Man Of My Dreams

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Wade Smith is a worked-out hottie with a rocksolide portfolio, a beautiful home, and a good heart. There's just the little problem of his serious crush on his former childhood friend and hunky pro quarterback, Colton Jennings. But Colton has a secret of his own, one that's about to turn Wade's deepest fantasies into sizzling reality... Sexy Irish rock star Ronan has conquests in the thousands. Freelance journalist Grant Browder has just been dumped by his boyfriend for being boring. Now, Grant's about to get a ...
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Overview

Wade Smith is a worked-out hottie with a rocksolide portfolio, a beautiful home, and a good heart. There's just the little problem of his serious crush on his former childhood friend and hunky pro quarterback, Colton Jennings. But Colton has a secret of his own, one that's about to turn Wade's deepest fantasies into sizzling reality... Sexy Irish rock star Ronan has conquests in the thousands. Freelance journalist Grant Browder has just been dumped by his boyfriend for being boring. Now, Grant's about to get a taste of Ronan's life, profiling the bad boy off the record and under the covers on a whirlwind tour of kinky pleasures, life-or-death dangers, and public humiliations that is anything but predictable...

Bounced by his job and his lover, Brad decides to lick his wounds (and a few other things) in magical Seville. But the local site that most captivates him is swarthy student Marco De la Vega. When they lock eyes -- first in a empty sanctuary; then in a dark, smoky club -- they're ready for a holiday where every minute promises the kind of ecstasy they've only dreamed possible... Bad Boy Dreams -- that's what Erique's strict grandmother used to call his adolescent daydreams about naked older men. Like the one he can't stop having about his best friend's father, George Howard. Offering to give the strong, mature man a ride cross-country is driving Erique crazy with lust...but is it possible that the hot feelings are deeply, passionately mutual?

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Kensington sticks to the tried-and-true with another entertaining, deliciously trashy and decidedly lowbrow anthology for a gay male audience (after 2002's Summer Share and 2003's All I Want for Christmas). The four novellas, as the title suggests, focus on fantasy men; there's the pro athlete, the well-endowed rock star, the hot Spaniard and the best friend's sexy father. The pieces work best when the authors abandon any literary pretensions and just have fun-after all, fantasy fulfillment, not realism, is the point here. David Benbow's "Out of Bounds" is the story of boyhood friends who cross paths later in life. Grant, a former "fattie," is now a perfect-bodied but single real estate agent in Los Angeles, while Colton Jennings (a name straight out of porn) is a closeted star NFL quarterback, "that great combination of physical beauty, rugged strength and raw manliness." When they reconnect and the sparks fly, Benbow illustrates his skill in crafting high-charged sex scenes-a trait shared by all of these writers. The stories by Tyler and Wolfe could have been tightened with better editing, but they satisfy on an erotic level if not a literary one. The best novella in the book is Jeffrey's "Sex and the Single Rock Star," about a journalist sent to interview "the Colin Farrell of rock." The novella manages to be ridiculous, sexy, hilarious and expertly plotted to boot. This collection, though far from perfect, should satisfy readers looking for a fun-and steamy-read. (Feb.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780758206152
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 2/1/2004
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

Out of Bounds 1
Sex and the Single Rock Star 91
Spanish Eyes 157
Bad Boy Dreams 267
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2005

    love is out there

    my favorite of course was the first story Out of Bounds. i loved how bendow built up the tension by giving little hints here and there about colt. how the one thing wade wanted from the begining was the same thing colt wanted some hot graphic sex. the ending was the worst part for me because i wanted it to be ellaborated but it left me in wonder and i love that. great job bendow. i would absolutely love it if you maybe write a follow up book for that short story including the ups and downs and more experimental sex scenarios.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2004

    Bang Bang and More Bang

    Once again, Kensington Publishing gives us four novellas centered on one basic theme, in this instance the ideal man. Of course what is an ideal man for, if not to have tons and tons of sex with, and this book certainly does not slouch on that score. Each one of the four stories has its fair share of graphically described banging. Sometimes it fits integrally with the plot but more often than not, it is simply gratuitous. Mind you, I have no problem with gratuitous sex, especially when it is well written, but I do think it behooves a reviewer to point it out. This collection is defiantly not for the pornographically-challenged. OUT OF BOUNDS by Dave Benbow, in my opinion, is far and away the best of the four novellas. This is a beautifully told tale of an old desire finally fulfilled. Of all the stories, I think this is the one most easily related to. Wade was an over-weight teen geek with a massive crush on Colton Jennings, the star quarterback. It¿s twenty years later and Wade has blossomed into a very successful real-estate selling hunk, all set to show his former school chum Colt, the professional football player, a few houses to consider buying. But is a house the only thing the recently divorced grid-iron star is shopping for? The sex here is by far the most erotic because it plays a very real part in the love story. Also, the issues involved in coming out as a gay athlete are extremely well handled. In my opinion this wonderful novella sends a strongly needed message to gay men. Happy endings are possible, and we have every right to want and expect them. Bravo to Dave Benbow for having the courage, in the face of the kind of gay cynicism we see every day, to deliver this message. I would give this story 5 stars by itself

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