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- Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release Date:12-02-16
- Publisher: Riptide Publishing
- The Christmas Eve wedding Evan Cleary pulled together in four weeks is crashing down around him and taking his fledgling event planning business with it. With an empty altar and over a hundred guests arriving soon, he turns to the resistant, gorgeous brother of the runaway groom for help.
When Richard Patterson’s flamboyant brother storms out hours before he’s scheduled to marry his equally dramatic partner, Richard is left dealing with the fallout. The last thing he wants is more drama, yet he can’t deny his attraction to the effeminate event planner trying to salvage the wedding.
Evan thinks his crush on Richard is a lost cause, but one steaming kiss later, he learns different. What starts as a night of hot sex turns into a connection neither expected. But Evan knows their relationship is hopeless unless the ultra-conservative Richard can embrace every part of him—both in private and in public.
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- Tams gives this one 4 Stars...
- "Super sexy and fun Christmas story!"Where does Champagne Kisses rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?Since I've loved the majority of the Audio's I've listened to, that's a hard question to answer. It's worth a listen and I'll definitely listen to it again every year around the Holidays.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Champagne Kisses?The intimacy when these two come together. I enjoyed reading it last year when I read the e-book, but there was something about the way Silversmith told the story that added an extra layer to it.
Have you listened to any of Tobias Silversmith’s other performances before? How does this one compare?I have not, sorry. But I'll listen to him again for sure.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?Again, the intimacy. This is a super short story so the moments come and go quickly. But I absolutely loved the way the intimacy was conveyed both in the written and audio versions.
Any additional comments?My only hiccup with the written story was the extreme push back from Evan as I stated in my e-book review below, and the over the top effeminate stretch in tones that Silversmith occasionally used for Evan.
- Tams e-book review from 2015
Evan Cleary has worked hard to start his own business as an Event Planner, scrimping and saving to build the business from the ground up. Now he fears it will take two jilted grooms about five minutes to tear it down. Evan thinks fast and with the assistance of one grooms grumpy brother and check writing momma, Evan pulls off a fantastic Christmas party in place of the wedding and impresses everyone in the room. Including Mr. Grumpy.
Richard Patterson labels Evan as flamboyant and femme from the start and puts a lid on his attraction to the cute Wedding Planner. Alcohol, atmosphere and an adorably frustrated Evan causes Richard to re-think that decision. The two share a heated kiss, but then Richard opens his big, fat mouth which riles Evan's fur. Thankfully, Richard is a pretty smart guy, he makes Evan an offer that is hard to refuse. One night, no strings, just sex.
Short and sexy... this was just a fast, funny read. The chemistry between Evan and Richard wasn't evident at first, it took a few pages to get a feel for them overall. I thought Richards aversion to flamboyant, femme men then falling hard for one was a nice twist. Evan aggravated me toward the end though, the way he tried to blow Richard off, I didn't think it fit in the story the way it had been written up to that point. Overall, this was a good read and I'd recommend it to anyone that likes fast reads with some substance and an electric connection between the two leads.
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