To The Ends Of The Earth by Michael Gouda

To The Ends Of The Earth by Michael Gouda
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (60 pgs)
Other: M/M, Anal Play
Rating: 3 stars
Reviewed by Fern

What do you do when when your lover is out to kill you?

After university, Johnny dated a mysterious and influential man who never disclosed his profession. Now, following a quarrel, Johnny suffers a series of attacks—attempts on his life that his lover has the power and influence to perpetrate.
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With nowhere else to turn, he must rely on his childhood best friend. But can Johnny trust him? With time running out and the world against him, Johnny must solve the mystery himself if he wants to survive.

Jacob and Johnny have been best friends since they were small children. When Johnny breaks up with a powerful and mysterious man, life-threatening “accidents” start to occur around him. Johnny turns to Jacob, feeling him to be the only man he can trust – but can they both survive what comes next?

I found this to be a very different, interesting style of book. The first few chapters were almost a summary of Johnny and Jacob’s lives growing up – with a chapter summarizing their younger years, then the second chapter giving a snapshot of their adolescence and the third chapter talked about their university days. So for a shorter-length story it felt a little different to me to have had Jacob and Johnny’s history delved into with such great detail. As a fresh and different approach to telling a story I found this style intriguing and definitely new-to-me. I do, however, feel it might be polarizing for readers – having most people either love the style or hate it.

The story is told in the first-person perspective from Johnny’s viewpoint, and I did feel it a little difficult to connect with Jacob’s character as I only really got to experience him through Johnny’s perspective. While the story unveiling from only Johnny’s perspective made him come across to me, personally, as a little selfish at times, when I got the hang of the style of the characters’ voice I did enjoy the whirlwind romance between Johnny and Lex – the crazily fast rise then subsequent crash and burn.

In many ways this interesting short story reminded me of a vintage-style of pulp-magazine story, fast paced and slightly over the top, but with enough realism and logic to make you stop and think every now and then. I admit that I did guess the twist that occurs at the end, but this didn’t detract at all from my enjoyment of the story as a whole.

I feel this would be a fun and quick read for those looking for something a little different and fresh – with good characters, some fast-paced action and a short length. Different and interesting, I’d be interested in reading more by this author.

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