Review: Champagne Kisses by Lynda Aicher

December 15, 2015 Review 11

Review: Champagne Kisses by Lynda Aicher

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

Title: Champagne Kisses
Author: Lynda Aicher
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Bonds of Denial, Penalty Play, The Harder He Falls, The Deeper He Hurts
Published by Riptide Publishing
Source: Publisher
Published: December 14th 2015
Genres: Erotic Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Erotic Short, M/M Erotica
Pages: 83 pages
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Purchase your copy: Amazon
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Stars: five-stars
Flames: four-flames
Lynda Archer

Evan is a party planner and in the midst of a Christmas Eve wedding disaster!  The grooms are fighting and reduced to physical violence. Evan knows he needs to change this scene up quick if he is going to save his business from the fallout! Since the wedding is kaput, if he can spin this into a Christmas party, then he has a chance! He turns to Richard, brother of one of the groom’s, and sexy as hell, for help.

Richard has been attracted to Evan from the first day they met.  He’s gay and an ultra conservative man. He doesn’t hide his sexuality, but doesn’t broadcast it either. How can he be crushing on such a effeminate man?? As he contemplates getting Evan into his bed-at least for tonight, he’s not prepared for the connection that blossoms.

I absolutely loved this book!  I have read a quite a lot of Lynda Aicher books and love them.  Evan and Richard’s love story was so well written I never wanted it to end!  She brought their connection to life and you could feel everything that they did. Their night was hand down, scorch the sheets hot! But, insecurities rear their ugly heads, and Evan goes into self-preservation mode.  I could totally understand where he was coming from.  Even though he wanted Richard so much, he just didn’t think it could work.  I am very glad that Richard realized that the connection they shared could not be duplicated and he needed to do everything in his power to make Evan understand that running away wasn’t an option. Richard wasn’t going anywhere.

Champagne Kisses is a beautiful Christmas story that ticks all the boxes. I highly recommend it, whether you read M/M or not! This is one of those stories that needs to be experienced first hand and you will be happy you did!

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Hi! I’m Lynda Aicher, and I’m currently touring the internet talking about my latest release Champagne Kisses. Thanks to the wonderful blog hosts for having me and to you for joining the fun. Don’t forget to check out the full list of tour stops and leave comments along the way for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card.

 

About Lynda Aicher

 

I love to read. It’s a simple fact about me that has been true since I discovered the worlds of Judy Blume at the age of ten. This love of reading transferred to young romance (the early version of Young Adult when the stories weren’t plagued by vampires, werewolves, and death) which hooked me on the romance genre and the fulfillment that comes with a happy-ever-after ending.

 

Twenty-five years later, I’m still an avid reader of all types of romance. The diversity of writing in the market ensures that there is always something new to read. I’m still a sucker for the happy-ever-after because there are more than enough not-so-happy endings in the real world that I don’t need to read about them. I read a book for enjoyment and I want to feel good when the story ends.

 

I have the luxury of being a full-time writer, that is, a full-time writer around my duties as mom, wife, cleaner, cook, chauffeur, master scheduler, banker, cheerleader, volunteer, and tutor. Writing has to be a priority, or it would never happen.

 

I live in the Pacific Northwest which provides many months of rain-filled incentive to stay indoors and write. However, I’m a Midwesterner at heart. A perfect day has the snow falling outside, a fire warming the room, a football game on the television, a roast cooking in the oven, my family hanging out around me and a good book to read.

 

I’m thrilled to be nominated for a 2015 Romance Writers of America RITA® award (that’s the Oscars of the romance world) for my Male/Male book Bonds of Denial. This is the first time any M/M books have been nominated and I’m humbled to be a part of such a great event.

 

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11 Responses to “Review: Champagne Kisses by Lynda Aicher”

  1. Ree Dee

    I enjoyed the review. Thank you so much!

    ree.dee.2014 (at) gmail (dot) com

  2. jenf27

    Thank you for the fantastic review! I put this one on my TBR list – love holiday stories.

    jen(dot)f(at)mac(dot)com

  3. Lisa

    Thanks for the review. I’ve added to my wishlist. legacylandlisa(at)gmail(dot)com