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Binding: Paperback
Dewey Decimal Number: 813
EAN: 9781596323278
ISBN: 1596323272
Label: Loose Id, LLC
Manufacturer: Loose Id, LLC
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 300
Publication Date: 2006-08-06
Publisher: Loose Id, LLC
Studio: Loose Id, LLC

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When James Killian comes out to his father, he finds himself banished from his home and fired from his job. His savior comes in the unlikely form of Ethan Whitehall, his older brother's best friend. Ethan has always had a soft spot where Jamie Killian was concerned, and he will do whatever it takes to keep his new lover safe. PUBLISHER'S NOTE: This book contains explicit homoerotic sex that some readers may find offensive.


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Summary: Bent "Tin Star"
Comment: YeeHa! This is a lively tale about cowboys coming out in a small Texas town. Aren't gays hung in Texas? The main characters work on a ranch. There are a lot of steamy sex scenes in this book, so many in fact it left me wondering when do the cows get milked. No one moans and groans like they do, for example: he moaned as he walked in the front door; he groaned as the sweet potato pie slid across his lips). Egad, I groan, look in a Thesaurus, will ya.

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Summary: "The Tin Star" changed my opinion of Romance Novels
Comment: When I recently was searching at Amazon.com for a new batch of gay fiction books, "The Tin Star" kept popping up in Amazon's recommendations sections. When it comes to films, I just can't stand Westerns. So I deemed this book, set in the contemporary West on a ranch, of no interest and kept searching and adding other books to my cart. However, during this long search, Amazon was very insistent--"The Tin Star" popped up so many times that I finally decided to give it a look. One click later I saw a book rated very highly by fellow shoppers. I skimmed the very brief description and thought, what the hell, it's a contemporary book not a film set in the Old West, and it sounds interesting. There was a warning about homoerotic gay sex in the description, but that didn't faze me in the slightest. So I bought it. After a very few chapters, I suddenly realized what I was reading: a Romance Novel! I stopped dead in my tracks. How did this happen? What did I miss? I'm actually reading the homosexual version of what you find in grocery store checkout lines?! However, the characters had already grown on me, and there was an excellent and dangerous coming out storyline. And the book was not entirely what I thought a Romance Novel (as opposed to a love story, which I consider VERY different) would be. There's plenty of sex, and it's great sex (and explicit, I must add). But it has a story, and a good one at that. And it features very realistic characters--as opposed to the swashbuckling pirates with long, flowing hair, and chests bigger than garage doors that you see on supermarket Romance Novel covers. "The Tin Star" was a very enjoyable read. It's not a deep, literary work of gay fiction, but it knows what it is and does it very well. This book made me feel unashamed of having read a Romance Novel. And that was quite a task! (I just purchased "The Broken H," another Romance Novel by prolific author J.L. Langley. It's a follow-up to "The Tin Star." What can I say: J.L. hooked me in.)

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Summary: Not a must read but certainly an enjoyable reading
Comment: The plot was actually quite promising. But I quickly got disappointed. The two kind of very "masculine" characters end up being two big queens almost humping each other constantly and in front of everyone. The sex scenes were also too graphical I thought. Overall ok-ish but certainly not great litterature. What I really liked though was the fight for acceptance cause this was quite realistic, especially if put back in the context of rural towns. This is what I would define a good "beach book".

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Summary: Sexy fun
Comment: This story about two gorgeous, adorable cowboys in Texas in so engaging and the characters so well-developed you can almost forget it's basically a book of porn and convince yourself you're reading popular fiction - and I mean that in the best way! Jamie grew up as the little brother of Ethan's best friend, John, who is straight. Neither Jamie or Ethan knew the other was gay and when they discover it, and Ethan kindly offers Jamie a place to stay, the sparks fly. They have wonderful chemistry and lots of steamy sex- then their relationship blooms into a sweet, but not too mushy love story. Throw in some crime, drama, and major homophobia (it takes place in small-town Texas after all) and you have the making of an actual interesting plot. It's definitely a guilty pleasure that you will want to read over and over - in between cold showers - yeah!


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Summary: Good book
Comment: I thought this was a really good book. Yes, there are tons of detailed sex scenes, but if you can look passed thoughs if that bothers you, the plot is really good. Very good book =)


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