- Book Title: Sex, Emergency Exits, and Plan Bs
- Book Series: The Gentlemen Brothers Book 2
- Author: James Cox
- Publisher: Evernight Publishing (June 19, 2016)
- Book Length: 86 pages
- Genre: Romance, LGBTQ, Gay Romance, Suspense/Mystery/Thriller Romance, Steampunk
- Reviewed by: Phetra
- Rating: 3 Star
Sex, Emergency Exits, and Plan B’s by James Cox is a quick and enjoyable read, but that is about it. I think I might have to high expectations on James Cox after reading a few of his MC biker books that had all that and more.
This was a good read, don’t get me wrong James Cox is brilliant at creating Fantasy worlds that still sort of reminds you of earth as we know it. The dialogues are quick and fun, and the words together with the story always flows smoothly. It shows that James Cox himself likes stories that are filled with suspense and intrigues, and that he puts a lot of effort in creating characters that can give the reader just that, and this is something he does really well. This time around it just doesn’t reach all the way to the finishing line. The story feels a little rushed and unfinished for me everything runs a little to smooth, it all happens a little too well synchronized. Sex, Emergency Exits, and Plan B’s sure smelled like a James Cox book, and it sure as hell had that same flare of making “a fantasy world within the real world” feel to it that makes you feel like you know what he is talking about and yet there is that it “thing” there to make it just beyond our world just a little. All that good stuff is there and yet it lacked that last umph, that I have started to associate with James Cox books.
Logan was a little….uuuh, funny and sarcastic yes… and Lucius was….eeeeh at worse and cute at best with a spoon full of rebellious bastard but mostly he was just very anonymous to me and didn’t stick out as much of anything besides Logan’s love interest. The funniest and most colorful character was the shy Nigel, good that man has worse timing than I do, and I wish he had been in the story even more. He had spunk, he was different and he gave more to the story than Lucius did at the best of times.
I still love James Cox and I will still read any book this man decides to write but if he is a new author to you this book will not give you the fair deal of what a true James Cox novel is like. If you are like me familiar with James work then this will be a good tie over until the next big one is out there.
When death was near, a man in clockwork wings saved his life…
The Great Wave sent the lower class into dirigibles high above the wealthy landowners. The Gentlemen brothers lived in such an airship with their father until the night men came to steal them.
Logan Gentlemen thought he lost his family that night. Despite the age or class difference, he fell in love with Lucius, the man that saved his life. Logan fears the lust is one-sided—after all, who wants sex with him and his mechanical arm? That thought is soon shattered by a passionate kiss. As Logan and Lucius try to figure out their feelings, they discover the horrible truth about the past.
Traitors lurk in the palace. Lies grow between the new lovers. And at the end of it all, it’s brother vs. brother.