Point of Beginning

Gale Stanley
Point of Beginning
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Siren Publishing
Release Date
March 2013
Book 1 of The Gentlemen's Club 1
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, LGBTQ

[Siren Allure ManLove: Erotic Alternative Romance, M/M, HEA]

Geeky CAD technician Jack Monroe is bi-curious, but after he falls head over heels for a certain curly-haired construction surveyor, he's ready to admit he's gay. Too bad Alex James is straight and has a girlfriend who keeps him on a short leash.

Jack is determined to meet other gay men, but after a few dates from hell, he's ready to give up. Then he meets Richard Caldwell, part owner of the exclusive Gentlemen's Club where wealthy members can make their dreams come true. Richard takes Jack under his wing and offers him a chance to act out his fantasy with an Alex lookalike. Nobody can replace Alex, but knowing the real thing is off-limits, Jack accepts the offer. When the real deal shows up, Jack is convinced that Alex is only there for the money. But sometimes dreams do come true.

Book Review by Laurie P (reviewer)
Jun 11, 2013   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
226 people found the following review helpful
POINT OF BEGINNING is full of engaging characters, a geeky nerd with bi or gay-curiosity, the usual manly construction worker studs, and a gay hunk who's trying to fit into that very macho world. And lies he's told that come back to bite him in the butt, even if they were lies by omission.

Jack is a geek, and he knows it. He's never really thought of himself as gay until a new guy, Alex, starts working at the same construction company as him. The instant lust and attraction confuses him. But the object of his lust has a girlfriend. Just Jack's luck, but now he's thinking that he wants to go out and see if he really is into guys. What does a geek do? Research, and after his research, what's the next step? Step into that world and try it out, with less than stellar results.

Alex is gay, working in the construction business with its prevailing manly attitude made it easier to tell the guys that he had someone at home. Was it his fault they all thought it was a girl? And it's all good until he sees Jack and sees Jack's interest in him. So how does he get out of his lie?

They both get a little help from their friends at The Gentlemen's Club, where all dreams can come true. Alex works there as a dancer one night a week, the night that Jack decides to visit with Richard Caldwell, owner of the club. Richard offers Jack his fantasy for a night with an Alex look-a-like....

Gale Stanley's writing style is easy and smooth to read, her characters are always well written and so varied from story to story. And in this story, they are just everyday people that you meet in life. Here, I loved how she dealt with the issues faced in the world of construction by Alex. I also loved how she wrote Jack and his dealings with his thoughts, emotions, research and exploration into his own sexuality. These guys take you with them on their journey; you pull for them during the entire story.
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