Husband Material

Husband Material

by Xavier Mayne


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ISBN-13: 9781627983709
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: 01/24/2014
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

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Husband Material 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
InkedRainbowReads More than 1 year ago
FiveStarsXavier Mayne has upped his game for this one. We still have delightful, sexually fluid men served up with humour and empathy, but this time Mayne adds a helping of social satire in the style of Ben Elton or Nick Hornby. As always, Mayne’s observations are sharp and his descriptions are vivid. Good satire is always a little uncomfortable but Mayne manages to keep his story light and sweet. This isn’t quite as tender as his earlier books, but it is just as funny. Mayne has retained his sense of the absurd and his ability to make us laugh. He has also kept the muscles while adding body paint and a sauna. Creating another pair of characters as addictive as Brandt and Donnelly was an impossible task. Riley and Asher are very different men. Especially with Mayne’s gentle mockery of whole reality TV genre, it took me a while to warm to his contestants. But they grew on me. By the mid point of the novel, I was cheering them on. By the end, I was thrilled that Mayne had set them up for a sequel. My one quibble with the book happened quite near the end. I’m almost certain the main character’s chivalrous act of self-sacrifice could be considered sexual assault. Never mind. A minor niggle in a great book. ~Sarah
Criticon More than 1 year ago
What was most surprising was the different angle form which the story is told. The characters are both heartwarming and funny, mostly because the situation they find themselves in is rich with quirks. The ending could have been better, only because the beginning was so fabulous.