Review: Maestro by M. Crane Hana

August 16, 2016 Review 0

Review: Maestro by M. Crane Hana

Gay and happily married, Leo has helped manage a large, influential nonprofit arts foundation over the past ten years. He has built a friendly rapport with the elderly billionaire who began it, but he has enemies within the foundation.

Leo’s birthday is on February 13, and that has always meant candles on heart-shaped cupcakes and birthday cards with “Happy Valentine’s Day” crossed out. To celebrate, Andrew, Leo’s mystery writer husband, arranges a tryst for Leo with Mel, a gifted violinist who is one of Andrew’s biggest fans.

What started as mere pleasure becomes a three-part harmony as Leo, Andrew, and Mel explore the ways their kinks and needs mesh—until Leo’s enemies attempt to use evidence of the liaison to force him out of his job.

Title: Maestro
Author: M. Crane Hana
Published by Nine Star Press
Source: Author
Published: February 6, 2016
Genres: M/M Erotica
Pages: 56
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Stars: three-stars
Flames: four-half-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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Maestro is my first book by author M. Crane Hana and I really enjoyed it. It had just the right amount of drama mixed with sexual heat to make my hour commute this morning very pleasurable.


It starts out simple enough with Andrew and Leo having a great early morning ‘celebration’ for Leo’s birthday. Andrew has made a few surprise arrangements for Leo’s day, one of them being an encounter with a talented violinist Leo meets in the subway. Leo then heads off to work where there is drama surrounding a few enemies within the foundation where he works. Seems they don’t like the fact that he is gay and has a partner. Later on there is another tryst with the violinist only this time it’s a happy ménage. It ends with more office drama where Leo saves the day and triumphs over his enemies.


Maestro is a short read but in that small amount of time, I feel the author gave us quite a bit of info regarding Andrew and Leo for that moment in time. Andrew comes across as a former wild child but has changed (most) of his ways for Leo. Leo I found to be very likable and accepting to Andrew’s creative ways. Throwing Mel into the story added just the right amount of spice not only in the sex department but also to the dynamics of the story. T Leo’s enemies not liking his lifestyle choices and the drama that happens in the office added a nice balance to the storyline.


If I had to gripe about anything, it would be how abruptly I felt the story ended. One minute Leo is getting the upper hand on his enemies and then…the end. What? Hang on. That wasn’t quite a HEA nor can I call it a HFN ending. I can only guess everybody had road off into the sunset all smiles from that ending, so instead of reminiscing on how much I enjoyed the story, my brain is hung up on the ending.



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