A Tender curiosity by Charlie Cochet

Title: A Tender Curiosity

Series: A Collection of Three Short Stories

Author: Charlie Cochet

Genre: Historical Americas, Paranormal

Length: Novella (90pgs)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 15, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Take a journey into the past and meet the men who laughed, lived, and loved in a bygone era. This collection includes three short but sweet tales of infatuation, adventure, humor, and even a dash of the paranormal.

When Love Walked In

Private investigator Bruce Shannon’s cases of missing persons and infidelity don’t inspire warm feelings around Valentine’s Day. Luckily Bruce is quite happy with only his cat for companionship—until handsome Jace Scarret wanders off the street and into Bruce’s life.

In His Corner

Former world heavyweight boxing champion Jessie “the Demon” Dalton needs a cornerman, and Eli jumps at the chance, hoping for answers about why Jessie broke his heart years ago. It soon becomes clear that Jessie needs Eli in his corner—and in his life. Now all Eli has to do is convince Jessie.

Believe Me, Beloved

Robert Bradley dreams of singing on the radio, and when he attends the masked ball of handsome station owner Gabriel Chase, Robert has no idea his dream is about to take an unexpected paranormal turn.

In His Corner originally published by Torquere Press, Inc., September, 2012.

When Love Walked In originally published by Torquere Press, Inc., February, 2012.

Believe Me, Beloved originally published in Masks Off Anthology by Top Shelf, An imprint of Torquere Press Publishers, 2012.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63533-615-3

Product Link: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Three short stories with different themes that are sweet and breathtaking.

In His Corner is about Eli, who has been in love with Jesse forever and finally gets his chance when they meet again years later. This story was short and sweet.

When Love Walked is about Bruce who helps Jace with a meal and somewhere to sleep. Love blossoms between these two and I could feel the emotions. This is another short and sweet story.

Believe Me, Beloved is about Robert being invited to a costume ball by the owner Gabriel. He has a certain mask to wear and soon is introduced to a world he never knew existed. I loved this slightly longer story. Robert and Gabriel were great together.

Each story has an atmosphere that draws you in and makes you comfortable with the couples. I think they would have been better had they been longer but they were no less great to read.