AUTHOR: Laura Tolomei
FACEBOOK: Laura Tolomei Horror Side
GENRE: Erotica, Gay LGBT, Ménage à Trois, Dark Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Paranormal, Horror, m/m, m/m/m, m/m/f
HEAT: 4 flames
RELEASED: 1 March 2009
PUBLISHER: eXtasy Books
COVER ARTIST: Martine Jardin
Finding a soul mate was the easy part. To seduce him proved to be Martin’s hardest challenge for nothing in Pirate Drake’s black intriguing eyes led on to the fate awaiting him. But can the month, between Thanksgiving and Christmas be enough to convince him of the contrary and overcome his dilemnas about gender, feelings connections and sex? Or can Pirate Drake find a way around the burning desire, the erotic heat, the uncontrollable passion wrecking his senses at Martin's mere sight?
Just like all the others. Rapidly calculating the wasted time of his life, he suppressed an ironic smile. “That was really nice—“
“So what time are you coming over tomorrow?”
“You know, everything’s almost ready for the Thanksgiving dinner. I have the turkey and the cranberries, and the potatoes. I’ll even try to make a pumpkin pie, though your father insists we buy one. Well, I told him that for my kids, I’d rather do it myself than buy one ready-made. But he’s got a thick head, so I had to agree I’d do as he says if I get really tired.”
“I see.” Drake tried to break the rushing flow, already knowing it was useless. And how can she breathe through all those words? He wondered, not for the first time in his life.
“Anyway, I’m sure Jenny will help a little and I’ve asked her to invite also Aline—“
“Aline?” He managed to cut in.
“Yeah, remember her?”
How could I forget? Anguished at the idea of seeing her again, he sighed.
His mother had continued as if completely unaware of his tightening stomach. “Your sister’s best friend and our next door neighbor.”
“I know who she is, Mom.” Slightly annoyed with her need to state well known facts, he shook his head. “But why is she coming over? It’s been years since we last saw her.”
“Not for your sister, honey. She’s kept up the friendship and helped her through a very bad year for the poor thing’s lost her mom to cancer just a month ago. Now she’s all alone and I didn’t think it fair she should spend the holidays by herself. She was part of the family anyway, don’t you remember?”
All too well. He sighed, wishing he could forget.
5 stars Review "Enjoyable read with Real People
I liked Ms. Tolomei's realistic portrayal of the characters' emotions. I felt like I was reading about real people with real issues. Not only is Drake reluctant to believe in Martin's notion of "soulmate", but he also has problems accepting the fact that his mate is actually male, and this male is not willing to settle for monogamy with his wife, let alone his soulmate. So Drake is skeptical that this is his other half. Yet no matter how much he fights it, Drake cannot help but feel this strange magnetic pull whenever he is around Martin. I appreciated that this was not just a fairy tale relationship - the characters faced real issues that real people face on a daily basis.
Anyone looking for an enjoyable story with real people, this is one for you."
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