written by Cameron D. James
My Rating: 4 stars
Dustin likes the closet. It’s warm, comfy, and dark. Who needs to be out when you can get all the anonymous sex you want via the internet? And, besides, coming out is messy and gets you nowhere—certainly not a relationship. Real gay love is fiction.
When Dustin meets CollegeJock22 for a quick blow-and-go in the university library men’s room, everything he thought he knew crumbles. He can’t get that man out of his head and will do almost anything to have him. The only problem? CollegeJock22 is even more in the closet than Dustin. He’s in so deep he can’t even see the crack of light under the door.
Simply the best M/M erotica I have read to date. Not only were the sex scenes sizzling but the characters were well-developed and real. The sexual tension built between Dustin and Kyle was stimulating.
Another thing I really enjoyed about this book – was that there were several very real issues within the story line. This book is a lot more than just hot erotic writing… it also contains serious emotional issues that many gay men face. It brings to light the frustrations and heartbreak of trying to have meaningful romantic connections, while remaining in the closet. I am a straight female – yet I could easily identify emotionally with Dustin.
Closets could be dark places, but they could also be warm and cozy.
Something else I love about this story – it takes place in Toronto. Living in Ontario myself, I enjoyed the mentions of the University of Toronto and of Barrie (a town north of Toronto)…
If I had to list one criticism about Autumn Fire – it’s the cover. While the man on the cover – is super hot… the overall impression that the cover gave me, did not match the quality of the story, the characters and the writing.
If you have any interest in M/M erotica – do yourself a favour – and purchase this book. You’ll be glad you did.