Devon Cream by Jet Mykles

20660032Title: Devon Cream, 2nd edition

Author: Jet Mykles

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (81 pages)

Publisher: MLR Press (January 30th, 2014)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5 Hearts

Reviewer: Eli

Blurb: When Steven helps his neighbor Devon move into the studio apartment upstairs, he can’t help but drool. And that’s all. Devon is straight and totally off limits. Knowing, though, doesn’t stop the desire Steven fights every time the two men are together, which is a lot since Steven has decided to take Devon under his wing until the young man can get his life together. 

This story was part of the HOT COMFORT anthology previously published. 

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Review: There is nothing like a coming of age story, especially when it involves a man who has no clue that he could be attracted to another man.  Meet Steven who’s an older cook who befriends young, straight and down on his luck Devon.  The two become friends and Steven becomes besotted with young Devon even though he knows the man is straight. The lines of this friendship become blurred and that allows Devon to remove himself from his previously assigned box of identity and to explore new ones. 

Devon begins to care for Steven and takes a leaf out of Steven’s book when it comes to taking care of Steven when Steven is offered a once in a lifetime opportunity that throws his life into chaos. Readers will love Steven and Devon – Steven as the older gay man who doesn’t want to take advantage of his young padawan; and Devon with his dependence on Steven to help him adjust to his new life. They are both very different from each other, yet together they make sense and a very cute couple. The reader wants them to get together and when they do, there are smiles all around.

The reader will also enjoy seeing how the book got its title.  It’s is rife with double entendre. Nice little read.