Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Nate and the New Yorker by Kevin Klehr

Cameron has it all. He’s rich, lives in Manhattan, and even has a cross-dressing butler. But then he meets Nate, an Australian who’s bitter about love. Cameron is determined to turn this realist into a dreamer by sharing his world of classy restaurants, Broadway shows, and fabulous parties. And while Nate’s friends see the makings of a fantasy romance, it’s Nate who has to learn that in order to open his heart, he has to face a painful secret.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Jeeves and Wooster for the 21st century? This unusual story took me by surprise. It starts simply – a backpacking Aussie meets a wealthy American in Europe. But once the author adds in a cross dressing butler, supernatural intervention, and a clutch of increasingly eccentric characters, my mind was spinning.

Overall, I enjoyed the humour in this story, but I didn’t engage at all with the romance. Nate is the least interesting character in the book and I found his indecisive moping a little tiresome.

The witty conversations between characters are wonderful, but despite pages of suggestive banter, there is no sex on page. I don’t need sex scenes for a romance to work, but the lack of actual sex is just odd in such a sexualised story.

This is a short story. At its best, it is a fun and playful story. For me, the only off note was Nate’s darker emotions as his past secrets are revealed. It might have worked if the rest of the book was a tiny bit more serious or if the author had attempted realism at any other point. Instead we get a charmingly ridiculous story which just doesn’t support the revelations about Nate’s very difficult past.

Kevin lives with his long-term partner, Warren, in their humble apartment (affectionately named Sabrina), in Australia’s own ‘Emerald City,’ Sydney.

From an early age, Kevin had a passion for writing, jotting down stories and plays until it came time to confront puberty. After dealing with pimple creams and facial hair, Kevin didn’t pick up a pen again until he was in his thirties. His handwritten manuscript was being committed to paper when his work commitments changed, giving him no time to write. Concerned, his partner, Warren, secretly passed the notebook to a friend who in turn came back and demanded Kevin finish his story. It wasn’t long before Kevin’s active imagination was let loose again.

His first novel spawned a secondary character named Guy, an insecure gay angel, but many readers argue that he is the star of the Actors and Angels book series. Guy's popularity surprised the author.

So with his fictional guardian angel guiding him, Kevin hopes to bring more whimsical tales of love, life and friendship to his readers.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Nate and the New Yorker (Nate and Cameron #1) by Kevin Klehr to read and review.

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