Saturday, March 5, 2011

Embrace My Reflection

Title: Embrace My Reflection
Author: T.A. Chase
Publisher: Amber Allure
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ISBN: 978-1-61124-063-4
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

For two years in high school, Lucius Montagne and Ronnie Lake were best friends and fell in love. But eventually they graduated, Lucius joined the army and he left Ronnie behind. Now a decade later, Ronnie’s a female impersonator working in a popular cabaret in New Orleans, and while he has a few good friends, he’s still mostly alone and hoping to one day see Lucius again.

Lucius, now a detective with the New Orleans Police Department, discovers Ronnie is being stalked by an obnoxious senator and rushes to his side. He’s willing to do just about anything to protect the man he still loves, but understanding why Ronnie enjoys wearing woman’s clothes might take a little longer. Can these two men overcome the obstacles of time, acceptance and a stalker to find happiness together, or will their problems be too much for them to overcome?

Embrace My Reflection is the newest release from popular multi-published author T.A Chase and this tale of forgiveness and reconciliation is one of her best, to date. Keep up the good work TA.

I’ve never read a story in which a female impersonator served as a main character and I was thrilled with Ms. Chase’s well-rounded depiction of Ronnie and his emotional strength. He’s a great guy, with a kindhearted, winning personality that you just have to like. It didn’t matter how he dressed on the outside because on the inside, he’s the sweet type of person you want for a friend. Lucius is a true Alpha male – both wonderfully protective and confident in what he wants – Ronnie.

The account of the cabaret, New Orleans and the clothes Ronnie wears are all vividly detailed, as are the various great supporting characters. The stalker portion of the plot is integrated nicely but never overshadows the growing relationship between Ronnie and Lucius. The action packed scene involving Ronnie’s stalker senator is handled well, as is the courtroom scenes near the end. Read and enjoy!

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