Book Reviews

Chocolate Coated Reunion by Berengaria Brown at Torquere Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Erotic Romance / Holiday
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 14-February-2013

Book Blurb

Matt has arranged to meet Jake for Christmas Eve drinks after work. Matt has hopes this will be the start of a relationship for them. But his boss, Clauson, drops a huge pile of work on his desk at the last minute and he misses the last bus home. As well as having kept Jake waiting so long, he now discovers he’s left his wallet and cell phone on his desk in his rush to catch the bus.
Jake refused to talk to him or forgive him. As Valentine’s Day approaches Matt is determined to reconnect with Jake. But is Jake too hurt and disillusioned to forgive him?



NOTE: This book was previously published by Torquere Press in February 2013.

Book Review

This is a short, fun, and very sexy read about two men who are deeply in lust. And that is even before their real first date. Thing is, Matt works too long on Christmas Eve, misses his last bus, and generally messes up the original date; everything that can go wrong, does. Jake feels neglected and angry, and ignores 6 weeks worth of e-mails and pleas together again. Matt, however, is not willing to give up.

Matt is a conscientious and an ambitious worker, which stops him from thinking clearly and gets him into trouble with Jake. But he cannot forget the man, and keeps e-mailing him until he agrees to a date on Valentine's Day. Matt wants everything to be perfect, and I loved his preparations and the hope things will be different this time.

Jake is angry, but Matt's determination finally wears him down. He is as interested in getting to know Matt as the man is in him, so he figures it is only fair to give them a second chance. And what could be more romantic than Valentine's Day? I really liked that he was as impatient for their date as Matt, despite his fears.

So, while 'reunion' is a pretty strong word, since the main characters were never together before, it is an appropriate description of how both men feel about it. If you like romantic and sexy Valentine's stories, if you enjoy reading about men struggling a bit before they make it, and if you're looking for a hot read with chocolate body paint in one of the starring roles, then you will probably like this short story.




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 17 pages/4000 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 08-March-2014
Price $1.99 ebook
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