5 and 4.5 Stars for Tricks by Rick R. Reed #MM #Thriller @RickRReed


Title: Tricks
Author Name & Publisher: Rick R. Reed (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: October 12, 2015 – 203 pgs


Tricks can mean many things: sex partners, deceptions, even magic—or maybe all three.

Arliss is a gorgeous young dancer at Tricks, the hottest club in Chicago’s Boystown. Sean is the classic nerd, out of place in Tricks, but nursing his wounds from a recent breakup. When the two spy each other, magic blooms.

But this opposites-attract tale does not run smooth. What happens when Arliss is approached by one of the biggest porn producers in the business? Can he make his dreams of stardom come true without throwing away the only real love he’s ever known? This question might not even matter if the mysterious producers realize their dark intentions.

First Edition published by ManLove Romance Press, 2010.

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Excellent book!! I loved this book and love the authors writing style. This book seems to have everything from mystery to hot sex. The character development was spot on in my book. The author captured my interest right from the beginning and held it until the end. If you want to read a book with a well thought-out plot and an author with a great writing style then this is definitely the book to read. Excellent job Mr. Reed.



I found this story to be just like any other Rick Reed story I’ve read. It captures you and doesn’t let go until the final page. There is a lot of suspense and mystery along with some spicy sex in the book.
As usual, there is some nitty, gritty dealing that go on in the book that give it the classic Rick Reed touch that I love. It’s what keeps me coming back for more because he just does it so well and so unlike any other author.
Really for me the only thing wrong with this book was some of the phrases used…. like ‘I’m going to sperm’ there were a few others that don’t come to mind, but even days later that line is stuck in my mind as one that completely doesn’t work.


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Rick R. Reed is all about exploring the romantic entanglements of gay men in contemporary, realistic settings. While his stories often contain elements of suspense, mystery and the paranormal, his focus ultimately returns to the power of love. He is the author of dozens of published novels, novellas, and short stories. He is a three-time EPIC eBook Award winner (for Caregiver, Orientation and The Blue Moon Cafe). His novel, Raining Men, won the Rainbow Award for Best Contemporary General Fiction. Lambda Literary Review has called him, “a writer that doesn’t disappoint.” Rick lives in Seattle with his husband and a very spoiled Boston terrier. He is forever “at work on another novel.”


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