26 January 2009

REVIEW: JET MYKLES - HEAVEN SENT: HEAVEN

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Loose Id, LLC (July 30, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1596325127
ISBN-13: 978-1596325128


Summary:
Desperate to save his familyʼs hotel, Tyler sinks his hopes and whatʼs left of his money into a new venture: a nightclub at the hotel. Everything rides on The White Roomʼs success—without it the hotel will go under. Tylerʼs nervous, but Lady Luck smiles on him, in the form of mega-popular rock band Heaven Sent signing on to play at the club.
Tylerʼs a huge fan of the group, but even so, heʼs not prepared at all to come face-to-face with the painfully gorgeous lead singer, Johnnie Heaven. But, the bomb that goes off in his brain canʼt be lust. Sure, Johnnieʼs probably the most beautiful person heʼs ever seen, but Tyler is straight. It has to be a misguided form of hero worship that heʼs feeling—has to.
When Johnnie learns that Tyler shares his obsession with video games, he invites Tyler to his room to play. Of course, Tyler jumps at the chance. Who wouldnʼt snap up the opportunity to spend time with his idol? He and Johnnie have a great time together, but Tyler soon discovers that Johnnie aims to introduce Tyler to a whole new level of game play.
Review:
To save his father’s hotel Tyler Purcell signed one of the hottest band to perform at the grand opening of a daring venture, luck is at his side. Johnnie Heaven, Brent Rose, Darien Hughes and Luc Sloane form Heaven Sent arrive at the Weiss Strande Hotel and Tyler tries very hard to remain casual.
As Tyler and Johnnie find a common passion the evenings are quickly filled with hours of playing the Playstation 2 game, Final Fantasy 10. It is in those hours that another passion is revealed…
This is a reviewer writing about her first experience in gay erotic-romance and I knew at the end of this 140 page novella that it would definitely not be my last. As I already was confronted a time or two in the mainstream Erotica with male on male passion I came to the discovery the theme fascinated me. From there the decision to buy Gay romance or erotic-romance was swiftly made. With the story Heaven in the Heaven Sent series by Jet Mykles gave me a band with 4 ultra-hot men and I intimately got to meet Johnnie Heaven and Tyler Purcell.
Johnnie is a drop-dead gorgeous man who – with the flick of his fingers – can have dozens of women warming his bed. There is a natural born aura of sensuality about him that will aim for instant attraction. Tyler Purcell is a 5 ft 11 inches attractive man whom is in control when it comes to his job as a manager of his father’s hotel but his love life isn’t all that exhilarating…until Johnnie evokes feelings that demands a response.
The author portrays two men who like women but find something rare with another man. I loved the dynamic in the romance department, Johnnie is experienced and this shows in the take-charge behavior while Tyler is overwhelmed with feelings he never expected to experience. The confusion is true to the character Tyler is and what made the romance development all the more palpable between them as a couple. From the start I felt there was an invigorating energy simmering between them that kept me bound to the pages. An energy that contained a directness, one that responded to physical dominance and this emphasized on the feeling that I was reading about two men in a developing relationship.
In Heaven Jet Mykles is very couple and erotic driven but still manages to intertwine a good dose of emotion within her stories. Bound to the 140 pages I was amazed at how the author - with a single event - could shift the story into a deeper level of connection between the two men. Of course the carnal scenes have a major role in this story and I was surprised at how natural I perceived it all. Besides the fact it was between two men it held standard lovemaking. A kiss between a man and a woman or two men is still all about tongue and lip action, it evokes the same response and has the same goal in the end. The visions of Tyler and Johnnie in an erotic entanglement together burned my mind and caused my heart to pound like a beating drum while my eyes ate up the words like there was no tomorrow. I can honestly say it was every bit as titillating as straight sexuality can be.
One of the things I would have loved to see, is more room for background information and development of the characters that would result in an even more intense reading experience. I thought when I read the synopsis that the band would take a much bigger part in this tale. All four of them got introduced in the first chapter but only Luc received more attention in one or two scenes and there is hardly to any interaction between the four of them. I feel that the band, the World tour as the hotel is more of a background setting than anything else. Something that belongs to the lifestyle of Johnnie and Tyler causing nuisance within their building relationship. There is also a family situation that will give an emotional surge between Johnnie and Tyler steering them onto new grounds.
Heaven gave me a delicious first taste in Gay erotic-romance, with enough emotion and romance to get me enthusiastic for the other band members and Luc definitely left his calling card for his story. Johnnie and Tyler together both showcased the beauty of love as Heaven was also induced with a recognizable fantasy. Who didn’t at one point in her life dream of being swept away by a famous and gorgeous celebrity who rocked your personal boat?
The 140 page counting story delivers an engaging tale of discovery, love and lust. In the end I became a groupie for more tales on the band members. This newly discovered Heaven Sent series proves to be amusing quick reads with unique details to stand out.
Quote Tyler about Johnnie:
The voice of an angel – or a seductive devil – spoke to him.



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