Hotness Level: Inferno
Kink Level: No Kink
Genre: Contemporary, m/m
Series: Bluewater Bay #4
Reviewed by Anne
274 ebook pages
The premise for this book was so intriguing that I would have wanted to read it even if I hadn’t enjoyed other book s from the series already. Hunter is a super famous author of an incredibly popular paranormal book series turned TV series. He’s got a horrible case of writer’s block and is way behind schedule on producing the much anticipated 8th book of the series. Then he breaks every rule there is for a writer and reads the fan fiction novel his online friend “Lone Wolf” wrote and he realizes it would be perfect as the 8th book in the series.
Lone Wolf is Kevin, and he has no idea that his buddy “Wolf Hunter” is the author of the series. Then Wolf Hunter suggests they meet in person and Kevin is blown away. Blown away by Hunter’s suggestion that his novel be the 8th book in the series, blown away by how much money that could make him, and blown away by the attraction he feels towards Hunter, a man he’s long idolized.
The main conflict in this story comes from Hunter being a long time bachelor used to his own ways and space and Kevin struggling with the rapid changes happening in his life. Some of the problems could have been easily solved by the two of them talking to each other, but it was totally understandable that they didn’t.
The story sets they guys up as unequal in several different ways. Kevin is a low level white collar worker and Hunter is incredibly rich. Kevin is superfan of the Wolf’s Landing Series and Hunter is the creator of it. Kevin is an aspiring unpublished writer and Hunter is an established and successful writer. Kevin is young and Hunter is about twice his age. On top of all that, Kevin and Hunter are starting a personal relationship and business deal at the same time. Amazingly and wonderfully, all of these differences are addressed in the story and even discussed by the characters.
My only complaint is that all of these differences made me uncomfortable at times. Having a relationship with Hunter and believing all of Hunter’s advice was really a vulnerable position for Kevin to put himself into. I wanted to believe that Hunter was a good man, and, of course, he was, but at times the inequality of their… power (I think that’s the best word) made me uncomfortable.
The sex was smoking hot. I love that long before they met in real life or before Hunter read Kevin’s novel, they exchanged erotic fan fiction. They really had been friends with a lot in common for more than a year before they met in real life. Their banter had me laughing, and I appreciated their running jokes about their age difference.
This is the fourth book in the Bluewater Bay series, books about the Wolf’s Landing TV show and book series. I’ve read the first and second, and then skipped to this one. I really think each book in the series stands alone. There are characters from the previous books, but they don’t have large roles and it would be no problem reading these books out of order. So far each book in the series has been written by a different author, and I’ve enjoyed that. They’ve all been good and I’m looking forward to reading the others. I’d recommend this book and this series to anyone who enjoys contemporary m/m.