Monday, October 18, 2010

With A Little Help From My Friends

Title: With A Little Help From My Friends
Author: J.P. Bowie
Publisher: Total E-Bound
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ISBN: 978-0-85715-294-7
Genre: [M/M] Contemporary
Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Mystical Nymph

When Drew Weston’s partner of six years suddenly walks out of his life, his friends are determined to find him Mr. Perfect. That is particularly true of his best friend Wendy, who wants Drew to find the love of his life. After several bad dates Drew’s ready to throw in the towel and give up dating completely, but then Wendy introduces him to Cameron Murdoch; a man he’s physically attracted to and who he has much in common with. But there’s a big problem—Cameron’s never been with a man.

Drew eagerly volunteers to show Cameron the pleasures of man-on-man sex, but it’s not long before he realizes he’s falling in love and likely to get his heart broken—again. Cameron is caring, charming, loving and everything Drew’s ever wanted in a partner, but he’s afraid that, as a newly out gay man, Cameron will want to experience the smorgasbord of sexual possibilities available to him.

J.P. Bowie’s latest release, With A Little Help From My Friends is a fun and light-hearted romp across the minefield called dating. Written in first person, the author has done a nice job expressing Drew’s understandable unhappiness and frustration with his friends’ well-meaning interference in his love life. It’s just under 50 pages, so the story moves forward at a quick pace. The story premise is realistic, the relationships believable and the chemistry between Drew and Cameron intense.

Ms. Bowie did a particularly nice job with the development of Wendy’s character. She’s fun, over-bearing, loyal and more than a little pushy. In truth, she’s just what Drew needs to push and prod him back into the dating game.

Cameron is an interesting character in his own right. The author did a believable job with his initial uncertainty and an equally nice job with his concern that his sexuality won’t be accepted by his family. I wouldn’t mind seeing another story following these two lovers again in the future.

1 comment:

JP said...

Thanks Mystical Nymph for the nice review! JP