Yesterday I posted part of a review of First Impressions. Today I have one of The Boss’s Son. I wish I had a follow-up to know how things are with this young man.
Yesterday there was a big bru-ha-ha on Facebook about a reader who posted a 1-star rating on Goodreads based on one paragraph in an unfinished novel. Now I don’t often check my reviews on Goodreads after an incident a few months ago, but decided to have a look. I guess I am going to have to stop labeling my books as M/M because people equate that genre with a lot of sex.
Note this from a review of First Impressions Don’t Count:
“Also, another little issue that I have with this story was that it doesn’t have sex scenes because Jesse and Dave don’t believe in anal sex or any kind of penetration.
I know that according to the statistics 1 out of 3 gay couples don’t practice this kind of sex, but I’m always hopping that when I purchased a M/M romance, it will be about the other 2 guys from this equation, so, nope no sex scenes at all
The plot wasn’t flawless by far, but I don’t regret read it.“
The way I see things, it is possible to have ‘plot related sex’ in which the sex is secondary to the story; or you can have ‘sex related plot’ in which sex is the story and anything else is secondary. Call me old-fashioned if you like, but I prefer the first concept. For a while, I went along with the ultra-descriptive sex scenes. But I like my stories to be more realistic. One book I read had the men engaging in anal sex four or five times a day – sorry, folks, but someone is not going to be able to sit down.
I am so anxious to attend my first readers’ convention – and I’m going as an author. Probably won’t know any readers when I get there, but hopefully some will remember me after.
Look for the first part of Cousins Four next week.
Lizzie is divorced and living in New York when she meets Sara. She’s always identified as straight, but: My biological father, my twin brother and my cousin are gay. Is it possible I am?