Author: Renae Kaye
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Length: 200 Pages
At a Glance: So what makes this story a must buy? Humor! Kink! A great HEA! Some drama!
Reviewed By: Kathie
Blurb: Kee Smith isn’t sure who he is anymore. He knows who he used to be—the ignored gay son who chose a blue-collar job just because no one expected it, the submissive bottom who enjoyed large, masculine jocks who put him in his place, the sleek, fashionable twink who partied all night. But after his ex-boyfriend hit Kee and called him names, Kee retired from the social scene.
Back after a year’s hiatus, Kee still doesn’t know where he fits. His friends say he’s a twunk—a twink who put on muscle and turned into a hunk—but Kee is searching for somewhere to belong. Instead of going back to his usual type, Kee hooks up with twink Tate Stevens—a fashion-industry professional who works the image hard. It proves to be the best decision he’s ever made, and not just because he’s starting to regain his sexual confidence.
With Tate, Kee can open up about his fears and confusion without ridicule. Tate has his own fears about putting on weight and getting old. It will take work to make a relationship of opposites succeed, but they begin to realize the compromises will be worth it if they can be together.
Review: “A twunk is a twink who’s no longer a twink.”
Renae Kaye is just awesome…she has the best sense of humor. She has a way of writing about everyday items and making them funny, and not just a “oh that was funny,” but a snort/spit, kind of funny. But snorting and spitting aside, there is some very serious baggage that both Tate and Kee have to work through. Kee has to comes to terms with being abused by a previous boyfriend, and learn to trust again. Tate has to come to terms with aging and body image. I really appreciated that Don’t Twunk with My Heart didn’t focus on Kee’s and Tate’s emotional baggage but yet kept it a part of the story as they slowly worked their way through it. For the most part, the author kept it light and fluffy.
So what makes this story a must buy? Humor! Kink! A great HEA! Some drama! And, best of all, steamy hot sex!
And it doesn’t stop there. At the end, we get a taste of Vinnie’s story and it’s going to be good!
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