Today a second five-star review came in from Readers' Favorite, this time from reviewer, Chris Fischer. Millions of thanks, Chris!
Yep, when I read those two words launching Chris' review I knew he liked the book, and that he'd surely read it because the exclamation, "Holy Shit!" is used throughout.
The other thing I loved about getting this five-star from Chris is that it's from a male reviewer who makes the comment, "As a male reader, it was an interesting twist to read a book like this from the male viewpoint."
See? Most romance novels are written by women authors. Why? Because most of the readership for romance is female. Makes sense but it doesn't make for much variety does it? And that's one reason why I wrote this series. The genre needs some new blood injected into it. Male blood and not just women writers who are working like the devil to write honest male characters. But are they? Or are they what women honestly want male characters to be? Maybe.
Not here. I'm trying my best to write characters - both male and female - that are as realistic and honest as possible because I am old, enough and wise enough and experienced enough to know how men think and how women think (and if you believe that last one, then let me sell you another. . .).
Just ask my last reviewer, Tracy Slovak, who said, "Author Jack Dancer. . .has a great skill at creating. . .an insight into the way men and women think about each other that is nothing if not honest." (click here for Tracy's review.)
Yeah, way to go Tracy! (I'll get your check out by end of day, promise.)
Seriously, we need more male authors writing romance novels that have a man's point of view to bring in more male readers into the genre and give female fans of the genre more variety FROM REAL MEN.
Let me offer quotes from two characters in the Detour Paris series that I think demonstrates unequivocally the superior insight into both sexes and orientations that this author brings to the romance genre.
The first is a quote from the main character Tucker Blue, "Lesbians and I have one thing in common. We both love women."
The second is an interchange between Monica Reyes a primary character and Tucker's love interest and a secondary character, James Culpepper:
“The Swiss cheese may have many holes Grasshopper-et, but trust in what I'm telling you, because I am uniquely qualified to know these things,” James Culpepper.
“And how is that, pray tell?” Monica Reyes.
“Because, you see my dear, while I am a man, I am also one of the girls,” James Culpepper, Detour Allure.
Hey, it's humor that really counts. If it ain't funny, it ain't worth reading. Life's too short for serious!
Besides, if it weren't for the lubrication of humor between the sexes, none of us would be here now would we?
Thanks Chris for your fantabulous review! One man to another, you made my day!