Friday, December 3, 2010

Winston Quirk

Title: Winston Quirk
Author Martin Delacroix
Publisher: Torquere Press
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Genre: {M/M} Drama, Interracial
Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Rose Nymph

When Dane witnesses an attack on Winston Quirk, he has to intervene. It seems certain inhabitants of the Bahamian island of Man-O-War Cay do not take kindly to change but still Dane cannot believe the level of animosity and aggression toward new guy Winston, just for the black man being on the island after dark. Truth be told though, Dane is struggling with more than just the behavior of idiots; he’s trying to deal with his own feelings that are stirring, thanks to this mysterious stranger entering his life.

In Winston Quirk, Dane and Winston are faced with barriers they must overcome if they wish to take their obvious chemistry to the next level. Set in 1975, I must admit that having to face the mindless prejudices of disturbed people was not particularly pleasant to observe. However for a majority of the time the author successfully focused on the development of Dane and Winston, with both men trying to overcome social inequalities and find their place in the world. Dane was very mixed up about his emotions for Winston but Winston seemed more secure in himself and patient enough to allow Dane to figure things out for himself.

Winston Quirk is part of Torquere Press’ Charity Sip 2010 Healing Hearts.

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