Friday, August 19, 2016

The Imperfection of Swans by Brandon Witt

Title: The Imperfection of Swans
Author: Brandon Witt
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre and Pairing: MM. Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 282
Reviewer Name: Redz

Publisher Blurb
Kevin Bivanti’s dream is to open a wedding dress shop, a place with the stunning gowns to make every bride-to-be feel adored. At thirty-eight, he quits a successful advertising career to buy an old brownstone in a trendy Boston neighborhood and to make his dream a reality. When one of his cosigners drops out, fate intervenes, ushering in Casper James, who hopes to open his own bakery. With Casper willing to take the risk, their ambitions meld into a wedding dress and wedding cake boutique.

Extensive renovations to the brownstone, an affair with his ex-husband, family drama with his mothers, and the anxiety of significant life changes push Kevin to the brink of a nervous breakdown. In the midst of stress and uncertainty, Casper becomes more than a business partner, a mutual attraction that adds another layer of intensity and risk.

With their dreams on the verge of reality, Kevin and Casper must find the courage to face the stress of managing their attraction, the gamble of a new business venture, and the resurgence of Kevin’s personal demons.

The Imperfection of Swans by Brandon Witt touches on many subjects we don't always see in male romances. For one our main character has an eating disorder. Suffers from sever nerves, and a few other issues. Kevin is a very layered character. I liked him right away though he always seemed to be on the edge of a break down throughout most of this book. He is very real and you want him to have a great ending to his story. Taking on a new adventure and buying a brown stone means he needs backers, but what happens when one of those backers falls through?
Casper he wants to be a baker in Kevin's dress shop. When the investor cannot do it, Casper offers to do it for Kevin. He really is just a nice guy who loves to bake. He also finds Kevin to be adorable and irresistible.
Both men in this book have issues, but in the end they manage to over come them all. This book is filled with angst and lots of love. In some places this book drags a little but not overly so. It is nice modern day story that reminds you sometimes love really does conquer all. 

                            Five Shooting Stars


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