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Reviewed by Jen B.

18592013TITLE: My Hero
AUTHOR: Max Vos
PUBLISHER: Self-published
LENGTH: 189 Pages
BLURB: When he was sixteen years old, Rich Miller saved a young man from drowning at his local pool. Little did he know that years later, as a senior in college and Olympic diving hopeful, Rich would meet up once again with Johnny Milloway, now a big football player – and when Rich says big, he really means ‘bear’. The shy jock remembers his savior, and the two men become friends.

Johnny isn’t put off by the fact that Rich is gay. In fact, the more time he spends with Rich, the more curious he becomes. Johnny wants to know all kinds of things – what it’s like to kiss a guy, for instance. Only it doesn’t stop there…

Rich finds it difficult to believe that this relationship can go anywhere. Johnny is straight, and Rich isn’t prepared to deal with the heartache he knows will come his way in the future. He has enough on his plate as it is – the Worlds are just around the corner, his father would rather watch a football game than spend time watching his son dive…. What he doesn’t count on is Johnny, who can be very determined. And having Johnny in his life proves to be a catalyst for some pretty earth-shattering changes.

REVIEW:

This was a really sweet story. Johnny and Rich become really good friends once they meet again in college. Johnny is this big football guy and just a big softy teddy bear who pays no attention to Rich being gay, but instead focuses on how Rich saved his life years before. He makes it clear from the start to all of his friends that anyone going after Rich will have to go through him.

Rich is a star athlete himself with hopes of making the Olympic diving team. Johnny and Rich team up working out and just generally enjoying their friendship. That is, until one day when Johnny’s curiosity gets the better of him and he asks Rich to show him what it’s like to be with another guy. Afraid to ruin their friendship, Rich hesitates, though not for very long. This story starts out very sweet and innocent, but when they make their sex date, that all changes.

I loved everything Rich did to make Johnny’s first time a wonderful and memorable experience. He was such a sweetheart, and Johnny matched him well in that department. There is a scene with powdered donuts that had me drooling and wishing I had some of my own donuts at home.

Things go fairly well for Johnny and Rich until Johnny starts questioning himself and whether he is actually gay or not. This leads to some almost irreparable bad decisions, and, unfortunately, this is where I felt myself questioning things and finding certain actions hard to believe. But thankfully, that doesn’t last long.

Johnny’s family is fantastic, especially his feisty cousin. In addition to being supportive of both Rich and their son not only being gay, but being together, they are instrumental in bringing Rich and his father back in touch.

Overall, this was just a very enjoyable feel-good story. I absolutely loved watching Johnny learn things about himself and how Rich never pushed him into any of it but just let it happen, guiding him along the way. The writing is smooth, and the story moves along at a nice pace. I’ll definitely be reading more of Max’s stories.

Jen rates it – four-stars_0

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Reviewed by Danielle

Hot Summer Flings: Scorching Tales of Sun, Sand and SexTITLE: Commander
ANTHOLOGY: Hot Summer Flings: Scorching Tales of Sun, Sand and Sex
AUTHOR: Max Vos
EDITED BY: F. Leonora Solomon
PUBLISHER: Ravenous Romance
BLURB: Ahh, the joys of summer—ice cream, getting as naked as you can without getting arrested on the city streets, and summer flings! This steamy anthology includes twelve summer rendezvous for any appetite. All the connections made in these stories are so hot, they will make it feel like summer, even if you pick up this book in a snow storm. This anthology will either be your summer fling, or let you reflect more fondly on the steaminess of one you may have had!

REVIEW:

Having heard of this anthology and to see there was a story there from this author made me curious. As the anthology also contains stories that don’t contain m/m, I decided to only review the story I wanted to read, “Commander” by Max Vos.

I am getting to be a fast and firm fan of Mr. Max Vos. His stories are easy to read, they are extremely hot and always makes you want to read more.

In this short story we find teacher Carson Joiner getting stuck in a little town with car trouble. Fate throws him a loop with a horse heading straight towards him and an owner who wants Carson to stop the horse. The horse stops on its own account and plays like a kind of matchmaker that way. Demetri, the owner of Commander, is glad to have his horse back under control and offers Carson a beer and right here I  kind of feel the need to type and the rest is history 🙂

The chemistry is obvious at least from Carson’s point of view. When the author throws in a surprise it makes it even more tasty than it already was. This is a short story but contains everything it needs to make it a very satisfying read. And in the end I can only say lets hope that Carson takes up the offer that the old english teacher gave him ;).

A note of critique you ask? Well it is short and it could have been a expanded a bit more I think but overall it is a nice, easy, sexy read and I enjoyed it

4 stars for me!!

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Reviewed by Danielle

Hawk 'n' HarleyTITLE: Hawk ‘n Harley
AUTHOR: Max Vos
LENGTH: 27 Pages
BLURB: Dan Cowen is a fourth grade teacher who isn’t exactly in the closet. He likes to keep his personal life just that – personal. But when he has cause to speak with the parent of a student, Harley Smith, into his life – and his classroom – strolls Hawk, large as life and twice as sexy. Hawk is pushing all Dan’s buttons. So when Dan is invited to dinner, he jumps at the chance.

Neither man has a clue where dinner will lead to…

REVIEW:

Well this story grabbed me hard! I instantly fell in love with Harley and in lust with Hawk ( just like Danny). I was looking forward to seeing how they would grow towards each other but that was where I find the only criticism I can come up with.

The build up isn’t there! The story is awesome and I have to say you fall madly head over heels for the characters. But where I really would have liked to have seen more and see how they grew in love and got together it went too fast.

I would have loved an extended version of this story. There is so much there to work with. How can you not love Harley and Hawk and Danny? The blurb tells you how the story starts and it grows fast and heavy after dinner.

The epilogue is not mentioned but unexpected and surprising and very sweet. So overall I just can say: People, read this because it’s awesome.

4.5 stars for me because even though I would have loved more and still hope that perhaps there will be more one day, what has been written is nearly perfect.

Danielle’s Rating:

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