Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Trouble with Angel

Title: The Trouble with Angel
Author: JM Cartwright
Publisher: Torquere Books
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ISBN: 978-1-61040-216-3
Genre: {M/M}, Contemporary, Sports
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Angel works hard as one of CeCe’s many assistants so that he can make a good life for himself and his mother. Working for one of the top agents in L.A, he has met and worked with his fair share of celebrities, but none of them have been as much trouble as Brandon.

From the very first page, The Trouble with Angel, the newest book by JM Cartwright will have you laughing. The story centers around two strong-willed men, who have been circling around each other for years. Angel has worked his way out of the barrio and loves the finer things in life. He’s also gay and out, which means the attraction he feels for Brandon makes no sense. Brandon is a gorgeous major league baseball player who finds himself drawn to his agent’s assistant. What Angel does not realize is that Brandon is gay and this leads to some funny moments, especially once Angel is forced to take CeCe’s place when Brandon needs help.

The two men are clearly attracted to each other and this comes through nicely. The chemistry between them heats up the longer they get to know each other. While there are many secondary characters, two play an important role in the men’s lives. Trey and Marisa have lost a lot in their short lives. The grief, anger and confusion they feel as, once again, their lives are torn apart comes through realistically, as does the men’s uncertainty with becoming instant parents. From the steamy sex to the tender moments between the two men and their new charges, The Trouble with Angel is sure to be a keeper for many of the author’s fans.

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