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Boy Meets Boy Meets Boy by J.L. Merrow & Josephine Myles

Boy Meets Boy Meets Boy

Boy Meets Boy Meets Boy by J.L. Merrow & Josephine Myles

Series: Mad About the Brit Boys, Book 4
Published by: Self-Published on March 15, 2016
Rating: 3 stars (★★★☆☆)

A trio of trios! (Or should I say a threesome of threesomes?) In this three-story anthology from J.L. Merrow and Josephine Myles, they assemble previously published stories with an M/M/M flair. And there’s definitely a lot of flair in this book. Featuring a shy guy working in a gym, a birthday celebration, and a trip to the dentist, there’s quite the range here. And not a single one of the stories disappoints.

Includes:

  • Kit Bag by J.L. Merrow
  • Unwrapped: The Birthday Gift by Josephine Myles
  • Getting a Filling by J.L. Merrow

These two authors are ones who always put together unique and fun stories. These shorts are prime examples of their ability to do just that. Even though they’re all previously published, I hadn’t read any of them before. And I’m glad I finally got the chance to do so. This is part of the Mad About the Brit Boys collection, and I’ll definitely be seeking out more of those books after reading this…

[Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.]

Einstein’s Peep Show by Josephine Myles

Einstein's Peep Show

Einstein’s Peep Show by Josephine Myles

Published by: Self-Published on February 23, 2016
Rating: 4 stars (★★★★☆)

The last thing Rory Jones expected was a proposition from his neighbor in the hallway of their building. It’s not that he’s averse to random hookups. But his nerdy, keep-to-himself neighbor, Nathan, never quite seemed the type. And when Rory learns that Nathan wants to broadcast their time together on a webcam, things get even more interesting. It’s not something he’s ever done before, but there’s always a first time for everything, no?

Nathan might be one to agree with Rory’s assessment. He’s working hard on his maths degree and has little time for much beyond school. Well, aside from his online cam show which helps him make ends meet. And it’s something he hoped to keep a secret until his biggest–and highest paying–fan asks for something more. He works through the awkwardness to ask for Rory’s help in what he’s sure will be a one time thing.

What neither expects is that they do enjoy their time together. Rory’s not put off by the camera. Nathan, though he’s not ready for another relationship, felt a connection with Rory he hasn’t felt in a while. But it was all just for the camera, right? If they took that out of the equation they would go back to having nothing in common, wouldn’t they? But relationships and feelings aren’t based on mathematical functions. And unlike that homework due tomorrow, they’re also not easily ignored.

I wasn’t sure what to think of this at first. It’s one of those “jump right into it” stories, and it starts with quite the event. But what’s great is that’s what pulled me in. This is a quick-moving, high intensity story with no scene or word out of place. The potential for a relationship builds quickly. But it feels right considering the background of the characters. I was with them every step of the way. And I certainly wouldn’t mind the opportunity to find out what happens next.

[Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.]

Screw the Fags by Josephine Myles

17405860Title: Screw the Fags (Screwing the System, Book 1.5)
Author: Josephine Myles
Published: February 21, 2013
Pages: 39
Publisher: Josephine Myles
Publisher Website: link
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Review:
Cosmo wants a car for his birthday.  His boyfriend, Alasdair, decides to make it a quid pro quo situation: Cosmo can have a car if he quits smoking.  Knowing it’s not an easy feat, Alasdair brings Cosmo with him  to the office and finds some creative ways to keep his mind off his cravings.

I’m not sure if I’m missing something having not read the first book in this series (though I’ve seen many people say it doesn’t tie too much into the previous installment, and as a short, I’m guessing it probably doesn’t), but I really couldn’t get into this too much.  It’s definitely well-written and the characters are dynamic and engaging, but the situations they’re in and how the story plays out was a bit too outlandish for me, personally.