The Caveman and The Devil
Written by Chris T. Kat
M/M Contemporary Novella
Date Published: 5/1/13
My Rating: 3 Stars
In a nutshell – I was hoping for a lot more from The Caveman & The Devil. I was excited about reading a novella about two men in a relationship, I have always been intrigued and aroused when two men are sexual with one another. I was hoping there would be a lot of slow, erotic type scenes between the two of them. Sure enough, there were a few sexual scenes but unfortunately slow and erotic, would not be words I would use to describe them. That was really disappointing to me.
He trailed off before continuing in an exasperated voice, “All right. Now, can we please get to the fucking part?”
When I read the above quote, I remember laughing to myself… thinking yeah… I second that! Please, let’s get to the fucking part – hoping it would bring some interest into the otherwise pretty weak plot.
The plot just didn’t seem to provide enough. There were opportunities for the author to head into different areas that would have increased interest but she never seemed to go there and it was frustrating as a reader. For example, it was revealed that Noah had a psychological exam after his trauma of being attacked by a jaguar. The author never reveals the details of it. Another example, there was tension and dislike between Noah and a co-worker named Hailey. It was revealed that Hailey at one time was interested in Noah but Noah of course didn’t return her interest. The author could have gone into more about that or even created more of a plot line around that but she did not.
I gave this novella a 3 star rating. It wasn’t bad but it wasn’t too great either.
Chris T. Kat lives in the middle of Europe, where she shares a house with her husband of many
years and their two children. She stumbled upon the M/M genre by luck and was swiftly drawn into
it. She divides her time between work, her family—which includes chasing after escaping horses
and lugging around huge instruments such as a harp—and writing. She enjoys a variety of genres,
such as mystery/suspense, paranormal, and romance. If there’s any spare time, she happily reads for
hours, listens to audiobooks, or crafts.
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