Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Purgatory by Jet Mykles

 Book Description

Lucas Sloane defines beautiful for Reese. Tall and sleek with gorgeous red hair and deep, dark eyes to drown in, it's no wonder that the famous bass player is the hero of many a starry-eyed teenager's dreams.

Reese used to be one of those teens. Back when Heaven Sent was no more than the house band for the local club, Purgatory. Back then, it was easy to get to know Luc. To become friends with him. Somehow, Reese found the courage to take heart in hand and confess his love to Luc… only to be soundly rejected. Luc wasn’t gay. Not long after, Heaven Sent left town and skyrocketed into rock and roll stardom.

Now, six years later, Luc is back in town for a visit and more gorgeous than ever. Surprisingly, he not only apologizes for his treatment of Reese years ago, he comes onto him. Seems Luc's discovered the pleasures of being with a man and wants to know what it'd be like between the two of them.

But Reese can't. He just can’t. He lives the straight and narrow. He teaches high school. He's got a girlfriend. He has a normal life. He can't be gay.

Of course, it's really very hard to deny the man who's defined everything beautiful in Reese's artistic mind. Okay. No one has to know about it, right?

 Like a good cup of coffee. Jet Mykles books have a tendancy to keep you hot and up all night (reading of course ;) )

Returning to Mykles’ yaoi inspired world of the sexy band members of Heaven Sent, this time gorgeous bisexual Luc is finding love with a boy from his past, Reese. In this hot and angst filled story, Reese came onto Luc only to be rejected as Luc vehemently decries he’s not gay. Little did either of them know, the tables would be turned six years later when it’s Reese claiming he’s no longer gay to Luc’s determined seduction. It takes a lot of drama, sex, and newfound courage for these two to finally find their way to each other but the journey is immensely satisfying and cements what has easily become a keeper series.

Reese is a lovely character with classic signs of his youthful rebellion turning to adult repression as he tries to mature. Once a fun loving free spirit, he’s perhaps too free and after Luc’s painful rejection of his love, Reese decides to turn his life around by rejecting everything that made him the man he was. Convincing himself he can simply not be gay if he chooses, Reese turns his back on his art, his past and the attributes of the person he once was. He’s folded himself into a hollow caricature of a “mature and responsible” individual yet has no life, no spark, and no happiness to the world he’s created for himself. While part of him recognizes this, the fear of an unknown future keeps Reese clinging to the illusion of stability and happiness in the face of change.

Lucas is the perfect foil to the more repressed Reese with his confidence, sophistication, and bad boy charm. While certainly not pining away for the lost encounter with Reese, Luc does remember that night and hopes to apologize only to be faced with the empty shell Reese has created for himself. Determined to break Reese out of the dullness of his life, Luc aggressively and arrogantly tries to manipulate his new lover for his own good. While Luc’s intentions are certainly in the right place as are his ever-deepening feelings for his long time friend and now lover, Reese predictably struggles against Luc’s tactics. Their tension and connection make for a drama filled and angst driven conflict, yet ringing truthful and poignant in its honesty.

As two exceptionally attractive men with healthy sex drives there is no shortage of scorching hot sex scenes in the sequel. Both men sizzle with a fiery and electric chemistry from the start, which only grows with each successive encounter. Some of the most telling and moving moments between Luc and Reese are seen during sex. A particular favorite scene of mine is when Luc explains why he’s in love with Reese. It’s a beautifully written and concise description that exemplifies why romance is so popular and satisfying to read.

Mykles certainly stays true to the yaoi origins in characterizations, plot, and sex and it works incredibly well. Short appearances by all the band members were a welcome glimpse into past and future couples, especially several scenes between Tyler and Johnnie revisiting their clear love match and continued connection. The secondary character of Reagan was slightly too strident and annoying but this was tempered by her obvious love for her twin brother Reece. Another beautifully crafted romance with gorgeous, charismatic men and heated sex sure to slide onto the keeper shelf next to the first book in the series. If you haven’t read this series, please pick it up now! You won’t be disappointed and the breathtaking cover art is worth the price of the book alone!

 “Your ideas suck"
"So does my mouth. Why don't you get your dick over here and I'll demonstrate.”

I read 3 book in this series but there have a 6 books in this this series.I love this series but Every book,other men in Heaven sent.I love most Johnnie and Luc. 3th book is about Brent I read it but I do not review for that book.Maybe some other time I read other books and write review but not this time. :)

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