Thursday, March 12, 2015


Title: Illusions
Author: S. A. Ozment
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN/BIN: 9781632164896
Genre: {M/M}, Mystery          
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

While Skylar fell into acting when he was younger, he loves want he does and works hard to get ahead.  To get the prime roles, he has to keep his private life a secret, which isn’t too hard since he isn’t seeing anyone important.  Now that things have changed, Skylar isn’t sure he will be able to keep his career and the man he loves.

Illusions, by author S.A. Ozment, is a story that will grab your attention from the beginning.  Skylar is a young actor with an ego large enough for ten people.  In the beginning, there were times that his actions and behavior made him unlikeable.  It’s only as the story progresses that the readers see there is more to him than what he lets everyone see. 

The other main character in this book is Aiden.  Aiden is a firefighter who, in order to afford to live where he does, works a second job as a waiter for a catering company.  While Aiden is more mature than Skylar in many ways, there is an innocence about him that had me slightly worried about the men’s relationship. 

There is a strong attraction between the two men, and I liked the way Aiden has no real idea who Skylar is when they first meet.  The men’s relationship has a rocky start, and unfortunately the upheaval continues due to the actions of many secondary characters.

While the ‘bad guy’ is easy to figure out, the reason for his actions is surprising.  I was also shocked by the actions of some of the other secondary characters and loved that one of them gets his in the end. 

Illusions was a good read and I loved the way the author wrapped the story up.  I will be sure to keep my eyes open for more from this author.

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