Lexington Black

Lexington Black Robin Martyn is divorced straight and living an unexciting life as a book keeper for a luxury car showroom His ambition to be an author has stalled and he has a nightmare of a family most of whom

  • Title: Lexington Black
  • Author: S.A. Smythe
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 402
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Robin Martyn is divorced, straight, and living an unexciting life as a book keeper for a luxury car showroom His ambition to be an author has stalled, and he has a nightmare of a family, most of whom think he is a waste of space His father killed himself when Rob was 15, and since then, Rob has found it hard to trust and commit himself to anyone but himself, yet over theRobin Martyn is divorced, straight, and living an unexciting life as a book keeper for a luxury car showroom His ambition to be an author has stalled, and he has a nightmare of a family, most of whom think he is a waste of space His father killed himself when Rob was 15, and since then, Rob has found it hard to trust and commit himself to anyone but himself, yet over the course of a test drive with a suave stranger, he discovers he is capable of behaving in a totally irrational and risky manner Lexington Black is the wealthy New Yorker who rocks Rob s world After a night of hot sex, he wastes no time in luring Rob to the US to stay at his penthouse for a month so that he can reboot his writing career A ruthless businessman, Lex is accustomed to getting what he wants He is in love with Rob and he also wants his ailing father to accept his sexuality before the old man dies As Rob is introduced to gay Manhattan by Lex s colourful friends, he is unaware that Lex is holding on to a crucial secret Years before, Lex was a student at the college where Rob s father was Headmaster A brief encounter between them had resulted in the tragedy that Rob had been unable to forget With this secret hanging between them, it is only a matter of time before Rob and Lex s relationship is balanced on a knife edge A heated tale of deception and lust between two hot men who cannot keep their hands off each other

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    1. Hands down,this is probably one of the best contemporary M/M romances that I've read in long timeWhy? No tropes here - no crazy ex-boyfriends,no traumatized characters,no unnecessary angstIt's original,if a little unbelievable,but I wouldn't be reading it if I wanted some dull everyday story. Characters are extremely well developed (secondary as well as MCs) and what I liked the most was their distinctivenessnsidering this is dual POV,that's very important,and believe me,author did it superbly. [...]

    2. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest reviewI really, really liked this one! There's something about this author's writing that just draws you in right from the start. Rob Martyn is a shy, unassuming man in a dead end marriage. He's been 'made redundant' at his job, which I gathered means he was laid off (this is a British author), and since then he hasn't exactly made a huge effort to get back into a high paying job. He works at a luxury car dealership and is pretty much cool [...]

    3. A good story! Read this in one go because I was really enjoying it. I like the way Rob embraces his new sexual identity and it is nice to see Lexington, Peter and the others have good and bad sides. Oh, and the sex is hot! Recommended.

    4. Lexington Black by Savannah Smythe delivers craftily-hidden insight into the way power plays out in men’s lives.Having just been made redundant (laid off), Robin is powerless in his marriage. He’s powerless to stop the divorce. And when you meet his family, it’s obvious neither his mother nor his Bridezilla sister will allow the loser of the family to have any power. The world’s been pulled out from under him and he’s floundering.Then Lexington Black hits on him. Lexington who has the [...]

    5. 2.5 StarsThis had so much potential-Good chemistry, good smexy scenes. A Suit. An Alpha. But this storyline was truly lackingWhy 2.5 Stars - The dang PLOT! Not realistic, not written well. The clincher, was how hard it was to follow. It was confusing, as to who was talking. Was it 1st person or just POV?! This storyline was just all over the place :( Just to much work. Ugh!

    6. Rob is a recent divorcee, working as an accountant for a car dealership in England. He becomes entranced by American Lexington Black, a man who holds a secret that will crush Rob. Lex brings Rob in NYC so he can be a writer. Great set-up, love how Rob goes from depressed divorcee to born-again gay man in America. Lex's drag queen friends are a hoot and absolutely loved Rob's crazy family. If you can still snatch it up for free, I highly recommend this read.(Why not 5 stars? - I may or may not re [...]

