Title: Country Mouse
Author: Alexandr Voinov, Amy Lane
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Characters: Owen Watson, Malcolm Kavanagh
Sub-Genre: Contemporary, Erotic Romance
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.
Owen Watson is an American travelling Europe with a good friend with nothing but a few pairs of jeans and hope that he’ll have an adventure ahead of him. When he’s left alone for the night in London, he finds himself at a not so clean watering hole wondering how in the world he’s ended up there. Soon, Owen spots a well-dressed man drinking expensive vodka instead of the swill the bar is serving as beer, he can’t help but feel a little intrigued by him. Before he knows what hit him, Owen finds himself talking with the handsome stranger, Malcolm, and before he knows it, he’s having dinner with the Brit and is soon in the fascinating man’s bed. Neither man are looking for something special, but as the few days they have together goes by, they find themselves falling for each other. But what will happen when it’s time for Owen to say goodbye?
I loved this book! Country Mouse is an outstanding collaboration between two amazing authors, Alexandr Voinov and Amy Lane. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute I spent reading this story. It’s fun, sexy and has a fast-paced storyline that kept me enthralled with the storyline from start to finish! Both characters are well-written and uniquely interesting people. When they first meet, Owen and Malcolm look to be total opposite, but as the story progressed they start to find a common ground together and soon despite both their differences and similarities, they fall in love.
I really appreciated and enjoyed the banter and the sizzling chemistry between Owen and Malcolm. The spark of attraction between them turns into a blaze of desire, and I shameless enjoyed watching them smolder up my ereader. Country Mouse is nothing but a big ball of sexy and titillating fun and I hated to see it come to an end! I can only hope that these two will one day write a book together again because they simply write magic together! Highly Recommended!!
Reviewed By: Gabbi