Christopher Allan Roberts thought he had a promising future: captain of the football team with the promise of a scholarship to play for Alabama, his high school sweetheart and best friend for as long as he could remember, Amanda, by his side, and the love and support of his family. One night, one mistake changed everything. Chris moves to New York, adrift and alone. A walk one night brings him to the flashing lights, loud music and thrumming bodies at Club Berlin. A flyer in the men's room promises fame and fortune for anyone willing to go on camera and have sex, with another man. Money is money, and how hard could it be, right? Christopher Allan Roberts becomes Kris Alen, All Cocks' newest addition, a gay for pay porn star.
Lincoln Carter is honest with everyone in his life, including his family, about who he is and about his sexual preferences. Linc Larson, the openly bisexual gay porn star, will do anything with anyone, which pretty much writes his ticket in a versatility-charged industry. It's not his sexuality that interferes with his personal life; it's his inability to trust. What Linc wants right now, more than anything, is the chance to do a scene with All Cocks' newest acquisition, Kris Alen. Six-foot-two with auburn hair, an exquisitely toned and inked up body, Kris Alen is sex personified. Linc doesn't know if it's the "I want the shiny new toy" aspect that calls to him, or the distant and wounded expression that haunts Kris's eyes.
Linc figures out early on that Kris is only working the gay for pay angle that All Cocks brings to his bank account. Can a bisexual man with trust issues break down the barriers that Kris has built around himself and help Christopher overcome the painful past he is running from?
©2015 TM Smith (P)2016 TM Smith
Gay for Pay is the best audiobook that I've listened to so far. I was looking for a quick wank, but was surprised to find a charming story with lovable characters.
I loved all of the comedic dialogues between the guys.
This is the first Tony Clark performance I've listed to, and I found it to be fluid and evoking a sultry leather-filled lounge.
Buy it. Listen to it. Love it!!
This is a gay romance about a straight guy who decides to do a gay for pay job. You'd expect really hot sex, some self discovery, maybe some insight into the gay porn industry.
This book offers none of these things. Sex is really dull and unimaginative, lame story line and clearly not accurate in portraying the industry.
Narration lacked any kind of passion, although I have to admit he had little to work with.
I wish Audible would qualify/screen some of these stories better. There are so many standout authors such as ZA Maxfield and others.
Sorry, hate giving terrible reviews, just don't want people to waste money.
Having the main character already friends with a gay male, it makes the transition for him more believable. Although he did seem to go from just modelling to getting it on with gusto quite quickly, it didn't seem wrong or forced. The storyline was dealt with in a way that was an easy listen and drew you in with the descriptive writing. Having Tony Clark's nice voice to listen to didn't hurt either.
Kris kills his girlfriend by driving drunk in his last year of high school. He loses all his friends, family, the scholarship, everything. He’s devastated and broke. While living on friends’ couches in New York he finds Gay For Pay and decides to go for it – he’s got nothing to lose.
Linc is happy with his life as a bi-sexual porn star – but leery of relationships since his last boyfriend cheated on him with one of his co-stars.
They don’t hook up right away, but instead become friends. As that friendship grows so do their feelings. Even in this industry, they manage to keep sex out of their relationship for a very long time. When Kris finally admits to his feelings, Linc is already right there with him.
The question now is – where do they go from here?
This was such a surprising book! It was not at all what I was expecting. Having read a few “gay for pay porn” books, I was expecting Kris and Linc to be hooked up from the start and for them to fall for one another that way. Instead… Gabe is the wonderfully sweet guy who introduces Kris to his gay porn career and he ends up really being a great friend.
I loved the seemingly honest look at gay for pay that we get here. Kris struggles to stay hard at times, he still wants to date women, he likes Gabe because he’s so feminine in nature… but he truly likes Linc as a person and that’s what initially attracts him.
I think this is one of the few books out there that put forth a compelling “demi-sexual” story in that I do believe Kris is NOT gay. He loves Linc for Linc and not guys in general. Sure, you can call him bi-sexual in that he eventually comes to enjoy both gay and het sex but in terms of romance I think he’s a demi-sexual.
The sequels are already published – YAY! – and show an interesting “pre-quel” to the throuple that is Kris’ boss and his partners – which makes me psyched because I had wanted to know more about them as they were introduced. The third book is the slutty Kory who steals Linc’s beau but it looks like he gets redemption.
I’m excited to read the next two books and highly recommend this.
4.5 of 5 stars (there were some editing and grammatical mistakes that take it from a 5 star, but minor.)
Tony Clark is a new narrator for me and he does a nice job of giving each person a unique voice and he attempts both the southern accent of Kris and the Eastern European accent of Victory bravely! There are times when he’s a bit flat in terms of emotion but not enough to detract from the overall enjoyment of this as an audiobook.
Again, highly recommended.
I really liked this audiobook.I listen to this all in one sitting and wish it were longer because I really loved getting to know these characters. This is a story about love, loss, regret, loneliness, letting go and second chances at new love. Very good story and narration.
Does it make you feel better to no vote all my reviews? Sad. If it makes you happy have at it then. Hope it brings you a little joy.
This book is the now in my top 5 favorite MM books. I loved the narrator!!!! < is that enough !! maybe I should add more.
Ok Ok seriously, Kris hasn't had an easy time with love. Because of tragedy, he shuts himself down emotional so he can’t/won’t lose someone else he loves.
He has the chance to take a job as porn star but in the gay side of it. He will make more money and just because he is straight, he isn't the only one who is in the industry.
