- Jack Ladd
- Release Date
- August 2017
- Book 1 of Oscar Down Under
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Inspirational Romance, LGBTQ, Ménage or more, Multi-cultural/Multi-racial Romance, New Adult, Reality-Based Romance (TM)
Oscar Down Under: Part One is the first in Jack Ladd's series following Oscar, a tall, dark and handsome thirty-something who's got it together: good job, great body and amazing boyfriend.
Or does he?
Once a manipulative and jaded party boy who didn't know how to love, Oscar is now older and wiser, navigating the waters of romance with a deep understanding of himself as his sails and an unshakable core of honesty his compass.
But, forced to reflect on his past, Oscar must discover if his sails are strong enough and whether his compass will point him in the direction he desires.
Oscar Down Under: Part One is the story of why Oscar the boy became so closed and uncaring and how, in a land far, far away, Oscar the man learns to open his heart.
Dec 20, 2017 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
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Jack Ladd's OSCAR DOWN UNDER PART ONE is bit of a coming of age story told in flashback coupled with a touch of redemption, or perhaps it's more of a second chance. When we meet Oscar, he's quite the partier. Quick to find a fix, whether that be drugs, alcohol, or sex. Anything to keep the party going, the boredom at bay, and the feelings locked down tight.
That is until he meets David and all bets are off and he's suddenly forced to confront his feelings instead of ignoring them.
Likes: I really liked the overall structure and flow to the story both in the present and the past. Oscar is a great character and you'll easily waffle between wanting to give him a piece of your mind and cheering him on to redemption as we learn why he is the way he is. Of course, the sexy bits are indeed sexy and tragic bits are just that.
Dislikes: I really think it could use a much better book cover. The one that's on there now did not grab my attention.
As the title says, this is part one but it ends on a happily for now, so you aren't left with an unwanted cliffhanger. Hopefully, if you're like me, you'll look forward to more.
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