Oh my. ‘Truly, Madly, Boys’ is a delightful little read. Four stories, featuring two men, each of them unique and yet all four united in the way they touch the reader. Amazingly for stories this short, every one of these felt like a complete tale. While I probably wouldn’t have complained if I’d been able to spend more time with any of these four couples, I didn’t resent not being able to do so. The moments we’re given in this book are sexy, funny, touching and original, and there really isn’t a whole lot more you can ask for as a reader.
There’s not a whole lot more about these stories I can say. All you need to know before reading them is in the blurbs, and almost anything I could add might spoil the stories or reveal the surprises contained in them. What I can say is that I had a smile on my face while reading this book. The stories are original and draw you in from the first sentence. By the end of each of these shorts I felt I knew the two characters and had fallen for them. Truly, Madly, Boys was a wonderful and totally satisfying surprise. Short stories don’t come much better than this.
Here is what I am willing and able to say about the four stories in this book:
Epiphany gives us what may or may not be a one-off encounter between two men who appear to have absolutely nothing in common and yet may well be made for each other. Looks can be deceiving and sometimes he who appears to be ‘weaker’ may well have the strength necessary to push things forward.
Halfway Up the Stairs is as naughty as it is touching. It conveys that memories should be cherished and protected because the special moments in our lives can be all too fleeting unless we are willing to protect them.
Sense Memory made my heart smile. It tells the story of a wonderful moment when past and present come together, solving a mystery and possibly laying the groundwork for a beautiful and fated happy ending.
Without Words, finally, was as funny as it was endearing. Sometimes you find exactly what you need without even knowing you were looking for or at it.