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Thursday, July 22, 2010

News at Eleven by Jack Greene

News at Eleven by Jack Greene
Publisher: Phaze Books
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (21 pgs)
Other: M/M, anal sex
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

Jordan is the anchorman of the first newscast aimed at the GBLT audience. He's out and proud of it, and he's used to getting exactly what he wants. When he sets his sights on the station manager, tall dark and handsome Alexander, he might get more than he bargained for.

So right, but so wrong...

Who knew the news would be so...yummy? It is when it’s the News at Eleven. Jack Greene writes stories about real people that are relevant to the reader.

An anchorman and the boss? Sounds like it shouldn’t work. It can’t because one’s the boss, right? I love how Jack Green puts people together in situations that are risqué, but it works. I felt like I was right there with Jordan and Alexander. There’s a passion burning between them that they don’t want to acknowledge, but it’s there.

At first, I wasn’t keen on Jordan. He came across as a bit needy and pouty. But that said, he was realistic. He had definite diva qualities, but as the story evolved, so did he. I came to like him more when I got to know him better and it made the story stronger.

Alexander was a tad confusing as well. I first thought he was a camera man and then the boss. Either way, I liked his character because he wanted to resist, wanted to not get involved with Jordan. I loved that he was alpha all the way and a compliment to Jordan’s temperamental qualities. The internal struggle Alexander dealt with is something lots of people can relate to — follow your heart or let your career win.

When they get together, the heat burns bright between Jordan and Alexander. The scene on the desk had me checking my laptop for singe marks. Yeah, these were two guys I wanted to see make it in the long run.

If you want a fun story that’s a breezy read for a summer afternoon, then you need to read News at Eleven. I give it 4 cherries.

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