Avon, May 2004, 13.95, 341 pp.
In Ladero Heights, California, few families could match the success of the three Wilson brothers. Mason is a wealthy successful golf pro married to a lovely woman and father to two delightful teens. Married Claude is the king of realty in the area as well as women even doing a ménage de trois. Finally the youngest Torino runs Mason's golf club, Foreplay and lives up to that name with any honey he wants.
Beneath the veneer of success lie problems of disappointment and mistrust by their main women. Mason spends more time at the links than he does with his wife and kids. Claude's wife, fed up with his wolfing, dumps him. Torino has found the woman he wants forever, but his record as a rake makes him unacceptable to his beloved. Each of the siblings must find their own path to plead with their loved ones to forgive them, but the road is rocky and filled with detours many of which are self imposed foibles.
HOT BOYZ is a contemporary tale that showcases the downside of success. The story line focuses on six prime characters, the three brothers and their main women. Though quite a handful to keep track of, Marissa Monteilh insures each has a unique personality and is fully developed so that the audience can comprehend the cross the Bennett brothers must bear if they want their loved ones back.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner