Beastly Businessmen and Guitar Gods: FAIRYTALES AND MYTHS FOR THE MODERN GAY by Asta Idonea

18412130._SY540_Title: Beastly Businessmen and Guitar Gods

Series: N/A

Author: Asta Idonea & Nicki J. Markus

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Anthology 198 pages

Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing (March 18, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 Hearts

Blurb: The modern age is devoid of magic.

Or is it?

How else could a stolen guitar or a lost shoe lead to love?

What but magic could spark romance at a workplace assessment?

Or turn a mean-spirited monster into a man?

Six fairytales and myths are given a contemporary M/M twist in this collection of stories, proving that sometimes the mundane can be magical, too.

ISBN: 9781925222821

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: I don’t know what I was really expecting but I can tell you that it was not these six stories. I have never been a fan of anthologies and I am afraid that the idea has not changed. I am also not a fan of fairy tales, even if it involves gorgeous men. I have to admit though that the first one was a laugh.



When Theo’s landlord steals a prized guitar in lieu of rent owed, he informs Theo he will return the instrument on one condition: he wants a date with Theo’s twin sister.

Except that there is a twist to it all. His sister has another idea on how to get back what was his. However he finds out that there is a bit more going on.

Now this is a cute story but way to damn short for anything other than a taste. I wouldn’t mind if it was made into an actual story but as it is, I was disappointed in it. It has a little plot or story line but mainly it just didn’t go well with me.


LOVE’S CODE ♥♥♥3 Hearts 

Andre must pass the examination if he wants to keep his job. However, he is distracted by his unspoken love for fellow programmer, Eren.

This was way too short to get anything more than just a tease from it. Andre has a goal but the one that interest him is distracting him big time. It is kind of a cute little story, but doesn’t really do anything for me.


Sasha told a little white lie in his job interview and it won him the role. Only now he is faced with a pile of work he doesn’t know how to complete.

Well in one part at least it will teach Sasha a lesson but in the other damn he gets his man. This is just too damn short to actually get into. I was a bit disappointed in it.


Hunter and Ross are in love, but Ross’ father keeps trying to set him up with undesirable, yet powerful, older men, the latest of whom happens to be Ross’ boss.

I just don’t get it, why have a great idea and make it a short story. I mean it is not just short but very short. It was a dang tease. These two were hot together but damn it was a bust.

LOST AND FOUND ♥♥♥3 Hearts 

Cillian is dreading the work masquerade ball, but once there he finds himself romanced by a dashing stranger, only to flee when he discovers the man’s identity.

A masquerade ball and the little man loses his shoe and the prince will find him. I mean fairy tales sounding. Which I suppose it was one just a bit changed. It was too damn short to get anything more than just a taste.

A DEBT IS A DEBT ♥♥♥3 Hearts 

Dunstan Griffin is not a man to let a debt slide, so when debtor Alfred Siskin offers the EA services of his son, Wynn, in lieu of payment, Dunstan accepts.

I know the feeling of needing to pay off a debt but damn this was just twisted. I am sorry but it was not even appeasing at all.


I gave each story a three but to me they were actually a two heart rating. For one they were just a teaser and didn’t really give me a story at all. Then they are based off of fairy tales with a twist. Which for me was a disappointment all the way around.  I just couldn’t even get into it and that is saying a lot considering that they were so damn short.

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