Sunday, January 16, 2011

P’tit Cadeau by Anel Viz

My to be read pile is enormous but when I saw the cover, by Reese Dante, and read the blurb, I knew I had to read P’tit Cadeau by Anel Viz next. And once I started reading, I couldn’t stop.

It’s an intensely romantic story, which I love, and the characters are so complex and emotional. The setting is well described and becomes a character in itself. The blurb is below.

You can read an excerpt at Silver Publishing:

[P’TIT CADEAU (euphemism) – the “small gift” French hustlers ask for to let you know they expect to be paid]

Ben, an American art professor on a painting sabbatical in the south of France, rents a room in an isolated village to avoid the tourist crush. There he meets his landlady's brother, the sensitive and childlike loner Jean-Yves, whom the locals consider simple minded because he is "different". Ben makes him his principal model and undertakes to build his self-confidence and prepare him to fend for himself.

Jean-Yves’ has never had a friend before. As they grow closer, Ben comes to realize the extent of the young man’s emotional needs, and his total dependence and unbridled devotion frighten him. Has he taken on more responsibility than he can handle? Should he allow himself to fall in love with Jean-Yves when he knows their relationship must end when his sabbatical is over?

P'tit Cadeau is available at Silver Publishing:

and Amazon:

Genres: Contemporary, Gay, Romance
ISBN: 978-1-920468-58-3
Format: eBook
Pages: 480 pp.

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