Author Name & Publisher: Sean Michael (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: January 8, 2014 – 188pgs
Allen Jameson had it all—the perfect house, the perfect partner, the perfect life—until his partner, Gary, died suddenly, leaving him alone in the real world, where life isn’t so pretty and people make mistakes. Now Allen is the owner of Sweet ‘n’ Sassy Cupcake Shop, a cute boutique downtown, where he invents delicious flavors like strawberry and French meringue. Between working long hours and making special orders, Allen barely has time to think.
Then a hunky contractor walks into his shop looking for a treat. Allen and Byron Bannigan are total opposites, but they’re perfect together—salty and sweet like Allen’s signature peanut butter and chocolate ganache cupcakes. But as Allen struggles to juggle his business and his boyfriend, he learns he can only handle so much. He may have to choose between the cupcakes in his store and the cupcake in his bed.
I just loved this book, it was sweet, it was innocent in some respect and it made me crave cupcakes like crazy!!! I felt the chemistry between Byron and Allen right from the start and it never seemed to fade. I could feel Allen’s heartache over his former partner and it broke my heart. I could NOT believe what that jerk of a friend did to Allen, I just wanted to throw my kindle at the wall I was so mad!! Byron was so good to Allen and you couldn’t help but love him. He was a knight in shining armorJ. This was a fast sweet read; my only complaint was I didn’t get to eat cupcakes while reading!!
Often referred to as “Space Cowboy” and “Gangsta of Love” while still striving for the moniker of “Maurice,” Sean Michael spends his days surfing, smutting, organizing his immense gourd collection and fantasizing about one day retiring on a small secluded island peopled entirely by horseshoe crabs. While collecting vast amounts of vintage gay pulp novels and mood rings, Sean whiles away the hours between dropping the f-bomb and persuing the kama sutra by channeling the long lost spirit of John Wayne and singing along with the soundtrack to “Chicago.”
A long-time writer of complicated haiku, currently Sean is attempting to learn the advanced arts of plate spinning and soap carving sex toys.
Barring any of that? He’ll stick with writing his stories, thanks, and rubbing pretty bodies together to see if they spark.