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ARC REVIEW: Cam Boy by Quinn Anderson

SUMMARY

36172945Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: February 12, 2017
Received From: NetGalley

After years of making minimum wage, college dropout Josh Clemmons may have found his salvation. Murmur Inc., a local adult entertainment company, is hosting auditions for new performers, and Josh has been invited to try out. If he can make it as a porn star, he can kiss his money troubles goodbye.

Mike Harwood is a loud-and-proud professional adult entertainer. In the past three years, he’s starred in dozens of films, and he’s very good at what he does. But as focused as he’s been on work, he’s neglected everything else, including his love life. He’s so used to faking attraction, he can no longer tell when something real is staring him in the face.

Josh gets the job, but when porn fails to live up to the fantasy, he quits to do cam work instead. But he can’t stop thinking about the one scene he filmed, and the captivating man he filmed it with. Their chemistry is undeniable, but Mike knows better than to mix business with pleasure. Then again, with true love on the line, this unorthodox office romance may need a second take.

GENDER SEXUALITY PAIRINGS

GENDER: cisgender
SEXUALITY: homosexual, bisexual
PAIRING: M/M

TAGS TROPES WARNINGS

TROPES: workplace romance
TAGS: new adult, contemporary, romance, queer romance, queer characters, sex workers
WARNINGS: physical illness (HIV), cissexism / transmisia, ableism, sexual content

REVIEW

Considering how lackluster I found the first book of the series, and that I liked but didn’t love the second, I was interested enough to request this book but not quite hopeful that I’d love it. I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s a favorite, but I definitely enjoyed this book a lot and found the characters fun and dynamic.

One thing that I liked about this book more than Anderson’s other novels is that it contained the points of view from both main characters. With the others, I didn’t really feel like I connected with the love interests because there was no way to get into their heads or get to know them except through what the narrator knew. With this, I was able to get to know both Josh and Mike and to form an appreciation for both characters.

I also enjoyed the fact that the two of them were really adamant about communication. While there are certainly some moments where they’re not quite as clear as they should be, or where they kept quiet about things when they should’ve come clean, the two of them are very open when it comes to communication and they actually talk things through together. I enjoyed the fact that they openly talked about their feelings and concerns, and realized that this would be vital to any future relationship.

RATING4 STARSABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Quinn Anderson is an alumna of the University of Dublin in Ireland and has a master’s degree in psychology. She wrote her dissertation on sexuality in popular literature and continues to explore evolving themes in erotica in her professional life.

A nerd extraordinaire, she was raised on an unhealthy diet of video games, anime, pop culture, and comics from infancy. Her girlfriend swears her sense of humor is just one big Joss Whedon reference. She stays true to her nerd roots in writing and in life, and frequently draws inspiration from her many fandoms, which include Yuri on Ice, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Buffy, and more. Growing up, while most of her friends were fighting evil by moonlight, Anderson was kamehameha-ing her way through all the shounen anime she could get her hands on. You will often find her interacting with fellow fans online and offline via conventions and Tumblr, and she is happy to talk about anything from nerd life to writing tips. She has attended conventions on three separate continents and now considers herself a career geek. She advises anyone who attends pop culture events in the UK to watch out for Weeping Angels, as they are everywhere. If you’re at an event, and you see a 6’2” redhead wandering around with a vague look on her face, that’s probably her.

Her favorite authors include J.K. Rowling, Gail Carson Levine, Libba Bray, and Tamora Pierce. When she’s not writing, she enjoys traveling, cooking, spending too much time on the internet, playing fetch with her cat, screwing the rules, watching Markiplier play games she’s too scared to play herself, and catching ’em all.

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BUY LINKS

Riptide Publishing
Amazon (to be updated)
Barnes & Noble (to be updated)
Book Depository (to be updated)
Kobo (to be updated)
IndieBound (to be updated)

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