Hearts and Flour by Tara Lain 4*
BLURB: A raw food fanatic and a cupcake baker -- can two hearts rise above the flour?
To Micah Truveen, raw, vegan food is his religion. So when his devoted customers start showing up with white flour cupcakes, Micah could kill. To cap off a rotten day before Valentine’s Day, Micah comes home to find his boyfriend, Dharamaram, in bed with someone else. In frustration, he throws the rat out and agrees to go to his friend’s orgiastic anti-Valentines party where he meets a gorgeous cross-dressing guy who gives him a night to remember.
Southerner, Quentin Darby wishes he could stop wearing women’s clothes. He desperately wants to live up to the glowing opinion his grandmother holds of him, so he’s never even told her he’s gay. And now there’s this guy who makes him wish he could just be who he is. But Micah finds out that Quentin is none other than the baker responsible for the plague of cupcakes afflicting the community! And Dharmaram adds a little blackmail to the mix. Two guys with nothing in common except love--food for thought.
My Review:This is a re-released book which is a newly edited version (but if you've read it, the story is much the same, so no need to buy it again). The story delivered everything I have come to expect from Tara Lain and the new cover is perfect for it. It has excitement, man love, and romance in spades. I really enjoyed the cross-dressing aspects of the story and the diametrically opposed ideas on food. I think Tara is one of the few writers I know who could have pulled off such an unusual combination of lovers and make it believable and fun. If you haven't read it before go buy this newly edited version for a few hours of fun and hot, sexy romance.