Thursday, May 6, 2010

Winner Takes All

Title: Winner Takes All
Author: Jenny Urban and Elizabeth Silver
Publisher: Loose Id
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ISBN: 978-1-60737-568-5
Genre: {M/M}, Contemporary
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Dom and Matt are longtime friends with benefits. Although Dom is gay and out, Matt is straight, or so he thinks, and is wondering why the perfect relationship keeps eluding him. When Matt runs into some business trouble, Dom steps in with another one of their friendly bets to help his buddy out.

Winner Takes All is the new story by authors Jenny Urban and Elizabeth Silver. While this is the first of their books I have read, it won’t be my last. The characters in this story are very engaging; the banter between them is very lively and shows the strong connection between them. Although I thought Dom came across a little sleazy when he proposed the business bet with Matt, I was able to quickly forgive him as the authors do a wonderful job showcasing Dom’s true feelings for Matt. They also allow Matt to show some confusion over the sudden need he feels for his best friend, which gave the story a realistic feel. As both men work on their growing feelings for each other and the sudden change in their relationship, I could not help but be drawn in.

This story has very few secondary characters and those in it have little interaction with the main characters, yet that does not hamper this story in anyway. That the two main characters are able to carry this fun story on their own is due to the wonderful writing by these two authors. If you are looking for a fun read, get Winner Takes All; you won’t be disappointed.

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