Writing sex is easy. We all know the basics. The `ins' the `outs' the `oohs' and `aahs' are not original anymore and never will be again.
But creating a character we can feel and touch and care for, and then to take us gleefully along on a heated and teasingly smutty journey of longing and lust -- which, in real life, is so often foolhardy or sadly unrequited -- is not so easy,
In Todd Young's
...we find such a character.
The plot is simple: Bradley has lost his job and if the rent isn't paid by Friday he'll be evicted. So what's a beautiful, horny 20 year old to do? Answer an ad for a strip-o-gram company that's what. But the details of the job unfold simultaneously with his story as our hapless protagonist indeed becomes corrupted by his needs for survival; and wrestling with that most frustrating question--does the one I desperately love feel the same way?
In the end one is left breathlessly unsure whether Bradley will ever make the right choices, if he'll ever survive or if he's even answered that ultimate, frustrating question.
"Corrupted" sparked painful memories of youthful lust heavily cloaked in subterfuge and hyper-masculine shenanigans, young journeys that many of us have taken and, if we could, would not go back to change one second of it.
Though some situations will stretch credibility in minds that have never had similar experiences, nevertheless, "Corrupted" will surely keep your temperature in the red-zone, teasingly—whether you've lived or only dreamt about it—like only the best gay erotica can.
Endless kudos to Todd Young, and 5 poignant & lustful stars for "Corrupted". ~