Book Reviews

Black Point (Black Point 1) by A.J. Llewellyn and D.J. Manly at eXtasy Books

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Artists/Actors/Musicians/Authors / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 01-December-2017

Book Blurb

Rose and Matt's scorching connection is hotter than either of their own erotic novels, but Matt is gay and Rose is a woman...isn't she?


Matt greatly admires Rose, the top male/male erotic writer in America. Just as Matt and Rose start to develop genuine feelings for each other via frequent emails and online chats, Rose sells her latest book to a big Hollywood movie studio. Matt is as ecstatic as she is, but also increasingly shocked and bewildered by his developing feelings for this woman he has never met, because he is gay.

Rose too, has sexual fantasies about the hot new writer who writes for the same publishing company. Only problem is, Matt is gay, but then again, so is Rose whose real name is Thomas!

Sternly warned by her publisher not to reveal her true identity to the man she is falling hard and fast for, Rose and Matt both ponder what seems like an improbable romance...or is it true love?

Will their dreams be fulfilled or shattered when they finally meet at a romance writers' conference in Honolulu at the exotic, mysterious and utterly romantic BLACK POINT...



First Edition published by eXtasy Books, 2008.

Second Edition published by Mojocastle Press, 2013.



Book Review

This is an amazing book, a wonderful start to the Black Point series, and an emotional roller coaster of the highest degree that still manages to be very entertaining due to a great sense of humor. Even though I originally read it when it first came out, being able to read it again now that it's been rereleased was a total treat. Matt and Thomas are an amazing couple, and I had forgotten most of the turmoil they go through in this first volume of the series. The question whom we really love, the person or their physical appearance, is put under the spotlight in this book. It's a great rendition of the thoughts and feelings that might go through someone's head as they discover the person they thought they loved, but had met only over the Internet, is really someone very different. In Thomas and Matt's case, the fundamental question is one of gender identity. But in many cases, more so ever since the Internet has become a powerful communication tool, it could be other characteristics.

Matt is a male/male erotic writer who has two books published. He is successful, but still very new to it all, and starts talking to Rose, the top writer in their genre only to discover he is falling in love with her. He cannot understand it because he is gay, and has never had any feelings for a woman like the ones he is beginning to develop for Rose. He is freaked out, scared, and doesn’t know what to do about it.

Rose has feelings for Matt as well, but "she" is really a gay man, Thomas, writing under a pseudonym. Thomas isn’t feeling too good either. He has deceived the world, which he is less worried about, and Matt. That begins to bother him a lot, and even though he used a female pseudonym because his agent recommended it when he first started, he is increasingly unhappy about the situation.

It all comes to a head when they go to the same romance convention and the deception comes to light. The tension on both sides is high, and I was glued to the pages to find out how it all ends. If you like stories that take a deeper look at who we really are as people, beyond what we look like to others, if you enjoy reading books set in beautiful Hawaii, and if you're looking for a book that is as hot as it is beautifully romantic and emotional, then you will probably like this novella as much as I did. I am happy that the other volumes have been rereleased as well, so I can follow Thomas and Matt's remaining adventures all over again and without delay!





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 113 pages/31147 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 01-December-2017
Price $4.99 ebook
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