Sex and Cocktails by Meredith Russell

Title: Sex and Cocktails

Author: Meredith Russell

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (87pgs)

Publisher: Silver Publishing (28th July 2012)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3 ½Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: After cocktails, Daniel and Ty embark on a passionate encounter in sun-soaked Miami. Living a thousand miles apart makes being together hard, but the last thing they want is to have the heartache of saying goodbye over and over again.

Daniel Rawlings is happy with his nine-to-five life in Chicago. He has an office job, a mortgage, and he’s about to turn thirty. He’s happy, or so he thought. During the last night of a sun-filled vacation in Miami, he meets wild-haired, free-spirited Ty. With the help of some summery cocktails, Daniel and Ty embark on a passionate one night stand, though neither man really wants it to be just one night.

With a thousand miles between cities, it may be harder than either man could have imagined. In the end, Daniel and Ty have a decision to make: Is what they have when they’re together worth the heartache of saying goodbye over and over again?

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Review: Daniel is spending the last day of his vacation in a bar with his friends, when he is approached by Ty, who isn’t his usual type at all they have a passionate one night stand, but both want more, and Ty spends his vacation in Chicago with Daniel and now they have to decide what they want and can they really make it work with a thousand miles between them.

Meredith Russell has given us a great hot steamy holiday romance, where the MCs have to decide if a thousand miles is really too much. Daniel is drinking his last night away when he is approached by Ty; they hit it off and spend the night together. When morning comes, both wish they had more time together and Ty makes the first move to make it happen. Ty is a lot more confident in what they could have, if only they try, and shows Daniel through actions that maybe they can make it work. But, when it comes time for Ty to leave, both men feel it keenly.

So a good story of long distance romance and combining two vacations into one story. The love comes pretty fast and the sex is hot, dirty and steamy. We have to good characters in Ty and Daniel, Ty is laid back and easy-going, while Daniel is slightly more uptight and cautious. I must admit that from Daniel’s thought process, at first, I thought that he wasn’t keen on Ty at all and just seemed to be humoring Ty. But, as we get used to the way he thinks (or when he is sober) it is easier to see that he is just really cautious.

Ty is a great man, who is willing to try anything to see the man he is falling in love with and although we don’t manage to see them together as a couple as much as we might want, the time that we do get to spend with them shows us how good they are together. The sex is hot between them and their first time together was really hot, but their time together means more than just sex.

I am going to recommend this to those who love long distance romances, holiday love, hot sex, and a happy for now ending, with maybe the hope of more to come.