Book Reviews

The Man Who Wouldn't Wear Leather by Aaron Michaels at Torquere Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 13-September-2012

Book Blurb

For their ninth anniversary, Chuck scrimped and saved to buy Milton a sexy leather bomber jacket which Milton not only refused to wear, but which very nearly caused the break-up of their relationship. Imagine Chuck’s surprise when he comes home early one afternoon to find the jacket he thought Milton gave away draped over the back of a kitchen chair and Milton nowhere to be found.

Has the jacket come back to haunt him like a bad penny, or is something else going on with Milton that Chuck knows nothing about?



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

Keeping secrets in a relationship is not a good idea, or is it? What about a secret that is too painful to reveal, or one that actually respects the partner's inability to talk about it? How abut when that secret almost tears the relationship apart?


Charles is not a secretive guy at all. He is open, not overly organized an he is so in love with Milton it hurts. The rejected leather jacket, the one he bought Milton for their ninth anniversary, almost does their relationship in, but luckily, love prevails. Charles hates secrets with a vengeance, and really wants to know why Milton rejected his gift. But Milton doesn’t budge. Then one day, Charles finds out the reason for Milton's issues from the man's mother – and now he's in trouble. Does he reveal his understanding? His first instinct, being who he is, says "hell yes". But when he starts thinking about it, he gains a new level of understanding. Some secrets may just be meant to be kept.


If you like stories with an interpersonal mystery at their heart, if you enjoy the odd unexpected twist, and if you enjoy watching the main character discover something new and learn from it, then you will probably like this story.




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 15 pages/3900 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 12-September-2012
Price $1.99
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