Title: Winter’s Source
Series: Dear Rose
Author: Mechele Armstrong
Publisher: Loose Id LLC
Genre: LGBT/ Contemporary
Carl’s new to the gay lifestyle, so when he goes out with some feuding friends, the only people who know, he definitely doesn’t expect to meet someone special. Especially not Rose Winter, a drag queen hoping to make it with the most powerful voice Carl’s ever heard. He’s disturbed to be so attracted to someone so flamboyant, but his desire only gets stronger when he “meets” Rose’s alter ego, Devyn.
Devyn’s been out and proud since he was three, at least to everyone but his father. He can’t see himself being with someone who barely has his toes out of the closet like Carl. Not to mention he has a lot of living to do. But something in them clicks and Devyn can’t deny being enthralled by this blond chef.
Can he reconcile his desire to live life large with a man who wants to keep his life so private? And is his keeping his homosexuality from his father that different than Carl’s interest in keeping his sexual preference a secret in general? Even though they set off fireworks in the bedroom, they may not have what it takes to stay together.
Rose Winter is a beautiful drag queen who can sing with the best of them, Carl is intrigued from the first moment he hears her sing.
Carl likes his men masculine and strong and when he see’s Winter Rose in her street clothes he can’t believe this handsome man is the same person.
I found a lot of corny dialogue in the beginning of this story, it did get better as the story continued, the sex scenes were pretty steamy but the story at best I found mediocre.
I was very excited to be able to review this book based on the blurb, we don’t have enough good drag queen stories, but I was so disappointed with the story. These two characters really lust after each other but don’t really seem to like who the other person is. I think I will give a pass to anymore stories that may come with this series.
Reviewed by: Cheryl