Author: Josephine Myles
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: Unknown
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 08/23/2016
Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)
Genre: Gay Romance
Being “wrong” has never felt so right!
Felix McAvoy is having an identity crisis. No longer the bad boy of art college, he’s now employed as a human billboard, roaming the centre of Bath dressed as a Roman soldier while attempting to fight off his nicotine cravings. It’s a come down for the former conceptual artist, although there are compensations to the costume. The skirt, for one…
While Felix hasn’t made a secret of his desire to wear women’s clothing, he’s never dared try it until now. He’s always been worried once he goes down that road, he won’t want to come back, and the prospect of cross-dressing 24/7 terrifies him. Of course, he can’t tell that to Andrew, who’s now busy making Felix a slutty red dress.
Andrew Wheeler loves coming home to Felix and their cosy city centre flat. He just wishes Felix would let him know what’s bothering him; maybe then Andrew could confide what he really wants. Felix might not see him as anything other than a top, but Andrew’s yearning to switch things up.
Living together is one thing. Actually plucking up the courage to talk about their secret desires is going to be a whole other—and excruciatingly embarrassing—kettle of fish.
It’s been over two years since I read Tailor Made the first book in this series that features the same MC’s. Catching up with Andrew and Felix was such good fun. Felix is just as flirty and flighty as ever whereas Andrew spends most of his time being very practical or as Felix sometimes thinks a little bit boring.
Now the boys are living together and Felix is no longer a student real life seems daunting and sometimes isn’t a lot of laughs. Rent, bills and a shortage of spare cash to do anything fun has Felix kind of bummed and the fact that his job requires him to dress like a Roman Soldier and parade around town isn’t helping matters.
For me this story was very much about Felix and his struggles to adjust as well as deal with who he actually was. As their relationship evolves things aren’t quite as steady as they believe and a small amount of dishonesty could have much larger ramifications. I think it’s a wakeup call to both of them that they need more than sex, and they do have some very hot sex, but they do need to communicate and be honest with each other as well. Felix has secrets that he feels embarrassed and afraid to share and Andrew has a fear of something personal that he has built up in his head to be far bigger than it eventually proves to be.
This was a brief interlude and catch up with two very funny characters. The author’s wit shines through once again and the story and the characters are so very British that it made me smile until the very end. You could just about get away with reading this as a standalone but if you start with book 1 you will get far more enjoyment and a lot of fun out of it.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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