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Chase in Shadow

Chase in Shadow - Amy Lane, Sean Crisden Well.

What an emotional rollercoaster. JC on a crutch.

I loved the camaraderie of the men at Johnnies. The sex scenes were beyond delicious. Our deeply damaged main character, Chase, unconsciously works though a disturbing childhood, the loss of his mother at a very young age, and his own closeted sexuality by diving into the gay porn scene with a undisguised elation. In this private world, acting as Chance, he can touch and enjoy other men without reprisal from anyone, especially his clueless girlfriend. But when he falls in love with Tommy (Tango), he soon learns that living a double life is deadly, especially for his soul.

I was going to give it 4.5 stars. Until near the end when the author just had to throw in a completely contrived, melodramatic, unnecessary wrinkle. Really? REALLY? So 3.5 stars, rounded up to 4 stars.

I'm still reeling from the whole experience. The chances (no pun intended) of listening to Dex in Blue (Johnnies) next? Zero to nil. Oh hell no. Something lighter. For now. And damn it all, I keep wondering about Dex...