Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Three Wrong Turns in the Desert by Neil Plakcy
Title: Three Wrong Turns in the Desert
Author: Neil Plakcy
Publisher: Loose Id
Published date: 2009
Genre/Theme: Contemporary Erotic Suspense
From the back of a motorcycle to a Turkish bath to a remote dune in the desert, closeted ex-Navy Seal Liam and ESL Teacher Aidan Greene find ways to bring each other to the heights of pleasure. So what if they’re carrying the password to a million-dollar Swiss bank account and being chased by Libyan intelligence agents determined to stop them at all costs? Love and lust fuel their passion and not even three wrong turns in the desert will keep them from surviving this adventure alive -- and together.
Three Wrong Turns in the Desert was my first read from Author Neil Plakcy. The story is fascinating - adventurous and plenty of hot man sex - but I found it hard to get through the editing. Quite a few typos and the character's names were switched a couple of times, which totally pulled me out of the story. But I kept reading. Aidan Greene is over being treated like a doormat, and to forget his woes and his ex, without much planning, he agrees to take on an ESL teaching position overseas. I like the way Plakcy sets up his characters. Aidan was believably naive; and Liam, the hunky bodyguard Aidan finds himself falling for, is equally well-drawn in all his secretive, uncompromising take-charge self. Admittedly though, I enjoy stories with a more "real" feel to them. I don't know about you, but if I were in a foreign land and under constant threat of being snuffed out, I'm not sure I would flippantly engage in wild sex in the sand with a dune the only thing separating my man and I from a camp full of suspicious characters. Funny thing was though, the adventure pulled me into the story. So well that even though I found myself rolling my eyes and declaring "whatever" at some of the crazy sexcapades Aidan and Liam engaged in, I couldn't put this book down. Perplexing, to say the least, but I will definitely be reading more from Author Neil Plakcy--if just for his awesome adventures! I find it hard to rate this book. I'd easily give it 4 whips for the story even with the unbelievable but unbelievably hot sex, but I think if the editing were better and I wouldn't have been pulled out so many times, I may have enjoyed it more.
Rating: 3.75 whips
Heat level: Erotic
Other: m/m, anal play
Reviewer: Bryl R. Tyne