Nine Small Sips (Kirstin’s Review)

Title: Nine Small Sips (Tales of Bryant #2)
Author: V.L. Locey
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: June 12, 2019
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 108
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.75 stars out of 5


Life for Isamu Taylor is now a Cinderella story that includes a Manhattan loft, a new position in the hottest LGBT film production company in New York City, and an upcoming wedding in Bryant Park to his very own handsome prince.

He’s come a long way from that struggling film student with ratty sneakers and shaggy hair. Isamu is now living an urbanite’s fairy tale with that happily ever after just around a bustling city street corner.

But as all wedding planners know, even the best laid plans seem to go awry, and Isamu and Brian’s wedding is no exception. But love – both old and new – is in the air, so nothing can go too badly, right?

I had really enjoyed Tales of Bryant, the story of Isamu and Brian through the seasons, both living an changing and being together. So, I was extremely thrilled to be able to read their follow up story about their wedding.

Isamu and Brian are dealing with an overly obnoxious, loud and demanding wedding planner, Isamu’s grandmother and her traditional values, work complications and last minute panic over missing photographers. But still, their love is as strong as it ever was and this short story packs a punch of romance, hot sexy times and the snark and humor that Isamu never fails to provide.

My only critique is that I felt like Brian’s dominance and demeaning tone was highlighted in every conversation between he and Isamu. As though he was tearing him down and I didn’t really understand the reasoning behind it.

Clearly this couple is in love and it’s always fun to get a glimpse of their HEA as an action packed, well written addition to their original story.

Tales of Bryant

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Galley copy of Nine Small Sips provided by 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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