Friday, July 24, 2015

Reconnection by Michael Mandrake

Title: Reconnection
Author: Michael Mandrake
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: MM, Contemporary
Pages: 35
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher’s Blurb
Every once in a while, the average looking guy scores!
Robert McIntyre is a closeted, average looking sports columnist for the Daily Read. Unfortunately, his desire to stay in has cost him the chance at love more than once. However, now it seems his luck will change since his editor has asked him to interview Jake Valenta. Jake and Robert knew one another in college and when he heard from a mutual friend that Jake might be bisexual, Robert didn’t believe him.
Before Robert’s trip, they discover a mutual affection for one another. Jake shares his desire to stay behind closed doors because he can’t stand being called a fag, but desperately wants Robert to be his man.
Robert and Jake want a chance to reconnect on a more personal level, but will this budding relationship ruin their careers?
Be Warned: m/m sex

Reconnection by author Michael Mandrake is a pretty good read. I had a few issues with the chemistry between Robert and Jake. I felt Jake came on way to strong, like he was desperate for a bootie call or something, at the first part of this story.  However I think Jake redeems himself the more I read the story.  Robert is a sports reporter. He is closeted with his sexuality because he feels it would interfere with how others see him at his job. When he is asked to interview an old college acquaintance he jumps at the chance to meet the man he used to have a crush on again.
Jake had pretended in college he was straight. He even had a fake girlfriend. Now that he is on a minor league baseball team he keeps his gay status very quiet. When he finds out his old crush is going to interview him he cannot wait to reconnect with him and get him in bed preferably in that order but he is not picky.
I liked the sweet nature to this book. I think the author has a lot of talent and I would love to see what else Ms. Mandrake would write.  I just felt this story was a tad rushed. If it had slowed down at the start I think I would have really loved this one. As it is, it is a good little read will make you smile. 

                                     Four Twinkling Stars 

1 comment:

S.Lira said...

TY for the review!