A Vintage Affair

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Title: A Vintage Affair
Author: Josh Lanyon
Publisher: Loose Id
Release Date: June 22nd 2010
Genre(s): Contemporary MM Romance, Mystery
Page Count: 140
Reviewed by: LenaRibka
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5

Message in a bottle.

Somewhere in the cobwebbed cellar of the decrepit antebellum mansion known as Ballineen are the legendary Lee bottles — and Austin Gillespie is there to find them. The last thing on his mind is a hot and heavy romance with handsome bad boy Jeff Brady. But Jeff has other ideas and, after one intoxicating night, so does Austin.

The only problem is they have different ideas. Jeff doesn’t believe in love at first sight, and even if he did, he’s buried more deeply in the closet than those famous missing bottles of vintage Madeira. Popping a cork or two is one thing. Popping the question? No way. No how.

Unless Austin is ready to give up on another dream, he’s going to have to figure out how to make sure the lights go on — and stay on — in Georgia.

A Vintage Affair has everything I like: an interesting setting, a mystery that has to do with a wine cellar and a wine connoisseur, a private investigator in the closet, complicated family stories and a nice chemistry.

But it is also has a menage scene – a M/F/M menage sex scene that took me by surprise and left an unpleasant aftertaste. My respect for one of the MCs went down to almost zero. By all my compassion for his issue with his own sexuality, what he did to Austin was disgusting. It was also hard for me to accept all his numerous I-am-so-sorry at the end.

I still give it 3 stars, because I enjoyed the audio version and the story itself (except the scene), even if it took me some time at the beginning to get used to the narrator’s voice.
Chris Gebauer sounds pretty much as a female. And I’m just not a fan of a female narrating.

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