Black Gold by Clancy Nacht and Thursday Euclid
Publisher: Loose Id
Length: Full Length (154 pgs)
Other: M/M, Anal Play
Rating: 3.5 cherries
Review by: Tuberose
Billy "Goldie" Goldean is the biggest pop star in the world and he's harboring a terrible, career-killing secret: he's gay. Even with song titles such as "Astral Glider" and "Winking Brown Eye," few question Goldie's squeaky-clean teen heartthrob status. That is, until Jethro "Jett" Black, an infamous womanizer and underground punk icon, names him in the pages of Rolling Stone magazine as the celebrity he'd most like to fuck.
After Goldie and Jett hook up at an industry party, Goldie's management dumps him, Jett's exes come back to haunt them, and even Goldie's mother makes a public plea for him to come to his senses. Goldie wants to trust his untamed new lover but the pressures of fame may tear them apart.
This is my first book by either author. I love rocker m/m stories and was really looking forward to reading this one. “Goldie” and Jett are very entertaining characters. I do think Goldie and Jett seem to fall in love very fast, and the story was a little too “fluffy” for me. Even so, I loved that the story is very low angst and that Goldie and Jett stuck together no matter what happened. The characters are flawed but good people.
My main problem with the story is the dialogue got to be too much sometimes, especially during the sex scenes. Sometimes the main characters were talking so much during sex, you forgot they were even having sex. In addition, Jett could be a little self-righteous when talking to others and an infamous womanizer. I think if some of the dialogue was edited out I would have enjoyed the story more and thought it worthy of a higher rating. The story does have some problems for the two men in the aftermath of their old lives crumbling around them and then as they rebuild something new together and this adds a little something to the story that draws the reader.
The simple fact is this: There are both sweet moments and hot sex between Goldie and Jett, they respect and trust each other no matter what is thrown at them and always open with each other. The loveable characters with their devotion to each other and the rocker aspect make this a story I will certainly reread.
As a side note, the amazing cover art is nearly enough to justify the cost of purchase alone! Well done, P. L. Nunn.