Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A Change of Tune

Title: A Change of Tune
Author: JM Cartwright
Publisher: Torquere Press
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ISBN: 978-1-61040-102-9
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary, light BDSM
Rating: 3 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

After ten years of touring and recording studios, lead singer Johnny Rayne says goodbye to the rock music industry. Buying a farm in West Virginia, Johnny is hoping for anonymity. Making his rounds, Sheriff Virgil Grissom notices the big moving van at the previously vacant farm house. The moment Johnny said hello, Virgil was in lust.

A Change of Tune is a well written story, with a little kinky sex interwoven. The characters are mostly believable. As a rock star, Johnny was accustomed to a staff of people catering to his every whim. He is in denial regarding his sexuality until he is forced to acknowledge his attraction to Virgil. Johnny’s behavior images an idealistic, pampered adolescent when it comes to making life changing decisions; he relies on others to tell him what to do.

Virgil’s persona intimidates people, which is an advantage for his profession. However, he has difficulty demonstrating any sentiment other than lust in a relationship. I did not get the impression of love between Johnny and Virgil, more like friends with benefits. JM Cartwright has created an interesting saga intermingled with humor and mild emotional turmoil, as well as a touch of BDSM.

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