Monday, September 30, 2013

Book Review: Sex & The Stand In by Louise Cusack

On the jacket:

Justin DuBois is in love with his co-worker, but not only does Marianne think he’s too young to be taken seriously, unfortunately she’s convinced he’s gay. In desperation to win her, Justin recreates her teenage fantasy of a circus, a carnie, and a splash of Old Spice…

Read Sex & the Stand In to find out whether Justin’s crazy plan actually works.


How many times has it happened that you like a good friend, but the good friend doesn't take you seriously? Millions of times. To us, to our friends, to their friends - this is a common scenario. But, what when the person you are in love with you, the woman of your dreams, is older to you, and ... wait for it, .... thinks you are gay? Older, one can still try and convince but what do you do of a woman who thinks you like your own sex? How do you put it through her mind, that it's her that you love? This is what Louise Cussack's short story Sex & The Stand In's hero, Justin is facing, in the story!!

Justin loves Marianne, his colleague, more than a decade his senior. Marianne is sure Justin is gay, and she herself is going through a divorce. Justin plans to woo her. Does his plan work, or does it backfire? Or does he just drop the idea?

Snappy dialogues, quick read, romantic plot, all in a short story - a story which will keep you smiling from the first line to the last. If you are stickler for romance, you are going to love this book. A story to go with your evening cuppa, its available on Amazon, here.

Rating: ****/5

[This is an author request review. The opinions are strictly my own and not been written under any obligation.]

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