Friday, September 14, 2012

Locky in Love

Author: Carol Lynne
Publisher: Total E-Bound
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ISBN/BIN: 978-1-78184-055-9
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

Locky’s view of the world changed the night he found a young gay man, beaten and dying, next to his car in the parking lot of a gay bar. Afterwards he quit his job as a lawyer at his father’s firm and took a job at BK House, overseeing student life. It’s fulfilling but far different than the life he came from, and fighting his attraction to one of the students, Becket Chandler, makes it more difficult.

When Becket Chandler arrives at BK House weeks early, he’s ready to let loose, have lots of sex and get ready for the upcoming semester. Becket wants Locky but isn’t having any luck getting his attention, so decides to spend time with an older friend, which gets him in trouble. When his father has a heart attack, Becket’s forced to head home and Locky goes along, giving them the chance to get better acquainted.  Can their attraction develop into a relationship or will Locky continue to stay at arm’s length?

Locky in Love is book number 15 in the Campus Cravings series by Carol Lynne. Despite there being some recurring characters, it’s possible to read this book as a standalone but for a greater feel for the most current plot line, read books thirteen and fourteen first.

It’s another entertaining read set in the college world inhabited by the characters of Campus Cravings, but this time the subject matter is far more serious than usual. Here you should take note of the Reader Advisory: This story deals with the sensitive subject matter of rape. However, it is not in any graphic detail. Be assured the difficult topic is dealt with tastefully, if glossed over a bit. It’s just one of two serious issues handled during the course of the story, both of which are woven into the plot seamlessly. It also allows the introduction of several interesting secondary characters I’m certain we’ll see again in the future. One for sure—Eric will return in the next release—The Injustice of Being. I can’t wait for the continuation of his story. I’m anxious to learn more about him.

Now back to Locky and Becket. Their relationship is a bit love/hate at the beginning, since neither knows what the other is feeling—can you say no communication? Yet in a short time their barriers start to break down, emotions come through, and gasp—they begin to talk. Ms. Lynne has done a nice job getting these two together during some difficult circumstances and did it realistically. The pacing is smooth, the personalities are well-developed and the sex sizzling hot. My only complaint is the abrupt ending with the secondary plot line involving Eric. I wanted to know the outcome of the court case and was disappointed it was left dangling until The Injustice of Being.

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