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Friday, March 16, 2012

A Man, A Jersey, and a Tight End by AM Riley

A Man, A Jersey, and a Tight End by AM Riley
Publisher: Loose Id
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (195 pgs)
Other: M/M, Anal Play, M/M/M/M, BDSM
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Cactus

Since Brian and his three bears first set up house, the demands of Paul’s long distance job have put a strain on all of their relationships. Jim feels that everything is dumped on him; Scott is still unsure about being a sub; Brian's brattier than ever; and when Scott brings home a ‘stray’ in the form of a young brat named Joshua, the household is set on its ear. Of course, the brats handle the situation in their own fashion and Jim and Paul have their hands full.

They've got their plays scrambled and it's going to take a lot of hard work to find the proper balance between discipline and love.

Four men together make a happy home, but what happens when a stray is brought into the mix? Brian and his three bears have somehow made it work all living and loving together. But with Scott and Paul on the road a lot for work, Brian and Jim are left to try to keep everything together. When Scott brings home a lost twink, some of the relationships begin to change. Can this foursome keep it together or is there room to grow?

A Man, A Jersey, and a Tight-End is the sequel to Goldilocks and His Three Bears. I’d highly suggest reading the first book before tackling this sequel as the relationships are established in the first book and this one is actually much deeper and more meaningful. In Goldilocks, the two main couples are established – Paul and Brian, Jim and Scott – while the foursome regularly mix it up and have an open policy for everyone, especially Brian. Now those relationships are tested with real life. This story focuses more on the emotional bonds and how to make such unorthodox couplings really work. It still has the same light, playful touch to the sex scenes but the characters feel deeper and more real this time around.

Also the issues brought up are more intense. Not all of these issues are well handled. Most are glossed over very easily and quickly, more for the plot point of the issue than the actual resolution. The story does try to bring up more in depth issues than the last book. Additionally there are numerous sex scenes, enough to please any fan. There are almost too many but as always Ms. Riley is an excellent writer so this isn’t a bad thing. If anything it keeps the tone playful and light with a lot of rough-housing and enjoyable banter.

This is a pretty successful and entertaining sequel, though it’s not perfect. It would have been nice to see some of these issues really addressed but overall the solid writing and fun characters make for a good story. If you’ve read the first book, definitely pick this one up and if you’re new to the series start now, it’s worth your time.

1 comment:

Debby said...

Sounds like this one will be fun to read
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