Love Has No Boundaries: Short Stories & Short Reviews Part 2

These short stories were written as a part of the M/M Romance Group’s “Love Has No Boundaries” event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.

The Touch Of HopeThe Touch Of Hope by Brandon Shire

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

It’s a really good story about two homeless teens, but the sex scenes almost ruined it for me.

Friends or Lovers?Friends or Lovers? by Sara York

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

“I want to feel that again. I’ve never felt that before. You were amazing. Like totally and completely over-the-top amazing.

Yeah. Not so much. This is a little pwp without either of the p’s. It’s simply without. Someone might disagree but I’ve blocked out the pathetic attempt at the porn from my mind.

Breathing SnowBreathing Snow by Dev Bentham

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I liked this one. The author focused on the behind the scenes stuff and relationship development rather on the publicity side, which I would have liked to have seen more of. Snark is one way to my heart and there was a distinct lack of snark here. As for their competitors: Oh how I miss the days when we Finns didn’t suck at keeping the doping secret 😉 Nah. We’ve always been terrible at that.

TreasureTreasure by Kim Fielding

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’m rounding up to four stars. This is where the sickly weak bookworm gets his own story. Best of all, he doesn’t he already lives in a fantastical world, which gives this gay version of Tristan & Isolde like meet cute it’s own flavour.

I liked it, I really liked it but there were just one too many convenient lessons in Kit’s past as well as packing accidents. The vocabulary was off, which I could have ignored had it been revealed that Kit was lying about certain things. And then there was the fact that the author was obviously a keen student in the school of euphemisms. *shudders*

Brandon's LaughterBrandon’s Laughter by Ellen Holiday

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I really liked this one but then again I do have a huge soft spot for anything angsty and borderline melodramatic. One of my pet peeves is the presence of lyrics in prose: I don’t mind a line or two but a whole song no matter how original is too much. Some stories can overcome that crippling flaw but this one had a tad too sappy reunion and ridiculous ending for my taste.

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