Tailor Made

Josephine Myles
Tailor Made
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Amber Quill Press
Release Date
January 2012
Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ

College tart Felix McAvoy is used to causing a stir with his conceptual art pranks, but for his final show he's planning something even more outrageous. In a last ditch attempt to seduce his jaded tutor, Felix plans to wear the canvas in a subversive display. However, if he's going to do this right he'll need a tailor-made canvas suit. Fortunately, he knows just the tailor to turn to for the favour—and Felix isn't shy about offering favours of a very different kind in return.

First year fashion student Andrew Wheeler knows Felix by reputation only—and plans to keep things that way. Andrew's determined to save himself for the man of his dreams, and Felix couldn't be more different from his ideal Mr. Right. There's only one use Andrew will contemplate for Felix's body: a model for his end of year project. Trouble is, it's going to involve a lot of close contact with a nearly naked Felix, and Andrew's never had temptation quite so close at hand...

Book Review by Valentina Heart (author,reviewer)
Apr 20, 2012   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
196 people found the following review helpful
Witty English humor, snappy men and easy flowing stories are slowly becoming Josephine Myles's trademark. Arts of any kind appeal to her and with her mind set on a particular subject, there are no limits to what she can do.

Felix is an art student on his last year who has to make a final project. He wants to impress a professor he has a crush on and isn't below offering himself to achieve it. Andrew is a first year fashion student who is looking for Mr. Right, if he's looking for anything, and Felix, the art department tart, is anything but that special someone.

However, while Felix is in need of a well-made suit for his final project, Andrew needs a model. Maybe there could be something useful in their arrangement, but then again, maybe there could be something more.

I liked Felix. He was flashy and confident with plenty of spark to light the art department's whole pain supply. He did sleep around and wasn't ashamed of it, but once he realized that there could be something more out there for him, he didn't hesitate to accept it as well as take it.

Andrew was the perfect counterpart, with his shyness and reserved approach. He was brilliant but quiet and completely not aware of his attractiveness. The two seemed like the ideal pair and I wasn't dissuaded from that notion even by the end of the story.

I do know art students and how a bucket of fresh-caught fish on a tray can be considered a masterpiece, so I particularly liked Josephine Myles's descriptions of art projects and of what constitutes as original. Despite the unusual, it was refreshing and it made me laugh.

I do wish the story was longer and more fleshed out, but for an afternoon read you really don't need more than this.
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