Title ➷ Action (Murmur Inc. #2)
Author ➷ by Quinn Anderson
Expected publication ➷ Jun 5, 2017
Published by ➷ Riptide Publishing
Genre ➷ New Adult, Contemporary, Comedy, M/M Romance
Type ➷ Standalone
Read ➷ Kindle Edition, English
Word count ➷ Approximately 97,000 / 366 pages.
Price ➷ $6.99 (US)
Pete Griflow is the last person anyone would suspect of being a porn star. He’s quiet, gawky, and can’t even talk to guys without turning red. But on camera, he’s a different person. In the porn world, he’s Jaden Prime, a coquettish power bottom who’s been tantalizing fans for over a year now.
Pete is in a rut, though, and he knows it. And what’s worse, his boss knows it. If he can’t reignite his passion for the biz, he’s going to have trouble paying his none-too-cheap college tuition.
When Pete is given the opportunity to star in a huge summer production, sparks fly between him and his costar, Kyle Darko. Kyle is Pete’s opposite: he’s daring, achingly sexy, and in love with the sex industry. Their chemistry is palpable on and off screen, but dating on a porn set is tricky. Even pros struggle to separate fantasy from reality, especially with a script dictating their seduction. But what’s building between them can’t be ignored, and it’s so much more than getting some “action.”
Series ➷ #2 of the Murmur Inc. universe, can be read as standalone.
Characters ➷ Pete Griflow, Evan Darko
Oooh, this was so much fun!
When I saw the title on Netgalley I pounced without reading the blurb. I remembered Hotline from the same author and yeah, no need to read the info! Jumped right in and didn’t regret a single second.
Just like the previous book in the Murmur Inc. universe I absolutely adored this book!
This release came as a surprise, since I wasn’t expecting a sequel to Hotline any time soon, and it’s not exactly a sequel! While set in the same universe, Hotline focuses on telephone sex (workers) and Action is all about the porn side of the Murmur Inc. business.
Personally, this book — those guys’s story — was a highlight in my week. Month. It’ll remain a favorite for sure. I’ve been fascinated by porn for a long time, and there are a lot of stories like this one living and breathing in my head. I mean, who doesn’t adore two porn stars falling in love?
I found the story well paced, with a few ups and downs here and there, but overall entertaining in a certain way that I found not a single thing boring — I was drawn in from the very start and fully invested until the end.
Pete and Evan’s story was yet again a perfect read for my taste — sweet in tone, innocent while super sexy at the same time.
They meet very early on in the story and the romance pretty much also happens right from the start. It’s one of those insta-loves where one of them, or perhaps even both? guys do some dancing around, the whole hot-and-cold thing for a while, despite their instant attraction.
I AM SO DOWN FOR THAT.
Sure it makes you wanna bitch-slap one of them every now and then but that was half the fun (for me). It’s a tad more irritating IRL but in a good story? With a HEA? Bring on the feels.
Thank you very much. I’m very forgiving when it comes to sweet, cocky guys—wink.
As you can probably guess, I was totally hooked on Evan and so adored Pete’s character. They’re both my kinda guys, both charming in their own way, a tad geeky and simply nice guys.
But wait, it never got boring with Evan. Heh.
Sadly, we only get to be in Pete’s head and Evan does remain a bit of a mystery as it so often happens with a single POV storytelling. Sigh.
Pete’s mom was one of those rare cool mom’s everyone probably wants! I don’t usually pay much attention to family members in books, because often they’re just there to be there and that’s okay. I totally love Pete’s mom though. Woot!
So, yeah, the story was super exciting, the romance wonderful and their chemistry off the chart delicious.
And it was very much New Adult through and through.
The purrrrrfect story!
I always say that it’s always difficult to fully get the other guy in a story when having only one person’s POV which I’d say is probably my biggest ‘complaint’ yet again. Sigh. I understand it’s a challenge to make the reader see and understand all the characters withouth giving them a look into heir heads…
I would have loved to be in Evan’s head though, even just for an epilogue or something.
He never got to introduce his parents or friends or reveal much about his past. I found his actions did speak loud enough for the important bits in their relationship! But yeah… Mostly, we just don’t know what he’s thinking.
And once again I was startled when I reached the final chapter!
It just went by so fast…
Thank you for creating Pete and Evan and brining their story to life.
Action already has its special place in my heart, it’s like, you read my mind! I so needed this story and bam! there it is! I had no idea 🙂
Now, I’ll be patiently waiting for more =D
Many, many thanks to the publisher who kindly provided a free copy for an honest and impartial review.
The e-book, as well as a sample, can be found here: