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Friday, April 1, 2011

Make the Yuletide Gay by Lena Austin

Make the Yuletide Gay by Lena Austin
Sugarplum #8
Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre: Contemporary, Holiday
Length: Short Story (22 pgs)
Other: M/m, anal sex
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

Dr. Gary Lord is comfortable and out in his homosexuality anywhere but his southern hometown -- and certainly not at his parents' house. But, in Yulee, Florida, secrets are very hard to keep when the folks across town know how you season your greens the minute you say, "Pass the salt."

And there's an old high school classmate who's been waiting patiently for Gary to come home... and he plans to crash Gary's Yuletide celebration in a big way.

Ever wanted to go back and get a do-over? Ever wanted to find out what might have been with the one person you couldn’t get out of your mind? Then you need to read Make the Yuletide Gay by Lena Austin.

I loved the other books in the Sugarplum series. Each book had great characters and a fun plot. This book is no different. Ms. Austin’s characters are funny, sexy, and a joy to read about.

Dr. Gary Lloyd is the guy from school everyone teased. He fit the nerd persona to a T. I liked him because he’s real. He’s been through a tough history and yes, it’s clouded his present, but that helped him become more of a three dimensional character. He’s grown up and has his own hang-ups.

Then there’s Adam. I read about him and shivered. He’s the guy everyone wanted to be with—including Gary. And who wouldn’t? He’s a hunk. I loved the twists and turns concerning his character. He wasn’t at all what I’d expected upon the initial reading and he really grew on me.

Harriet, though a minor character, really grew on me as well. She’s a hysterical ray of sunshine amidst the somewhat heaviness of the situation. Again, she’s a twist I didn’t expect and am glad the author wove into the story.

If you want a story that’s quick to read, has lots of heat, and will leave you with a smile, then you need to read Make the Yuletide Gay. I give the book 4 cherries.

1 comment:

Lena Austin said...

Thanks for the great review! Harriet begs for her own story, so she's in the queue for another holiday story. I'll just let her get settled in Colorado.