Friday, December 3, 2010

Snake Eyes

Title: Snake Eyes
Author: A.J Llewellyn & Stephani Hecht
Publisher: eXtasy Books
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ISBN: 978-1-55487-656-3
Genre: {M/M}, Contemporary
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Critter Nymph

River’s mom has always been a ‘collector’ but this time he knows something is different. When he shows up at her apartment, he never imagined what he would find, or that someone like Colton would be there to help.

Authors A.J. Llewellyn and Stephani Hecht have teamed up together again to bring the readers Snake Eyes. The story tells the tale of River, a young man struggling to help his mother, who is a hoarder. At times I felt the freak factor of Honey’s collection, a poisonous snake, overshadowed the story but the romance between River and Colton does eventually heat up the pages. You can see the connection forming between the two from the beginning. Ethical issues come into play, due to Colton being a therapist, and I loved how the authors not only addressed the issue but found a way to resolve it. It is also quite clear that the authors spent some time researching the issues surrounding hoarders and the toll it puts on the family. As Colton helps River cope with the issues surrounding his mother, you can tell theirs is a relationship that can last.

I love reading stories by these two. They bring to life a variety of characters and situations that keep entertaining. With each book, it becomes harder to separate one author’s style from the other as they blend so well. This is one pairing I hope has much more up their sleeves.

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