Friday, October 25, 2013

Junk Is Not Junk, but Interesting Romance

I love the double entendre of the title "Junk" for a gay romance.  Although the subject of hoarding is serious, there's something deliciously funny about two gay men talking about one of the men's junk and meaning both definitions of the word.

I was pleasantly surprised at how enthralling Josephine Myles' Junk was considering that when I first saw the title I thought the book might be one of those great concept, not so great execution titles.  You know what I mean--those books that sound great in the blurb, but turn out to be mundane or nearly dreadful when you read them.

Myles' book isn't one of those.  The main characters have baggage, but not so much that they can't get together and not so much that a reader doubts their ability to have a happily ever after.  And in the end, that's all we want really--just a chance to wish the protagonists of the books we read long, healthy and joyful lives.

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