Title: Cutie Pies
Author: Barbara Bell
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: 3/19/2018
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 116
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Joey works at Cutie Pies, the smallest adult store in Sydney. After his parents kicked him out years ago, the haphazard shop became his home away from home and is the only place where he can embrace his queer, quirky, and—okay—sometimes a little awkward self.
When Mick, a new-to-town customer, walks in asking for a dildo, Joey thinks it’s all a part of the day’s work. Except Mick’s large dark eyes, shy smile, and kissable lips—along with the ten-inch dildo he bought—quickly win him a starring role in Joey’s nightly fantasies.
Joey can’t stop thinking about him, and Mick’s continued visits to the store make him even harder to forget. Mick is shy and sweet, but also secretive and uncertain. As the two grow closer together, Joey starts to wonder what Mick really wants from him, and whether he can risk falling in love with someone who might not be free to love him back.
Cute little 3.5 stars novella. Around 116 pages, it was a quick, lighthearted read that I really found myself enjoying.
Joey was super entertaining and an absolute sweetheart. He was quirky and fun that you couldn’t help but love his character.
I liked Mick too, he was a little quite but his I found his shyness endearing and the mystery that surrounded him added a good element to this book.
Seeing these two fumble over each other and falling for one another was really sweet. When they first meet in the sex toy shop where Joey meets it leaves a lasting impression on both men, even though their encounter was a complete mess. By the epilogue I liked how different their relationship was and how comfortable they were together.
The only reason I can’t rate this higher than a 3.5 even though I did enjoy the book is because it lacked content. Nothing really happened in the book to make it exciting and really jump out to grab my attention. However, If you like books that have no drama or angst then I would definitely recommend this book to you for a short hot little read.