Thursday, September 9, 2010

Down by the River

Title: Down by the River
Author: Rob Knight and BA Tortuga
Publisher: Torquere Press
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ISBN: 978-1-61040-000-8
Genre: {M/M} Interracial
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Phillip, a Nevada District Attorney, receives a letter from a correctional facility in Baton Rouge, signed with a name he hadn't heard in twenty years. Grant Thibbideaux, owner of an excavation and plumbing business also receives a letter from the same inmate. When their past rears its ugly head, Phil and Grant must work together to face their demons.

Down by the River is a well constructed story of two childhood friends recapturing their bond twenty years later. The setting is Louisiana, illustrating Phillip and Grant’s life in the bayou. The characters are credible. Growing up poor, Phil and Grant had little more than their intelligence, along with the will to survive, to rely on. Phil earned a scholarship for a school in California. Grant went to LSU. Phil and Grant have always shared a secret mutual attraction. However, when they were teenagers they were afraid to reveal their desires for each other. Now that Phil has a political career on the rise, he is very careful about revealing his true sexuality. Renewing his friendship with Grant, Phil realizes that having a loving relationship with Grant is more important to him than political affairs. Grant’s only regret is the amount of time lost with Phil. Seeing Phil again after twenty years, Grant is determine to do whatever he can to support Phil, as well as keep them together. Rob Knight and BA Tortuga have created a memorably passionate romance with humorous dialogue, incredible love scenes in addition to realistic characters. I enjoyed Down by the River immensely.

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