*~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~*
The friends of pretty blue-eyed Dustin Garber are about to find out that he has a secret. He loves bears, big hairy gay men. None of them know it, but he’s just booked them all into the annual Gay Bear Ski week.
Craig, beautiful, black and Jewish, is initially indifferent to the fact that he is spending a week with big hairy men. He already has a hook up planned of his own, although that man turns out to have a bizarre secret.
Patrick and Ethan, two bear-hating twinks who have been secretly in love with each other for years, take much longer to come around to the idea that bears can be good guys too. Dustin isn’t so sure his friendship with them will survive the trip.
And then Dustin meets Nate, a big blond bear who is forever single but ready for something a little different. Nate’s friends, Casey and Ryland, are fighting about Ryland’s porn career. Nate’s friend Gil is busy with a Canadian couple, but together Dustin and Nate get lost on a backcountry trail. Deep in the snow away from everyone they may just find the love they’ve been seeking and the understanding they didn’t know they needed.
Twinks in Bearland is the first book in the Bearland Tales series, but each book can stand alone. This gay contemporary love story includes graphic sex and is intended for adults only.
An excerpt can be found on Goodreads
It wasn’t that I didn’t enjoyed the book but it was filled with a lot of sex – in general nothing bad but sometimes it seemed in this book a bit forced. I felt a bit overwhelmed by this, also about the fact that there are – for the less pages – a huge amount of character. Sometimes extremely confusiing. You can’t really grab the character. Often I had to look up the blurb to have my orientation.
The different perspectives though were good but within the 70 pages not with much character development, a few things were missing. I couldn’t really connect to the book as I wished. Also the blurb promised more than it actually delivered. It’s a pity.
But despite all this it was a short, enteraining read with new terms for me and sometimes peaks in the character’s behaviour… Some parts were a bit difficult for me though because some character have spoken ill about other and it was sometimes a bit uncomfortable.
One thing I’m not sure about: should I cry or laugh about the porno sub-plot actually. xD It was a bit dumb it was too hilarious. xD The character’s behaviour was sometimes so over the top, the “drama” was a bit forced but I had to laugh so hard… So, actually it seems a nice short entertainment.. At least for a while and with not this much substance.
A bit disappointing because it could have been a really great book. But I am giving this still 3.5 stars out of 5. 🙂