by KYLE COPELAND
I am not one who normally reads erotica. It seems that ever since the giant blowup of the Fifty Shades novels, the genre is going through a renaissance of sorts. Every time I turn around some new guilty pleasure is being sucked up by readers.
In Goldenrod and Tomorrow Always Comes, Avery Paul targets a new corner of the market with protagonist Finn Greystroke, a gay James Bond if you will. I’ve always been a fan of the Bond franchise and of the iconic Ian Fleming novels from which they stemmed. I’m anxiously awaiting the next installment with the sexy Daniel Craig. That alone is what eventually made me crack and sit down to read these after my last review, but I was actually pleasantly surprised after finishing reading both of them.
Finn has been given an assignment to find out more details surrounding a new dangerous drug that has hit the circuit. In his missions, he finds himself in few sticky situations that lead to hot sexual encounters. Espionage aside, these sexcapades are very realistic and easy to identify with. If you are into male on male fantasies, then this is one for you. The steamy scenes aren’t forced; they occur almost naturally, which adds to their believability. I always appreciate when sex isn’t just thrown in for the sake of it.
Sex scenes in novels are bound to happen, it is just refreshing to come across one that has a strong story attached to it. Granted the story is right up my ally, so that did make it easier. However, even if you aren’t familiar with James Bond, Sydney Bristow from Alias, or other similar characters, the regular reader would have no issue here. I would give it a chance. I regret leaving these unread on my Kindle for as long as I did.
Immediately after finishing both works I wanted to know more about what happens next. Until that time comes, I will just have to patiently wait and see where we find Finn next. Will he ever discover the effects of this drug he is in hot pursuit of? Can he stop its effects from hitting the masses? Damn cliffhangers!
Don’t let this one slip through the cracks, cause we all could use a bit of Finn in our lives.