Ethan in Gold (Johnnies #3) by Amy Lane - 3 Stars

Ethan in Gold - Amy Lane

The sweetest porn star that you can't help but fall in love with.

Ethan (Evan) Costa was molested as a child, but the way his mother avoided touching him from that moment forward caused him even more devastation. As a porn model for Johnnies, he is finally getting all of the touches he could possibly want, but he doesn't realize how alone he truly is. Jonah has spent most of his life taking care of his sister while she was slowly dying from cystic fibrosis. As these two spend more time together, Ethan will have to accept that he deserves to be with Jonah.


Ethan and Jonah both have hearts of gold. Ethan will do anything for his friends and family including living with his horrid mother to help protect his sisters. These two certainly deserved to be happy, and I could easily see them spending their lives together. The trick was getting Ethan to come to the realization that he deserved somebody as wonderful as Jonah. Fortunately, Jonah was extremely persistent which kept this story almost angst free. They enjoyed some nice dates, sweet conversations, and some hot sex scenes.

The story takes place almost parallel to the first two books in this series. A good portion of the story was spent alluding to what was happening to Dex, Chase, and the other Johnnies without ever really explaining what was actually happening. It was as if the author thought you were reading all 3 books at the exact same time. I read and absolutely loved the first two books in this series. However, this aspect created some confusion for me and took away from the time needed to more fully develop the relationship between Ethan and Jonah.


The other bit that got a bit repetitive was the almost constant mention of Ethan's need for touch. I wish this would have been toned down a bit. I don't think this can be read as a standalone story, and I highly recommend the first two books in the series.


A sweet journey in the continuing saga of the sexy Johnnies.


Originally reviewed for The Romance Reviews. Copy provided by publisher/author in exchange for an honest review.