(Turnaround Books, £9.99, p/b, 9781873262825)
Erotica has moved into the mainstream now with a plethora of both straight and gay stories available for all tastes, however not all of it is backed up with a well written narrative to keep the reader’s mind engaged. No such criticism could be levelled at acclaimed author Rupert Smith’s latest novel written under his James Lear pseudonym. The Hardest Thing is a pacy crime thriller and a sexy reimagening of the Jack Reacher books, with a juicy side of gay erotica to titillate all readers. It is published on August 8th with a launch event on September 5th at Gay’s the Word. For more information click here.