Good day my dears, today I have the pleasure of sharing my review for Susan Mac Nicol's book 3 of her Men of London series, Suit Yourself.
Scarred both physically and emotionally after a motorcycle accident, twenty-five year old ex fashion model and porn star Oliver Brown is about to be stripped bare by flamboyant twink Leslie Scott—and they’ll rebuild love from the bottom up.
BARING THE BEAST
Twenty-five year old Oliver Brown is addicted. Two years ago, he was at the height of his career as “Nicky Starr,” fashion model, porn actor, partier without peer. Then came the accident. Hiding his scars, both emotional and physical, he’s gone into hiding. But fine clothing is some solace. A new suit by Debussy? Better even than a ride on his motorcycle Hulk or all the things he used to give and take on camera.
Enter Leslie Scott, the flamboyant, dark-haired, heel-and-tiny-short-wearing twink sent to deliver Oliver’s newest fix. A firecracker, Leslie is dapper, generous, in touch with his feminine side but all man, and as gorgeous as any garment ever made. He makes Oliver dream of ending his reclusion, of recapturing a future forever denied him. But for that to happen, Leslie would have to strip him to the bone. Only then will they rebuild life from the bottom up.
You know how this works; there WILL be spoilers ahead, so you have been warned!! And I am not just repeating the synopsis; these are my feelings on the story and the characters. That being said, here we go.
I am starting off saying, I completely love Leslie Scott. He is kind, loving and CHEECKY! I mean come on he is absolutely adorable. Yes, he babbles and tends to run on and end up getting himself into trouble. But hell how hasn’t done that; Leslie just may do it more than others.
Oliver Brown, former porn star/model had been through so much pain that my heart broke for him. Where Leslie is light and bubbly Oliver is the opposite, dark and brooding. His self imposed isolation doesn’t keep him from his love of a fine suit; which in the end becomes a true gift when Leslie comes to his door. Leslie’s energy is infectious and wins Oliver over to start living again.
Without giving too much away, someone from Oliver’s past shows his ugly head causing problems. But in the end tragedy helps Oliver realize that he needs Leslie in his life. I love these two men together; they complement each other so well.
This is yet another winner for Susan Mac Nicol. I highly recommend this book, this series to everyone. Susan truly has a gift and she keeps us, her readers, waiting on the edge of our seats for the next book. So hint hint wink wink Susan!! LOL
Want to check out Books 1 and 2 of this series? I don't blame you, purchase links are below.
Book 1: Love You Senseless
Book 2: Sight and Sinners
Susan Mac Nicol is a self confessed bookaholic, an avid watcher of videos of sexy pole dancing men, self confessed geek and nerd and in love with her Smartphone. This little treasure is called 'the boyfriend' by her long suffering husband, who says if it vibrated, there'd be no need for him. Susan hasn't had the heart to tell him there's an app for that...
She is never happier than when sitting in the confines of her living room/study/on a cold station platform scribbling down words and making two men fall in love. She is a romantic at heart and believes that everything happens (for the most part) for a reason. She likes to think of herself as a 'half full' kinda gal, although sometimes that philosophy is sorely tested.
Lover of walks in the forest, theatre productions, dabbling her toes in the cold North Sea and the vibrant city of London where you can experience all four seasons in a day , she is a hater of pantomime (so please don't tar and feather her), duplicitous people, bigotry and self righteous idiots.
In an ideal world, Susan Mac Nicol would be Queen of England and banish all the bad people to the Never Never Lands of Wherever -Who Cares. As that's never going to happen, she contents herself with writing her HEA stories and pretending, that just for a little while, good things happen to good people.