Title :Gathering Storm Word Count : 364 pgs
Genre : Contemporary Gay Romance
Blurb : Working as a gay porn star has brought twenty-two-year-old Hunter Storm fame and fortune, but it’s cost him a lot, too. He’s learned to think of his body as little more than a commodity, and he copes with his loneliness by giving himself to whoever will have him. The job has also put him in the crosshairs of a stalker, a man so deeply disturbed that Hunter and everyone around him is in danger.
Fortunately, Hunter has allies, including his best friend Christopher and Nana, a feisty senior who’s decided he’s family. And then there’s Brian Nolan. When Hunter first meets the angry, wheelchair-bound former Marine, it’s hate at first sight. But despite his shattered body and tattered psyche, Brian might turn out to be the best ally of all.
This male/male erotic romance is for ADULT READERS ONLY. It includes explicit language and graphic sex. This is the fourth book in Alexa Land’s best-selling Firsts and Forever series, yet each book in the series is written to stand alone, so jump in anywhere.
My Review : Who would have thought that Hunter would be the ‘beast tamer’. Right from the start, he started charming and ultimately slaying the beast known as Brian. Brian is Kieran’s older ogreish disabled brother. From the moment they laid eyes on each other, sparks started flying and definitely not in a good way. Nana comes charging in to the rescue with a .44 magnum (this time) when Hunter’s house is breached by his stalker. She chews out Brian for being an asshole to one of her ‘Gay homosexuals’. Hilarious, you just gotta love Nana. It’s definitely safer by the side of a little old lady who totes a gun and has an entourage of mafia gunslinger sexy grandsons, lol.
Brian immediately went into protective mode as Hunter’s stalker gets closer to him. Brian likes the fact that unlike everyone else Hunter doesn’t pull his punches, he is direct and tells him when he is being an ass. Brian is really scared that Hunter will see his scars both emotional and physical. When he exposes himself, the bond between the two grows stronger and more solid and dependable than anything either of them ever had to look forward to. I loved these two together, Hunter was the right amount of fun to cancel out Brian’s dour side. The sex was exceptionally hot and there was a slow build up that was perfect for their relationship. They took their time to learn each other’s bodies and in the end they were perfectly in sync. This one gets my ratings of 4 – lose the underwear.