Pretty Man by Ryan Field
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
A gay retelling of Pretty Woman. I picked it up, because I am a fan of the marriage-of-convenience trope. Fake relationship, close enough. It turned out to be mostly porn with little plot.
Could have done with the use of a good editor or beta reader to iron out all the inconsistencies and continuity errors.
The porn was ok, I guess. Not terribly erotic. Halfway through this was pretty much PWP. Some BDSM. Forget informed consent though (aka the group sex scene, the sex shop, etc.).
I was looking for a romance novel, when I picked this up. Which this is most definitely not. There was no emotional connection between Roland and Josh or any real intimacy.
Josh sounded like an imbecile. Do people really talk like that? Generally there was plenty of bad dialogue. Corny, repetitive. I did a lot of eye rolling.
And the book was full of stereotypes, which is funny considering that the author writes in the opening words about lacking positive role models growing up and wanting to change that.
If you are looking for m/m erotica without much of a plot and some kink, this might be for you. For me it was a DNF at 65%. I was ready to quit sooner, but I wanted to give it a chance.
I received this free e-copy from the publisher/author via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review, thank you! P.S.: You would probably have a better target audience, if you categorized this as erotica.