Monday, April 12, 2010

Sadie's Kiss


Title: Sadie's Kiss
Author: Sophia Titheniel
Publisher: Changeling Press
Publisher URL: http://www.changelingpress.com/
ISBN: 978-1-60521-413-9
Genre: {M/M} Paranormal
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Casey first met Evan when he finds Evan slumped against a dumpster, with his dog Sadie protecting him. Evan had been injured after a gay bashing. Quickly making friends with Sadie, Casey and the dog follow Evan to the hospital to check on Evan’s health. Although not looking for sympathy, Evan finally agrees to allow Casey to help him and Sadie get home.

Sadie's Kiss is a superb short story with a positive message of survival. Evan keeps everyone at a distance; he does not want the pity he feels coming from others, so his dog Sadie is his only friend. However, Evan has a strong will to survive, whatever the circumstance he finds himself in. It is that inter-strength that supports Evan in maintaining a day by day self-sufficient life. When Evan recognizes that Sadie approves of Casey, he surrenders to everyone’s wishes. Casey is a sensitive man, which is well suited for his job as a LGTB Support Center counselor. His desire for Evan has nothing to do with counseling and more to do with the intense love at first sight he experiences. Casey realizes that there is something very special about the connection he senses with Evan. Casey is determined to do everything he can to have a relationship with him.

The amazing Sophia Titheniel has created an outstanding well written story with realistic and very appealing characters. The theme is perceptively poignant. The intimate scenes are wonderful. The story makes you want to hug Evan and Casey. I thoroughly enjoyed Sadie's Kiss.

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