Series: Stand Alone book
Author: Tara Lain
Genre: M/M Romance
Length: Novella (91 Page)
Publisher: Etopia Press (February 1st, 2013)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: A raw food fanatic and a cupcake baker—can two hearts rise above the flour?
Healthy, vegan food is Micah Truveen’s religion. So when his devoted customers start showing up with white flour cupcakes, Micah’s ready to scream. When he discovers who’s been spreading the cupcake poison to the community, there’s going to be trouble. And to make a bad day even worse, Micah comes home to find his boyfriend in bed with someone else—on the day before Valentine’s Day! In frustration, he throws the rat out and agrees to go to his friend’s orgiastic Anti-Valentines party. Not his style, but lately, his style seems to be crumbling around him like stale baked goods.
Southerner Quentin Darby wishes he could stop wearing women’s clothes. He desperately wants to live up to the glowing opinion his grandmother holds of him, so he’s never even told her he’s gay. And now there’s this guy from the party who makes him wish he could just be who he is—a man who likes women’s clothing, loves to bake, and thinks everything’s better with cupcakes. Until a man with an axe to grind decides the time to grind it is now…
Review: Micah Truveen’s life is just about perfect. The openly gay, devoted vegan runs a successful raw food restaurant, teaches classes on how to prepare raw food and has the best boyfriend a guy could want. Or so he thinks. First he catches his supposed vegan customer’s eating cupcakes, and then he walks in on his boyfriend with another guy. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Quentin Darby leads a double life. By day he takes care of his grandmother and together they make the cupcakes that have Micah seething; by night he’s the cross dressing Queen. While Quentin is a closeted gay, trying to keep up appearances with his grandmother, Queen waves her freak flag, proudly! In her skimpy red dress, sky-high stilettos and sexy undies that drive Micah crazy and make him see double.
Micah spots Queen at a friend’s Anti-Valentine’s day party and he’s instantly enamored with her… him. It doesn’t take long for Micah to figure out Queen is a guy, and it takes even less time before these two are trying to devour each other! When Micah finally learns that Quentin is the infamous cupcake baker, is the relationship doomed before it even starts?
All along the way Lain gives us not only some knock your socks off romps in white sheets, but she also touches on hatred, bigotry, blackmailing and stupidity. When Micah finally figures out he’s no better than everyone else by being completely closed-minded about the cupcake issue with Quentin, will it be too late for him to have a second shot at happiness with him?