Illicit Relations, by Lucy Felthouse is above all a scorching mm erotic romance and is beautifully done, encapsulating the angst and the drama of the attraction two young men have for one another. It is also a thoughtful one as it explore the impact of coming out on individuals and their family and the ‘taboo’ of cousins in love. Although I usually read, rather than listen to audiobooks, I am so glad that I opted to review the author’s work in this format. I found the voice of the narrator (who I could happily listen to for hours) just perfect in giving voice to the character of Terry, who is having to deal with a whole lot of inner turmoil on account of being in love with his cousin Justin. Not to mention the minor matter of how their family would react to his ‘coming out.’ Terry cannot ignore his lust forever as he is thrown together with Justin at a number of family gatherings. Does Justin reciprocate his feelings? Can he get over the fact that he feels too squiffy to get up close and personal with his cousin? I was rooting for Terry as he was confronted with these moral dilemmas and found his and Justin’s journey fun, entertaining and downright sexy! There is also plenty of humorous male banter along the way. This is an erotic read and these two handsome men do get it together in some explicit, scorching (and often light hearted) mm scenes. But this is not before there is a great deal of soul searching and unexpected revelations along the way! Recommended to fans of erotic mm tales who like to indulge in their favourite stories on the go. Please note that a copy of this audiobook was given to me by the author for the purpose of a fair and honest review.
I was given this in return for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads.
Lucy Felthouse portrayed a very close knit family that celebrates everything together. The story begins mid struggle for two cousins, Terry & Justin, who love each other on a romantic level, but social norms dictate they should not feel that way about each other.
I thought the author did an amazing job in portraying how Terry was feeling - his inner struggle with wanting more of a romantic relationship with someone he was related to. I wish we could have known more from Justin's point of view, however, Felthouse was great at creating an amazing family for both characters.
You see that Terry has very perceptive parents - so perceptive that they risk a lot in revealing long held secrets to both Justin and Terry. Those secrets held the power to either heal or destroy the family, but because of the love they felt for their son, Terry's parents were able to not only ensure their son's happiness, but also their nephew's too.
The story was short, the sex was hot and the family was one any person would be lucky to have.
Illicit Relations by Lucy Felthouse Boys will do Boys indeed! Holy cow if you like a lot of M/M action then you will definitely enjoy this. Terry has been in love with his second cousin as long as he can remember and he knows that he can't do anything about it. How would you handle seeing your forbidden love at all the family functions? You just want to reach out and touch them, hold them and kiss the living crap out of them. Luckily some one notices his yearning and decides to take action. Terry gets the best news of his life and everything is clear sailing from here on out. This is one hot quick read by Lucy. I would love to know how she comes up with such amazing hot ass stories. "I received this book as a review copy in return for an honest review"
This is a great 'first time' gay erotic romance. The frustration has been building for years between second cousins Justin and Terry. They want each other but have never done anything about it because of their loose family connection. When they finally feel free to be together it turns hot and steamy in a flash! The characters are really likeable and their chemistry is clear to see. I thought this was a great, spicy hot read. Lucy Felthouse is a go to author for me.
I received a copy of this book for an honest, fair review.