    7. 4 1/2 starsI wasn’t too sure at the start of this book, it took a little while for me to get into it, but by the end I loved it. I was cheering and crying.

    8. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.This book grabbed me from the get go. I was instantly hooked and invested in the story. Basically the book starts off with Rob coming home to find his stuff outside and the locks changed. His wife of many years has thrown him out and is asking for a divorce. Rob, according to his wife, has no ambition and is settling for the unglamorous life of a book-keeper at a car show room. Though Rob has an ambition to write, he is happy w [...]

    9. (This book was received free from the author in return for an honest review via the Don't Buy My Love program.)This was certainly a wild ride! Very different from anything I've read before, original with vivid, well-defined characters and erotic to boot. We first meet Robin, a genuine, nice Englishman who has just been chucked out by his wife and proceeds to divorce. I just wanted to hug Rob for the first 30% of the story. He catches the eye of Lex, a powerful businessman, while at work and Lex [...]

    10. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.“The first sign that something was amiss was the sight of his grandfather clock on the driveway.” That is one of the best opening sentences of a book I’ve read in a long time. Lexington Black is the story of a rich businessman, Lex, and the unassuming, previously straight accountant, Rob, with whom he falls in love. The story had many moods: romantic, sexy, heartbreaking, empowering, and underlying all, a thread of humor [...]

    11. Lexington Black is Smythe's second foray into M/M erotica. You'd hardly know that from the concise and steady pace of Lex and Robin's erotic and scintillating tale. I won't go into a book report review because I don't do those. What I will say is that while Dirty Little Secret (the author's previous M/M erotic novella) seemed rather sparse on the character offerings (I likened it to a dinghy rather than the yacht in breadth of story and character development), Smythe pulls out all the stops and [...]

    12. Wowis was a thrilling ride. We have newly divorced Rob who meets rich and powerful Lex. They have an affair, but Lex is not honest about his past. He has slept with Rob's father as well (who kills himself 2 days later). There are many smexy scenes in this book. But it felt very weird to read smutty scenes between Lex and Rob and than one smutty scene between Lex and Rob's father. I'm a hopeless romantic. I want the best sex only to be between the main couple. But noe sex between Lex and Rob's fa [...]

    13. TroubleRob lives his life the way he thought he should. He had a wife and a job. Slowly it all fell apart. He looses his important job only to end up with a go no where job. Looses his wife and luxury home to end up living in a dump. Slowly his family turns their back on him. Then he me meets lex and slowly discovers who he thought he was wasn't really who he was. Lex introduces him to new friends and to a new kind of love. But lex has a secret that can destroy robs whole world. I absolutely ado [...]

    14. What a sweet romance between two hot guys. I think this is the first truly romantic book about gay men I've read. The sex was well told and hot - I about blew a gasket, reading while working out. The characters well developed and likable.I especially loved Geri and Peter/Caressa and their supporting roles, each so similar yet distinct for each of the lovebirds. And I loved loved the wedding crashers scene.

    15. Awesome M,M book!I Loved this story! The main characters were great. The sub-characters were fantastic. I could totally see myself hanging out with Alex, Rob, and their Queens!

    16. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewRob was a man whose wife asked for a divorce. She was an awful woman (in my opionion) and he had an awful mother and sister. His father committed suicide when he was younger. His twin sister is his best friend. Although he is straight when the book starts, he very easily accepts the fact that he is attracted to another man and does not ignore the feelings. He jumps right into it and embraces who he is.Lex is a billionaire who goes fo [...]

    17. Reviewed by By Jennifer Marcum for QUEERcentric Books4 StarsSavannah Smythe’s Lexington Black was a surprising treat! I started the book intrigued and came out thoroughly fulfilled. This is a story of self discovery, empowerment, love, and forgiveness.Robin (Rob) Martyn is recently divorced, straight, and living an unexciting life as a bookkeeper for a luxury car dealer. He’s never done anything for himself and he has spent his entire life trying to please his family, most of whom consider h [...]

