REVIEW: Momo, My Everything


By Posy Roberts

Publisher: Labyrinth Bound Press 
Length: 27,000 words
Cover Image: Igor Madjinca
Photo Editing: Posy Roberts
Cover Typography: Natasha Snow

William Harris is a reserved man, private and guarded. He has no one to go home to. He’s never found a man worth sticking around for. He’s never been in love. And he’s convinced he’s happy with his lone-wolf life.

Nate Kelly is William’s opposite, social and easy going. He comes into William’s life as the elegant geisha Momo. When William realizes Momo is a man in drag, he’s captivated.

From their first date, William’s world changes. Nate is nothing like his usual type. And William soon finds out being with this carefree man means always being on display and attracting attention, which makes him want to retreat. He tries to keep Nate at arm’s length, but it’s no use. Nate’s transformed his life in a matter of months and keeps drawing him back in.

If they stand a chance, William has to be comfortable standing next to someone so at home in the limelight. Their future together and William’s happiness depend on it. Is Nate the man finally worth giving up William’s solitary existence? Is he worth sticking around for?

*Extensively reworked from the short story, The Measure of a Man.

My Review
I didn't know what to expect going into this book, I mean I've read books before where one of the guys dressed in drag but I've never read anything about Geisha's before... it was pretty interesting and I learned a few things about Geisha's and tea ceremonies, so really enjoyed that aspect of the book

The book as a whole had so much promise...
I loved the characters and the storyline/plot,
but with the book only being 95 pages long I think the author cut out a lot of scenes and stuff that I think are really important.

For example: in books I love some of my favourite parts are "the 1st kiss" (swoon) and also "the 1st sex scene"... you know when the two characters finally come together and connect physically, emotionally and mentally. 
Due to short length the author kind of skimmed those scenes, which really ruined the book for me

Here is an example from the book which will show what I mean:
"In the end, seeing him won out over what "my type" supposedly was.
And it won day after day.
It won out when I finally brushed my lips against his oh-so-plush mouth and tasted him through the fruity tang of his lip balm...
.... None of that mattered when I took him home weeks later with less than pure intentions and pressed him into my bed.
It absolutely didn't matter as I devoured his mouth and he returned my kisses with even more intensity.
It didn't matter as our clothes were thrown to the floor, and I saw his naked flesh beneath me for the first time....."

Do you see what I mean??... I prefer my books to allow the reader to experience it along with the characters, I like to read all the emotions and feelings the characters are feeling during these scenes.
I just didn't like that we skip all the details, we just get a quick summery and then the story moves on

I really enjoyed everything else about the book
I love William and Nate... but the story is told in Williams P.O.V and I would of loved to read of the scenes in Nate's P.O.V, Nate is a really interesting character and I would of loved to get in his head.

Due to the few things I've mentioned, I do recommend this book... its a good little read and I enjoyed it for the most part.
But beware if your like me and love to read the "1st kiss" etc.... you will be disappointed by this.
Overall: I give Momo, My Everything 3.5 stars
It definitely could of been a 5 star if we had just gotten the scenes :(

Author Bio
Posy Roberts writes about the realistic struggles of men looking for love. Whether her characters are family men, drag queens, or lonely men searching for connections, they all find a home in her stories.

Posy is a Jill of all trades and master of the drill and paintbrush. She’s married to a partner who makes sure she doesn’t forget to eat or sleep during her writing frenzies. Her daughter, a budding author and cinematographer, helps her come up with character names. For fun, Posy enjoys crafting, hiking, and singing spontaneously about the mundane, just to make regular life more interesting.

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