Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Release Day Review: Hearts and Flour by Tara Lain

Title: Hearts and Flour
Author: Tara Lain
Release Date: February 14, 2018
Category: Contemporary
Pages: 87

Can a raw food enthusiast find love with a guy who bakes cupcakes?
When Micah Truveen’s devoted health-food customers start showing up with white flour, Micah wants to chew nails! To make his misery worse, he finds his yoga teacher boyfriend in bed with another guy the day before Valentine’s Day. Micah decides to drown his misery at a friend’s anti-Valentine’s Day orgiastic hookup party—and meets the beautiful Queen, a gorgeous cross-dresser who’s got Southern sugah in his mouth and the right equipment under the dress. But when the hookup turns serious, Micah has to compromise to protect Queen’s secrets from his beloved grandmother. With everything against them, can two hearts rise above the flour?
First Edition published by Etopia Press, January 2013.

4.5 Stars!

Micah finds his boyfriend in bed with another man the day before Valentine's Day and sends him away. Disappointed, he accepts his friend's invite to an anti-Valentine's Day party where he meets the enchanting Queen, a beautiful crossdresser that he hooks up with. Only, neither of them is ready to let go after their first night together. Queen is not out to his grandma, though, so that might end up being a problem.

I loved Queen/Quentin, he was adorable and his relationship with his grandma was awesome. I liked Micah, but there were times when I wanted to slap him silly for being so judgmental and narrowminded. He did get better, though, so there's that. Queen and Micah were sweet and passionate and their chemistry transcended the pages. 

Queen's grandma was my favorite, though. She was so fun and full of Southern charm! I hated Micah's ex, he was horrible, not only because of the cheating but because of what he did later into the story.

All in all, this was a great, fast read. Even if it's only a novella, Ms. Lain managed to provide enough character development to allow me to connect with the characters and her fairytale-like writing style fit the story perfectly. Very recommendable! 

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by Dreamspinner Press for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***

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