Thursday, September 23, 2010

CANDY COURAGE by Angela Benedetti

A Hidden Magic Story, Torquere Halloween Sip Blitzes
Publisher: Torquere Press
Date published: October 2008
Urban Fantasy/Paranormal M/M
Reviewed by Dawn
Obtained by Publisher

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE! Glenn Bellamy is taking his son around the neighborhood trick or treating when he confiscates some homemade peanut brittle from a house that always hands out special candy each year. Not knowing the special ingredient inside the peanut brittle, Glenn finds himself empowered to flirt with Neal Simpson, a man he has longed for awhile. Armed with CANDY COURAGE, can Glenn go after what he wants the most: Neal?

CANDY COURAGE is a short hot story about a man who finds himself full of courage when he finds himself at his crush’s house with his son on Halloween. Flirting and coming on strong to Neal, Glenn wonders the next day what the heck was wrong with him the other night. Can Glenn get the courage up to make it to Neal’s house? I love this author’s writing and CANDY COURAGE gives the reader just enough to tide them over before grabbing one of her longer stories. The characters fairly simmer with life and captivated me. I wished it was a longer story to really see what happens next for Glenn and Neal. The author really delivers a hot, sexy short story to whet your appetite and leave you eager for more.

Glenn is a man who has a major crush on a fellow employee, Neal Simpson. When he eats some of his son’s candy-homemade peanut brittle-he finds himself filled with courage to go after the one man he longs for. Can he find the courage the next day when he is faced with the reality of his date with Neal? I loved Glenn as a character. A strong man but full of doubts, he finds the courage-candy and otherwise-to go after a man he longs for. Neal loves the way Glenn was so flirty the night before. Can both men make a relationship after one night of courage? Strong and well rounded main characters are center stage in this short story. I loved the aspect of having a unique twist to the homemade candy theme and found Ms. Benedetti’s version to be one I was wishing to know more of.

I don’t want to give too much away in this short story but if you enjoy a really well told M/M story that has hints of magic in it, then I highly suggest you grab CANDY COURAGE. You never know, you might find some CANDY COURAGE of your own someday.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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