Book Reviews

The Carpenter And The Fairy by Cassandra Gold at Amber Allure

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 27-May-2013

Book Blurb

Former military man Mason Larue is into one-night-stands and big, burly guys. So while attending a crowded and noisy costume party, he is not happy to find himself unnaturally attracted to a sweet, slim young man wearing eyeliner and dressed in a fairy costume.

After a spectacular night spent with Avery, however, Mason begins to change his mind about what he wants. Can he somehow get past his fears and stereotypes in time to obtain what he never knew he desired?


Book Review

This is a super cute story about a man, a tough ex-Marine in this case, overcoming the obstacles his own perceptions and prejudice have put in his way to finding true love.

Mason has a definite fixation on "his type of man": powerful, as tall and strong as himself, and not "too gay". I suspect it comes from his time as a Marine, when that was probably the type of man he was around all the time, the type he was taught to think of as "manly". Whatever the reason, he cannot even imagine hitting it of with any other kind of guy. Until he meets Avery. In fact, he likes him so much, and believes his attention to be so impossible, that he runs after their first night together. Something he quickly learns to regret…

Avery is a baker, loves bright colors, dresses flamboyantly, and is a great guy. He spoils Mason when he comes home with him, and creates the kind of intimacy between them that he loves – and that scares Mason to death. Luckily, Avery is a forgiving guy, and has fallen for Mason just as hard as Mason has fallen for him. He still needs an apology, which is well-deserved, but he's realistic enough to understand fear.

If you like sweet stories about men finding themselves and what they really need, rather than what they think is good for them, if you enjoy tales about opposites that attract, and if you're looking for a read that is as romantic as it is hot, then you will probably like this short story.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 8000 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 26-May-2013
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