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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Sweet Treats by Stormy Glenn

Sweet Treats by Stormy Glenn
Publisher: Siren Bookstrand Publishing
Genre: Contemp
Length: Short (66 pgs)
Other: M/M
Rating: 3 Cherries
Review by: Cactus

Brandon Erikson knows he doesn't have much chance of finding love. There aren't a lot of opportunities for a man with a little extra padding around the waist and hectic work hours to find the man of his dreams. That is, until he slips and falls at the jazz festival and discovers that the way to a man's heart is through sweet treats.

Dr. Nicolas Syranno is tired of dating men who order salad when he takes them out. He wants someone who takes pleasure in life the way he does, someone who isn't toothpick thin, and someone who understands his crazy work hours as an emergency room doctor.

When Nicolas sees a sexy little blond slip at the jazz festival, has he found the love he has been searching for?

It’s love at first sight for baker Brandon when he manages to fall at Nick’s feet, figuratively and literally. The sparks fly between the duo as Brandon finds out he’s managed to snag his perfect match. Not only is Nick a doctor, which will come in handy as Brandon’s a bit of a klutz, but Nick appreciates Brandon’s baked goods and the slightly plump affects. It’s love and lust at first sight for both as this fun duo can’t seem to stay away from each other from the moment they meet.

Both Brandon and Nick are fun, entertaining characters without much angst or depth. There is an aside with a classic homophobic doctor causing problems for not only Nick and Brandon but also others and the storyline makes an easy progression for the storyline, if a bit too easy. The men have instant sparks and immediately move to a serious relationship within hours of their first meeting. While neither man was given much more than a cursory characterization, both personalities were easily shown and lent a light hearted flavor to the story.

Overall this was an entertaining and easy read without much to recommend it as a repeat read, but the sexy chemistry and fun nature of the characters kept me reading until the end. The resolution with the other doctor was a bit too pat, but easily overlooked if you’re in the mood for a light and humorous read without many problems or deep emotions.

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