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Friday, March 18, 2011

My Girl by Stormy Glenn



My Girl by Stormy Glenn
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length(174 Pages)
Other: M/M, Anal Sex, Masturbation
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Reviewed by Edelweiss

Nail polish, makeup, hair extensions, cute little skirts, a new life in a new city...what else is a guy to do when someone is trying to kill him?
Nicholas Rylander watched his best friend get murdered and now he's in hiding...as a woman. He's had hair extensions put in, acrylic nails applied, and a custom bra fitted to give him breasts. He's even moved across the country and found an apartment as Nicky, a hot girl in a short skirt.

Nicky's only problem? He's met the man of his dreams and Seth thinks he's a girl. Telling Seth the truth could get them both killed but if he doesn't Nicky could lose the best thing that ever happened to him.

There's absolutely nothing better to me than being challenged by the ideas presented in a book. Stormy Glenn's My Girl goes beyond the typical boy meets boy, to explore social norms and the reasons behind them. The lovely surprise is that this book is also smoldering, sexy, and in places, an outright hilarious read.

In the beginning of the book, Nicky is introduced as a beautiful woman. Seth, a confirmed gay man, finds himself captivated by the very lovely, very female Nicky. I imagined it would be quite difficult to suddenly be attracted to a woman for Seth. Ms. Glenn fleshes this emotion out in such detail, that I now know exactly how that would feel. I eagerly anticipated the moment where the main character realizes that he's made a huge mistake, and finds himself in the unenviable position of having to plead for a second chance. I wanted to hand Seth his head on Nicky's behalf, but soon found myself rooting for them both to have their happily ever after.

The real meat of this tale revolves around the fact that a man and a woman enjoy greater freedom to express their affection for each other in public, than their same-sex counterparts. I love how Ms. Glenn uses the characters, and their different perspectives, to explore the ideas of injustice and social boundaries. Nicky and Seth must both evaluate how they feel about their roles, especially Nicky who must cross the line, and pretend to be something he's not. You'll find the detail is superb, and was obviously well researched.

Let's not forget the steamy scenes that keep me coming back like an addict for more of Stormy Glenn's books. Talk about heart pumping, shock to the system, “wish you had some of that” sex. If you're looking for a book that produces longing like this, get this book...today. Ms. Glenn's ability to weave an intensely compelling situation with levity is refreshing. It definitely added to the development of Seth and Nicky's relationship to be able to laugh during their lovemaking.

This book had just the right amount of heat, wit, and brain percolation time. There's plenty of action to keep the reader turning the pages to see what happens next. I'm giving this book a rating of 4.5 cherries only because I've read many of Stormy Glenn's books, and use those as comparison. I'm happy to recommend this book to you, I know you'll enjoy it. As this is my first review with this site, I'll begin a tradition by closing with my favorite line in the book: “If it makes you feel any better, I'd hold hands with you no matter where or how we looked....and I don't care what anyone says about it.”

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