Black Gold

Clancy Nacht; Thursday Euclid
Black Gold
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Loose Id
Release Date
November 2010
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, LGBTQ

Billy "Goldie" Goldean is the biggest pop star in the world and he's harboring a terrible, career-killing secret: he's gay. Even with song titles such as "Astral Glider" and "Winking Brown Eye," few question Goldie's squeaky-clean teen heartthrob status. That is, until Jethro "Jett" Black, an infamous womanizer and underground punk icon, names him in the pages of Rolling Stone magazine as the celebrity he'd most like to fuck.

After Goldie and Jett hook up at an industry party, Goldie's management dumps him, Jett's exes come back to haunt them, and even Goldie's mother makes a public plea for him to come to his senses. Goldie wants to trust his untamed new lover but the pressures of fame may tear them apart.

Book Review by Tyra Berger
Dec 21, 2010   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
187 people found the following review helpful
Here's hoping first time duo Nacht and Euclid follow up Black Gold with an encore.

Billy "Goldie" Goldean is a pop superstar with a secret, and Jethro "Jett" Black is a non-conformist punk rocker who just told Rolling Stone magazine Goldie is the celebrity that he would most like to fuck, even though he isn't gay.

I felt a lot of sympathy for Goldie and he needs someone who will look out for his interest and not their own. His mother is non-existent in his life and after meeting her, you realize that is probably for the best. His agent is a douche-bag who embraces every bad Hollywood stereotype. The only person in Goldie's life with any redeeming value is his bodyguard, Robbie, who is more like a father to him.

Jett is everything you want in a puck rocker. He drinks a lot and uses drugs and never wants to sell out and become mainstream, because for him it's all about the music. Unfortunately, mainstream is exactly what his band-mates want. He tries to come off as crass and uncaring but you realize it's just a defense mechanism.

I enjoyed this book, but I didn't love it. When I read the premise it sounded great, and while it was a solid story, I think it could have been much stronger with some editing. This book is heavy on dialogue and I felt I was being told the story instead of shown. I also had a problem with how quickly the two characters hook up the first time. Don't get me wrong. I believe in "love at first sight" but their first time together happened almost before they knew each other's names.

There is, however, a lot of conflict and fall-out that keeps the story line moving and as the relationship develops, you can't help but root for them. Can two seemingly different personalities come together and stay together?
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