Reviewed by Amber
AUTHOR: Piper Vaughn
PUBLISHER: Self Pub
LENGTH: 77 pages
To save his bookstore from closing, Mark Werner realizes it’s going to take a miracle—like getting reclusive, best-selling author Shepherd Knight to agree to appear for a signing.
After their disastrous last encounter, Mark doesn’t hold up much hope Shepherd will agree. Shepherd’s never made a single public appearance. In fact, Mark wouldn’t even know what he looks like had he not accidentally discovered the sexy stranger he’d been flirting with for months, aka “Tall-Dark-and-Grumpy,” was also his fanboy obsession.
But desperate times call for desperate measures. If Mark can convince Shepherd, it’ll be a major coup in the book world and might just save Bookmarked from sinking. Too bad Shepherd won’t reply to his e-mails. Yet Mark didn’t earn the reputation of having a “sunshine-and-rainbow-fart” personality for nothing. He’ll do whatever it takes to get his man… and hopefully not make a fool of himself in the process.
I can’t begin to describe how absolutely adorable this little series is turning out to be. I love the whole idea about a “gayborhood.” Heartsville is full of fluffy, cutesy awesomeness.
I started the series in the order of release so I started with Bookmarked. This book was adorable. Mark Werner is the owner of Bookmarked a quaint little bookstore in the gay friendly town of Heartsville. Bookmarked, however is just barely making it and Mark is desperate for something to the store continually successful. He comes up with the idea of having authors come in for book signing engagements.
Shephard Knight is a very successful author. He frequents Bookmarked because he likes the atmosphere and enjoys writing there. I misunderstanding however causes him to stop going.
After Mark reaches out Shephard and Mark are thrown together and their attraction grows. The chemistry between these two is apparent from the very beginning and even though the sexy time is pretty infrequent when they do get together….HOLY HOT FLASHES, Batman!!! DAMN!! Let’s just say they blow the roof off of that bookstore…a couple of times.
I adored Shephard and Mark together. They complimented each other perfectly. I also really enjoyed getting to know the side characters in anticipation of knowing a few of them would get their own stories.
Piper Vaughn does not disappoint in the adorable novella. If Bookmarked is any indication I’m thinking this whole series is going to tickle me to pieces. Highly recommend!