Book Review of Country Mouse by Amy Lane and Aleksandr Voinov

    Country Mouse (Cover)Country Mouse by Amy Lane and Aleksandr Voinov is a delightful tale of a romantic romp that takes place in London. Two dashing young men, British Malcolm Kavanaugh and American Owen Watson meet in a rather seedy bar and begin a weekend adventure that could turn into something special if both men are open to trusting each other.

    Owen’s on holiday with a former girlfriend and he’s looking for a good beer and maybe a hookup with a nice guy. While Malcolm is looking for a quick and submissive lay to replace the one stranded in the Tube. Both men are in for a surprise.

    Lane is a good writer with strong characters and teaming up with Voinov is no mistake. Country Mouse works well. Voinov and Lane create great characters and the plotting is well-crafted and smooth. There are some moments of emotional angst, but humor tempers them. Country Mouse is written with a light-hearted touch. The tone of the story is similar to¬†Super Sock Man by Lane where the characters have personal problems but the pain and drama of those problems don’t color their entire lives.

    This is a good collaboration between two strong writers. I very much enjoyed watching Malcolm, the Dom wannabe try and out-maneuver Owen, who’s definitely not training to be a sub. They are a well-matched couple and that’s a good thing, since much of Country Mouse focuses on their interactions with each other. This is definitely going to get a second read.

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    Originally reviewed for Blackraven’s Reviews
    Publisher: Riptide Publishing
    Image courtesy of Riptide Publishing