A Perfect Passion by Piper Kay
Hot Press Ink
December 30, 2013
Estimated 149 pages
For Damien, passion brings ecstasy, betrayal and danger that almost cost him his life. At the lowest point in his life, he discovers that true passion and loyalty have been staring him in the face all along. There is one problem he must surmount first, Dax is straight and carries a lot of baggage. What neither of them realize is that sometimes passion can also bring healing. That is if one is brave enough to take the first step. In a perfect passion, one must be willing to take the risk.
This was my first gay romance novel. I won't lie it took me a bit to really get into it. Which had nothing to do with the author or the writing or anything and all to do with me. Now that I have that out of the way let's begin.
I loved how she had Aaron as a crazy stalker ex. It brought a sense of realism to the novel. I hate books that have a break up for whatever reason and they stay friends or its no big deal. However, Piper didn't do that. she showed the other side to a break up the more than likely to happen side. Where one person is pissed, so pissed they become a crazy stalker. That happened to be Aaron. He didn't take the break-up with Damien so well and oddly enough I loved that factor.
I was a bit iffy on the relationship/introductions to Damien and Dax building a relationship. It was to "fantasy world" for me. I do not know many, if any at all, guys that would act the way Dax did when Damien started to kiss him. Most guys I know would freak out. Another thing is how quickly they went from "I don't want a relationship" to lets see where this goes was a bit fast. I felt the book could have been longer and really build that relationship instead of jumping right to the sex.
Now on to the sex. I was unsure how I would feel about a gay sex scene in a book. I didn't know how the author would portray it or write it. However, the very first sex scene you really got the feel that Dax was new to that lifestyle and that Damien would ease him into it. It wasn't rushed like most sex scenes are in novels. To me that made it seem more like a real life scenario. The only thing about the sex scenes I didn't like was how after the first time there was no awkward stage. That to me ruined the realism of the sex scene.
All in all this was a good novel. I would definitely suggest if you want to try a gay romance novel definitely use this one.