"4.5 Nymphs!...A well-crafted, entertaining and heart-warming romance between two men who are looking for a loving and committed relationship; yet, it’s so much more. It’s also a realistic depiction of the pain, guilt, frustration and anger an individual experiences when a family member becomes dependent, due to a debilitating illness such as Alzheimer’s, and the child becomes the caregiver...If you enjoy a well-written story with likable, interesting characters that nearly jump off the page, you will, without a doubt, enjoy David's Dilemma as much as I did. Keep up the good work Ms. Lorenz. I look forward to your next release."--Mystical Nymph, Literary Nymphs Reviews
"4.75 Rating!...Lynn Lorenz has a talent for grabbing her readers and yanking them right into a story, and her novel...is no exception to this rule. This novel combines memorable characters, a unique and emotional storyline, and just a touch of suspense into a package that will capture both your interest and your heart. She has taken a difficult subject--elder care by adult children and the potentially devastating effect this can have on the lives of everyone involved--and has treated it with sensitivity while acknowledging that this is also a fact of life. This is an unusual subject matter for a romance novel, but Ms. Lorenz makes it work. Not only does it work, it makes for a story that is fascinating, tragic, and very appealing...A story about friendship, love, and family. I dare you to read it and not be touched on some level. It’s not a tear-jerker--far from it--but it will make you think. And that is what makes this a very worthwhile reading experience."--Bobby, Book Wenches
"...Grab a box of Kleenex and turn on the air conditioner...you're going to need both! This is definitely an emotional tear jerker, not for the faint of heart....Lynn Lorenz never lets her readers down...this story is no exception. David's Dilemma is a budding romance between two men with a mixture of hot sex, sad humor and even sadder life reality...Don’t miss your chance to read this wonderful romance by Lynn Lorenz. Definitely a must read!"--Theresa, EBook Addict2, Blogspot
"4.75 Stars!...Although the romance was lovely, the relationship between the men really took a back seat to the drama between David and his father. This was a story of a man struggling with Alzheimer’s and of his son who is struggling to care for a very difficult man, both in his temper and attitude to David and his sexuality. It's not a light, carefree read as you would expect from a book which deals not only with someone suffering from Alzheimer’s, but also some of the more difficult aspects of Travis' job. It is, however, a moving, emotional and compelling read and I would highly recommend it."--Jenre, Reviews By Jessewave
"5 Stars!...Lorenz exquisitely builds the sexual tension between Travis and David...There are several hot and steamy love scenes that prove that these forty-somethings still have what it takes to tangle the sheets...I'm a huge fan of Lynn Lorenz's work. I'm convinced that she can write about any subject she puts her mind to, but I was concerned about how a devastating disease such as Alzheimer’s could be worked into a gay romance. I'm happy to say that I was far from disappointed. In fact, I am more in awe of her talents than I was before and heartily recommend David's Dilemma for your reading enjoyment."--Marame, Rainbow Reviews
"5 Angels!...A Recommended Read!...A compelling story about love, friendship, and the devastating effects of Alzheimer's...David and Travis' attraction, while instantaneous, gains momentum through their interaction and begins to flow effortlessly. This point has a great deal of significance for me because nothing was forced, and I watched their bond strengthen over time. There wasn't anything I disliked about this story except seeing it come to an end. Each perfectly balanced element, from the plot and setting, to the cast of characters blended to create a wonderfully written story."--NeNe, Fallen Angel Reviews
"4 Stars!...Lynn Lorenz pens a complex tale that is both a love story and a sensitive portrayal of one of the worst case scenarios that may happen with Alzheimer's disease. David's emotions and his struggle to do the right thing for the father he loves is heartwrenching. Travis seems to be faced with all those times that he dreads in his life as a detective. The attraction between the two leads to a great tale of men bonding in a non-sexual way because they are at a point in their lives where they need support more than sex...This is a poignant tale of Alzheimer's that tells of the support that can be found for families who have a loved one with the disease. It's also a well-crafted love story."--Dee Dailey, The Romance Studio
"...A very intense and emotionally trying story. The real relationship of this story wasn’t between David and Travis, but between David and his father...I do want to commend Lynn Lorenz on the Alzheimer's aspect of the story, from my personal experience, I felt she covered that part very well...A good story and it will leave readers who are familiar with David’s situation very moved."--Joyfully Reviewed
...In the near dark of the car, Travis smiled at David. Unsure if he should make the first move, he hung back. “Jesus, you look good.” Mouthwatering. And Travis’s mouth was definitely watering for a taste of David.
For a moment, both men just sat and stared, taking in their clothes, the way their hair looked, their eyes as they devoured each other. It was long and painful, and blissfully sweet.
“I’ve missed you.” David leaned forward and cupped Travis’s cheek.
God, it was so warm and tender, and Travis’s cock jerked at David’s touch. Travis leaned into David’s palm, rubbing his face up and down, trying to get closer. David’s thumb played over Travis’s bottom lip.
He gave David’s thumb a hard nip, then sucked it into his mouth. Travis moaned. David moaned. Travis sucked harder. David hissed, pulled out his finger, and brushed his lip again, leaving a moist trail behind.
Eyes locked, vision narrowed to each other’s faces, they leaned forward and their lips met in a soft prayer of desire and need.
Travis had never been kissed with so much tenderness, so much longing, and so much love. He didn’t know if David would ever say the words Travis had only dreamed of hearing, but David’s kiss told all.
Travis slipped his tongue along the seam of David’s moist mouth, and David opened for him. Travis plunged his tongue inside and, surrendering to Travis, David melted into him, giving up, letting Travis control the kiss and more.
David’s hands slipped around Travis’s neck, pulling him nearer. Travis buried one hand in David’s thick hair, and rested the other on David’s hip. The kiss lasted, deep and fully seated, until neither of them could breathe and they had to part by necessity.
“Christ.” Travis sighed and rested his head against David’s forehead.
“Ditto.” David gave a soft laugh. “More…I need more.” Then he tilted his head and found Travis’s lips again.
Travis opened his mouth, letting David explore, learning his taste. David took his time in a leisurely journey over Travis’s tongue, across his palate, touching each tooth. Their tongues danced in and out to a tune only their sensitive flesh could hear.
David was delicious, just as Travis had imagined he’d be, but better. So much better because this was real. David was here, in Travis’s car, eager, hungry and willing.
They couldn’t get close enough. At least Travis couldn’t, not with the damn console between them. He broke their kiss again, sucked down air, then swore.
“Backseat,” Travis ordered.
David let go and crawled into the back. Travis tumbled after him, laughing. Oh, God, it was as if they were sixteen again and going to make out in the backseat of his car, and he couldn’t wait.
Travis landed on top of David, who’d stretched out on the seat, God bless him.
“This is nice.” Travis sighed as he looked down into David’s eyes.
“Uh-huh.” David wiggled underneath him, and Travis felt David’s erection against his thigh.
“Oh, God, you’re like a fucking rod, baby.” This time it was Travis’s turn to rub his own hardness against David.
“Look who’s talking.” David laughed.
“Stop laughing. It isn’t funny.” Travis’s laugh sputtered from his lips.
“No. Of course not.” Travis tried to retain some dignity.
“Right. Two forty-year-old men humping each other in the back seat of a…” David looked around. “What the hell kind of car is this?”
“A Toyota Avalon.”
“Nice.” David gave a slow whistle. “I’m impressed.”
“Don’t be. It’s a cop car. A plain vanilla sedan.”
“Thank God for vanilla sedans.” David grinned up at him. “They have large backseats.” Then he humped against Travis again...