Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Pump Me Up

Title: Pump Me Up
Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publisher URL: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/
ISBN: 978-1-61581-510-4
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Scandalous Minx

Maddoc gets more than he expected when he decides to use a free pass to the gym. He gains new friends, begins a workout regiment and meets a former Marine, Ivan, who puts pep in Maddoc’s step. Maddoc’s life is hectic, thanks to a persistent stalker. Ivan sees something in Maddoc and refuses to allow anyone or anything to stand in the way of him claiming the red-head as his own. Maddoc hasn’t has the best of luck with relationships and wants to slow things down. But how slow will they really have to go?

Pump Me Up is Andrew Grey’s sequel to Spot Me. I am unsure of how the stalker was able to accomplish a few things in this story. While it left me wondering, it didn’t overshadow the budding relationship.

Maddoc’s trouble weighs him down but underneath the frightened exterior, beats the heart of a tiger. He is anything but timid in the right situations and has a personality that draws new friends into his life. Ivan isn’t looking for love, but he knows a good man when he sees one and is willing to protect Maddoc. He’s the type of man you would want fighting in your corner and warming your bed. The two make a sweet couple and heat up the pages of Pump Me Up. Some of my favorite characters from Spot Me have come back for quick cameos, which was a true treat. I found the story a fast-paced read, lightly peppered with perfectly timed innuendos and quick one-liners.

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