Nothing but Trouble
Phaze Books, July 2009 (revised edition)
Genre & Keywords: Gay, M/M, Age Difference
Heat level: ¹¹
The Back Blurb:
Adrian Scott doesn't expect to fall in love with his employer after spending one night with him. Graham Elliott is handsome and exciting, a very wealthy man, not in Adrian 's league. But their night together was intoxicating, and Adrian can’t shake the thought of making a life with this older man. As per their arrangement, they have two more nights together. Will that be enough time to convince his boss they belong together, or will the deal prove to be nothing but trouble?
NB: I won my copy of this book at Jenna Byrnes’ blog. She didn’t ask me to write a review or pay me to say something positive about it ;)
“I want you to spend the night with me. I’ll pay you ten thousand dollars.”
Adrian Scott blinked, wondering if his employer was serious. He’d never heard of such an offer, except in the movies. “Excuse me?”
After Adrian does a counteroffer to make it three nights and the guys have the best sex of their lives, Graham doesn’t change his mind: it was intended to be temporarily and it should stay that way. I admit that this attitude made it very hard for me to like Graham. A man of his age and wealth should have been able to admit that he is gay a long time ago. But I also have to say, this type of starting point provides a great way to bring a couple together for some hot sex very quickly, which is a good thing in a short story like this. And at the end Graham turns out to be a very nice guy when more of his human side is shown in his contact with Adrian’s mother.
Adrian on the other hand is a doll from the beginning. He’s really easy to love and the way he behaves, like a lovesick puppy at times, is totally sweet and endearing. I can easily forgive him that he seems to be mistaking lust for love when he declares his love to Graham very early in their relationship. But this behavior seems to suit him, being the open and warm guy that he is.
As a couple I completely fell for Graham and Adrian. Ms. Byrnes does a great job in describing them and explaining their attraction and emotions. They feel real and it’s not only physical between the two men but the emotional storyline is also well developed. Together they are very, very hot. I was treated to a nice amount of sexy and scorching love scenes that left me panting a little and reaching for Mr. ErotRomReader a few times. Nothing but Trouble was meeting my needs and coming up to my expectations completely when it comes to the erotic aspect of the story.
And for those who can’t get enough of Graham and Adrian there’s also Valentine’s Trouble, a very short free story (5 pages) in which we get another glimpse of the sweet couple after they’ve been together for a while. I liked this quickie as well because it’s nice to know how the guys were doing and to be treated to another hot steamy scene!