Thursday, June 12, 2008

Taste Test: Blind Dates


Book Title: Taste Test: Blind Dates
Author: Edited by Mychael Black
Publisher: Torquere Press
Publisher URL: http://www.torquerepress.com/
ISBN: 978-1-60370-315-1
Genre: Gay/Erotic Romance/Anthology
Nymph Rating: 4.5 nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Woodland Nymph

The Cure by Jodi Payne 5 Nymphs
Jeremy’s been out of a relationship for over a year and agrees to go on a blind date and meets Benjamin for dinner. By the end of the date, Jeremy decides not to see him again, as he finds Ben to be an arrogant man. When the unexpected happens and Ben becomes a knight in shining armor, will Jeremy change his mind? All I can say is this story left me wanting more!

Dinner and a Movie by Alex Marcus-Jacobs 4.5 Nymphs
Mark is a straight man and isn’t sure how, but finds he’s agreed to a blind date with Sam, arranged by one of his co-workers. After making sure his apartment is clean, the table is set and the meal he cooked is perfect he hears the knock on the door. Imagine his surprise when he opens the door and Sam is a man! Will Mark go through with the date or will he send Sam home hungry? I understand this is Alex Marcus-Jacobs first published story and all I can say is I hope to read a lot more by this author!

Catching Out by Lee Benoit 4 Nymphs
Ab is more than disappointed by the end of his latest blind date set up by his brother. While out walking across from the old railroad station, he meets Mole. Mole is like no other man he’s ever met and Ab soon finds himself drawn to this eccentric man. Through Mole, Ab meets several colorful and likable characters who you’ll easily come to care about. With all their differences, can there ever be more between them? I enjoyed this story very much and found Ab to be a terrific character. I would have liked to have gotten to know more about Mole though. I found him to be a very fascinating character.

Taste Test: Blind Dates is a terrific anthology of three very different and wonderful stories. Each one of these authors have created characters that will have you thinking twice before making an assumption about a person. You will be happy to have read these stories but be warned, all three of them will leave you wanting more! I strongly recommend this anthology to any fan of the m/m genre, don’t miss this book!

2 comments:

Mychael Black said...

Hehe! Thank you again! :D

Woodland Nymph said...

:) You're very welcome! The stories flowed so well together which made them easy to read! It must have been a treat for you to edit these stories...they're all terrific.