A Nightmare Come True by Sage Marlowe

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A Nightmare Come True by Sage Marlowe
Publisher: Totally Bound
Genre: Paranormal, Contemporary
Length: Short Story (103 pgs)
Other: M/M, Anal sex, Double Penetration, Multiple Partners
Rating: 2.5 stars
Reviewed by Cactus

Dreams can come true—but sometimes nightmares are very real, too.

When Michael—Mikey—Fawkes bags himself a job as a handyman for a film production company and meets his favourite actor, gay porn star Colin Meighan, he believes his dream has come true. Colin indeed appears to be a dream turned to flesh. Handsome, young and as insatiable sexually as the roles he plays suggest, he makes his way into Mikey’s bed and introduces him to unknown carnal pleasures.

A slick lover and sweet talker, Colin also finds a place in Mikey’s heart, but as Mikey lets his new lover lure him deeper and deeper into a world of decadent on- and off-screen sex, their indulgences begin to take their toll on Mikey. Curious to find out more about the strange and inexplicable effect Colin has on his sex partners, Mikey discovers that there is a terrible reason why one man alone can never be enough to satisfy Colin’s hunger and he realises that dreams can come true—but sometimes nightmares are very real, too.

Be careful what you desire, you just might get it. Mikey has been lusting over his favorite porn star Colin for years. He’s seen all of Colin’s films and is shocked when his new job is a gopher on a porn set. He’ll finally get to see Colin in action. What happens goes beyond Mikey’s wildest dreams as he not only gets to know Colin on a personal level, but they actually start dating. Just when Mikey thinks he’s gotten everything he’s always wanted, he realizes there may be a price to pay. And it’s not a matter of money.

A Nightmare Come True is book one in a new series. The blurb specifically warns that the storyline will be an on-going arc throughout all the books. I didn’t know this going into the first book but I’m not sure new readers need to be warned as the book functions very well on it’s own with a definitive happy ending and conclusion to most problems. I assume the characters and story line will be embellished in future books. For the first book, it’s a decent introduction to both Mikey and Colin and the supernatural component of what exactly Colin is. I can’t say because it’s kind of a big reveal at the end but it’s definitely integral to the whole story.

I found the story easy to read and the characters likeable but there is an awful lot of sex. Now, I love some great sex scenes so I didn’t mind really but I did want to warn readers that there tends to be more sex scenes than anything else. Mikey and Colin’s relationship develops primarily through their intense physical attraction and later through an emotional one. I do think there are a few lingering questions, such as how Mikey and Colin can stay together long term but I think these will be addressed in later books. Instead here the story sets the porn stage and backdrop that the series will no doubt revolve around rather than go into a lot of detail and complexity with any character or the plot itself.

Sometimes I found myself frustrated with the lack of emotional relationship between the men when they were too focused on having lots of sex and ignoring the consequences. I would have liked to see more of their relationship outside the bedroom. However their desire to be together is very clear and they have obvious chemistry from the beginning. As a more erotica driven story than romance, I think readers will appreciate the many hot men in various positions having lots and lots of sex. Perhaps the romance will develop in later books but I think for a first book in the series, the story is entertaining.

Comments

  1. That’s frustrating sometimes : either we have the good story or we have the steaminess, but it’s rare to find both !

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