Title: City Mouse
Series: Country Mouse, 2
Author: Amy Lane, Aleksandr Voinov
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Word Count: 41,100
Genre: MM, Contemporary
Publisher Blurb:A magical weekend, a breathless declaration, a happy ever after . . . Right?
When Malcolm Kavanagh took his first step toward emotional maturity by declaring his love to Owen Watson, that was just the first chapter in their story. Anyone who’s ever been in love knows that happy endings take a lot more work than that.
One problem: Malcolm has never been in love. He doesn’t know the rules of a relationship and isn’t confident enough to trust that his is real. He learns the ropes by sharing his life and his flat with Owen, but relationship boot camp proves a challenge. Everything is a struggle, from accepting Owen’s low-status job to putting his boyfriend above his personal trainer.
Luckily, Owen knows a little more about relationships, and labors patiently to survive the first six weeks of their life together. From the art galleries of Cambridge to the tawdry majesty of the Dominion theatre, Owen adapts to England while Malcolm adapts to the whole human race. Maybe, if Owen is patient enough and Malcolm learns to give, the two of them can make it past Relationship Armageddon to a real happy ending.
City Mouse by Amy Lane and Aleksandr Voinov is a fast paced well written book that I just couldn’t put down. Malcolm and Owen are perfect together and have a chemistry that just jumps off the pages. I liked how they complement each other with their personalities. They are opposites that have what the other really needs in the relationship.
The story line has a great pace to it. Nothing is rushed or dwelled on too much. There is a good deal of heat and love in this book too. I found myself wanting this book to go on forever. I like books that make me want more.
This book is part of a series, I found I could read it just fine without having read the previous book. To me that is a plus too, you can pick up this series and just read it and not have to worry did you pick up the others. Though I will say this one makes me want more, so I will be going back to find out what I missed! I hope there are many more books in this series I will be in line to read them.
Five shooting Stars