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A Vintage Affair
     

A Vintage Affair

4.0 12
by Josh Lanyon
 
Message in a bottle.

Somewhere in the cobwebbed cellar of the decrepit antebellum mansion known as Ballineen are the legendary Lee bottles -- and Austin Gillespie is there to find them. The last thing on his mind is hot and heavy romance with handsome bad boy Jeff Brady. But Jeff has other ideas and, after one intoxicating night, so does Austin.

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Overview

Message in a bottle.

Somewhere in the cobwebbed cellar of the decrepit antebellum mansion known as Ballineen are the legendary Lee bottles -- and Austin Gillespie is there to find them. The last thing on his mind is hot and heavy romance with handsome bad boy Jeff Brady. But Jeff has other ideas and, after one intoxicating night, so does Austin.

The only problem is they have different ideas. Jeff doesn�t believe in love at first sight, and even if he did, he�s buried more deeply in the closet than those famous missing bottles of vintage Madeira. Popping a cork or two is one thing. Popping the question? No way. No how.

Unless Austin is ready to give up on another dream, he�s going to have to figure out how to make sure the lights go on -- and stay on -- in Georgia.

(This 41K novella was previously published by Loose Id publishing.)

Editorial Reviews

Dark Diva - Jaime Samms
"Josh Lanyon has earned the reputation he has by being bloody good at what he does. Well deserved, and I confess, I'm kinda sorry I didn't take the plunge sooner. I've got a lot of catching up to do. My Recommendation: If you're a Josh Lanyon fan, or, like me, a neophyte, A Vintage Affair is a must read, with a definite feel-good flair... And I still want to write like him when I grow up."
A Top Pick
"Reading Josh Lanyon's A Vintage Affair was like being dropped into a skewed version of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams and the 1944 film Arsenic and Old Lace written by Joseph Kesselring and directed by Frank Capra. If you have a thing for wine or the old south (even though the story takes place in modern times), you'll love this story. Austin is a very sweet man and even though Jeff has a few hang-ups he will make a great partner for him. With a touch of mystery, some very quirky c
jessewave reviews - Jesse Wave
"I love the background of the wine industry and how much of its history was integrated into the story. I could smell the aroma and taste the Chardonnay, Merlot or even a vintage Madeira and wanted to sit� in a comfortable chair with a glass of my favourite red while reading this book because the ambience was so seductive. If you enjoy wine this would be an excellent book to pick up. A Vintage Affair is on my list of recommended reads as Josh Lanyon�s excellent prose brings the stor

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014749299
Publisher:
Just Joshin
Publication date:
05/23/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
678,318
File size:
479 KB

Meet the Author

A distinct voice in gay fiction, multi-award-winning author JOSH LANYON has been writing gay mystery, adventure and romance for over a decade. In addition to numerous short stories, novellas, and novels, Josh is the author of the critically acclaimed Adrien English series, including The Hell You Say, winner of the 2006 USABookNews awards for GLBT Fiction. Josh is an Eppie Award winner and a three-time Lambda Literary Award finalist.

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A Vintage Affair 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
viv001 More than 1 year ago
This book left me so lukewarm. I usually love Josh Lanyon's books, but I guess the inclusion of the "ménage à trois" left me really bewildered. Maybe it's the female in me saying, "Hey, that's a stereotype woman you are using there. We are not really all that clueless!" It's the first of his books where I saw such a wooden, stiff stereotype being used. The characters were unrelatable, snobby, difficult... I lost my interest after the first couple of pages, but because I am such a great fan of his work, I trudged along. At the end I had to admit that it had not been his greatest work. I would skip this one and go on to his other books were he shines like the star he is. This one was a dud... we are all entitled to at least one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read A Vintage Affair as part of Lanyon's M/M mystery box set. Austin and Jeff are great characters. I know nothing about wine, but Austin did a terrific job of explaining why he loves wine; his passion came across loud and clear. Jeff is wonderfully complicated and conflicted; lots of angst there. The menage a trois scene mentioned by other reviewers *is* extremely uncomfortable; it is not sexy at all, but it is not supposed to be sexy. This is Jeff trying to prove a point, and going about it all wrong. My only real complaint is the lack of a dramatic confrontation with the villain. We learn the resolution of the murder after the fact. Still, it was worth the read, if only for the tender scenes between Austin and Jeff. -- lyradora
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was equally confused by the three way in this book. I love Josh's books, but this one was not one of my favorites.
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malmobayarts More than 1 year ago
Yet another of Lanyons finest.