domenica 20 dicembre 2015

REVIEW: Champagne Kisses by Lynda Aicher

TITLE: Champagne Kisses

AUTHOR: Lynda Aicher

PUBLICATION: December 14th 2015 by Riptide Publishing

GENRE: M/M Contemporary Romance



The Christmas Eve wedding Evan Cleary pulled together in four weeks is crashing down around him and taking his fledgling event planning business with it. With an empty altar and over a hundred guests arriving soon, he turns to the resistant, gorgeous brother of the runaway groom for help.

When Richard Patterson’s flamboyant brother storms out hours before he’s scheduled to marry his equally dramatic partner, Richard is left dealing with the fallout. The last thing he wants is more drama, yet he can’t deny his attraction to the effeminate event planner trying to salvage the wedding.

Evan thinks his crush on Richard is a lost cause, but one steaming kiss later, he learns different. What starts as a night of hot sex turns into a connection neither expected. But Evan knows their relationship is hopeless unless the ultra-conservative Richard can embrace every part of him—both in private and in public.

A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for review

This is the perfect short story to read on Christams Eve. Sweet and sexy. 
Richard is gay, he lives his sexuality privately, he's not ashamed but "conservative" is the word that more suits his personality.
Evan is gay, and he lives his sexuality very openly, not ashamed to be effeminate. As an event planner he's in charge to organize the Christmas Eve's wedding of Richard's gay brother. 
Richard is attracted by Evan, but he doesn't want to get involved, Evan is the opposite of the man he's looking for. He needs to overcame stereotype and his mannerism to surrender to his feelings for Evan.
When the wedding turns in a complete disaster with flying vases, Evan and Richard are thrown together to save the Christmas Eve party. And that night turns to be their night together. A very hot night! 
The morning after Evan doesn't belive that Richard is going to change his mind, that he will always look at him as a "femme". Richard has to show him he's wrong.
I loved this short but intense story. It's the proof that sometimes oppisites attract. Both the characters are in different ways gorgeous and strong, but the feelings they have for each other bring out the best and sensitive part of them.
The happy ending is really sweet and this is a quick and lovely reading to start this Christmas Holiday with the right mood.
At the end of the book the author's note says that Richard and Evan are an established couple as secondary characters in her BDSM series, the Wicked Play series. Now I'm curious, can be these two men hotter than that? I'm assuming, yes they can. 
Merry Christmas readers and enjoy your holidays with Champagne and Kisses!

1 commento:

  1. Recently I'm LOVING those short reads. It's so much fun in a little compact ;) I have a series by Lynda for later on this year - Power Play. It doesn't seem to be BDSM which I'm happy about. I'm a bit fed up with BDSM for now. it became a fashion somehow with 50 shades being so popular.