JL Merrow’s Pressure Head

Pressure HeadPressure Head by J.L. Merrow
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is possibly one of the best books I’ve read this year…and I consume books. Merrow’s balance of mystery, strained relationship and sexual tension is masterful. Tom is a fantastic main character and Phil serves as the perfect foil. Gary as the best friend served as a bit of levity to balance things out but my favourite secondary character was Tom’s friend, Police Inspector Dave. Where most writers tend to over burden the main character’s life with a glut of gay characters, Merrow provides a reasonable balance in providing a diverse, multi-oriented social life for Tom. Phil’s struggle with his attraction isn’t a gay-for-you but rather a reasonable caution as he angles through psychological obstacles.

Seriously, a fantastic read and a book I’d recommend highly. Can’t say enough praise for this book. Well done!

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8 thoughts on “JL Merrow’s Pressure Head

  1. treasure

    I liked this one too. I was sort of hoping Tom and Dave would be the ones getting together. I hope we get more of Tom

    1. I hope we get more of Tom as well. Darren was a so-so character for me but he was an okay git. Dave… he had no chance against Phil.

      1. treasure

        I didn’t exactly get Tom’s attraction to Phil I mean other than the obvious physical thing

  2. Patricia Grayson

    I am a fan of JL Merrow — the humor in her work is what attracts me — and very human, sexy characters, of all kinds. I was very impressed with “Muscling Through” and will read this new one shortly.

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