Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Swap Meet

Title: Swap Meet
Author: Lolita Lopez
Publisher: Ellora's Cave Publishing
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ISBN: 9781419927805
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

French billionaire Max Dantes is on business in Houston when his assistant asks him to escort her to an exclusive sex-partner swap meet. Max had never considered sex with a man, so he is surprised when firefighter Chris Collins invites Max to his room. Debating the pros and cons for a moment, Max decides to try something new.

Swap Meet is an incredibly sensuous story of self-discovery. The well-written well-paced plot illustrates two compassionate men and the emotional test of falling in love. The characters are realistic. The intimate scenes are superb. Max lives a down-to-earth life of prosperity; he is not egotistical in any way. Before meeting Chris, Max dated women although he continuously felt there was something missing in the relationship. Max recognizes his fascination has rapidly evolved into love, as well as the desire to share their lives together. Max is very open to whatever will please Chris, so when Chris ends their budding relationship, Max is heartbroken but he understands why Chris left. Chris is in the closet at work; only his family knows he is gay. He takes pleasure in his job and is comfortable with his co-workers. He worked hard to become a fireman/paramedic. Chris has no intention of giving up his job for anyone. Meeting Max at the swap meet becomes more than the expected fling. Max exposes Chris to the kind of opulence only the very rich can present. However when Max wants an open relationship, Chris runs away. He’s not ready for a commitment or to face the prejudices suffered by open same sex couples from the community. Lolita Lopez has created a fantastic, exceedingly touching romance that I enjoyed immensely.

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