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?
“Mr. Shaw, excuse me.” A man cut in, approaching from the side with an extended arm and a business card in hand. “I’m Phil Pringston, CEO of Internal Management, and I’d be very interested to talk to you about a project of mine that—“
“Excuse me, Mr. Pringston.” Shaking his hand, Martin took his card. “I was about to get some important documents from Mr. Seymour here.”
“You are?” At first, Drake sounded surprised, then reading Martin’s expression, he immediately changed his tone. “Right, the files Straggler needed urgently.”
“Oh, I’m sorry. When can I talk to you?”
Martin glanced at his watch. “It’s quite late, Mr. Pringston, and I’m not sure how long it’ll take to fish them out. Can I give you a call tomorrow morning?”
“I won’t be here tomorrow. I’m leaving for Christmas break and I won’t be back until after the New Year.”
“Fine then.” Martin flashed his brightest smile. “Since I’m leaving for Ireland shortly, I’ll tell my secretary to call you right after the New Year to set up a meeting. How does that sound?”
Drake clearly read the disappointment in Pringston’s face, but the manager had no choice in the matter.
“Sure, Mr. Shaw,” he agreed reluctantly, “as you prefer.”
Martin fished out a card to hand him. “These are my numbers, in case you have some free time tomorrow. I’ll be available for the whole day.”
Pringston nodded, pocketing the card.
“All right, shall we?” Martin turned to Drake.
“Right this way, Mr. Shaw.” The pirate mocked, leading him to the elevators.
Following his gaze, Martin’s lips curved in a snarl. “I hope no one’s coming after us.”
Stepping into the elevator, Drake shrugged. “If they do, they might catch something not very…businesslike.”
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."