Author: A.J. Llewellyn
Length: novel, 114 pgs
Genres: Contemporary, Erotic Romance, Gay, GLBT
TBR Reviewer: Jean
Rating: 3 Stars -– A Good Read
Heat: 3/5 - Blush Worthy
Get Your Greek On
Pro musician turned small town recluse Sean Kallis can't hide on the farm any longer. After the loss of his mother, his loneliness has nowhere to dwell but on the memory of the man who broke his heart, world-renowned bouzouki artist Loukas Stathis. It's been a year since Sean left Greece and Loukas far behind, but the offer of a holiday gig back in Loukas's hometown in Corfu is too good to resist. Surely he won't bump into his former lover on an island that size....or will he?
Sean and Loukas are good together. The emotions they feel for one another are strong yet heartbreaking. The premise of the book is as quirky as the Greek Christmas band Sean is asked to join; how many stories feature a clarinet player and a bouzouki player all in one? Sean's fond memories of and new experiences in Greece are vividly depicted. You can practically smell the lemon and oregano as you read through the pages--a sensual delight. You may break a plate or two while being edified in Greek Christmas traditions!
While the romance is heartwarming, keep your wits about you; you may trip over some odd word choices, typos and timelines like exposed tree roots. One character's name is spelled three different ways! And as a clarinet player I just have to say for the record: Soprano clarinet (very common) is pictured on cover. Alto clarinet (very uncommon) is specified inside the book. The two are completely different and believe me, alto clarinetists don't get many calls!
But hey, music, food, Christmas and love. I say "OPA!!"