Reviewed by Kat
TITLE: Seven Minutes
AUTHOR: Grace Kilian Delaney
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 55 pages
RELEASE DATE: December 7, 2016
Can love be found in seven minutes?
Heavy metal singer Stone Manson never acknowledged his attraction to men. But when he meets sexy cross-dresser Devon at a party and spends Seven Minutes in Heaven with him, he can’t deny his reaction. His confusion leads him to mess up—big time—with Devon, but after some soul-searching, Stone decides to do whatever it takes to show Devon he’s worth the risk.
Devon’s got a thing for hot, tattooed rock stars—just not the sexually conflicted and closeted ones. Stone’s persistence has Devon warming up to the idea of the singer in his bed, and maybe even in his life, until a threat emerges from Devon’s past. Now it’s Devon’s turn to trust Stone or both their lives could be in jeopardy.
You never know what to expect with a first-time author but I was pleasantly surprised by this maiden journey.
Stone Manson is the front man with an long-time established and successful heavy metal rock band. He has been married, divorced, and in a long relationship for nearly eight years, before she left him for her high school sweetheart, three months earlier. He has also never acknowledged that deep nagging feeling deep inside. So when Matty, his band mate and best friend for over fifteen years, drags his sorry butt to Vegas, to get him out of his self-pity slump, things get really interesting very fast. At a sex game party Stone is paired up with a beautiful cross dresser, Devon, for Seven Minutes in Heaven to play a little tonsil hockey. Suddenly all these mixed emotions are running amok and leaving Stone extremely confused and horny. He makes a jerk of himself when he gets drunk, insulting Devon. When Matty’s prized vintage car gets destroyed by some crazed lunatic, of course it gets brought into Devon’s restoration shop for repair. “Seven Minutes” is the story of Stone reaching out and exploring his innermost thoughts and desires with Devon.
For a relatively short book, both Devon and Stone were well defined. I loved that Devon didn’t take any guff and was strong against Stone’s offensive behavior. But he could also be gentle and caring when Stone needed understanding and knowledge about all these new feelings and emotions. I love that, when Stone decided to take a chance, he was very careful with Devon and wasn’t going to hide what he was discovering about himself. I also love how protective both Matty and Oisin were of their best friends. They were both looking out for their friend’s best interest and happiness. They both knew their friends so well.
I have to say, I was more than pleasantly surprised by this offering. The story was well written and edited nicely. If I hadn’t known better I would have thought that it was written by a seasoned pro. I see nothing but great things coming from the brand new author. I seriously wouldn’t mind seeing more of these two men and their friends. Cheers to a job well done!