Advanced Book Review by Kristie: Action, by Quinn Anderson

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Action, by Quinn Anderson
Series: Murmur Inc., Book 2
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: June 5, 2017

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

summary

Pete Griflow is the last person anyone would suspect of being a porn star. He’s quiet, gawky, and can’t even talk to guys without turning red. But on camera, he’s a different person. In the porn world, he’s Jaden Prime, a coquettish power bottom who’s been tantalizing fans for over a year now.

Pete is in a rut, though, and he knows it. And what’s worse, his boss knows it. If he can’t reignite his passion for the biz, he’s going to have trouble paying his none-too-cheap college tuition.

When Pete is given the opportunity to star in a huge summer production, sparks fly between him and his costar, Kyle Darko. Kyle is Pete’s opposite: he’s daring, achingly sexy, and in love with the sex industry. Their chemistry is palpable on and off screen, but dating on a porn set is tricky. Even pros struggle to separate fantasy from reality, especially with a script dictating their seduction. But what’s building between them can’t be ignored, and it’s so much more than getting some “action.”

tropes-tags

M/M Pairing
Gay Characters
New Adult/Contemporary
Humor
Sweet
Porn Stars
Public Sex
Self Confidence Issues
Trust Issues

Action is a cute story. It’s one of those books that is nice and sweet, guy meets guy, he has all these feelings of insecurity and doesn’t know what to think or believe, yet he figures it out eventually.  The only difference here is that both MCs work in the Pornography industry.

I liked the how open minded both Pete and Kyle are regarding sex. This was one of the main things about the story that I appreciated. They both do porn for a living, and while it’s not the endgame for Pete, it is an industry that Kyle would like to work in and make his career. The openness and acknowledgement of their friendship turned relationship that really appealed to me. Their ability to discuss their sex life and relationship separately from their work was refreshing.

I’m not sure how realistic the story is when it comes to on set shenanigans, but it was presented in a way that is fun and serious at the same time. So for the most part I was okay with that aspect. There is one side character that started out as seriously problematic for me, but ended up okay. I had a really bad feeling about her and at one point thought it was going to be a disaster and I’d have to rage and be pissed off about the whole book. I think this is a good example of why I always finish reading what I start because it all turned out okay.

All in all I liked Action, but just liked it. I didn’t WOW me, but I did enjoy the story and the characters. It’s pretty light hearted, humorous, and full of hot and sexy moments. A good read on my vacation.

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Quinn Anderson earned a Master’s degree from the University of Dublin in Ireland and is also a University of Florida alumna with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She began writing books, poetry, and fan fiction at 14 years of age and was first published at 19. Her favourite authors include J.K. Rowling, Gail Carson Levine, Libba Bray, Tamorra Pierce, and T.A. Barron. A nerd extraordinaire, Quinn gets ideas from video games, anime, comic books, card games on motorcycles, and tabletop games. Quinn’s favourite thing to write is witty dialogue, and her favourite thing to read is a slow burn.

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I received an advanced copy of this novel in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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