There’s Something About a Kilt (Belen’s Review)

There’s Something About a KiltTitle: There’s Something About a Kilt
Author: Schuyler L’Roux
Publisher: NineStar Press
Release Date: February 15th 2016
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Erotic Romance
Page Count: Novelette
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.9 stars out of 5

It’s a hellaciously hot day in Minneapolis and all Thom wants to do is enjoy his ice cream and forget about the stacks of essays waiting for him back in his stifling apartment. Until he meets Gerry, a kilted, tattooed Welshman. The conversation is smooth and the attraction immediate, but Gerry is only in town for the night and isn’t down for anything quick and forgettable. When they meet again, hours later, Gerry knows there’s something in the air and all bets are off. Including his kilt.



This was fun, short, and hot.

Thom and Gerry meet outside an ice cream shop, and though their attraction is mutual and immediate, Gerry doesn’t do one night stands.

“Gotta go?” asked Thom.
“Sad to say,” said Gerry, standing up. “It was fun chatting.”
Thom’s heart stammered. He licked his suddenly dry lips. “I know you said you’re busy with work. But if you get out early, I’m going dancing with some friends.” Keeping his eyes on Gerry was near impossible with his heart hammering so hard, but he kept it up. “Can I give you my number?”
“I leave tomorrow, Thom.”
“And I’m not looking for a fuck and run.”
“Who says I am?” Thom asked, more out of reflex than honesty.
Gerry placed a hand on his surprisingly slim waist. “You’re saying if I wasn’t down, you wouldn’t mind coming with me and then never again?”
Thom couldn’t help the smile that danced over his lips. He leaned back in his chair to look up at Gerry. “I wouldn’t mind coming, sure. But I may very well regret the never coming again part.”
Gerry grinned. “Clever boy.”
“I try.”
Gerry laughed. “You would be fun. But I’m serious. I’m not looking for just anything. I’m looking for…”
“Something,” Thom finished for him. Gerry nodded. “I get it,” Thom said, smiling genuinely up at Gerry.
“I’ll tell you what, though.”
“What’s that?” Thom asked, the rabbit beat of his heart slowing as he got his expectations under control.
“If there’s a next time we run into each other, I won’t be such an idiot.”

When Gerry does end up meeting Thom again, the sparks fly, and they return to Gerry’s hotel room for a passion-filled night.

This is a short novelette with some hot sexy times and the hint of a possibility for more. I would have liked to get a little more depth to the characters, but I liked the flow of the story and wasn’t disappointed with end result. If you like a sweet, hot, short story with a steamy encounter or two, this one’s for you.

The nerd in me also LOVES the fact that together they’re Thom and Gerry.

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Galley copy of There’s Something About a Kilt provided by NineStar Press in exchange of an honest review.


I am an unapologetic book addict/lover. I'm happiest when reading and I spend most of my time with my Kindle, which is never far from my hand. I love to be told a good story! I mostly read fiction: Romance, Erotica, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal (shifters? Yes, please!), a little BDSM when I'm in the mood, and I love a good ménage story. I DEFINITELY PREFER A HFN/HEA! My biggest no-no's are cheating, miscommunication / misunderstanding plots, unnecessary angst, and cliffhangers.

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