Book Reviews

Nine for a Kiss by Emily Moreton at Torquere Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Romance
Reviewed by Ron Fritsch on 21-September-2012

Book Blurb

Why are the best ones always taken or straight? Rob hasn't had decent sex in months, as his lesbian business partner never fails to remind him. Now there's a hot guy in their office, but he's there to plan his ninth wedding anniversary party. At least, Rob's pretty sure he is…

Part of the 2012 Torquere Charity Blitz, sponsored by Rainbow eBooks. All authors' royalties (matched by Torquere) will be donated to NO8H, whose mission is to promote marriage, gender and human equality through education, advocacy, social media, and visual protest.


Book Review

“Nine for a Kiss” is an amusing confection.

Gay Rob and lesbian Cress are event planners and the co-owners of Rainbow Design. A straight married couple hire them to plan an expensive party for their ninth, leather, anniversary. Cress persuades Rob to meet the couple to discuss their plan despite his reluctance to take a ninth anniversary seriously.

Cress worries that Rob doesn’t have a live-in partner and sells himself short picking up one-night-stands in gay bars. She chooses not to inform Rob that a much larger event planning company has contracted the job out to Rainbow Design and that he won’t be meeting with the married couple but Evan, an attractive gay event planner from the larger firm.

What follows is great fun. Not least of which are the double entendres Rob and Evan throw at one another: “It came up.” “Too hard to resist?” The reader knows what’s coming next and can even suspect what the climax of this delightful short story might be.




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 17 pages/4100 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 12-September-2012
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