Tales of Bryant (Kirstin’s Review)

Title: Tales of Bryant
Author: V.L. Locey
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: April 9, 2019
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Length: 35,000 words approx.
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5


Four Seasons. Two Men. One Love.

For struggling film student Isamu Taylor, life’s refrain is about to change from boring documentary about a passionless delivery boy to a blazing and wildly erotic love story.
After spending weeks admiring handsome but older Manhattan executive Brian Gilles while delivering brioche to him in Bryant Park, the man of his lusty dreams has just expressed a desire to get to know Isamu better. A night on the town is just the beginning of a whirlwind romance that will span not only four seasons but countless years.

Amid the beauty and charm of Bryant Park, New York City, two men are about to discover that love knows no age or economic boundaries. This is a collection of four short stories starring these two amazing men, their one sublime love, and the park where it all started.

If you are looking for a story so sweet you have to brush your teeth after, look no further. OMG.

Isamu works at a bakery. Everyday a New York socialite, Brian Gilles, places an order of brioche and coffee to be delivered to Bryant Park. Isamu literally waits by the phone to be the one who gets to take the order and walk it across the street to deliver it in person.

On this wonderful day, Brian orders two brioche. Two coffees. When Isamu delivers them, Brian asks him to stay. And the sweet story begins…

I loved how this was set up in four separate sections. It allowed the reader to be taken from the start of the relationship to the middle, through some tough times, and to see a HEA. The characters’ dynamic was inspiring. They were no where near perfect and neither was their relationship, but it was real. Even in the bad times, the connection was there, the love.

I love how V.L.’s writing just effortlessly flows and takes you into the lives of her characters so seamlessly. I loved both Brian and Isamu for being so raw and real and touching. And Brian really touched me at how sweet he was. Always.

A great story, a definite recommend.

Tales of Bryant

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Galley copy of Tales of Bryant provided by the author in exchange of an honest review.


Reading has become such a huge part of my life as an adult. I love the escape, but I also try to take something from each story for myself. I am a lover of words. I love dialogue. I love a slow burn and a happy ever after. Favorite Authors: Garrett Leigh, Amy Lane, Mary Calmes, Lane Hayes, T.J. Klune, Roan Parrish, N.R. Walker, Cara Dee, Anyta Sunday
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