Between the Lies by Draven St. James

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Club Syn 1 - Between the Lies-FINALBetween the Lies by Draven St. James
Series: Club Syn
Release Date: April 4, 2016
Pages: • Cover Artist: Karrie Jax
Published By: Draven St. James
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Professor Graham Darrius leads a double life, everyday he enriches the lives of students, but at night he struts the stage as Ebony Powers at Club Syn. The two personas cannot mix, which is an easy rule to follow until a sexy man from Iowa stumbles through the door.

Spencer Neil has never stepped foot into a gay bar and holy shit did he get more than he’s ever imagined. What did he know about drag queens, go-go boys and heated exchanges in dark corners? The world he lives in is academic and predictable. At least until he meets Graham, and sees that sometimes all is not what it seems.

Beneath the shock of discovery, misunderstandings, silk stockings, and wicked instruction Graham finds himself falling for Spencer and Spencer finds he’s getting a whole different kind of education.


This was my first book by this author. I really enjoyed the concept of the book. I loved the age-gap stories as well as interracial romance. It started off really strong and Ebony/Graham and Iowa/Spencer had good passion towards one another. I loved Spencer’s vulnerability when he first stepped into the club. I enjoyed Ebony’s treatment of him upon first meeting. You can see the sexual energy between the two. I would have loved for the story to be longer, to me it didn’t have time for each character to have any feelings outside of physical towards one another. I don’t really like the route that Spencer felt he needed to take, I understand the author’s setup for the plot. I would love to see them get to know each other outside of their common places. I will say the physical part of the book was super hot, and it was written really well. It packed a little punch for 98 pages. I enjoyed the writing alot, and look forward to more from her.

About Draven St. James

I’m a born and raised Oregonian. I’ve traveled extensively in search of mischief and mayhem to fill my books. My ventures have been quite successful in inspiring a wealth of stories both sexy and humorous. It gives me a great excuse to do some crazy stuff in the name of research. Of course at the end of the day, coffee within reach, laptop at the ready is where I find my peace.