Title : Kid Gloves
Author : Anna Martin
Publisher : Dreamspinner Press (BUY HERE)
Genre : M/M, Steampunk
Length : 96 pages (e-book)
Published : September 11, 2013
Rating : ★★★★
Alone in his East London shop, a man known only as Dalton makes living prosthetics: bionic, mechanical limbs, from leather, metal, and magic. It’s to this little corner of the capital that Finn Croucher, an elite army marksman, travels after an accident leads to his hand being amputated.
While Dalton fashions Finn’s new hand and teaches him how to use it, he reveals some secrets long hidden, and he and Finn become lovers. But Finn must return to duty, and a string of letters becomes his only connection to the love he left in London.
Finn’s hand was amputated after an accident. He’s an ex soldier with every intention of returning to the military once he gets his prosthetic hand. He’s assured that if he goes to the address given to him the man there can help him. He finds the smaller eccentric man with long blond hair crouching over his work in his shop. Dalton is his name and he says he can in fact create a mechanical hand for Finn. Dalton stays up all night to make it because Finn seems to be impatient for it but he informs Finn he will have to teach him to use it. It’s not long before both men realize they have a connection. Dalton is Finn’s first foray into sex and Finn can’t get enough. They end up spending day and night together and falling for each other but Finn has 6 more months on his contract. The little bubble they’re living in is tested when Finn goes away.
I liked this. It had a steampunky vibe with a kink. Dalton likes to wear corsets and thigh highs. Pretty things underneath his clothes that make him feel sexy. Finn was so inexperienced in the sex department but also so open to enjoying every minute of it. The love letters were brave for the time this is set in and beautiful. I thought this was a sweet and unique short romance worth reading.
Rated 4 stars by Whit