Thursday, 28 July 2016

Tailor Made by Josephine Myles

101 Pages
Tailor Made #1

The blurb:

When Mr. Wrong measures up just right! 

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!

My thoughts:

Oh my, this was a fun read. Not so much enemies to lovers but definitely opposites attract. Finding two more different men would be hard. There’s Felix, a happy go lucky, proud to be slutty, extrovert who appears to be living to make himself stand out. Andrew on the other hand leads a quiet life, has decided to wait for Mr. Right, and really doesn’t approve of Felix’s outlandish behaviour. But they need each other and once they got together it was fun to see how quickly their personal rules and lifestyles went out the window. Different as they are, both Andrew and Felix put huge smiles on my face while reading their story.

The slow, and initially reluctant, thawing of Andrew was a delight to observe. He was so adorable as he tried to come up with logical reasons for abandoning his ‘waiting for Mr. Right’ philosophy and giving in to the Felix shaped temptation.

And Felix was just as cute as Andrew, as he, without a second thought or even being fully aware of doing it, fell into a steady—be it unnamed—arrangement with Andrew and let go of his slutty ‘only pick a man up for a night’ way of life.

I laughed out loud at the, very British, banter between these too. Their internal rationalisations for changing their way of living made me smile. And then of course came the moment when it all appeared to go to shit (which is an appropriate metaphor, considering Felix’s idea) because at no point had Felix and Andrew talked about what they were doing.

Now, as most of you’ll know, I usually don’t get on very well with ‘lack of communication’ stories. But in this book it actually made sense that they didn’t talk. After all, they had an arrangement and no reason to think the other would be interested in changing it, so why upset the applecart and make themselves vulnerable?

I’m so happy I got to meet Felix and Andrew, and I’m even happier that it won’t be too long before I will be able to read what happens to them next. I’m pretty sure I’ll find myself smiling, laughing, and loving them once again when Custom Fit comes out.

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  1. Thanks for this review! Sounds like a 'smile' read :)

    1. It most certainly is, Ann. I'm sure you'll thoroughly enjoy it.