Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sparklers Lit

Title: Sparklers Lit
Author: Nicole Dennis
Publisher: Silver Publishing
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ISBN: 978-1-920468-04-0
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary Erotic
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Scandalous Minx

When Cameron Graham arrived at his best friend’s Fourth of July celebration, the last person he expected to see was his former lover, Derek Taylor. Even eight years later Cameron has to admit the wounds are still open. Will Cameron allow Derek back into his life, or has he decided he can no longer trust the man who still holds his heart?

Nicole Dennis’ release, Sparklers Lit, takes us to a small town where fireworks are seen by all during the holiday celebration and the reuniting of Cameron and Derek. His initial reaction to seeing Derek didn’t bode well for a rekindling of the flame. I was surprised when Cameron allowed anything to occur without a clear explanation of where Derek’s been over the past years. But you soon discover their attraction is still alive and thriving and leads to intense welcome-back sex. I’m guessing, between their scare that leads to some of Derek’s situation coming to light and the epilogue, that Cameron was able to gain all the answers he needed to move forward. While I could understand Derek’s desire for privacy and protecting those he loves, I still wish I had clarity on why he put Cameron through so much pain in the first place.

I loved that this took place during Independence Day, a time of new beginnings through the fight for change. Cameron has moved forward, fighting to carve out a good future for those he loves, himself and his community. He is such a fun and dynamic character. He draws you into the story with his warm personality. There is a dash of humor in Sparklers Lit, and the supporting characters add a nice balance to this story. I found this story to be an interesting and entertaining read.

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