Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Rose is a Rose

Title: A Rose is a Rose
Author: Jet Mykles
Publisher: Loose Id
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ISBN: 978-1-60737-947-8
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Carson is sitting on his balcony, crying after being dumped by his rich boyfriend when Eddie, the superintendent of Carson's apartment building walks up, presenting Carson with a beautiful red rose. That simple act of kindness is the beginning of change for Carson’s perspective on his life, as well as his future.

A Rose is a Rose is a well-written emotional rollercoaster romance. The characters are exceedingly believable. Carson is a beautiful young man who, upon first glance, looks like a delicate woman. His style of dress adds to the illusion. Working at a burlesque show, Carson lacks the talent to be a true performer; his job is for the visual effect in the show. On the surface, Carson appears to be nothing more than a conceited kept man, too self-important to consider a mere working man as a boyfriend. I was quite prepared to dismiss Carson as an insignificant worthless loser. However, as the story unfolds, Carson exhibits a more redeemable conduct.

Eddie is an average working man, in addition to being exceptionally considerate of others. Eddie is not wealthy; nevertheless he has a comfortable income for an ordinary lifestyle. Eddie is incredibly kindhearted as well as extraordinarily open-minded. Eddie clearly demonstrates an “it is what it is” outlook when he falls in love with Carson the person, not the gender illusions.

The amazing Jet Mykles has created a spectacular saga that captivates the heart and loads it with compassion for these realistic characters.

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