Bunyip by A. J. Llewellyn
Genre: Gay / Contemporary / Paranormal / Romantic Comedy
Reviewer: The one and Only Silver Pixie
Forensic audio specialist Steve Maddox is a busy guy who has no time to date. Balancing a strenuous work schedule and time for his cat and dog, he's ecstatic when his best friend, Silvana, organizes a gay speed dating event, bringing into his life the magnetic and handsome criminal defense attorney, Alexio Manolis.
The two men hit it off instantly, with sparks bouncing off the walls of the Petersen Automotive Museum where the event is being held. Their conversation crackles until Alexio says he has a pet—a bunyip named Norman. Steve feels a little stupid. What the heck is a bunyip? He has no time to ask, though, since he's onto his next "date."
Alexio, however, pursues Steve and the two men start dating. Meanwhile, Steve googles bunyips and discovers they are mythical Australian creatures of Aboriginal legend. It's just impossible. Does this smart and sexy attorney really have an imaginary, violent pet? Or is "bunyip" slang for something else?
Alexio is tight-lipped and keeps putting off the meeting between Steve and his elusive pet. Soon Steve starts to worry when Alexio disappears into his basement all the time and has savage scratches on his body he says Norman gave him by accident.
Is Steve's fantastic, hot new lover absolutely crackers, or does the cantankerous bunyip actually exist?
Is there such a thing as love at first sight? Is perfection too perfect??? Doesn’t a Mr. Right Always Have to have something wrong and can you live with something that makes the perfect someone not so perfect? These Questions and more await you in AJ’s new novel Bunyip.
Steve Maddox is a Forensic Audio Specialist working for a wonderful production company and on a lark or maybe it was the shoving of a good friend he attends a Gay speed dating event, while weeding through all the duds Steve Meets Alexio, a hot Greek of a man who seems Prefect in almost every way. Well you know what they say about perfection. It’s never perfect and While Alexio is everything that Steve could have ever wanted in a man on a personal level. Even more on a sexual level there is that pesky little matter of Alexio’s Pet Bunyip. Can these too work through everything and get their happily ever after? Well you have to read it to find out.
OK!!!! I cannot recommend this book enough! There are many reasons why this book touches me personally. But I want to say if you know anything about the writer you know of his great love of his dearly departed Dog Venus. She has a starring role in this novel and AJ’s love for all things furry truly shines through every page. I have to also say that yes I did Google Bunyip and it tickles me when AJ sets out to teach something. Knowing how creative AJ’s mind is I wanted to know of this Bunyip was something from his active imagination or was it real! Low and behold the Aboriginals do have stories about them and they are an important part of their history (like Nessy, Fairies and Banshees are to others)
I feel that Bunyip is a step in a different direction for AJ as well. This book has everything in it that every other book of his has but it’s different too. There is always an element of truth or a story from his experiences in it But in Bunyip AJ is in it. I know your thinking I have gone off the deep end but it’s something you need to read for yourself. Maybe it’s because his love of Venus and how much it pained him to watch her slowly slip from him it for me make this book that much more real. By NO means did it make it less hot, sexy, Funny or entertaining... All those things and more are enhanced by the realism of his feelings.
On my Scale of 1-10 Erect Peni Bunyip gets a 10+++++++.. It doesn’t Lack for Hot Men, and even Hotter Sex! The Love and Attraction these men feel for each other nearly instantly is realistic and human while being whimsical and cute.
On my Scale of It can wait to pay Day and Sell the kids... Sorry Folks its Another Sell the damn kids and get this book!!! You will not be Sorry and At least you will get a couple hours of quiet to read before they are returned to sender lol.