Advanced Review: Mr. March names the stars by Rivka Aaron-Hughes

 Series: Standalone

Genre: LGBT (panromantic & asexual character, trans* asexual character, genderqueer/nonbinary/not stated character), Romance

Rating: 3/5 stars

Cover: It’s beautiful

Buy: Less Than Three Press (pub. date: 16th March 2016)

Trigger warnings: none

Description: Wes loves his life traveling the Pagan festival circuit, but he loved it more when he wasn’t harangued by women a little too fond of his picture in a popular charity calendar—a calendar that mucked up his bio by stating that he’s single, but leaving out that he’s not straight.
Wes’s appeals to the company to change the bio come to nothing until Nash, a lawyer from the company, shows up and promises to do all he can to fix the problem. But though Wes quickly grows fond of Nash, and the interest seems mutual, the calendar problem shows no signs of being fixed…

Review: I know like next to nothing about Paganism, so a lot of this book went over my head. It still was interesting enough and I can understand that if you are pagan you would be bored having those things explained to you (still, a foreword or afterword or something would be nice). Anyway, a short story can never contain as much as a novel – duh.

So I can live with the pagan-‘problem’. Sadly the developing friendship and then romance are too fast developing. Not time wise but storywise. I would have loved to read more about their letters to each other because those are very fun to read and help a lot in the character development apartment. Ivy gives the story a nice touch, even though xe is only a side character.

The title is not only poetic, but very fitting, too.

Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.

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