Review: Afflicted (Afflicted #1) by Brandon Shire

August 12, 2015 Review 0

Review: Afflicted (Afflicted #1) by Brandon Shire

A high priced male escort and a blind gay man meet by chance. What ensues is a hot, steamy romance by two men looking for something more than a one night stand. But can they reach beyond their own insecurities to grasp what they really desire?

Meet Hunter Stephens. He’s gay, tall, dark haired, and he’s hot. Very hot. But he doesn’t rely on the visual cues when appraising a man because he’s also blind. He listens to the timbre of their voice, trembles at the touch of their skin, and luxuriates in the deep richness of the aroma of man. He’s hard of the hand because he’s a black belt and takes no shit, but soft of the heart because he’s lonely and has been for a while.

Until he meets Dillon.

Dillon Chambers is straight man candy. He’s a high priced male escort that works with an exclusive agency who handles only the wealthiest of clients. But it wasn’t always like that for him. At sixteen he was thrown out of the house for being gay and struggled to survive, turning tricks on the street and finding food and a place to sleep wherever he could. He met two people that changed his life, but he has never met anyone who could change his heart.

Until he bumped into Hunter.

And now they are both Afflicted.

Title: Afflicted
Author: Brandon Shire
Series: Afflicted
Published by TPG
Source: Purchased for Self
Published: September 5, 2012
Genres: Male Male Romance
Pages: 159
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: four-flames

There is something in an escort/rent boy/porn star finding true love story that I absolutely love. Brandon Shire has given readers Dillon. He’s a attractive and highly intelligent escort. Dillon had a new twist that I hadn’t read before that makes him stand out. Pairing Dillon with a very capable blind man worked well also. It doesn’t take them long to figure out that they are more than compatible sexually. It’s the hot sex that keeps them coming back together again and again. It’s everything else that makes for a working relationship that keeps these two Afflicted men trying for more.

I enjoyed the way Hunter and Dillon’s relationship progressed. They are both experiencing something new with each other and the steps they take (and miss) in the progression of moving forward seemed natural. Dillon’s job as an escort has always allowed him to have plenty of sex. He has been missing the emotional involvement that comes with a relationship. Hunter has a difficult time meeting a potential partner. Most men see Hunter as a novelty, a pretty piece of arm candy to show off. Hunter and Dillon are so caught up in the bliss that is a new relationship that they forget to get to know each other outside of the bedroom and this allows for some added tension to this already great read.

Paranormal Romance
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