Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Blue Rose

Title: Blue Rose
Author: Sui Lynn
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publisher URL: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/
ISBN: 978-1-61581-576-0
Genre: {M/M}, Contemporary
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Quinn has finally left home for college, yet he worries whether or not he will be able to make enough money to send home while going to classes at the same time. When luck hands him the ideal job, as well as the ideal man, he decides to grab both.

Blue Rose was an interesting story that grabbed my attention from the very beginning. The author created two strong individuals who will eventually bring the reader to tears. Quinn has taken care of his mother and baby sister since the death of his father. Enjoji heads the family business. Both men have strong ties to their families and heavy responsibilities, all of which comes through clearly. Both men also come from Asian backgrounds and the author has peppered the story with a strong Asian influence. The men are drawn to each other from the start, with both the attraction and the commitment they have for each other coming through in such a way that the reader will have no trouble believing in their love. While the beginning of the story almost comes across too sweet, the author certainly makes up for that later in the story. There are some very interesting twists and turns that make sure readers won’t be able to put this book down. Blue Rose is a strongly written story that will earn a spot on many readers’ keeper shelves.

However, one small warning for the reader: There is mention of sexual abuse of a child, and while not a deeply descriptive detail, it may still be uncomfortable for some readers.

1 comment:

Sui Lynn said...

Hi Critter Nymph,

I just wanted to thank you for your wonderful review. I am so glad you enjoyed my story. I wrote this story with yaoi mangas in mind. I hoped to bring a touch of yaoi and the asian world into a western setting. I was happy to see that you picked up on that.

Thank you again, I really appreciate the work you do.

Sui Lynn