud from playing rugby and drunk out of his skull. Team-mate Colin is the Good Samaritan who drives him there, and when Colin takes Ed home, Colin finds himself on the receiving end of a blow-job. He has no problem with that whatsoever. He’s been in lust with Ed since Ed joined the rugby team some fourteen months ago. Only thing is, Colin’s assumed up ’til now that Ed is straight. Except the man sucking him off certainly didn’t seem straight….
Talk about the morning after the night before…. Ed awakens to find a nearly-naked Colin asleep on his sofa. The problem is that for some reason, he can’t get Colin out of his mind. Okay, so it wasn’t the first blow-job Ed’s ever gotten from a guy—or given, for that matter—but that was a long time ago, right? And why does Ed now want more?
With friends Rick, Angelo, Blake and Will to advise him, Ed finds himself on a completely unfamiliar road, as he struggles to accept that maybe the line he is walking isn’t as straight as he’d first imagined….
I thought this story was very cute. I was afraid it was going to be a huge angsty mess, but in the end, I felt like this one was a steady story full of humor and revelations and a whole lot of hot man romance.
I am so glad this story was portrayed the way it was. The self discovery / coming out trope was handled positively with just enough screw ups and tension to give it some depth. But overall, this story was very positive and heartwarming and full of all the best for Ed and Colin.
I loved the rugby aspect and the acceptance that came from some of the most stereotypical male men out there. It was fantastic to see each and every one of Ed’s fears fall away and pave a path for him to be himself and to love Colin to the fullest.
But I think my favorite part of this story was seeing both Ed and Colin struggle with the exact same fears. Both men thought the other only wanted sex or “could do better.” It was so cute to see these men fall all over one another while still struggling to think well enough of themselves to simply have necessary conversations. But in the end, these men were perfect for each other and their happy was well earned.
I enjoyed this entertaining story and hope you will too.
P.S. Blake and Will are their new baby girl are also adorable and bring some added sunshine to this tale.
I like Cornell Collins as a narrator. His accents are fantastic and he really brings out the tones and emotions. His sex scenes are always so energetic that you can only imagine what he is like in bed in real life. I look forward to more from this narrator.