Reviewed by JustJen
Title: Conversation Hearts
Author: Avon Gale
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 31 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: February 10, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: It’s Valentine’s Day, and grad student—and male escort—Levi Barron expects to spend his evening with a client who’s paying him for his services in bed… not an assassin who needs to borrow the view from his hotel room in the morning.
With nothing to do but endure the company of his unwanted guest, Levi and the assassin, Sinjin, spend some time bonding over HGTV, minibar beverages, Flannery O’Connor short stories, terrible Valentine’s candy, and the necessity of lying about their jobs.
Their evening takes an unexpected turn when they decide to indulge in their mutual attraction, and in the morning Levi doesn’t know if he’s spent the night with a hired killer or a hydraulic engineer with a very specific fantasy. Either way, the two have enough chemistry—in and out of bed—that Levi isn’t sure one night with Sinjin will be enough.
And a message left in candy suggests the feeling is mutual.
Review: This little story is just what I needed. Sexy, sweet and funny.
Levi the rent boy is waiting for his next client to arrive. He figures why not spend Valentine’s Day making someone else’s better. Unfortunately, or fortunately, the client is a no show. However, Sinjin the assassin does show, needing to use the room for his next assignment. He basically holds Levi hostage until he can complete his job in the morning.
What ensues is Levi and Sinjin passing the time with funny banter and a little smexy time. They conversed over HGTV while emptying the mini bar and moving on to some hot sex. It was super easy to like these guys – Levi was really cute, and Sinjin was dark and sexy, yet funny as well. I loved how the heart candy played into things and just really enjoyed this fun and sexy quickie. It is a small taste of what Ms. Gale has to offer, and I definitely recommend this, as well as her other stories.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*