Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Straight Shooter (Rear Entrance Video #3) by Heidi Belleau

I loved Wallflower, the second book in Heidi Belleau's Rear Entrance Video series, and when I saw that the third book in the series was available for review on NetGalley- I had to check it out!

This macho jock has a crooked little secret.

College hockey player Austin Puett is in trouble. Unless he starts treating his flamboyantly gay roommate with respect, he’ll lose his room and his job at Rear Entrance Video. But Austin’s got a not-so-straight secret of his own: nothing turns him on more than insults implying he’s gay—even though he’s definitely not!—and all his old coping methods have stopped working.

Pure desperation drives him to rent a Mischievous Pictures porn flick about straight men tricked into servicing Puck, a male dominant. Instead of letting off steam, though, it just leaves him craving more, more, more, and suddenly, Austin finds himself at Mischievous Pictures Studios for an audition. After all, you can be Gay For Pay and still be straight . . . right?

But meeting Liam Williams, the real person behind Puck, confuses Austin even more. Liam really seems to like him as a person, and Austin likes him back. And while Gay For Pay’s okay, what does it make Austin if he still wants Liam when the cameras aren’t rolling?

Heidi Belleau has a great way of making her books about more than just love and sex. Austin is a really complicated guy with a complicated issue. He finds that he needs something more than just sex. He needs to be dominated. Heidi did an excellent job of examining the idea of subspace. Subspace for Austin is a feeling of safety, surety and trust that he finds when being dominated. But coming to terms with his needs and what they mean for him in the grand scheme of things is not an easy thing. Austin is a hockey player surrounded by jocks who are not sure that they want a teammate who is anything other than a STRAIGHT shooter. But Liam shows Austin that things are possible for him and that he can have what he wants and what he needs. I absolutely enjoyed this story even if I could not identify with Austin's needs. Another great book from Heidi Belleau!

This book will be released in April so add it to your Goodreads now! You can find Heidi Belleau on her blog, on Facebook and on Twitter.  I give this book 4 Fairies for a great romance that dealt with dominance, submission and bisexuality in a realistic and appropriate way.

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