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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Holiday Howlz: Satisfaction Guaranteed by Kira Stone

Holiday Howlz: Satisfaction Guaranteed by Kira Stone
Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre: Contemporary, Holiday, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (22 pgs)
Other: M/M
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

Curiosity about a seemingly defective tube of lube compels Thomas to call Rookery Cove Aphrodisiacs' Help Line. Ambrose, a Changeling, is eager to help Thomas with his problem, especially when it turns out the man is a hunk... and not entirely what he seems.

Sometimes what seems like the world’s worst practical joke can really be the greatest gift you can receive. For Thomas, the little bottle is just the beginning of a new journey.

Read Holiday Howlz: Satisfaction Guaranteed to learn more.

I like a complex story where all the facts aren’t given on the first page. This is one of those stories. You have to pay attention and take your time to get the entire plot line, but it’s worth it. Ms. Stone’s novella pulls you in from page one and holds you in your seat until the very end.

Thomas intrigued me. He’s a shy, but sweet man who got dumped by his demon boyfriend. You have to feel for a guy whose world falls apart before Christmas only to have a little magical bottle of lube on the bed as a reminder. But I loved his resolve that though he got the shaft (pardon the pun), he at least didn’t totally throw in the towel and get depressed. His fortitude when he meets Ambrose is funny.

Speaking of Ambrose... he’s a trip. He’s committed to satisfaction guaranteed. I liked when he finally met Thomas face to face. The chemistry is overwhelming in a great way. You want to see them get together and forge a relationship. And the sex scenes! Whew! You’ll need to fireproof your fingers.

If you want a book that will make you think and squirm, then you need to read Satisfaction Guaranteed. I give this story 4 cherries.

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