Ethan in Gold

Ethan in Gold

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by Amy Lane
     
 

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Johnnies: Book Three

Evan Costa learned from a very early age that there was no such thing as unconditional love and that it was better to settle for what you could get instead of expecting the world to give you what you need. As Ethan, porn model for Johnnies, he gets exactly what he wants-comradeship and physical contact on trade-and he is

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Johnnies: Book Three

Evan Costa learned from a very early age that there was no such thing as unconditional love and that it was better to settle for what you could get instead of expecting the world to give you what you need. As Ethan, porn model for Johnnies, he gets exactly what he wants-comradeship and physical contact on trade-and he is perfectly satisfied with that. He's sure of it.

Jonah Stevens has spent most of his adult life helping to care for his sister and trying to keep his beleaguered family from fraying at the edges. He's had very little time to work on his confidence or his body for that matter. When Jonah meets Ethan, he doesn't see the hurt child or the shamelessly slutty porn star. He sees a funny, sexy, confident man who-against the odds-seems to like Jonah in spite of his very ordinary, but difficult, life.

Sensing a kindred spirit and a common interest, Ethan thinks a platonic friendship with Jonah won't violate his fair trade rules of sex and touch, but Jonah has different ideas. Ethan's pretty sure his choice of jobs has stripped away all hope of a real relationship, but Jonah wants the whole package-the sexy man, the vulnerable boy, the charming companion who works so hard to make other people happy. Jonah wants to prove that underneath the damage Ethan has lived with all his life, he's still gold with promise and the ability to love.

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ISBN-13:
9781627983174
Publisher:
Dreamspinner Press
Publication date:
10/04/2013
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

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Ethan in Gold 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
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I really enjoy this series, even though the first book was a little hard for me to finish I am so glad I did. All the MC's are so enthralling, angsty - just perfectly imperfect. Their stories are unique and, while they get their HEA, you keep seeing them in the other stories in the series which makes it that much more entertaining. This is the last of the series that is currently out but looks like there will be more - yeah!! (Soon I hope!!)
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Reviewed by Christina Marie at The Morning After Romance: An "Ok" addition to the series. I am going to make this quick on account of the fact that I'm kind of "meh" about the whole book. I thought this addition to the Johnnies series was ok. I know that doesn't sound like a ringing endorsement, but really it was a good read. The story is good, the writing is good, and the characters are good. Everything is good. I just feel like it lacked some intensity. Something is missing; only I can't pinpoint what exactly. Maybe it's the chemistry between Jonah and Ethan? Maybe it's the chemistry between the book and me? While I loved Ethan, because it would be impossible not to love the giant Teddy Bear, I just didn't feel that emotionally invested in his story. Kind of sad about that. I think that I just expect more epic feels from an Amy Lane book, or from this series anyway. Or, perhaps Ethan in Gold suffers from that annoying syndrome where it's impossible to compete with the first in series. What I loved: The writing. I mean, it's Amy Lane so it's pretty much brilliant. I feel like I've officially fallen into the fan girl category. I tried so hard to resist, but the force is strong with that one. I really loved learning about Ethan's history in the beginning of the book. Even though Jonah is nowhere to be found in that section, I wasn't anxious to meet him. I got sucked in, and I was happy to meander around Ethan's past for a while. It is fascinating learning about what made him Ethan in all his Ethanness. This was actually my favorite part of the book. I loved Jonah and Ethan's interactions. Especially when they first met. I thought they were adorable, and their dialogue amusing. What I liked: Jonah. He was all sweet, and sarcastic, and kind. He was also kind of a dick at times, a bit judgey to be honest. I still like him though. The female characters in this book, particularly Melly. She was fascinating. I would read an entire book about her. What I didn't mind: The overlap with the other two books in the series. It does all tie-in. Unfortunately, at times it felt repetitive, but there was enough new information to keep it from becoming tedious. What I hated: Ethan's family. Passionately. Every single one of those jerks. They never redeemed themselves to me, not one. I hope they all rot. Overall, I did like this. I recommend it If you are a fan of the series. I think it was a good story; some bits better than others. It did start to drag towards the end, and occasionally felt redundant with the overlap. Not too bad. Ethan is so loveable though. I think his history, and initial interactions with Jonah make it worth the read. 3 Stars
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