Mini-Reviews: Four Short M/M Stories by Madeleine Urban & Rhianne Aile Part I

As blog readers know, I have fallen in book love with Madeleine Urban (co-author of the first four books in the Cut & Run series). I loved her book with co-author Rhianne Aile, The One That Got Away (my review). So I decided to go on an Urban/Aile bender and read everything they’ve written. Turns out most of their collaborations are short reads so I’ll review them in a slightly different format from usual. My review premise is an acceptance that these stories capture sexual escapades; they’re too short to have character development or plot. Now, onto the stories!


Mini-Review

Bargaining is the first sexual encounter between two best friends, Les and Weber. Neither man wants to bottom but convincing each other becomes their mutual goal. This is pure enjoyable erotica. I have to say though, I got a tad icked out when a certain-something is in an unsanitary place and is sudden in someone’s mouth with no condom mentioned. I’m a dirty girl but not that dirty!



J9’s Rating:
2 1/2 Frogs

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Mini-Review Through the Garden is a delightful erotic story of a estate owner, Jameson, meeting his gardener, Victor for the first time. This MM spin on Lady Chatterley’s Lover is great because it combines strong eroticism featuring men from different socio-economic backgrounds. It also has an epilogue that gave the romance closure that is missing from the other Urban-Aile short reads.

 

J9’s Rating:
4 Frogs

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Mini-Review Together is a good short story that offers a hint of emotional intimacy as well. Soccer teammates Geoff and Abe are best friends but after Geoff’s friend-with-benefits hurts him, Abe finally shows Geoff they should be together. This is a good erotic exploration for the men but it also shows the emotional connection between the two men.

 

J9’s Rating:
3 1/2 Frogs

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Mini-Review How It Should Be is a well done MMM story of two men convincing their other best friend they all belong together. I liked that the men had distinct personalities here and they were interracial as well. My romance sweet-tooth was happy that the men were best friends and emotional confidantes before they all become sexually intimate. The eroticism was well done and included emotional intimacy that is rare in short reads.

 

J9’s Rating:
4 Frogs

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