Reviewed by Amber
TITLE: Tall Order
AUTHOR: Irene Preston
PUBLISHER: Self Pub
LENGTH: 74 pages
RELEASE DATE: February 16th, 2016
Chef Dylan Trevino screwed up bad, and he knows it. When he left Texas, his job, and his boyfriend behind, Dylan was confident Aston would follow him to New York. Now he’s back home and working for the worst caterer in Austin just to pay the rent. Being head chef at a party thrown by a famous rocker doesn’t make up for serving bland tacos while dressed like a dime-store cowboy. Thank god his ex can’t see him now.
Aston Winkler’s steampunk guitar mods are all the rage with musicians and he’s got invites to every hot party in town. Too bad he’d rather be listening to garage bands than networking in a penthouse. From his 6’7” vantage point, Aston has no problem spotting Dylan at the crowded SXSW party. Getting his boyfriend back? That’s a tall order.
This super cute, quick read was a lot of fun. Irene Preston is a new to me author and I’m really glad I picked this one up. It should be noted that this is a short story with a fabulous amount of angst. I am somewhat of an angst junkie so this was right up my alley.
Dylan Trevino is down on his luck. Having lost his dream job and his boyfriend he’s back where he started except working at a place he hates.
Aston Winkler lost his boyfriend Dylan to a big misunderstanding and a horrible lack of communication. When they run into each other it’s an opportunity for possibly a new chance for them.
Aston and Dylan have a long ways to go but they are incredibly good together. Dylan has always taken care of Aston but things have changed and now their situations are reversed. The more they’re around each other, however they find they can’t deny their attraction is still there. These two burned up the pages when they got together. This was a super sweet and believable romance. I loved how this author built it up. Incredibly romantic.
Like I mentioned this is a short story but the characters are really well developed and incredibly likeable. From the beginning I was rooting for these characters because it was abundantly obvious how much they really did care for each other.
Overall, truly enjoyed this novella. I would have loved more but I was satisfied with what I read. Definitely recommend.