Title: Junkyard: Twins (Junkyard: Gay Bordello Stories #2)
Author: Jaye Valentine
Length: 10,681 words
Publisher: M&V Tailz
Genre: m/m/m Contemporary Erotica
Blurb: Sydney and Tyler Holloway lead a privileged life until their wealthy parents die without leaving a will. While the inheritance mess is tied up in court, Sydney and Tyler—identical twins significantly closer than most—decide to make some quick money by working at Mistress Mercedes’ notorious Junkyard, a gay bordello in Nevada.
When the twins meet a sexy, off-duty prostitute named Jaguar on their first night at work, will they be tempted to break the rules and share their wicked secret? Take a trip to the Junkyard and find out!
Review: I was excited when I saw this story come up on the new releases at Smashwords; the prequel to this story, the first Junkyard story, was the first ever story I reviewed here at BER, back in 2011. And after all this time, I wondered if Jaye Valentine would ever write a sequel. In the end, I found this story to be good mainly because of my original excitement in it. I chose to read and review it as erotica and not romance, which I’ll explain in a bit. But still, it felt somewhat disjointed and unfinished.
Most of my excitement about this story was (besides the twincest, which I’m always in favor of) from my expectation to go back into this setting, the Junkyard Bordello that we started to get to know in the first story. Now, I’m not sure if there will be another two years until the next story, if it will come soon, or maybe even not at all, but the problem is that these stories are too short to work as standalone, but this story didn’t feel very connected to the first one either. Whether it was because it wasn’t or just that it’s been so long since I read it and can’t remember it well, I’m not sure. But, this story left me feeling like there wasn’t an overall plot developing or even much about the overall setting, which made me a little sad. And that left only the characters in this story to win me over, and while I might have found them interesting if we had more time, they were just rough outlines as they are now.
I was surprised, actually, that this story doesn’t just cover one scene (the main scene described in the blurb between the twins and Jaguar), but hops along with a few other scenes that don’t really go anywhere to wrap up their story. It made the story feel like there were some pretty big gaps, especially as these happened over months, rather than a short time.
The story is on sale for $1.99, and while that’s great in comparison to some gay erotica stories you’ll find for sale online, I still felt like this was a pretty mediocre one hand read as compared to what I’d hoped for, and I would probably encourage readers to look at the author’s other works rather than this one.