Book Reviews

False Assumptions (Kiss Me at Midnight) by Zach Sweets at Less Than Three Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Romance / Holiday
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 02-February-2013

Book Blurb

Joss has been in love with his best friend, the one man who accepts him for what he is—pumps and all—for years. But Gus has never shown interest in anything but friendship, and Joss would do anything, even suffer in silence, to avoid jeopardizing what they already have.


Book Review

'False Assumptions' is a wonderful feel-good story about two men who are best friends but each secretly wants to be more. The basic problem is what each thinks about the other, or about himself. The "great reveal" may be scary at first, which is why they hesitated, and the fear of losing a great friendship holds them both back. At the same time, this story can serve as encouragement to go for what you really want.

Joss is a gay man who also likes to cross dress. Many people don’t get why he does it, but the simple truth is that he enjoys it. He is a pretty happy guy, and even though he is looking for love, he believes he is "too different" for anyone to really understand and accept him. Yes, his best friend Gus "gets" him, but Joss assumes that Gus, like everyone else, just isn’t interested in him beyond what they have.

Gus finally takes the initiative of letting Joss know how much more than a friend he is to him, and is pleasantly surprised when Joss has no issue with it. All of Joss's assumptions about Gus being into BDSM also turn out to be incorrect, so the door is now wide open for the two men to explore their new reality.

Their first kiss as lovers at midnight is a nice touch, as is the way they look forward to exploring their newfound love. If you like short, sweet stories that will make you smile, and if you're looking for one that captures the spirit of New Year's and new beginnings, then you should give this one a try.




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 5500 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 23-January-2013
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