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Friday, April 1, 2011

Rediscovery by Ariel Tachna

Rediscovery by Ariel Tachna
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length Short Story (64 Pgs)
Other: M/M, Anal Play
Rating: 3.5 cherries
Reviewed by Coreopsis

Visiting the dealers room at the Houston Gay Gamers convention, Michael Donovan’s attention is caught by a booth featuring leather wear and fetish gear. Though he’s never been drawn to that lifestyle, he can’t deny his attraction to the handsome man staffing the booth, especially when he sees Lee helping to entertain another vendor’s young children. Lee soon makes it clear the attraction is mutual, but can Michael move past his preconceptions about Lee’s wares and get to know the man himself?

Michael Donovan is a man caught up in the day to day grind of life, and has fallen into a routine of just going through the motions of living. He, like many people, has become immune to the little things around him. It’s sometimes the little things that impact our lives the most. I wouldn’t characterize Michael as a boring man just very cautious, until he meets Lee.

Lee is a colorful character; he lives his life to the fullest and enjoys discovering new things around him. Lee is definitely a man who loves the big and small things in life. The first time Michael sees Lee he dismisses him on his first impression of the man, but as we all know first appearances can be deceiving. Lee makes it his mission to help Michael rediscover the world around him, so that Michael is living his life and not letting it pass him by.

I used the words discover and rediscover a few times because this is what this story is about. We as people the older we get we start to not acknowledge the world around us, but if we just stop and take in our surroundings we rediscover a whole new world and new way of thinking about things.

Ariel Tachna wrote in such vivid detail, I felt like I was with these characters discovering and rediscovering the things and places in their lives. This story also teaches a good lesson to remember to live your life to the fullest so that life doesn’t pass you by. If you’re a reader who likes their stories to be heavy on the detail this is definitely the story for you.

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