Review and Giveaway: Room 1024 by Racheline Maltese and Erin McRae (Possible Spoilers)

When Cameron takes his submissive boyfriend Noah to a gay men’s leather convention in San Francisco, Cam expects to spend the week exploring their relationship and experimenting with non-monogamy. What he doesn’t expect is to run into his own former dom, Lou, in an embarrassingly public reunion.

While Noah is enthusiastic about the opportunity to play with the former international leather title-holder, Cam is more wary. He and Lou have unfinished business. A four-way encounter with Lou and his sub Stephen could be great fun—or it could show Noah that Cameron can never quite be the dom he wants and needs.

As Cameron and Noah work through the uncertainties in their relationship, Noah is offered everything he ever wanted, in a completely different way than he ever expected, leading all four men to discover that sometimes the only way forward is to revisit the past.

May Contain Spoilers

I both loved and hated this book in equal measure. There were a handful of times when I felt like there were things added just to increase the kink factor but didn’t really add to the story. I love the building of the relationship between all four men and how each one gives the others something they couldn’t get in just two couples. But it ENDS! Oh man I was sad they didn’t wind up happy together as a foursome. The men clearly wanted to be together in a real way. But the book ends without that happening. I would have liked to have either a warning of a bittersweet story. Or, the better option in my happily-ever-after-loving opinion, another few chapters where they find a way for the guys to be together.

Between dinner and dessert—which is clearly going to be all about dessert wine because Lou loves a ritual, whether of a meal or of a certain sort of sex—Lou walks his fingers across the table toward Noah, stops just short of touching him, and says, “So what do you like?”

Lou glances at Cameron to make sure it’s all right he’s asked, only after the fact, and Cameron gives a little nod. Among other things, he’s curious how Noah, who agitated for this trip and is constantly saying he wants them to be more a part of the community, will take the reality of it.

Noah glances around and blushes slightly at the impending necessity of mentioning spanking and flogging and CBT in public. Cameron finds it completely endearing. It also reveals, while Lou smirks over them all, just what it takes to turn Stephen into a chatterbox: comparing notes.

Eventually, Lou runs a finger around the rim of his wine glass and says, “Well then, we should all play together tomorrow.”

About the Authors:
Erin McRae and Racheline Maltese are authors of the gay romance series Love in Los Angeles, set in the film and television industry—Starling (September 10, 2014), Doves (January 21, 2015), and Phoenix (June 10, 2015)—all from Torquere Press. Their gay romance novella Midsummer (Love’s Labour 1), about a summerstock Shakespeare company, is from Dreamspinner Press (May 2015). They also have a story in Best Gay Romance 2015 from Cleis Press and edited by Felice Picano. Racheline is a NYC-based performer and storyteller; Erin is a writer and blogger based in Washington, D.C. They write stories and scripts about the intersection of private lives, fame, and desire. You can find them on the web at

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One response to “Review and Giveaway: Room 1024 by Racheline Maltese and Erin McRae (Possible Spoilers)

  1. Sounds like just the kind of story I normally really like, but I am also a fan of HEA. Thank you for the review, this gives me a better view of the book. This book is for my to-read-list when I can read a story with a not totally happy ending.


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