This very spicy m/m contemporary romance gives a glimpse into the life of a man who likes to dress as a woman yet has not found the courage to be open about his preferences until he finds a lover who accepts him as he is in that respect even as he has issues with other aspects of his lifestyle. Once again this author has provided enlightenment about a subject that I know nothing about even as her charismatic men struggle with acceptance and the judgement of society. I thought that the grandmother in this story was an inspiration with her poise and support and shows what family should be all about. I’m not sure I will ever get to the point of trying Micah’s version of healthy foods but I am definitely in the mood for a decadent cupcake now!
“Hearts and Flour” by Tara Lain is an erotic m/m romance that presents the story of health conscious Micah Truveen whose vocation in life is to improve the diet of those around him by educating and producing healthy delicious dishes. A betrayal by his lover adds to the stress Micah feels when he discovers his believers are being seduced away from their healthy diets by the new bakery in town. Micah’s reluctant attendance at an anti-Valentine’s Day party results in a connection with a guy who has a predilection for women’s clothing but that just adds spice to their attraction. The real problem is going to be his attachment to sugar and white flour...oh, and the fact that the ex-lover wants back into Micah’s life.
To Micah Truveen, raw, vegan food is his religion. So when his devoted customers show up with white flour cupcakes, Micah could kill. Then Micah comes home to find his boyfriend, Dharamaram, in bed with someone else. He throws the rat out and agrees to go to his friend’s orgiastic anti-Valentines party where he meets a gorgeous cross-dressing guy who gives him a night to remember.
Southerner Quentin Darby wishes he could stop wearing women’s clothes. He so wants to live up to his grandmother’s glowing opinion of him, he’s never even told her he’s gay. And now there’s Micah who makes him wish he could just be who he is. But Micah finds out that Quentin is the baker responsible for the plague of cupcakes afflicting the community! And Dharmaram adds a little blackmail to the mix. Can two hearts rise above the flour?