Monday, February 19, 2018

Book Review: 'Unlovable' by Charity Parkerson

Try to find any biographical data on Tennessee author Charity Parkerson and other than a list of all the awards she has won for her erotica books is the statement `Born with no filter from her brain to her mouth, she decided to take this odd quirk and insert it in her characters.' She does seem to have a legion of followers and the followers seem to be primarily women. That strikes a chord - perhaps it is a manifestation of the empowerment of women that is taking place, thankfully, and to that end it may just be that women can laugh more heartily at the manipulation of men by other men! Charity has collected honors - Readers' Favorite Award Winner in 2013, 2014, 2105, Passionate Plume Award Finalist , Reviewers' Choice Award Winner, ARRA Finalist for Favorite Paranormal Romance and five-time winner of The Mistress of the Darkpath!

Does she understand gay male romance? That is a question you’ll never ask after reading this steamy book – a book that combines the modeling industry and men’s diversions – and sexual attraction and action.

Charity summarizes this rather brief novella well – ‘They weren’t supposed to matter. It was just sex until it wasn’t. Rylan is the makeup artist for the stars. Everyone who is anyone employs his services. No one wants him in the way Tim does, especially since Rylan isn’t the least bit likable. Since Rylan isn’t in the business of pleasing anyone except himself, he doesn’t care what people think of him—not even Tim. Tim has no idea why he can’t stay away from Rylan. The man is rude, egotistical, and abrasive. Rylan is also the most passionate person Tim has ever met. Every time Tim thinks he’s done, something about Rylan keeps him hanging on. After an out-of-town and on-set disastrous weekend together, Tim has finally reached his limit. That is, until he learns the real reason behind Rylan’s inability to let anyone close. Now Tim can’t stop trying to win the most unlovable man on the planet.’

Charity gets it and makes it epic in proportions. She is a solid hitter. Grady Harp, February 18
This book is free to borrow on Kindle Unlimited

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