Author: Silvia Violet
Publishing Date: April 25, 2017
Genre: Contemporary, MM Romance
Length: 62,000 words
Rating: 2.5 Stars Rounded Up
Marc longs for a grand romance, but he doubts he’ll ever be that lucky. Then he meets Darius, an arrogant tailor who pushes all his buttons. When Darius offers him a job, Marc hesitates—he needs a direction for the future, not another man who doesn’t believe in relationships.
Darius lives by a few unbreakable rules: never sleep with employees, fashion should be simple, and romance is for fools. Marc, with his shimmery-sweaters collection, makes him want to break every single one.
They quickly give in to desire, but Darius wants to protect himself and Marc refuses to repeat past mistakes. It’s only when they let go of assumptions, that love has a chance to take hold.
Well-Tailored is a companion novel to the Thorne and Dash series. It can be read as a standalone.
♦ Personal Thought ♦
Well-Tailored is a very graphic and steamy tale with foul-mouthed character in and out of the bedroom. It’s insta-lust turned to fondness then developed into love, told alternately from both POVs that gave voice how their feeling developed.
I’m quite fond of Marc and Darius and their battle of wits personally and professionally; that I could stand their too-many-on-page sex scenes. I loved story with strong characters who could rise from the bottom and overcome their difficulties and changed for the better. This is what I saw on both characters. Although I wish their not-so-happy background being explored more than shown here, to give more oomph to both men current state. There’s so much potential for deeper story there that unfortunately just being glossed-over.
And another thing: I get that while this is a standalone, Well-Tailored is a spin-off from “Thorne and Dash” series; and the MCs were good friends with Thorne and Riley from said series. Therefore the repeated appearance of those two were to be expected as this book went concurrently with events on the series. That said, I did feel Riley/Thorne overshadowed the story a bit with their own drama. With that feeling, leaving the reader hanging on how this couple fix things when there’s a misunderstanding – no need for details, only as an aside – put a whole in the overall story.
So no, I wouldn’t recommend readers to read this as standalone – it needed to be read AFTER one completed the whole “Thorne and Dash” series, or – at least – simultaneously.
Advanced copy is kindly provided by the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.