Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Blog Tour: Men Can Do Romance by Michael Perronne

Title: Men Can Do Romance
Author:  Michael Perronne
Genre: Gay/Lesbian Romance
Publish Date: September 7, 2013
Review Source: ARC provided by Author for Review

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Despite living in free-spirited New Orleans, Elliot finds that his career as an insurance actuary has him constantly weighing the risks of every move he makes in his life.

When Troy, his teenage crush, returns home to the Big Easy after a stint with the Marines and unexpectedly announces he’s gay, Elliot must decide if he’s willing to take a chance and find out if men really can do romance.


I found myself torn as to what to rate this book.  Finally I decided on giving it a 3 bar review.  To me this would have been a better book had it been written about two teenage boys or even two young men dealing with coming out instead of two grown/older men.

Was it a good book yes, did it have some cute points about it yes.  But again, I found it to be more towards a young adult book. The characters we well written, the story line was good and it had good content. if you are looking for a cute, quick story, that is good for a little light reading then this would be a good book to get. Also, if you are looking for a book as a first time read for a male/male love story then this would be a great start.  For me I guess I had expected it to have a little more depth.  On an up note I enjoyed that you could tell that the author had spent a lot of time in New Orleans, which allowed for me to be taken back to some of the spots that I frequented when I lived in Louisiana myself.  


Michael Holloway Perronne is the author of five novels: "A Time Before Me",
"Starstruck: A Hollywood Saga", "Falling Into Me", "A Time Before Us" and
"Embrace the Rain." His debut novel, "A Time Before Me" won the Bronze
Award, Foreword Magazine's 2006 Book of the Year Award in the Gay/Lesbian
fiction category. In addition, Michael recently released his first travel guide, "The Quickie Gay Guide to Cape Town, South Africa."

Michael was born and raised in Mississippi. He received a BA in Film from
the University of Southern Mississippi and a MFA in Drama and
Communications from the University of New Orleans.

For a few years he worked as a production assistant in television and film, in
both New Orleans and Los Angeles, on such projects as the television series
The Big Easy and the television movies Rag and Bone, Blue Moon, and
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge. Following that, he worked as the Conference
Services Coordinator for the National Association of Television Program
Executives. He has also done script reading and analysis for the Los Angeles
Independent Film Festival and the Los Angeles Film Collaborative.

He currently lives in Los Angeles.


1 comment:

  1. Hi Renee...Thanks so much for taking the time to review Men Can Do Romance and hosting this stop on your site. I greatly appreciate it. Happy holidays! Michael Holloway Perronne