Audio Review: Lucy Felthouse – Illicit Relations (Boys Will Do Boys #5)

517oeOC14CLAuthor: Lucy Felthouse
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Self-published
Genre: Contemporary

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ 

Narrator: Nick Dee


Terry’s had a crush on his second cousin Justin for what seems like forever. He’s hidden it as well as possible, knowing that the other man is out of bounds, forbidden fruit. Second cousins getting together isn’t actually illegal, but for Justin the relationship is too close—he just can’t contemplate them being together.

But when some new information comes to light about Terry’s birth and his place in the family, the whole game changes. Suddenly the relationship isn’t so impossible, and things soon begin to get hot and heavy.


This story is very heavy on the porn side—to the point where it’s almost PWP. The flimsy plot is based on two young virgin cousins who have the hots for one another, but for Justin, the cousin relationship is too close and he’s squeamish about entering a relationship with Terry. Somehow, Terry’s mother intuits that the boys have the hots for each other and intervenes with the solution during a big family get-together.

Frankly, I found her behaviors hard to believe. First, she figures out what’s going on, and then she provides them with a solution. I won’t reveal what that is, though it’s quite obvious to most readers and alluded to in the blurb.

From that point on, they can’t wait to get into one another’s pants. One thing to note—after his parents made the big reveal to Terry, he and Justin headed to the treehouse for a quick BJ, and then Terry decided they’d share that news and the news of their new relationship with the whole family. Uh, hello? Terry, maybe you should have told your parents you were going to reveal the big secret since they’d kept it quiet from everyone in the family for over twenty years. Oh, boy. And then, they instructed the adults at the family event to share the news with the young people in their homes in a positive way so the kids would know male/male relationships are okay. Um, that took big ones, IMHO.

I’m sorry, but it just felt very wrong to me. From that point on, as the guys then declared their love for each other and their lifetime commitment, they headed off for sex. By then I was going to stop listening, but since I was past the halfway mark I kept going while doing some work around the house. I felt very uncomfortable with listening—almost like I was being a voyeur to two young neighbors. There was just too much gratuitous sex in this audiobook. The narrator was okay, but he didn’t add anything to the narration and at times spoke very quickly.

Not one I’d recommend, unless you are looking for a short story heavy on the explicit sexual adventures.



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