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Cross To Bare (Men of London #5) by Susan Mac Nicol

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M/M, Romance, Contemporary

Tough in business but romantic at heart, fashion designer Lenny James isn’t hiding his masculinity behind his super successful female alter ego, but a vulnerability that only handsome financier Brook Hunter will be man enough to reveal…and worship. TWO OF A KIND It’s amazing what a little mascara and lipstick, a blonde wig, false boobs, and top-notch female fashion can hide. Not that Lenny James is hiding his masculinity. He uses his normal voice when he’s Laverne, and he’s not particularly camp as a man. His reasons for creating his alter ego are locked deep in his past. He is who he is: tough in business, and a romantic at heart. What he’s hiding is vulnerability. He wants a man to accept both sides of him. Gorgeous, commanding, and dark as sin, Brook Hunter meets Lenny and knows nothing about Laverne until fate pushes her into his path. Cross-dressing is as far from Brook’s reality as fashion is from his world of diplomacy and high finance. Understanding and truth take time, and trust doesn’t come easy. But Brook is about to show Lenny that there are no sides to true love, just the place where they meet in the middle.

3 out of 5 (very good)

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Lenny let Brook go, after he said something that Lenny thought might mean Brook would not accept Laverne, Lenny's female form. But both Lenny and Brook have feelings for each other that cannot be denied. Question is, will Brook take it that Lenny AND Laverne come as a package deal?? Book 5 in the Men of London series. It helps to have read the other four, not necessary, just helps. *insert big sigh* For me, the weakest of the five and I have no idea why. I'm just left with that 'it was good, but not brilliant' feeling. Maybe it was Lenny, maybe it was Laverne, maybe it was Brook or any combination of the three, or maybe it was just their story. I frustrates me when I can't say, especially after reading previous books in the series that hit 5 stars, why I can't say a book doesn't work for me, it really does. This review has been edited (on paper) so many times since the middle of November last year, and I'm only now happy that I'm NOT slating the book. It is well written, with no editing or spelling errors that I saw. Its written from both Lenny and Brook's point of view. It has a steam and passion level that is right for this book. 3 stars **sorry!**

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* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *

Sue writes steamy, sexy and fun contemporary gay romances, some suspenseful, some gritty and dark, and others just plain ahhhh....

Lover of angst and conflict, she enjoys putting her characters through the emotional wringer and bringing them out the other side with an HEA, or, at the very least, a HFN.

She is a PAN member of Romance Writers of America and is also a member of the Romantic Novelists Association in the UK. She’s the Editor-in-Chief at Divine Magazine (, and she’s a Charity Board trustee at Being Me in London (

Sue is passionate about research and has stayed in a circus, taken lessons from a blind person on how it feels to be non-sighted, and has travelled to a lighthouse with maintenance crew to see firsthand what it’s like inside. She’s also written a screenplay with a Hollywood actor/producer, with a view to taking her book, Sight Unseen, to the big screen.

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