When Mr. Wrong measures up just right!
College tart Felix McAvoy is used to causing a stir with his conceptual art pranks, but for his final show he’s planning something even more outrageous. In a last ditch attempt to seduce his jaded tutor, Felix plans to wear the canvas in a subversive display. However, if he’s going to do this right he’ll need a tailor-made canvas suit. Fortunately, he knows just the tailor to turn to for the favour—and Felix isn’t shy about offering favours of a very different kind in return.
First year fashion student Andrew Wheeler knows Felix by reputation only–and plans to keep things that way. Andrew’s determined to save himself for the man of his dreams, and Felix couldn’t be more different from his ideal Mr Right. There’s only one use Andrew will contemplate for Felix’s body: a model for his end of year project. Trouble is, it’s going to involve a lot of close contact with a nearly naked Felix, and Andrew’s never had temptation quite so close at hand!
Oh my! What a fun cheeky story of opposites attract. If you haven’t read Jo Myles before, well, you are really missing out. And if you know and enjoy her work as I do, chalk this one up as another goodie. I think one of Jo’s strongest suits is her lighthearted charm that filters through the story and lifts the corners of your lips as you read. Her characters are always top notch too, even when they wear a suit of smug illusions. Felix is the tart (ha! I love that) that proudly swaggers in this particular suit. He is everything that should be annoying but somehow he pulls it off as endearing. I absolutely adored him!
Felix is an art student wrapping up his degree.
Andrew is a fashion designer just beginning his studies.
Felix has the party hard and screw even harder philosophy. His heart was broken early on and he has sworn off boyfriends. His current endeavor is shagging his tutor. Andrew is holding on tight to his virtue for his dream man. They live blocks apart but in completely different worlds. However, as we all clearly know, polar opposites create the steamiest collisions. And knocking each other off their feet was just a happenstance.
Felix is a hoot. He is self-absorbed and has no filter but when no one is looking he allows his true colors to shine. He’s gentle, encouraging and kind, but don’t tell anyone! He likes sex and luckily for Andrew he’s an amazing lover. I melted when Felix guided Andrew through the first time jitters with a calm and steady hand. To counterbalance the ooey-gooey scenes they are hilarious. I smiled, giggled and burst out laughing. There is nothing quite like happy reading is there? Fabulous besties and beautiful artistic talents were other fond highlights for me. Their passion was palpable and I enjoyed the sketching and sewing immensely. The cover deserves high marks as well, it’s perfectly…fitting.
I love it when someone thinks they know what is best for them. They think they have a crystal clear vision of their ideal mate and their future….and surprise! They were so so wrong. Andrew didn’t even want to give Felix a second look. Okay, well maybe a second but certainly not a third. He hasn’t the time for immature mouthy men. He has a mission and Felix is not anywhere close to his plan of action. Speaking of, he wants to get some but he wants to save himself for Mr. Right. Mix in Mr. Naughtypants who is trying to maintain his reputation and we have an interesting concoction. Suddenly, Felix discovers he doesn’t truly want to be the man he’s worked so hard to become. He was caught up in the excitement and speed of his lifestyle but yearns for something different. He wants to be proud of his art and he wants to come home to the same man every night and he has a specific man in mind. Can he take a detour and steer off his current path? If Andy-baby is waiting around the bend, he thinks he can change his direction. But…what if he isn’t?
Writing on the wall and no, not graffiti. There isn’t any mysterious plot. It is simple and sweet and completely expected…and to be honest, I’m not complaining. I was looking for a good time, and I got it. Thanks Jo!
If you love innocent boys turning in their virgin cards and exploring the vast world of orgasms while they stubbornly try not to fall in love and British accents make your knees weak, I think this book is tailored just for you.