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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A Brown-Eyed Handsome Man by DC Juris

A Brown-Eyed Handsome Man by DC Juris
Publisher: Torquere Press
Length: Short Story (25 pgs)
Genre: Contemporary
Other: M/M, Anal sex, transgender
Rating: 4 stars Reviewed by Nymphaea

Angela has put her dreams of living an out and proud life as a transgender man on hold because of her husband, who can't understand. But a chance encounter at a bar changes everything. Rocky sees Drake for the brown eyed handsome man he is, not the plumbing between his legs. Can Rocky convince Angela to let go of her fears and embrace life as Drake?

Sometimes the package hides the true excitement inside.

I love the work of DC Juris. I know it's always going to be something new and fresh each time. A Brown-Eyed Handsome Man is no different. The words flowed and the story snagged me within moments. By the end of the first page, I was invested in the characters and had to know more.

I admit, at first I wasn't sure I'd like Drake. Not because of who he is or what he is, but his motivations. But I quickly changed my mind. I could identify with his frustration and confusion. Everyone wants to be loved for who they are, not what they look like.

Jason was a character I wanted to see get redemption, but I loved the reason why he was the way he was. The realism stuck with me, making me think about all of the characters long after the last page.

The sex in this story is rather tame for Torquere, but the sweetness is just what the book needed. The tender touches between Rocky and Drake were great to read.

If you're in a mood for a romance that's a little off the beaten path, but worth every moment of reading, then this might be the book for you.

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