Title: Fame and Fortune
Series: An All Cocks Story
Author: T.M. Smith
Genre: M/M Romance
Released: August 29, 2015
Victor Dimir moved to America with his traditional Romanian parents when he was just a child. His Romani parents taught him their traditions and how to be a shrewd business man. But it was the attention of a classmate at school that taught a teenage Victor about his sexuality. When he came out to his parents he knew it would be difficult for them to understand, but he never expected them to disown him.
Andrew Jones grew up with a single mom and his grandmother teaching him about life, he had an absentee father at best. The only thing the man ever did for Andy that stuck was buy him a camera for his thirteenth birthday. When Andrew went off to college on a scholarship to study photo journalism, he wound up falling in love with his Romanian roommate.
They became inseparable and wound up starting their own business together; a gay porn website where people could go and watch romantic gay porn instead of the rough and tough, or wham bam thank you man crap that was flooding the internet at that time. After ten years together they were still perfectly happy, they didn’t even realize something was missing, until they met a broken young man that needed a family.
Matthew Carlson was homeless, jobless and broken. He’d been on his own since he was sixteen when he ran away from home after being brutally assaulted by several other young men that he thought were his friends, and then being told he brought it on himself for being gay by his parents. Matthew has done a lot of things these last few years just to get by. When he finds the flyer for All Cocks, he decides to call and see where it leads. What has he got to lose?
Matthew has deep rooted scars that aren’t usually visible on the outside. But when he walks into All Cocks, both Victor and Andrew see them, they also see him. Can three men that didn’t even realize they needed each other get past the stigma of society to find a place of happiness, together?
*Advisory warning: This story contains a scene of sexual assault.*
Review by: Jennifer
So this was part two in this series, but IMO can be read as a standalone. This story actually starts way before the events of book 1, and continues after as well. This is the story of how Vic and Andrew became a couple.... and added Mattie along the way.
Triad relationships are cool to read about, they always get me thinking.... and then I realize, there is no way I could ever do something like that, I'm too jealous.... anyways, enough bout me.
I loved the flow of this story, taking us back 10 years and going from the beginning, which was perfect. There was a lot of story that had to be covered, as far as Mattie's back story and all that. And I felt it was done very nice, it didn't seem rushed at any point; it does bounce a few months to a few years, but what do you want the author to do, write day by day? good lord it would never end. LOL
I'm not sharing anymore as this will give spoilers and I try really hard not to do that. I will say there is sexy, lots of steamy, hot, man on man love and it was freaking fantastic! I give this 4 stars.
At 44 years young, she's decided to enter the next phase of her life by adding the title of "author" to her list of accomplishments. Smith is a single mom of three disturbingly outspoken and decidedly different kids, one of which is Autistic. Besides her writing, Smith is passionate about Autism advocacy and LGBT rights.