I felt the tension in the first line of this great little story. And Mr. Converse didn’t let me down. All the way through the book, he kept me reading, not wanting to quit because it was so well written.
My ONLY complaint is that this is the kind of book that would have held up just as well as a novel, if not better than this short version. But in these short and quick 65 pages, Mr. Converse has really packed a punch of a story here. You miss nothing by it being a shorter story.
Behind the Velvet Curtain is the story of a late-blooming stripper, a 28 year old, and new to the stage stripper. How he got here is a story in itself that you can read as you read the story. His real job is in banking, but when he discovers that he is good at dancing, he can keep his morals, and he makes better money, he decides to give it a try, and he loves it.
There are two other characters that impact Matt’s life. Justin is his neighbor. He is 22 years old, a gorgeous football-type man with reddish blonde hair. He goes from friend to love interest, and he does come in handy when things get rough for Matt.
The other character provides the horror and tension to the story. He is the creeper, the stalking psychological study who will make Matt’s life miserable when he finds the stalker hiding in the dressing room of the strippers.
I’m going to say again how impressed I was at how many things are brought up and resolved in this short story. I just don’t feel like I was rushed through the story, nor do I feel like there are things missing. It all works so well together.
This story is so well written. The sex scenes are hot, with a little bit of something for several fetishes. The descriptive phrases used and the style of the story helped keep the tension and suspense building, as a good mystery should.
Matt Jaxx is a sexy stripper who develops a fast following, but one of them turns scary stalker. Along the way he way he meets Justin and it’s lust at first sight, both doing things they’d only fantasized about. Right when he seems to have it all, his stalker reappears, revealing his twisted agenda. It’s a fast, fun, sexy, scary tale.