Life is tough at the best of times,
especially in NYC, but Mars Manchester figures if he can
handle growing up gay, he can handle the climb to a
successful acting career. At least his family is behind him
all the way.
Of course things have been a little
dicey lately after moving out of the apartment he shared
with Warren, his ex before he had somewhere else to crash.
But as luck would have it, Mars meets another struggling
actor who offers to share his place. Reed Keeting couldnít
be a nicer guy, a nicer straight guy that is. Thank God he
doesnít have a problem with Mars being gay. If fact, Mars
realizes that there are only two tiny problems with the
living arrangements once he moves in. Reedís current
girlfriend, Niki Wiggins, is annoying as hell and itís
getting harder by the day to hide the growing desire he
feels for Reed.
An incredible opportunity comes along
for Mars when his agent sends him to a reading for a part in
a daytime soap opera. Destinyís Storm is sinking in the
ratings and needs new blood. If Mars can nail the role it
would be fantastic for his career. Plus, it would get him
out of the apartment, away from lusting after the delectable
Reed, and the desire to wring Nikiís neck. Thereís only so
much a guy can take, even a gay one.
Fun, fast paced, and very steamy,
An Imitation of Life will heat you up and put a
smile on your face at the same time. Witty dialogue
headlines a pair of engaging main characters sure to charm
readers. Mars leads the way in this tale with his realistic
take on life in the Big Apple while Reed deals with more
complex woes such as his family and his love life. Although
the entire story is good I did feel that perhaps a chapter
or two could have been trimmed without harming the overall
plotline. Having said that, itís enjoyable to watch this
story unfold and play out. An Imitation of Life
is a refreshing take on lifeís ups and downs with solid
characters who involve you in their lives.