The blurb for “Bullet” is a little more concise than usual, so I'll dispense with my own summary and go with the author's:
Levi Ramone entered the gay porn market for one reason, and one reason only: he needed the cash to pay his momma's spiraling gambling debts.
Seven years later, he's a veteran with a reputation as one of Blue Boy Studio's most ruthless tops, and when his boss suggests it's time for a change, he finds himself staring down the barrel of a gun. Figuratively speaking, at least.
Enter Sonny Valentine, a go-go dancer at Blue's sister club, Silver's. Levi has secretly admired Sonny from afar for years, but there's a problem. He can't stand Sonny and the feeling is entirely mutual. When Levi learns Sonny is to play the third part in a scene he already considers his worst nightmare, he figures things can't get any worse.
But when preparations for the scene from hell collide with tragic events in his personal life, he finds his fast-growing, red-hot attraction to Sonny just might be the only thing left between him and a bullet.
Given the setting, you might expect “Bullet” to be more of a one-handed read than it is. There are a few scenes in the porn studio, but just enough to carry the plot along. This story is more of an off-beat romance than a work of erotica. Levi and Sonny are a mismatched pair that get on each others' nerves, but can't quite resist the pull between them.
Levi is a rather complicated character, and over the course of the story we get to know him well enough to understand how he got to where he is. Sonny remains a bit more of an enigma. While he spends a lot of time trying to get Levi to open up, literally and figuratively, he doesn't say much about himself. The writing clearly suggests that he has his own story to tell. Since this is the first book in a series, perhaps we'll get Sonny's background in another volume.
While the blurb may appear to lay out the plot in detail, there are still a few surprises along the way. The big scene certainly didn't end the way I expected, and there are a few other twists along the way as well.
“Bullet” is available from Amazon.