Sam reviews ‘Loving Joshua’ by Grein Murray. Self Published on July 4th, 2015 and is 146 pages.
A complimentary copy was given by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Joshua and Max are two best friends who ran away from home and are now looking for a way out of feeling hungry, scared and being broke. When things seem dire, a man comes into their lives and offers them a deal they can’t pass up. Gay porn was something Joshua had never even thought of doing, but he knows he has to take care of Max. Joshua fears having sex with Max will complicate their best friend status. With no other options they accept the offer. Joshua and Max’s videos are some of the top sellers at the site and while Joshua enjoys sex with Max his feelings become more confusing as the man that hired them has a pull on Joshua that he’s never felt before. Joshua knows one thing, he can’t lose Max..
Joshua and Max are best friends. Both young men come from a bad home life. Joshua will do anything to protect Max from harm and ensure his happiness. Max is sweet and gentle. When their situation at home gets more than they can handle they end up running away to the Florida Keys.
Being homeless, unemployed and have very little money left, Joshua knows that in order to keep Max safe and have enough money for food that he must find a job. So when a guy in a fancy BMW pulls up and offers them both a way to get off the streets, where they will have a rent free place to live and food to eat, neither Joshua or Max could pass up the opportunity. The only catch was they would have to be part of the porn industry.
Joshua and Max have had some intimate contact in their relationship but they are more like brothers than anything else. Determined to make this job work and get their life back on track they jump in feet first and shoot their first video together. This video ends up being a hit and the demand for more is high.
The only problem is, Michael, the owner of the company is having a hard time keeping his attraction and jealousy hidden. He is not sure why but the pull he has towards Joshua is unbearable. Joshua is also feeling this attraction but his number one priority is taking care of Max. He can’t allow anything to happen that would ruin their friendship.
Loving Joshua is a great book. Max is adorable you can’t help but love him. Joshua is a little more complex. He is sweet and caring. His fierce need to protect and care for Max just made me love him even more. I like that it wasn’t full of drama, what little there was kept you hooked. The scenes were vividly detailed. Each of the characters that are introduced were realistic and easy to connect with. I can’t wait to see how their journeys continue and hopefully a book about Kyle and Christian will follow soon as well.
If you like a light refreshing book then you will enjoy reading Loving Joshua by Grein Murray.
9/10 Pots of Gold
When I’m not writing I like going to concerts. Music is a big part of my life, I’ve played bass guitar since I was a teen. I love nature and enjoy hiking and working with causes that help protect our planet and wild animals.
I have loved books all of my life and have always enjoyed escaping the ordinary world by getting lost in a good book. I read a lot of different genres of books but have fallen in love with MM. I support the gay community and hope one day people will see that love is love and that it is a beautiful thing no matter your gender, race or religion. Joshua and his story have been in my head for years but I never took the time to write it.
With encouragement from some fellow authors and friends I took the leap and now all of you can get to know my characters and I hope you love them as much as I do.
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