Thursday, December 4, 2008

Portrait of a Kiss

Book Title: Portrait of a Kiss
Author: T.D. McKinney & Terry Wylis
Publisher: Amber Allure
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ISBN: 978-1-60272-410-5
Genre: Gay, Paranormal, Ghost
Nymph Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymph reviewer: Critter Nymph

David Schaeffer has just inherited an old home from his favorite aunt. After going to Mississippi to turn the place into a bed and breakfast, David is surprised to find himself attracted to the man in a painting. Brian Terhune was the last of the original owners. Accused of a horrible crime during the 50’s, Brian could not live with the harassment from the town folks or the guilt over some deaths that occurred, decided instead to take his own life. Now Brian roams the house he once lived in, chasing away all who try to life there. Things are different with David right away however. First off, David, a former cop, does not believe Brian committed the murders and second, David can hear and see Brian. Something no one else has ever been able to do. The two men fall in love almost immediately and begin looking into the murder. Although it could mean Brian will be able to finally rest in peace David is compelled to solve this very old crime. In a small town that remembers the crimes as if they happened yesterday it isn’t easy to do. Eventually the men begin making headway but will the past be laid to rest or will the men regret stirring things up?

I thoroughly enjoyed Portrait of a Kiss by TD McKinney and Terry Wylis. The main characters are drawn to each other from the very beginning and have a definite chemistry. With the aid of some excellent secondary characters, the writers were able to weave humor in a story that deals with a very gruesome crime. I loved the scenes between David and Brian when they forgot about the other people around them and the fact that they could not see or hear Brian. You will need to keep a box of tissue next to you however as this does have some intense ‘tear jerker’ moments. You will not regret picking up this book.


Terry said...

Thank you very much! I'm glad you enjoyed it. We had a lot of fun with Brian and David, and all the people of Bay Mignon.

Ebs said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review our story. I'm so glad you enjoyed it.