Title: Waiting for Mark (The Sunset Club #3)
Author Name & Publisher: A. C. Katt (MLR Press)
Publication Date & Length: January 8, 2016 – 169 pgs
Reggie Mitchell has been sitting at the end of the bar in the Sunset Club waiting for Mark Randall to see him as something other than a customer, so when it’s Mark in trouble, Reggie steps in.
Reggie Mitchell has been in love with Mark Randall for close to two years but Mark only sees him as a rich college kid trying to go slumming with a bartender. Then Mark gets in trouble helping Reggie’s friend Bobby.
With a violent ex-lover threatening Mark, Reggie offers Mark the safe haven of his basement apartment. Can Reggie convince Mark that his safe haven is his arms instead?
I just can’t say enough about this author or this series. A.C. Katt just has a way of telling a story. I immediately connected with Reggie but it took me a while to warm up to Mark. I think this was because he just felt a little off to me almost like he was unsure of what to do or who he was. Overall, I really enjoyed this book and hope there is more to come and the cast of characters has become huge that I almost need a list to keep them straight. This book was a great way to just read something that did not require much thought.
I think I’ve had enough of this series. If possible, this most recent storyline is even more unbelievable than previous ones. The cast of characters is now enormous and impossible for me to keep straight. And Mark’s hard-luck story is the most implausible yet. Stalked by a psycho ex-boyfriend who has recently been released from prison, Mark and Reggie’s story involves domestic abuse, robbery, undercover police work, arson and an ever-growing body count.
This is another Cinderfella story. The secretly wealthy Reggie provides Mark with everything he needs to follow his dreams and hopes that Mark will finally fall in love with him. On top of the financial incentive, Reggie offers Mark the security of the friends and family he has built with the characters from the earlier books.
Once again, the writing style is choppy, more telling than showing. I keep waiting for the editing to improve in this series but it hasn’t yet. This is a flashy, implausible Cinderfella story and I really struggled with the quality of the writing. However, I’m not sure I’m quite the target demographic for this series. Younger readers who enjoy shows like Jersey Shore may enjoy the drama and bling more than I have.
AC Katt was born in New York City’s Greenwich Village. She remembers sitting at the fountain in Washington Square Park listening to folk music while they passed the hat. At nine, her parents dragged her to New Jersey where she grew up, married and raised four children and became a voracious reader of romantic fiction. At one time she owned over two thousand novels, until she and her husband took themselves and the cat to New Mexico for their health and its great beauty.
Now, most of AC’s books are electronic (although she still keeps six bookcases of hardcovers), so she never has to give away another book. AC is new to both GLBT and to writing being, as she claims, a late bloomer, however, she’s found her niche writing GLBT romance. Her current releases (from MLR Press) include the award winning Rock and Roll novel Shattered Glass and her just released BDSM novel, A Matter of Trust