Review: Mad About the Boys by J.L. Merrow and Josephine Myles

Mad About the Boys by J.L. Merrow and Josephine MylesTwo of my favorite authors who write MM each have several short stories in this anthology – 5 in total. It’s only 130 pages overall and each story is pretty short. And all of them are actually MMF menage romances in some form. If I’m doing my math correctly, that’s an average of 26 pages per story. And I don’t know about you, but I think MMF menage can be a little complicated if you ask me for it all to get worked out in 26 pages. Or at least it seems like it would be. I mean…I don’t really know these sorts of things in real life.

While I do usually enjoy the writing of both of these authors very much and they each have a very unique voice in their writing, I found Mad About Boys made me a bit frustrated at the abruptness of each story. Each story was definitely set apart from each other and it wasn’t like a repeat of the same plot story after story. Some of them had paranormal/fae aspects to them which also didn’t work for me. But a few of the stories I found to be romantic and sweet, and it’s a testament to both of these authors how they can get two characters to connect so quickly with each other in a very believable manner.

My favorite story was the last one, Kiss, Mark Two by Josephine Myles. I really enjoyed this story and the chemistry between the two men were hot! I also felt the woman fit well into the story and in the lives of the two men. I would have loved to have seen this story as a full book or a standalone novella. I would love more of these characters to how their relationship plays out. All three characters in this story had me hooked from the moment I met them.

Favorite Quote

“…. You’re a lucky man Ty, having such a dirty girlfriend. Are you both this filthy?”

Rating: C
Mad About the Boys by J.L. Merrow and Josephine Myles
June 2013
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