Title : Whipped Cream
Author : Andrew Grey
Publisher : Dreamspinner Press (BUY HERE)
Genre : M/M, Contemporary
Length : 100 pages (e-book)
Published : June 26, 2013
Former model Brent Phillips now works the other side of the camera. He makes his money on senior portraits but wants to create an art exhibition. His only problems are lack of a central image and a three-week deadline.
Enter Brent’s friends, who resolve to discover the perfect model for his project. They find him in Tristan Greer, a college student who left home after coming out and is trying to make ends meet.
Though initially reluctant, Tristan agrees to work with Brent to capture the image Brent wants—a gay version of Herb Alpert’s Whipped Cream album photo. It turns out the camera loves Tristan, and the photographer may as well.
Brent Phillips has three weeks to find just the right piece to make his collection complete for his upcoming art show. He is extremely nervous, and the man he is sharing space with is one of the best around. He really doesn’t want to disappoint. His best friends Gene and Dan talk him into going out for dinner and some shopping. When Brent comes across an old record album with a naked woman covered in whipped cream, he immediately knows what he wants to do for his Pièce de résistance. Now, he only needs to find the right man who can pull off what he sees in his mind. Dan and Gene are sure they can help with his search and asks him to accompany them to their gym the next day to scope out the other guys and see if there is anyone that meets all of his requirements. Brent really didn’t expect to find anyone but when he comes across Tristan Greer, he knows immediately that he’s the man for the job. He gives Tristan his card and asks him to stop by and look at some of his work before he makes a decision.
When Tristan shows up to have a look at Brent’s work, more goes on between them then just taking photos. Before anything could be discussed Tristan gets a call and has to leave, When Brent doesn’t hear from him for a few days he starts to wonder if his looks are more important to Tristan then he thought. You see, eighteen months ago Brent was involved in a gay-bashing. He was scarred on his face and he believes that anytime anyone looks at him, all they see are his scars, but that’s not the case at all. Tristan has some issues of his own and when his sister needs him, he will always be there for her, like she was for him. Tristan may look perfect on the outside but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have scars of his own on the inside.
Brent enlists his friends to help him and Tristan get ready to shoot his Whipped Cream theme portrait and when it’s all done, Brent knows not only does he have a winning photo but he has been won over by Tristan.
This was a very cute story. I wish it wouldn’t have been so short. 100 pages is just not enough of these two men for my liking. I wouldn’t mind another story from Tristan’s POV. *hint hint* 🙂
Rated 4 stars by Jen