Jordan another straight actor takes Kris under his wing to show him the ropes so to speak. In the meantime Kris is getting to be pretty friendly with the rest of the crew and actors. It’s like one big family.
He starts to notice Lincoln, and although Kris isn’t gay he starts to get a little jealous.
Watching Chris understands his own emotions and not everything is black and white. It’s special and makes you feel for the guy.
Opening up to someone isn’t easy not after his loss but watching this man struggle with genuine emotion and love of another human being; it tugs at your heart strings.
I great story of finding not only yourself, but accepting of one’s self too. Great love story.
P.S. There is Gay Love in this book... That’s your warning ;) Enjoy I know I did!
Yes, I've actually started my second listen today
It reminds me of work by Sarina Bowen and Alessandra Hazard. All of these authors are able to lead the reader through these developing relationships in a sexy, sexy way. The narrations always match well with the characters.
The name is generic as hell, but the story is on point. Maybe "Let the right one in"?
I just really enjoyed this audiobook. It was so much more than steamy sex scenes - which were very steamy. The story was just so good, I really can't say enough about it. It is definitely one of the better audiobooks I've ever listened to inning life. I'd put it in my top three.
A man, surrounded by mystery and heartbreak is literally forced into moving away, starting a new life. A complete 180 degree change of life. In his need to earn some money he discovers this flyer in a club, which promises exactly that to any man who is willing to have sex with another man on camera. Although he never considered himself bi or even gay, he decides to take a chance, as he has nothing to lose and so Christopher Allan Roberts becomes Kris Allen.
He is slowly eased into the community, discovering that this particular p$&n company is more of a family than a company. Knowing that Kris is not only to the scene, but also to M/M sex, he is even given a mentor – another hetero man who decided to be gay for the camera – who shows him the ropes in order to help him to be as relaxed as possible for his first scene…
From there on it is quite a journey for Kris. He has to discover for example that he can perform best when his first scene partner around. Not because he is attracted to him, but he is the most womanly of the lot. Without him, he has troubles performing, as he simply is not attracted to men. …or maybe he is, to one in particular. Slowly, he is opening up to the idea that he can indeed have and allow feelings toward another man.
But even when they decide to give it a try, it is still not the end of the issues Kris (and Linc have) has to face. All of that in addition to Kris’ performing problems made this storyline even more realistic. It did not feel rushed. Also, it made me believe that Kris really is not gay and just feels drawn to and likes Linc for Linc. The character, the human being, not the man alone.
I really enjoyed reading about the get-togethers of their community, how Viktor, the boss, who himself lives in a committed three-way relationship, invites the actors into his home and how they all are a tight-knit group of friends. It made me want to learn more about them.
The narration was done by Tony Clark and this is the first of his works that I listened to. Overall he did a good job, especially the voice he gave Viktor was amazing! It’s sad it was Linc’s voice of all the voices that I did not like as much. It was somehow too squawky and simply a voice I could not warm up to, which made it hard for me to like his character at all, although he was absolutely sweet in his actions.
I am looking forward to read or listen to the next installment of this series.
I'm an unabashed fiction fan: mostly M/M, Romance, Erotica, Suspense, Thrillers, Action, NA/YA genres.
I enjoyed the story for the most part. My main complaint is the story jumps from 2010 to 2015 with very little information given about the time in between. For example, it mentions a trial, but I don’t remember it mentioning whether or not Chris went to jail. I wish I’d gotten a little more information and background. I felt like that would have given me a better grasp of the character.
Other than that, I liked the setup, the supporting characters, that there’s definitely a plot, and not all porn (which was great) and I definitely wouldn’t mind continuing the series.
For the narration, I’ll admit I did have some trouble following along, mostly because I kept getting pulled out of the story by Tony Clark’s pacing, tone, tempo, character voices. It’s not that Clark does a bad job, I’ve heard worse believe me, but I didn’t connect with him as the narrator.
Bottom line: A quick, entertaining story with heat, but definitely check out the sample of the narrator before buying the audio.
*** Audiobook code provided to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for a fair and honest review. ***
Chris made a huge mistake by driving him and his girlfriend Amanda under the influence of alcohol. Because of that Amanda died, he lost his scholarship and any chance of playing football, his parents disowned him and the only reason he's not living on the streets is because his best friend Michael took him in. After finding a flyer offering fame and fortune to anyone willing to go on camera and having sex with another man, Chris decides to give it a go, even if he's straight, without realizing it will change his life.
Linc is bisexual and has been working with All Cocks for a while, but when he sets eyes on Chris he is very attracted to him. Only Chris is straight and working the gay for pay angle, so there's no chance his feelings would be reciprocated, wouldn't it?
I loved this story! Chris/Kris was great and I really enjoyed that even if he was reticent at first, he did what was best for him at that moment. Loved the progression, and his slow realization that he was attracted to Linc himself. I also adored that TM Smith took her time and never forgot the underlying issues both Linc (with his trust issues) and Chris (with Amanda's death and his guilt over it), dealing with it all satisfyingly. Never mind that the whole All Cocks family was great all-around and gave a lot more depth to the storyline.
The audiobook was amazing! Tony Clark did a great job with the book, providing all kind of voices and nuances that set the tone for the reading. I especially loved his Victor impersonation, it was just great!
All in all, either if you choose to read or listen to it, you're looking at several hours of very hot entertainment! Very recommendable!
Rating: 4.5 Stars!!!
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