The Tourist by Clare London

Warning, this book is basically gay porn with a little bit of a story added to it. If that’s not your thing, you can skip this review :p Actually, that’s an unfair depiction of this book. I actually enjoyed it quite a bit. It’s a short read. One you can read in one sitting at under 100 pages. I saw the cover and thought I’d just read it for entertainment purposes, but it was really touching in parts. The story is basically about a “tourist”, a spirit of sorts, who possesses the bodies of other people, mainly for sexual satisfaction. The tourist prefers male/male couples and has spent it’s afterlife jumping from one body to another. Mostly just for pleasure. But then he meets Dan and Ricky and it becomes more than just a fling.

He finds that he truly enjoys their relationship and takes turns switching from one body to another. He finds that he’s developing the same feelings for the other as the actual person has and he doesn’t want to leave. Things get even more complicated when Ricky’s ex shows up. And he’s not a very friendly ex. His plans for Ricky go beyond the kinky into the violent and Ricky’s life becomes a risk while the tourist is inside of him.

Now, like I said…this is a pretty steamy book too and I have to say that some of the scenes in here were h.o.t. If graphic sex offends you, then stay away from this one…because it’s pretty damn graphic, lol.

I would’ve actually liked for this book to be a little bit longer and for the relationship between Dan and Ricky to be explored a bit more. Ms. London does a fine job with her writing skills and I wanted more of it. All in all, it was a very fun read 🙂

Buy it at Carina Press.

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8 Responses

  1. I dunno. Male-on-male romances written by a women?

  2. So this is sort of like Harlequin only m/m? I’ve only ever read one Harlequin before, or technically it was an off-brand Harlequin. Interestingly, it was well-written and had a good plot, but derailed on every sex scene. It was too graphic, and not in an “I don’t like graphic sex” way. In a completely unsexy way. I guess I find scenes more hot if they aren’t as descriptive. When books start describing “members” and “wet caverns” etc, I start to laugh, and it turns my sexy off. 😀

  3. The whole thing is crazy — m/m written by a women; a character that can be either person in the relationship. The graphic sex part and m/m part don’t bother me, but I’m not sure of the possessing bodies for sex part.

  4. This book sounds just delicious enough for me to read it at work while leaning over the desk awkwardly so as to keep its racy cover from being seen! M/M romance, a wandering succubi, and a little violence to book, all at under 100 pages? I’m in! Thanks for a great review, and happy reading!

  5. Sounds interesting. Have just finished The Door into Fire by Diane Duane, a fantasy story which has bisexuality as the norm and a m/m couple at the centre of the plot. It’s non-explicit but so nice to see authors embracing all kinds of sexuality.

  6. This is the one you told me about before, isn’t it? (I’d forgotten the title.) I had to laugh at what Amanda said–because that’s exactly how I am, too. Have no problem with graphic sex–unless the author starts thinking he/she is just oh-so-clever with the descriptions. 😛

  7. This book sounds pretty interesting! I think I’ll add it to my tbr list!

  8. Sounds like fun! I’m all for everybody writing about every kind of sexuality. It almost sounds like a certain Anne Rice book, I forget which one. The Tale of the Body Thief? I may have to keep an eye out for this one.

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