Fame and FortuneRating: 3.25 stars
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Length: Novel


Victor and Andrew have been together for years. They met their first day of college and have been inseparable ever since. Victor is the son of Romanian immigrants and his parents turned their back on him when he came out. Andrew rarely saw his father, but a birthday present of a camera started what would become a lifelong career as Andrew and Victor together own a gay porn website.

Matthew is living on the streets doing what he needs in order to survive. He left home at sixteen after being gang raped and then his parents told him he asked for it since he was gay. When he sees a flyer for a gay porn site, Matthew thinks it may help get him off the streets.

Victor and Andrew are perfectly content together until sweet, young, broken Matthew enters their lives. Matthew was never able to deal with the trauma and scars that are buried deep, but he sees the loving relationship that Victor and Andrew share and longs for the same. With their attraction growing every day, Victor and Andrew need to decide if Matthew can become a permanent part of their relationship and find true happiness in a relationship they never thought possible.

Fame and Fortune is the second book in the All Cocks series. The first portion is set prior to the first book in the series, Gay for Pay. The second portion overlaps scenes from the first book from a different view point, but with less detail, and for the best continuity the books should be read in order.

We met all three characters in the first book, but were only given a glimpse of their story. This book takes us through how Victor and Andrew met, as well as offering further details of what happened to Matthew and his story is heartbreaking. He was set up, drugged, and violated by his friends and then his parents put all of the blame on Matthew. Victor and Andrew are solid in their relationship and are completely in love, but both see through to all the good that is in Matthew. They recognize how damaged he is and offer him a home and then so much more.

The story here is less about the porn and more about their personal story. For as much as I liked the story being told, it was the way in which it was told that was an issue for me. Many areas of the dialogue were clichéd with phrases such as, “fight tooth and nail,” “you don’t know me from Adam,” “deer in the headlights,” and with so many of these phrases in a row it drew me away from the emotional side of the story. There were also phrases that were repeated to drive a point home, but just read as being repetitive. Mostly though the story is told more as an overview and there is little time spent being in the story. Time moves incredibly fast and weeks turn into months and then within one page two years has passed. There were large portions of their relationship told in a whirlwind approach as life passes in huge chunks of time. The scenes of the men together were indeed hot and well written and that was the main area of their relationship that was shown as opposed to much of the rest of it that is told to us.

The series will continue on and the epilogue hints that the next book will be about Cody with a female partner. The premise of this story intrigued me, but the delivery didn’t hit the mark for me.

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