{Prime} GayLife.comAuthor Neil S. Plakcy – Moncler2018.co

This book holds a special place in my heart because it was the first gay romance I wrote I had been picking up similar books from mainstream bookstores, and those were my first exposure to the genre I adapted the romance trope of a subordinate in love with the boss for this, and also used it to explore the explosion of gay centric websites, which were fairly new at the time It was great fun to come up with Brian Cohen, who shared a lot of characteristics with me at the time, and his handsome, sexy boss Nick Petrangelis Notice the shared initials NP.I hope that I represented South Beach at the time a wonderful little gay village where everybody could be free to be who they are Since then, the Beach has changed, with an influx of chain stores and big name hotels and restaurants But I hope the old Beach lives on in this book Although I gave this book 4 stars it was based on the story being well written Otherwise I seemed to trudge through it and it didn t grip my interest. Gaylife.com is the name of the website where Brian, unemployed thirty something gay guy in Miami ends to work for, but it s also the summa of what the story is the gay life of a man who is at that moment in life when he has to take a decision, living forever like a globetrotter, without basis or purpose, or doing something with his life The time is the late 90, I believe for two reasons first, the Internet was still enough young that the adventure to launch a gay website could be still something new and original and second, maybe the out and proud movement was not so strong, and some of the events that take place in Brian s life were still possible and common Brian is not a bad guy he is average handsome, average clever, average funny he is average, but a nice type of average He is still self conscious enough to not be too much bothered by that, he comes from a supporting family that gave him that security that allowed him to follow his mood from small town near New York City, to living in New York City itself trying to find his way in the Broadway industry labyrinth, nor good actor enough, nor good director enough, nor good stage manager enough and truth be told, not interested enough From New York City he moved to Miami, always living on temporary jobs and mourning the lack of a steady boyfriend, but then bedding the first man he meets on a club without too much second thoughts Brian tells to himself that he wants a good man, but the first thing he notices on a man is his look true, he is nice enough to move over it if the man is interesting, but still I believe that he is not so convinced of what he is saying to himself, I don t think that Brian is really ready to set with a man, since, truth be told, he is not yet set with his life Then he meets Nick, his new boss at the gay website Nick is launching Nick is nice and full of idea, but he is quite disorganized he needs someone who is able to do pretty much everything, someone who is able to adapt, and Brian, with his unspecialized skills is exactly the man every little trouble Brian has a solution for, calling favors with friends, and bartering others And at first Brian is doing all of this since he is fallen in love with Nick and he would do everything for him But Nick has a boyfriend, Paavo, who is model material, for real, and Nick and Paavo seem the perfect gossip gay couple Brian has no change to be noticed by Nick, and despite his previous experiences as not devoted worker, he is starting to be good at his job Meanwhile, Brian is also trying to date, and he goes over all the stereotype of thirty something gay guys the twink one, the closeted one, the married one, the perfect one but not for him, the lying one the strange thing is that in all of them Brian finds something good, sex, conversation, common interests, but neither one of them is the ONE When compared with Nick, the unreachable one, all of them lose the contest More the book goes on andI, the reader, is starting to wonder if, in the end, Brian will ever have a chance with Nick Truth be told,the time passed, andI had the feeling that Nick was noso important for Brian yes, he is still the dream man, but at the beginning of the book, finding true love was the only purpose in life for Brian, and instead,the story advanced, andI had the feeling that it was nothis main path Brian was finally growing Gaylife is basically a romance, but the romance is not so obvious More than a story of two, is a story all centered around Brian and his experiences with the love The good thing of the man is that he is able to learn from all them and keep something for him without regret or remorse. 2.5 stars It started out very promising but after a while it just became very repetitive also i m not a fan of the pining after someone else his manI found his crush on Nick very cute in the beginning but I didn t understand what he saw in himI liked Sal better I really liked this book and the storyline The characters were good and each had so much personality My complaints with the book was that it was too much of a slow burn for me and not enough sex with the main couple. I ve enjoyed reading the Mahu series by Neil Plakcy immensely, so was keen to read his latest book from MLR Press While his other books focuson the mystery and to a lesser degree Kimo s coming out and love life, GayLife.com is firmly in the romance category.Brian is such an honest character, complete with flaws and the odd annoying personality trait As for his hunky boss I read less about him than I perhaps would have liked, which is unusual I guess in a romance novel where the central plot revolves around the two love birds and their merry trip off into connubial bliss sex What the book did remind me of was not dissimilar to a chick lit romance complete with a cast of interesting extras, much hieing around, a few disastrous attempts at love and a flatmate in a pear tree.While I did enjoy the novel, the sexy boss could have done with a littledevelopment and there was a lot of detail about the comings and goings of Brian and the website I am a bit of a geek, but there was almost too much internets even for me in there It had a sweet and satisfying ending though and much smooching Definitely an entertaining and sexy read with a difference Check it out here at Neil Plakcy s Website or via MLR Press Website and All Romance eBooks AND that cover rawks This really reads like m m chicklit I liked it and I have a HELL of a time finding chicklit that works for me, so kudos to the author on that A satisfying read, perhaps especially for all that fantastic South Beach atmosphere. I loved this Only rated 2 flames and i think that is about right It is a good story about life in general, gay or otherwise It is full of optimism and evaluation of life, but interspersed with crises and so avoids being too soppy I felt good a the end of it and somehow I think the MCs did too Living In The Awesome Gay Candy Store Called South Beach, Brian Cohen Laments His Inability To Score A Great Job Or A Sexy Boyfriend Until He Lands At The Website GayLife, Where His Hunky Boss May Want From Him Than Just His Management Skills I really liked the style, and the story was above average of what I ve read about m m so far There wasn t a lot of character growth, but accompagnying Brian was entertaining I was disappointed in the end, though It was a rushed resolution, and a bit unbelieveable for me.