Title: Country Mouse
Author: Amy Lane & Aleksandr Voinov
My Rating: B+
Genre: Contemporary Romance (m/m)
Main Characters: Owen and Malcolm
Release Date: April 2012
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
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Sexual Intensity: hot
Owen may be a bit of a country mouse, but he’s loving his vacation in London. After a long day playing tourist, he’s on the hunt for some cheap beer and a good burger. Instead he finds a man hunting him, an arrogant prick with only one thing on the brain: the kind of meat that doesn’t come on a bun.
Eighty-hour weeks at a trading desk don’t leave Malcolm Kavanagh much time for meaningful relationships. Besides, in his world, everything’s a competition—even sex. When his newest one-night-sub fails to show, Malcolm sets his sights on the pretty young Yank on the bar stool beside him.
Owen’s all for an adventure with a native, but he’s not the pushover Malcolm thinks he is, and Malcolm’s not as shallow as he tries to be. They both soon learn that nothing's too intimate to share with a stranger, and the strangest things happen when two people share the most important pieces of their hearts.
I didn't expect it, but wow....this turned out to be such an incredibly sweet romantic story. Malcolm is a jerk when it comes to the bedroom. He works in a highly competitive career field and has learned over the years to take that same competition into the bedroom. But Owen doesn't let him get away with it. He sees glimpses of the real Malcolm shine through and he wants to get to know that guy. He pushes Malcolm and doesn't let him get away with this tough-guy facade that he puts up.
Owen comes across as this young, innocent American visiting England, but he's so much more. I love that he has hidden layers and surprises Malcolm at every turn. Owen is incredibly intuitive and I just adored his character. Malcolm doesn't intimidate him and he doesn't put up with M's bs. It makes for a great book. The issue....Malcolm is only in England for the weekend.
Everything about this book worked for me...even how the authors ended it. So absolutely gorgeous! It was truly just a gorgeous, sweet love story and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I received a complementary copy of this book in return for an honest review.