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Monday, 17 September 2012

ARC Review: Gold Digger by Aleksandr Voinov

Gold Digger
by Aleksandr Voinov

Nikolai Krasnorada works for a gold explorations company. Sent to Toronto to snag a deal with LeBeau Mining, Nikolai meets Henri LeBeau, the son to the businessman that holds all the answers. Outside of the corporate world, Nikolai is somewhat struggling with his identity. He has never been with a man before, but undeniable pulses of pleasure are what he feels whenever he is with Henri. GOLD DIGGER is a story that brings forth the drama of the corporate world into the bedroom.

While I usually am head over heels with Voinov’s books, GOLD DIGGER didn’t hit me as hard this time. I enjoyed the story and how Nikolai slowly came into himself, yet I don’t think this book quite had the chemistry I was looking for. The sex is explicit and intense, but I felt as if everything was happening a little too fast. This is a shorter book so I think that played into the pacing issue, but I wished that the author explored more of the emotions behind what Nikolai felt. I would have loved to see him war with his emotions about his actions a bit more. For someone who is going to be with a guy for the first time, he simply jumped in a little too quickly without really testing the waters. Nevertheless, I did enjoy Nikolai and Henry together. Voinov simply writes some of the best M/M erotica out there. I’ll be looking forward to reading more of his work.

*ARC provided by Netgalley