- Book Title: Twinkle, Twinkle
- Book Series: Standalone
- Author: Josephine Myles
- Publisher: SelfPub (November 23, 2015)
- Book Length: 37 pages
- Genre: Holiday, Romance
- Reviewed by: Kirsty
- Rating: 4 Star
- Posting Date: January 10, 2016
Although the story is only short it is packed full of nostalgia, romance and the enchantment that only Christmas can bring.
I really like the fact that Josephine Myles breaks away from the current trend in MM Contemporary romances of featuring two twenty-something protagonists. Tom and Vince are both in their mid to late thirties, which in part, is clearly determined by Tom’s struggle with his sexuality “when the media was full of headlines about the ‘gay plague’ “.
Whilst fixing the A&E department’s fairy lights Vince suffers and electric shock, placing him in the care of Dr. Berriman, his schoolboy crush. Yet Vince has only recently lost his husband and is left wondering if it is too soon to move on.
I particularly enjoyed the fun, but pathos, of the Christmas cabaret scene and Vince’s debut as Valentina. From this point Josephine Myles really allows her characters to open up to us, and each other.
It’s Christmas Eve, and down in Accident and Emergency Dr. Tom Berriman really hasn’t got into the festive spirit. Newly returned to his home town, he’s missing the big city he left behind and can’t get enthusiastic about a holiday he’ll be spending on his own. That is until he catches sight of the attractive electrician fixing the lights—who promptly crashes down out of the ceiling and becomes Tom’s patient. Tom can’t believe his luck…until he realises he knows the man already.
Electrician Vince has changed out of all recognition since they were at school together, where Vince was the butt of all the bullies’ jibes—and worse—while nursing a hopeless crush on Tom.
English through and through, Josephine Myles is addicted to tea and busy cultivating a reputation for eccentricity. She writes gay erotica and romance, but finds the erotica keeps cuddling up to the romance, and the romance keeps corrupting the erotica.
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