Monday, December 17, 2018

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

This is the second novel in her series Low Blow and the story is so well mounted that it is unnecessary to have read Book 1 to get into this story. Almost with the first words Charity has upped the interest in the erotica of her story. ‘The worst part of Boston’s touch was that Kaz didn’t want to push him away. You don’t know Boston. He takes and drains, making you want it while hating him for it.’

But on to the story as supplied in her introduction: ‘Kaz knows Boston isn’t a good person. He just doesn’t care. Boston’s looks alone could only be the work of the devil. His wicked smile, sexual expertise, and black heart are further proof the man had to have been created by Lucifer himself. He’s tried ruining Kaz’s best friend’s life and has never been faithful to a soul. None of it matters. Kaz still can’t stay away. He tells himself Boston means nothing. Kaz can quit him any time he likes. As long as Boston remains a secret, no one gets hurt… Right? As the former cruiserweight champion, Boston is used to having the world at his feet. There’s been few things in his life that have made him feel an ounce of guilt. Kaz is no different. Boston saw him, wanted him, and then set out to have him. He knows Kaz thinks to keep him a secret. But Boston hasn’t gotten this far in life by hiding in the shadows. When their relationship takes an unexpected turn and is shoved into the light, Kaz finds himself at a crossroad. He can accept the life he’s always known, saving his heart and oldest friendship, or risk everything on the bad boy who could give him the world.’

Read on for the details because they are there in ample supply – character development and erotica. Another terrific story from Charity. Grady Harp, October 16

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