Book Reviews

Midnight Strokes (Kiss Me at Midnight) by Terry Milien at Less Than Three Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Romance / Holiday
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 04-February-2013

Book Blurb

Despite the odds against them, Eric and Allan have been together for ten years. But stuck at a family New Year's party, Allan is painfully aware of all that has been wrong and missing between them lately, and fears that the new year is going to be his first alone.


Book Review

If there is a prize for the most explosive New Year's kiss ever, this book would be an extremely qualified contender. From the depths of despair for Allan, the narrator of this short story, it goes all the way to a very happy and triumphant conclusion at the stroke of midnight.

Allan is not having a good time at his lover's family's New Year's party, and we soon find out why: he feels inadequate, neglected, and generally unhappy. His lover, Eric, is much richer and more successful than Allan will ever be, and even though they have been together for ten years, Allan now has serious doubts. Eric's recent behavior doesn't help, although I suspect that, drama queen that Allan is, his own interpretation of events makes things look much worse than it is.

Eric has a major surprise up his sleeve, and even though Allan makes a big scene, he is undeterred. I guess he knows his lover pretty well, and is prepared for anything. This made me admire Eric even more!

If you like stories that include big misunderstandings that find a clever resolution, if you enjoy reading a slightly dramatic version of events, and if you're looking for a read that will make you smile with the narrator's humorous observations, you will probably like this short book.




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 6100 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 16-January-2013
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