Review: Want by Ann Mayburn

Posted December 3, 2012 by Shari in Afternoon Delight, Reviews / 2 Comments

Review: Want by Ann Mayburn
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Series: 1 Night Stand #81
Genres: Contemporary Romance, M/M Romance
Published by Decadent Publishing
Released on January 15, 2012
Pages: 38
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased

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I love the 1 Night Stand series of books. The theme is a company called 1NS knows what it is doing when it sets up blind dates. The stories span that one night with a HEA or Happy for Now theme.

Cody is a construction foreman who pretty much straight until he meets Sam, a stonemason on the job. Now he finds himself attracted beyond distraction when he is around Sam. When he see’s Sam has signed up with a dating service, Cody decides he needs to find out the side of him that likes men.

Sam can’t help falling for the very straight Cody. Sam is gay and doesn’t hide the fact even though Cody doesn’t know. To ease the desperation he feels for Cody, Sam signs up for a blind date.

The two are awkward and excited to find they are with the one they desire and have been matched, but Sam begins to worry that Cody is just exploring his gay side when Sam is looking for a long term relationship.

The story weaves you through both men and their fears. Cody being straight is coming to terms with the emotions and attraction he feels just for Sam. Sam is looking for a long term relationship and won’t hide his sexuality to make other comfortable. What I truly loved was how the men talked to each other and didn’t hide behind shyness or newness. They both had concerns and together they dealt with them.

I recommend this story to anyone who loves hidden romance coming to life and the following of the heart even though you have lived you life a certain way.

 

About Ann Mayburn

With over forty published books, Ann is Queen of the Castle to her husband and three sons in the mountains of West Virginia. In her past lives she’s been an Import Broker, a Communications Specialist, a US Navy Civilian Contractor, a Bartender/Waitress, and an actor at the Michigan Renaissance Festival. She also spent a summer touring with the Grateful Dead-though she will deny to her children that it ever happened.

From a young Ann has had a love affair with books would read everything she could get her hands on. As Ann grew older, and her hormones kicked in, she discovered bodice ripping Fabio-esque romance novels. They were great at first, but she soon grew tired of the endless stories with a big wonderful emotional buildup to really short and crappy sex. Never a big fan of purple prose, throbbing spears of fleshy pleasure and wet honey pots make her giggle, she sought out books that gave the sex scenes in the story just as much detail and plot as everything else-without using cringe worthy euphemisms. This led her to the wonderful world of Erotic Romance, and she’s never looked back.

Now Ann spends her days trying to tune out cartoons playing in the background to get into her ‘sexy space’ and has accepted that her Muse has a severe case of ADD.

Ann loves to talk with her fans, as long as they realize she’s weird, and that sarcasm doesn’t translate well via text.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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Ah, this sounds like a nice low angst story. I love your point that they communicate with each other.

Thanks for sharing!

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I’ll have to check out this series eventually since I love holiday reading.

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