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Sirius

Sirius started reading books when she was four and reading and discussing books is still her favorite hobby. One of her very favorite gay romances is Tamara Allen’s Whistling in the Dark. In fact, she loves every book written by Tamara Allen. Amongst her other favorite romance writers are Ginn Hale, Nicole Kimberling, Josephine Myles, Taylor V. Donovan and many others. Sirius’ other favorite genres are scifi, mystery and Russian classics. Sirius also loves travelling, watching movies and long slow walks.

Comments

  1. cleo

    I had the same reaction. It definitely works much better if you read it as a story of personal growth and the beginning of recovery instead of as a romance. It’s very heavy – I was expecting the addiction heaviness from the blurb but there’s other stuff I wasn’t prepared for.

    Here are my content notes / warnings.

    addiction (on page), abusive relationship (on page), sexual assault (on page, secondary character), childhood sexual abuse (off page, in past)

  2. Janine

    @Sirius and @Cleo: Are there any books by these authors that you would recommend more? The quality of the characterization sounds good and that matters to me a lot. However I am not a huge fan of addiction stories.

  3. Sirius

    @cleo: Yes, it works better that way.@Janine: They are veeeeery prolific. Just beware that a lot of their stuff is really dark. REALLY dark. For Lisa Henry her relatively recent Emergency services duopoly probably remains my favorite.

    Their dark sexual fantasies to me are on one hand very well written, but on other hand often go off a very deep end not because it is dark per se, but because I end up rolling my eyes at the romance ending aspect of it .

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