Title: Chance to Be King
Author Name: Sue Brown
Publication Date & Length: December 17, 2014 (2nd Edition) – 133pgs
After working nonstop for two years, actor Eric Pawlowski desperately needs a respite from his grueling schedule and the crippling migraines that come with it. Thinking that a few weeks in a secluded cottage is just the thing, his vacation gets off to a rough start when he almost mows down the only other guy who lives on the remote road. Fortunately Thomas is quick to forgive, and soon he, Eric, and Eric’s two dogs are palling around like they’ve known each other for years.
But when Eric witnesses Thomas coldly order a lost stranger off his property, he starts to question how well he knows him. Despite a mutual attraction that has Eric cursing every time a well-meaning member of the nearby small town interrupts their attempts to get intimate, Eric wonders if acting on his desire for Thomas will get him involved in a situation he shouldn’t be in. When his rented cabin catches fire in the middle of the night and the firemen call it arson, it confirms Eric’s suspicions.
To keep Eric with him, it’s up to Thomas to come clean about who he is… and his involvement in a decade-old web of tragedy and revenge into which Eric has unwittingly walked.
First Edition published by Silver Publishing, 2010.
This was a compelling read, and I didn’t want to put it down. I was anxious to find out how Eric and Thomas would resolve everything between them.
Ms. Brown’s writing style is excellent. The story is a fairly typical boy-meets-boy romance, but it was so well-written it more than made up for it. I also found it refreshing to read a complete story from a single point of view rather than alternating.
I didn’t find the plot terribly memorable, and I was a little disappointed that the men kept reminding us how very manly they were. However, both Eric and Thomas were likable, and even some of the manly-man stuff was entertaining at times. The story had everything from humor to drama to action with just the right amount of sexiness in between.
All in all, a good read, and I can say with certainty Ms. Brown has a new fan.
Sue Brown is owned by her dog and two children. When she isn’t following their orders, she be found haunting coffee shops to feed her coffee addiction. She spends hours people watching instead of typing. She feeds the plot bunnies, not the word count.
Sue discovered M/M erotica at the time she woke up to find two men kissing on her favorite television series. The series was boring; the kissing was not. She may be late to the party, but she’s made up for it since, writing fan fiction until she was brave enough to venture out into the world of original fiction.