4 and 5 Stars for Truth in Lace (Desires Entwined #3.5) by Tempeste O’Riley – #MM #BDSM #Erotic @TempesteO

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Title: Truth in Lace (Desires Entwined #3.5)
Author Name: Tempeste O’Riley
Publication Date & Length: November 5, 2014 – 24pgs

Synopsis

When Alexander James Noble looks in the mirror, he sees a freak looking back at him. Despite his high grades and plans for culinary arts school after graduation, his parents would hate him if they really knew him.

Forced on a shopping trip with his twin sister, Lyric, and her friends, Alex eyes the girls jealously, longing to be able to dress like them—to be them. The constant struggle of being “gender fluid,” wrestling with an identity that seems to change daily, begins to wear on Alex. But all those questions and fears seem more manageable when his sister gives him his first skirt and lace panties.

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Review

FiveStars

This is a companion short story to Temptations of Desire and takes place when Alex/Lexie is a teen. It’s not a romance.

I loved this story. It was a great exploration of Alex’s feelings about his identity (I am using “his” because the story starts out with Alex presenting/expressing as a boy). I enjoyed the relationship between Alex and his sister Lyric.

There’s no way to do this work Justice without spoiling it for readers. I think it’s an important read about a subject that isn’t talked about nearly enough. I highly recommend this one, even if Ms. O’Riley’s other works in this series don’t appeal. It’s appropriate even for younger teens, who may be figuring out their identity or have friends who are.

5 stars

Amy

FourStars

This was a beautiful story that I thought would have been great to add in to Temptations of Desire. While is was fine as a novella, I thought it would have been more powerful had it been placed in the story of Alex and Dal. I think it would have helped me understand Alex’s past more and it also would have helped me see the relationship between his sister and himself as a healthier one as well.

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AuthorBio

Tempeste O’Riley is an out and proud omnisexual / bi-woman whose best friend growing up had the courage to do what she couldn’t–defy the hate and come out. He has been her hero ever since.

Though new to writing M/M, she has done many things in her life, though writing has always drawn her back–no matter what else life has thrown her way. She counts her friends, family, and Muse as her greatest blessings in life. She lives in Wisconsin with her children, reading, writing, and enjoying life.

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