    18. ~~I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review~~This is probably closer to a 3.5 star read for me, but I'm rounding up.The premise behind the story is an interesting one: guy gets kicked out of his house and divorced by his bitch of a wife. Working below his potential as a bookkeeper after being made redundant from his position as junior partner at an accounting firm, Rob has an encounter with the handsome, arrogant American named Lexington Black. And, wel [...]

    19. Lexington Black by Savannah Smythe started off a little slow for me, but after a few chapters, the characters really came to life and I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story. Rob is a newly divorced man who is pursued aggressively by Lexington Black. Rob seems to discover rather late in life that he is not, in fact, straight, but very gay. He seemed to come to the realization about his sexuality rather quickly and jumped head first into the relationship, including moving to a different continent [...]

    20. Rob is going through a rough patch. His wife, Sandy, has kicked him out and is divorcing him. He was made redundant from his job as an Accountancy Partner and now works as a bookkeeper for an auto retailer. His family treats him like a black sheep. When he meets Lexington Black, he can’t understand his attraction. Is he really into men? And what does he want to do with his life? When Lexington Black offers to bring him over to the States for a month, Rob jumps in with both feet. Will Lex’s s [...]

    21. I received this book in exchange for an honest review.Rob’s life pretty fell apart when his wife filed for divorce. He doesn’t know what to do with himself. When he meets Lex, he gets confused. He’s never felt this way about a man before and isn’t sure of what to do. He gives into his desires when Lex takes him to dinner. Rob travels to New York to spend time with Lex and work on his book. When Lex’s past comes to light, Rob pushes him away and begins to actually start a new life for h [...]

    22. 3/5 There are parts of this book that make me think 'hey this is a pretty good book' but then it turned around and slap me on the face. The book best asset is its writing. Unfortunately that alone was not enough to salvaging it from the clumsy way how the author handle the plot. The book has romantic moment, and the characters reaction were fairly realistic and yet somehow most of it didn't work for me at all. My biggest problem with the book is Lexington himself. He sound too much like a douche [...]

    23. Love it !Five stars ! This book had me from the first chapter I was hooked . Hats off to Ms Savannah I will definitely be looking for your books again. I love Lexington Black and Robin together, so much twist and turns this book will grip you and not let you go even after its done ! Added to my favorite shelf, will definitely read again . Highly recommend !

    24. I am soooooo p!ssed right now. I wrote a review. With gifs. Went to save it and got a message "Rats! WEBGL hit a snag!" Duck you, Chrome. Duck you hard. I'll try again tomorrow.

    25. Not for meI think I'm in the minority about this book. I didn't appreciate LexIngtons attitude and lies, or his approach to his friend. The D/s aspect was unexpected as well. And the comment during that interlude just made me shake my head and say, no.

    26. This was an enjoyable holiday read. The characters were intriguing and entertaining. The plot was easy to follow and the X was rich and juicy. It flowed well and I'd love to know what happens to the main two characters. Good fun.

    27. Great readThis was a really sweet love story Lex and Rob are adorable. The plot is moderately paced with some angst and hilarity thrown in to make it quite fun

    28. Absolutely loved this story - raunchy, sexy, scorching hot with great characters and an intriguing storyline. I couldn’t stand Rob’s family and don’t even get me started on his ex wife. Lex was sex on a stick - he was yummy in all the right places. Loved it when he got jealous and possessive too. The story was gripping and I definitely didn’t anticipate the unfolding events. I’ve found another m/m author who I’m adding to my favourite list.

    29. The path to Rob and Lex falling in loveRob, a newly divorced straight man, meets Lexington a gay man. Doesn't take Rob long to realize he's not straight and that he wants Lex. Rob's toxic family and Lex's secrets make for an interesting story. Throw in the drag queens and this is very entertaining.

    30. 4.5 StarsI actually really enjoyed this book. I think the author got the timelines wrong a little, but I really did like the storyline. I think Rob over reacted, but Lex didn’t try and explain himself, so both were at fault. Peter needed a fair kick up the butt, and the fact Lex forgave him so easily don’t think I would of however, it was overall an enjoyable read.

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