Private Property


Audra Beagle & Chloe West


Torquere Press

Release Date

August 2009



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Sam Kostas is a popular mystery writer with a bad case of writer’s block. He’s recently moved to a large Victorian house on the coast of Newport, Rhode Island hoping to gain inspiration for his next novel. However, his writer’s block seems worse than ever, until a strange young man by the name of Will Adler comes into his life with cakes and craziness, and insists that Sam’s house belongs to him. It’s all-out war between the two until they both realize that they actually just might like each other. Maybe. Even as they fall in love, the battle for the house is on until the very end.



Book Cover

  • Meh


  • Too brief to put down


  • This book is just...okay
  • Will and Grant

Character Depth

  • Ankle deep

Mood Upon Completion

  • Apathetic


  • Very few typos

Sex Scenes

  • Decently hot
  • Decently sweet


  • Sam's 24, but he sounds like he's a curmudgeonly 70-something year old; not really into technology, and he thinks computers are just a fad*
  • The author keeps harping on how pretty Will is and calling him a girl and whatnot, and it gets old quickly
  • Sam's identity crisis seems almost shoehorned in, and then he quickly got over it once he realized he missed Will
  • The writing seems disjointed**
  • Sex without proper OW
  • Logic fail: If they're in the middle of having sex, where did the ring come from?
  • Unrealistic timeline

Emotional Depth

  • Apathetic

Content Warnings

  • Cheating (main, one, past)
  • Character death (minor, two, past
  • Violence (main, one, present)^

*Unless this was written in the 80s, his mentality doesn’t make sense. You can’t even function in today’s society without using some type of electronic device.

**I’d have preferred to read this book from Will’s point of view

^At one point, Sam hits his friend Grant

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