Title ➷ Cutie Pies
Author ➷ Barbara Bell
Expected publication ➷ 19 Mar 2018✔️
Published by ➷ Riptide Publishing
Genre ➷ Contemporary, M/M Romance 💕
Read ➷ Kindle Edition, English
Word count ➷ Approximately 29,800 words
Price ➷ $2.99 (US)
eBook ISBN ➷ 978-1-62649-746-7
My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Joey works at Cutie Pies, the smallest adult store in Sydney. After his parents kicked him out years ago, the haphazard shop became his home away from home and is the only place where he can embrace his queer, quirky, and—okay—sometimes a little awkward self.
When Mick, a new-to-town customer, walks in asking for a dildo, Joey thinks it’s all a part of the day’s work. Except Mick’s large dark eyes, shy smile, and kissable lips—along with the ten-inch dildo he bought—quickly win him a starring role in Joey’s nightly fantasies.
Joey can’t stop thinking about him, and Mick’s continued visits to the store make him even harder to forget. Mick is shy and sweet, but also secretive and uncertain. As the two grow closer together, Joey starts to wonder what Mick really wants from him, and whether he can risk falling in love with someone who might not be free to love him back.
♦️ Riina’s Review:
I thought this was a fantastic shortie – delightful, funny and hella sexy.
I found Joey super entertaining, adorably charming and I liked his narrative a lot – very endearing!
We totally clicked.
Cutie Pies was the right mix of things I like in my love stories. Their meeting was adorable, Joey was a insta-smitten mess, just like Mick. They fumble through a couple encounters before hitting it off at Mardi Gras. When they do get together they have fantastic chemistry and really liked how their relationship turned out.
As with all novellas, it did feel a little rushed after the 70% mark but it wasn’t any less enjoyable. I was so into it, the final sentence came like out of nowhere 😦
I also liked Joey’s friend / co-worker as well as their boss. They don’t get a lot of page-time but it was exactly to my liking 🙂
My only ‘issue’ is with Mick, I think? He’s well likable and I liked him with Joey, especially in the Epilogue, when he’s all relaxed and happy. But he was very quiet in the beginning -> we hardly got to know him and then Joey was already falling for him… Just wish we’d gotten a bit more from him.
I highly recommend Cutie Pies!
Many, many thanks to the publisher who kindly provided a free copy for an honest and impartial review.💕