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Friday, November 16, 2012

Locky in Love by Carol Lynne

Locky in Love by Carol Lynne
Publisher: Total-E-Bound
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (90 pgs)
Other: M/M, Anal Play, Forced Seduction
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Peppermint

Born into an affluent family, Locky never faced a problem his family money couldn’t fix. Everything changed the night he stumbled upon a young gay man beat to death and left in the parking lot beside his car. Unable to get the image of the boy out of his head, Locky quit his father’s law practice and took a job at BK House. Adapting to a new way of life is difficult, and it’s made even more so by a raven-haired hottie who pushes every one of Locky’s buttons.

College courses have been a breeze for junior, Becket Chandler. He’s sailed through his classes with ease, despite their advanced subject matter. His love life, on the other hand, has been an ongoing struggle with no easy answers. While his former housemates enjoyed gaming, sports and drinking, Becket chose sex as his favourite extracurricular activity.

When Becket arrives at the BK House, he’s ready to tackle another year and a few more willing seniors. Younger men are fun to play with from time to time, but nothing satisfies him like an older, bigger man staring down at him, preferably with Becket’s legs spread and draped over his broad shoulders. From the moment he shakes hands with Locky, all he can think about is getting the drop-dead sexy Director of Student Life into his favourite position. Despite Becket’s continued interest, Locky continues to play hard to get. Luckily, Becket doesn’t give up easily.

Tragedy, whether personal or something one comes in contact with, can change someone's views on life. Tragedy is what eventually brought Locky to the BK House. It's there he met a man who tempted him far more anyone ever had. Beckett was everything Locky wanted in a man as well as everything he had been trying to avoid to save his own heart.

I really loved the way that Locky and Beckett seemed to complement one another. Even though they both have their issues and reservations, they really seem to work well together. It is rare to see a couple that you immediately know they are meant for each other, even if they do not realize it. They are one of those lucky couples. It made the reading of this story that much more entertaining because I just wanted to see how they got past their personal issues to eventually recognize what I knew all along.

Beckett's story is one that really touched my heart on many levels. He may be young in age, but his circumstances have made him extremely wise in many ways. Even as a child he was forced to grow up quickly and be the parent that his mother and father couldn't be in some ways. This, coupled with the relationship with his siblings really helped to mold him. I like that while he many seen reckless and naive, in fact he is just a person who is finally getting to live his life with a little less weight on his shoulders. It made me root for him as the story went along and really hope that he got the help and compassion that he truly deserved.

This book is a true underdog story and because of it, made me sympathize with the characters. The emotional attachment I experienced because of this really kept the pages turning. Add in an entertaining plot and the next thing I knew, I had finished the story and was left wanting more. It was that good.

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