Saturday, April 9, 2011

Happy World

Title: Happy World
Author: Kiernan Kelly and Tory Temple
Publisher: Torquere Press
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ISBN: 978-1-61040-186-9
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Kyle Forester is impatiently waiting for his very first trainee to arrive. Trainee Rory Stafford is five minutes late, not a good start for the Trainee’s first day on the job. The theme park has strict regulations and Kyle is going to make sure Rory is fully aware of all of them. Unfortunately, Rory Stafford does not like to follow regulations. Working together for weeks, Kyle and Rory realize they have a mutual desire for each other. What started out as trainer and trainee evolves into a loving relationship.

Happy World is a wonderfully humorous romance, interwoven with emotional turmoil. The setting is Central Florida. The characters are believable. Kyle’s janitorial job was not the career he dreamed of but it paid the bills until an opening for a theme park actor could be achieved. Kyle is shy; he sort of blends into the background, people seemed to forget Kyle exist. Kyle has low self –esteem; he allows his co-workers to walk all over him. Kyle cannot believe that Rory actually wants to spend time with him.

Rory is the only person who shows a real interest in Kyle’s well-being. Rory thinks the theme park handbook composed of a large number of silly rules is amusing. Nevertheless, Rory has a realistic view on issues that impact human rights. Rory also has a few secrets hidden beneath his fun-loving persona - secrets that Rory fears will cause Kyle to reject him. Because of outside meddling from others, Kyle and Rory must endure an emotional roller coaster ride that almost rips them apart. Happy World illustrates how personality opposites can find a happy medium by comprising. Kiernan Kelly and Tory Temple have created an impressive saga that I enjoyed immensely.


Kiernan_Kelly said...

Thank you for the lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed "Happy World!"

Chocolate Minx said...

Great story! really heartwarming