Teacups and Roses
Title: Teacups and Roses
Author: E.T. Malinowski
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Length: 72 pages
Rating: B List
Blurb: The second son of one of the wealthiest men in the city, Perry Loughton longs for simple comforts but fears nobody will want him for anything but his name and his money. While working as a steam cab mechanic to distract himself from his worries, Perry meets tea shop owner Alex, and soon shy Perry wants more than their casual association. With an optimistic heart and a natural talent for clockwork, Perry hopes his gifts will convey the feelings he can’t yet express in words.
Alexander Fitzgerald lives a quiet life with his handsome boyfriend Marcus. Alex just wishes the passion between them carried beyond the bedroom. Then the anonymous handcrafted gifts he begins receiving make Alex more and more curious about their maker, and the intricate devices might be the key to what’s missing from his life.
Review: Short, sweet and cute. I love shy men, when you add in hot and extremely talented with a good heart, it’s pure gold.
This story is a lot of fun and while it is a fast read it didn’t feel like I was missing anything. I was rooting for these two to get together from the very beginning and was so glad that Alex saw past Perry’s stutter and tendency to run. Alex was able to work his way past Perry’s shell and find the sweet and brilliant man beneath, and his rewards were very enjoyable.
A good choice for when you are looking for a light and sexy treat to accompany a big mug of caffeinated yummy.
Reviewed by Nina
Posted on March 18, 2014, in Nina and tagged Acceptance, B List, Choices, Clockwork Devices, Crazy Family, Crushes, DSP, Elite, Family, fantasy, Friends to Lovers, Gifts, HEA, Introverts, Love, M/M, Making a New Life, Making Your Own Family, Mechanic, Nina, Novella, romance, Secret Admirer, Secrets, Shy, Steampunk, Stutter, Sweet, Talented, Tea, Tea Shop, Wealthy, world building. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.