Series: A Valentine Rainbow
Author: Xavier Mayne
Genre: Holiday/Valentine / Erotic Romance
Length: Short Story (51 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 1st, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 Hearts
Blurb: While performing as Cupid on Valentine’s Day, Josh has the unpleasant task of delivering a break-up message to Dallas from his girlfriend, Jess. Jess is convinced Dallas is gay, and when Josh tries to comfort him, he finds she may very well be right. When Dallas’s best friend Austin arrives, it’s up to Josh to show both young men the love and acceptance they’ve always had in each other.
A part of the “A Valentine Rainbow” set of 14 holiday stories. Get all 14 stories on Feb. 1 when you purchase the set.
Review: Uhm… I liked the poem. Really, I saw nothing wrong with it since sometimes it’s hard to face the truth. So she wrote it instead, so what? Harsh? Hmm, I just can’t see it, more like a huge freaking favor. So now that that’s stated, let’s move on shall we?
Dallas is getting ready to propose to his girlfriend of two years, but Jess has other ideas. So on Valentine’s Day she hires Josh, who is working a gig as Cupid, to deliver a message to her boyfriend. It turns out that the message was a break up poem that leaves Dallas devastated. To top it all he really thinks he’s not gay, but Cupid bring the truth home easily enough. What should have resulted to a spectacular coming out event though, get a bit ruined when Dallas’ best friend and roommate, Austin, comes in.
Awkward situation? Yes! Hilariously delivered? Hell yes! Hot and mouth-watering? Oh just kill me, yes!!! While the story is a bit of overkill with things that immediately make you think, “Can’t happen,” it was fun and funny in its way. Our Cupid was a brilliant perv who despite his clumsiness in this whole mess, managed to do one hell of a job and urging these two utterly perfect men toward each other. Albeit they were too perfect and the virgin-awkwardness was distinctly lacking, replaced by an overwhelming enthusiasm to catch up for lost times, still I liked it, made me smile and shake my head at the jerk-off material that followed.
So yeah, this was a true to Valentine’s Day erotic story that might make you go a bit “aww” and smile or even laugh a bit. I did feel sorry for our Cupid though as he was left out of the “fun,” containing himself with the knowledge of a job well done. But that doesn’t change the fact that if you like a fast and fun read for this year’s Valentine’s then this story might do it for you.