Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Boystown 2 by Marshall Thornton


Blurb: In the second Boystown collection, Chicago private investigator Nick Nowak finds himself involved with a young man who murdered his stepfather but refuses to assist in his own defense, hired to find the murderer of a dead porno star, and, in a case that traps him between the two men he loves, searching for a serial killer’s only living victim. Set in the second half of 1981, Boystown 2 follows Nick as he juggles his deepening relationship with Detective Bert Harker with the return of his ex, Daniel Laverty. Which man will he choose? Or will he be able to choose?

Our gorgeous slut is back in Boystown 2, another great book from Marshall Thornton. The voice is just as dreamy as in book 1, with quick wit and a fantastic peek into Nick’s inner psyche that had me laughing, nodding, and relating in many ways. I love the honesty from this guy, where he says what many of us are thinking. It makes me feel less of a bitch to know someone else has the same thoughts and feelings. The thing is, with Nick being so honest, readers might be forgiven for disliking him, but I can’t bring myself to be one of those readers. Yes, he’s free with his favours, but he never promises us he’s going to find true love and settle down—he’s upfront from the start. Despite his wandering cock, this guy won my heart in book 1 and won it all over again in book 2.

Verdict: Refreshingly honest, Boystown 2 (and 1) tells it how it is—and God, I love that!

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