Tuesday, May 10, 2011

And a Smile – Coke’s Clown

Title: And a Smile – Coke’s Clown
Author: B.A. Tortuga
Publisher: Torquere Press
Publisher URL: http://www.torquerepress.com/
ISBN: 978-1-61040-199-9
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

Life is in turmoil for bullfighter, Coke, after his friend, Sammy Bell, is severely hurt at the finals of the bull-riding season and he ends up in the critical care unit of the nearby hospital. Coke’s having trouble handling his friend’s injuries and the possibility Sammy might not wake up again. Dillon cares about Sammy too, but he’s concerned for the mental and physical wellbeing of his lover, Coke, and he’s determined to take care of him. That means getting the stubborn man away from the stress of the situation and taking him home to the country where he can relax and heal. The only question is whether he can get Coke to cooperate, since the man who needs taking of is the one who usually takes care of everyone else.

And a Smile – Coke’s Clown is the newest release by B.A. Tortuga in the Roughstock world, this one dealing with Coke and Dillon. Since the characters are all ones met in previous releases, I recommend you at least read Roughstock: File Gumbo Season One first, based on the story timeline, not publication dates. See the author website for the correct reading order of the series @ http://www.batortuga.com/fiction/series.html.

Of all the members of the Roughstock world, Coke is the one most upset with the injury of their friend, Sammy, and the author has nicely expressed his pain, anger and worry as they wait. But he has lover, Dillon at his side, willing to take care of him, giving Coke the support he needs during this time of strife. These two men are just as in love was ever and seeing them together, relaxing at home with friends during the holiday season, was a nice section of the story. It lightened the mood from the previous serious ones. Don’t think that the story is all angst and unhappiness as they wait for news on Sammy. It also has a nice balance-- it’s also has compassion, tenderness, friendship, fun, love and plenty of blistering hot sex. Enjoy. Check out the website for the listing of upcoming releases in the Roughstock world.

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