Saturday, March 17, 2018

Book Review: 'Bang' 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 sports field and men’s diversions – and sexual attraction and action.

Charity summarizes this rather brief novella well – ‘Maksim doesn’t do strings. Marshall doesn’t date men. They’re both about to be proven wrong. Marshall is the golden child. He wins every game he plays—on and off the field. He’s living the dream and knows it. That’s why he refuses to let a thing like preferring men in his bed get in his way. Right now, he’s all about his career. Everything else can wait, or so he thinks, until he meets Maksim. Maksim has it all and basks in it. It’s his job to check out sexy, talented men and offer them lots of money. Sometimes, they’re extremely grateful for his services. What more could a man want? The last distraction Maksim needs is a relationship. Maksim never expects Marshall. Marshall teases, taunts, and tempts Maksim in ways he never dreamed. He also makes Maksim want a life he never has before. Two men with no desire to change will have to find a way to bend or end up breaking each other..’

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

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