Author: Josephine Myles
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: MM Contemporary
Summary: Being “wrong” has never felt so right!
Felix McAvoy is having an identity crisis. No longer the bad boy of art college, he’s now employed as a human billboard, roaming the centre of Bath dressed as a Roman soldier while attempting to fight off his nicotine cravings. It’s a come down for the former conceptual artist, although there are compensations to the costume. The skirt, for one…
While Felix hasn’t made a secret of his desire to wear women’s clothing, he’s never dared try it until now. He’s always been worried once he goes down that road, he won’t want to come back, and the prospect of cross-dressing 24/7 terrifies him. Of course, he can’t tell that to Andrew, who’s now busy making Felix a slutty red dress.
Andrew Wheeler loves coming home to Felix and their cosy city centre flat. He just wishes Felix would let him know what’s bothering him; maybe then Andrew could confide what he really wants. Felix might not see him as anything other than a top, but Andrew’s yearning to switch things up.
Living together is one thing. Actually plucking up the courage to talk about their secret desires is going to be a whole other—and excruciatingly embarrassing—kettle of fish.
Review: This is the continuation of the story of Felix and Andrew, a bad boy art student and a (formerly) uptight fashion student who met, clicked, fought and ultimately hit it off in Tailor Made. Our couple is now firmly together and living in a little flat and worrying about money. Andrew is still in school; Felix has gone mainstream and gotten a job advertising in a Roman gladiator suit.
One thing I adored about these two is they are so playful with each other. Their attic apartment has no air conditioning and these boys are suffering in the heat. They make due by using a plant mister and have mister fights that turn sexy. It was the cutest. Or when they “dirty talk” and it’s so ridiculous. “Oh Studly McStudlington, do me good and proper with your big fat crotch anti fungal sausage.” Again, it just was cute! The best part of the story for me was when they are alone together and being themselves, silly and endearing.
It isn’t that simple, however. Andrew suffers from a lifetime of repression for who he is and so bottoming, well that is out of the question. Felix is so patient and accepting of this but Andrew really has a hard time. We also have Felix, who is keeping secrets from Andrew, both professionally and personally. He worries so much about what Andrew will think about his wanting to wear a dress or lingerie and he goes to great lengths to hide it.
And so the difficulty begins, because Andrew is so worried about money and Felix is so busy hiding his secrets that the relationship has to suffer some. They do have sex, lots and lots of sex. “Felix kept going until it felt like his tongue was going to fall out.” Takes one for the team, our Felix.
One thing I loved about Felix – even wearing a slutty red dress and lacy lingerie, he isn’t trying to be anything but himself. A man who happens to like wearing feminine clothing. He isn’t transgender (which he was worried about for a bit) and he isn’t a 24/7 cross-dresser (which he also worried about). He just likes the feel and the look of women’s clothes. Go Felix.
For me, the story had most impact when it focused on how the two worked their relationship. I was angry at Felix at one point because he went through such lengths to hide his desire to try lingerie but eventually it became clear that he’s hiding it from Andrew as much as he’s terrified of himself and what it will mean. The professional part, well, I felt bad for Andrew with that one.
Since we have a reformed man-whore and a reformed virgin, you knew things were going to take a little getting used to. These guys manage it without much angst or drama. There’s hot sex, awesome cuddling and a couple who like each other immensely. As did I.