Saturday, February 10, 2018

Book Review: 'Me & the Cop' by Jamie Lake

Author/hunk Jamie Lake has successfully been writing long enough to have more then fifty best selling novels to his credit. In a very refreshing manner Jamie explains that his novels and novellas have pieces of him in them – not memoirs but shared like situations and experiences and relationships and hardships and exhilarations he has known. As he states, ‘I’ve been there, done at.’ Now settled with a solid relationship and is at that point in his life where he can support himself with his writing career! With his looks he could easily step into the cinema realm and succeed there, too.

Even Jamie’s choices for book covers are classy and seductive, but once he starts writing his true talent becomes apparent – not only as a superior erotica craftsman but also as a sculptor of credible characters. For instance, when a writer can grab our attention in the first few paragraphs and keep us with him the way Jamie does in this very brief story, we know he is here to stay: ‘Tommy knew he shouldn’t be doing this -- walking in the park this late at night. But he was horny and hiding the fact he was into men from his parents night after night was getting to him.
He’d heard rumors that this park was one of the best hook-up spots for men who liked other men. But now as the cold night air blew shivers through his light blue jacket, howling between the trees, he was starting to wonder if maybe it wasn’t such a good idea.

Danger? In a way. A cop approaches Tommy and in a few brief pages there is a sexually charged engagement that is 100% erotic. Jamie wastes no words: they all are explicit and descriptive, producing some of the steamiest scenes imaginable. And he does it with such class. Grady Harp, May 16

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