4 Stars for Rainbow Connection by Alexa Milne #MM #Romance @Alexa_Milne


Title: Rainbow Connection
Author Name & Publisher: Alexa Milne (MLR Press)
Publication Date & Length: May 1, 2015 – 125 pgs


Two men, one with a past, and one determined to give them a future, together.

Mick Flanagan has kept himself hidden since his only lover died three years ago. He works at night, keeps to his routine, has impressive facial hair, and avoids contact with other people. Enter Ceri Llewellyn, with his constantly changing rainbow-coloured hair, who seems determined to talk to him. Gradually, Mick tells his story and begins to trust Ceri, but Mick has a past that contains more than just a dead lover. Can Ceri show him that he deserves to be loved and, above all else, help him find his true self?

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This short, sweet story is a gentle read about a man discovering who he is. I liked both Mick and Ceri right away. Ms. Milne did a wonderful job creating complex characters who felt real.

This wasn’t a story with a whole lot of conflict or tension. There was some between Mick and Ceri as they got to know each other, and Mick’s history with his mother had some dark spots. For the most part, though, this was pure sweetness. The best way I can describe it is that it was like reading a hug.

The only thing I didn’t care for was that the pacing felt a little uneven and there were some details that I didn’t quite follow (such as the young age of Mick’s mother and a few odd parts of his back story). It was also a bit on the instant-love side, with Mick and Ceri moving pretty fast, especially given Mick’s past.
Other than that, I enjoyed Ms. Milne’s style, and I’m looking forward to reading more of her work.


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Originally from South Wales, Alexa has lived for over thirty years in the North West of England. Now retired, after a long career in teaching, she devotes her time to her obsessions.

Alexa began writing when her favourite character was killed in her favourite show. After producing a lot of fanfiction she ventured into original writing.

She is currently owned by a mad cat and spends her time writing about the men in her head, watching her favourite television programmes and usually crying over her favourite football team.


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