Title: Tropical Depression
Author: BA Tortuga
Series: Stormy Weather Book 2
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: 2/20/2017
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance, M/M Sports Romance, M/M Erotica
Page Count: 224
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5
Sequel to Rain and Whiskey
Stormy Weather: Book Two
The weather in the Florida swamps is looking a little rocky for retired football player, Galen, his laid-back lover, Shane, and their gator, Vic.
When Galen buys into a football team, promoting and wheeling and dealing are the name of the game. He’s so busy he hardly gets to see Shane anymore, which means a lot of lonely naps on the couch.
Shane is tied up with managing the bar, covering for unreliable bartenders, and serving drinks to good-time party boys. Used to be Galen couldn’t get enough of him. Now he can hardly pry Galen away from the phone, and Shane starts to wonder where he stands in Galen’s life. Will things ever be the way they were?
When Galen starts to forget their dates, the pressure builds, jealousy and hurt swirling into a tropical storm. Galen and Shane need to seek shelter in each other before everything they’ve built is washed away.
First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2006.
I am going to start off by saying that I have read several books by this author before and have really enjoyed them. I even liked the first book of this series Rain and Whiskey. Book two, Tropical Depression was not what I look for in a story. Yes, there is a story in this book, but I found it very hard to follow. The story was way overpowered by the sexual content in this book. Galen (Len) and Shane are very likable characters. When there are actual dialogue and interactions, other than sex, they are fun, witty, playful and loving. The plot of this story was supposed to be about how these two men who love each other struggle with their relationship and the demands of work. I didn’t really see this struggle until the last 15% of this story. A couple that is ripping each other’s clothes off every other page is not struggling. Chemistry, this story has more than enough. The sexual interactions were indeed hot. Tortuga did an excellent job of showing that not only was the sexual relationship between Len and Shane amazing but that they really did love one another. The pacing did not have a good flow for me. One page they are having Thanksgiving dinner at Len’s mom’s house and then the next page they were back at their home having sex again. I didn’t even realize that they left Len’s mother’s house. The story ended on a funny note that shows how likable these characters really are. There was little to no character development in this story, but in defense, there was strong character development in the first book. To wrap things up, I would have really loved this story if there were more story and less sex. If however, you love reading about two sexy guys getting it on in every position, just about anywhere, go one click this book and enjoy.