Review: Tailor Made by Josephine Myles

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Tailor Made by Josephine Myles

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!

contemporary, gay erotic romantic comedy
2nd electronic edition: 10th February 2014
Original publication: January 2012, Amber Allure
ebook novella – 29,000 words
Cover art by Lou Harper
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Review by LM

Josephine Myles Tailor Made 4 stars

Josephine Myles has given us a delightful tale about the Artist and the Tailor. Felix and Andrew are an odd couple and yet so well rounded and well matched. Their differences enhance the story and their similarities go further than I would have thought at first.

The thing that I admired the most in this book was the imagery. It was perfect for a story about artists.

‘The April sunset unrolled swathes of pinks and gold across the sky’ and

‘Memories of how Felix had felt stitched themselves into the patchwork of Andrew’s dreams’

These rank as two of my favourite sentences in Tailor Made. I believe Josephine Myles shows true talent and skill in the way she uses her characters personality and ability to describe their world. Every facet of this book allowed me to sink into the world of Felix and Andrew, their lives and their talents.

Saul is the perfect non villain for me. He never claims to be anything but what he is. He adds a wonderful level of drama and depth. In the last moments we see Saul I was just cheering! I loved to hate him and yet I just couldn’t really hate him, he provides so much tension for the story and brings it all together.

The location of this book is perfect. Bath, is such a wonderful place and Josephine captures its beauty for the reader to enjoy. I could see the difference between Andrew’s and Felix’s houses and could imagine the walk up and down the hilly city. It doesn’t hurt that Bath is one of my favourite places in England to visit.

Tailor Made is 85 pages of fun, sexy and emotional growth. I read this book in one sitting and I smiled the whole time I was reading. Andrew just made me happy, his quiet determination and beautiful spirit spoke to me. Tailor Made is a great book to read when you want to be happy and enjoy a beautiful, well written book.




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