Title: Action (Murmur Inc., #2)
Author: Quinn Anderson
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Expected Publishing Date: June 5, 2017
Genre: Contemporary, MM Romance
Format: eBook, Paperback
Length: ~336 pages / 97,000 words
Rating: 3 Stars
Pete Griflow is the last person anyone would suspect of being a porn star. He’s quiet, gawky, and can’t even talk to guys without turning red. But on camera, he’s a different person. In the porn world, he’s Jaden Prime, a coquettish power bottom who’s been tantalizing fans for over a year now.
Pete is in a rut, though, and he knows it. And what’s worse, his boss knows it. If he can’t reignite his passion for the biz, he’s going to have trouble paying his none-too-cheap college tuition.
When Pete is given the opportunity to star in a huge summer production, sparks fly between him and his costar, Kyle Darko. Kyle is Pete’s opposite: he’s daring, achingly sexy, and in love with the sex industry. Their chemistry is palpable on and off screen, but dating on a porn set is tricky. Even pros struggle to separate fantasy from reality, especially with a script dictating their seduction. But what’s building between them can’t be ignored, and it’s so much more than getting some “action.”
♦ Personal Thought ♦
This is the first Quinn Anderson‘s books I read and it being a second entry to an ongoing series (that the previous book I haven’t read before), I had no trouble following the story. So it’s safe to say Action can be read as a standalone.
It was told in third person from the POV of Pete aka Jaden, an almost 21 year old student who’s moonlighting as porn star. The tone of the story so reflected the two sides of Pete’s life, his often apprehension in dealing with things in real life convincing. Sometimes bordered on irritating – the easily affected and tendency to flee – but given his age and background still rang true to me.
Although, I wish the love interest could’ve had his own POV to give readers insight into Darko’s mind. As it is, I often questioned his antics and felt subsequent explanation – given via conversation between characters – not very convincing.
I resigned to the instant attraction between these young men, because – let’s face fact – it’s sort of avoidable, their being stars in the same screen was like the booster to their relationship. But I loved how they actually wanted to take it slow; it really lent the aww so sweet vibe to the story, despite to the number of steamy graphic scenes on page this book had.
Aside to the MCs, Action also presented a number of charming and diverse supporting characters. I also liked that it wasn’t so black and white or try to solve every problems in one swoop just for sake of tying up all loose ends. All in all, Action was a nice introduction to Quinn Anderson‘s works for me and I’ll be sure to look up the her other titles too.
Advanced copy of this book is kindly provided by the author/publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.