Title: Nate and the New Yorker
Author: Kevin Klehr
Publisher: NineStar Press
Release Date: March 9, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary, Paranormal, MM Romance
Page Count: 87
Reviewed by: LenaRibka
Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5
Cameron has it all. He’s rich, lives in Manhattan, and even has a cross-dressing butler. But then he meets Nate, an Australian who’s bitter about love. Cameron is determined to turn this realist into a dreamer by sharing his world of classy restaurants, Broadway shows and fabulous parties. And while Nate’s friends see the makings of a fantasy romance, it’s Nate who has to learn that in order to open his heart, he has to face a painful secret.
Nate and the New Yorker is a short novel, it is why I am not going to talk about the story itself, except the fact, that the plot provides a good basis for a typical MM Romance with paranormal elements, that COULD deliver totally different kind of books depending on the interpretation of the starting material.
The story COULD have been longer – with a bit more erotica in it – or it could have been more serious, though I personally consider exactly the witty writing style as a winner for this short novel.
So let talk about what was good and what not so good here for me.
What I liked:
I enjoyed Kevin Klehr’s easygoing writing style and his humour.
This novel has a perfect length for my taste.
All characters are a bit over eccentric. In other kind of story it COULD be annoying, but here it matches with a story harmonically, and gives it something special.
I loved the first part of the book, but maybe because of my reading preferences.
What could be better:
Sex scenes! Yes, I understand that SEX wasn’t supposed to be the main focus of the story, but after such promising remarks like
“He was ready for worship. With one masterful stroke, I could unzip his manhood and give it breathing space.”
“You have techniques that could make a gigolo blush.”
not to give us, readers, a single SEX scene, was MEAN!
Maybe it is the reason WHY I completely missed the sexual tension between MCs. (see point above)
The second part of the book wasn’t as good as the beginning, it is why I gave it only three stars. But as I said, it could be my personal reading preferences.