Book Review: Tyler and Marco by Xondra Day

Tyler and Marco
by Xondra Day
Evernight Publishing
M/M Erotic Romance
Short Story
5 Stars

Review first posted at The Romance Reviews:

A sexy, sweet short with two wonderful male leads.

Tyler is a bit shy, a bit of a loner and spends most of his days ogling the men on the construction site across from his apartment. One man in particular draws his eye, a tall man with firm muscles that Tyler drools over more than once. Tyler is short and doesn't spend half his time at the gym so he thinks no one would be interested in him. Most people have called him 'cute', but 'cute' doesn't help him get a man. And he wants more than just one night stands.

Marco, the builder, is a hard worker and most of the time that's all he does. He has little time for evenings out and meeting someone special, even though that's what he wants. He decides one evening to go out and forget about work even if it's just for one night.

Tyler is dragged out by his friends one evening and bumps into Marco, the man he'd been ogling from across the street.

This was a wonderful, sweet story and I loved both Marco and Tyler. Both of them are bit insecure in their own way: Tyler because of his innate shyness and Marco because he is semi-closeted. He comes from an old-fashioned Italian family who consider being gay a sin and Marco doesn't know how to tell them.

Although short, it is a full, well-rounded story. The characterisation isn't skimped on and you do get to know Tyler and Marco a bit, it's not a just story about two male bodies. This is a story about Marco and Tyler.

There were was a big of angst about Marco coming out to his family, but overall it's a sweet read. The love scene was hot and sensual, although I did find it a bit strange that they made love that first night they met 'officially' as it were. Both of them however are keen for this to be more than a one-night stand and by the end of the story you hope it will work out for both of them. I think it will, they seem suited to each other.

A very enjoyable tale.


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