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First Impressions [Kindle Edition]

Josephine Myles
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Book Description

When ugly socks attract.

Surly artist Jez just can't help staring at the brightly colored socks of the businessman who sits opposite him on the train every day. He weaves a whole history for the mysterious stranger in a vain attempt to stave off his attraction, but it only ends up feeding his bizarre obsession. Then one hot morning, Jez finally snaps and starts sketching...


This ebook contains the 6100 word short story First Impressions, along with Fuzzy, an extra free 2700 word follow up story. 8800 words in total.

Gay erotic romance.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 195 KB
  • Print Length: 34 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0073T1BQS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #238,235 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

English through and through, Josephine Myles is addicted to tea and busy cultivating a reputation for eccentricity. She writes gay erotica and romance, but finds the erotica keeps cuddling up to the romance, and the romance keeps corrupting the erotica. Jo blames her rebellious muse but he never listens to her anyway, no matter how much she threatens him with a big stick. She's beginning to suspect he enjoys it.

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4.0 out of 5 stars VERY SHORT...BUT 20 Feb. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a very short story, I read it in under half an hour, think maybe it should be put together with #2 & 3 at a higher price then it would feel like more value for money. That said it was a lovely story and a good introduction to the authors writing style, I am now looking into purchasing some of her longer works
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4.0 out of 5 stars First Impressions - not always reliable 27 Oct. 2013
By Phase58
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Short story but I liked it. Meeting on a train, one hippy type and one business type, this is how they became a pair. I won't give it away but it was enjoyable and - looks can be very deceiving sometimes, don't judge a book by its cover, especially not this one - the content is much better!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars fun read 6 Feb. 2013
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really enjoyed this,nice fun real characters rather than gay stereotypes.
adored the build up and even i began to wonder where he got all his socks from!!!
for a fun gentle romance i highly recommend this book
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very lovely as far as short stories go 27 Jun. 2012
By Sirius - Published on
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This short story was a very pleasant bright spot amongst many shorts and shortish novellas that I have read lately. I really really enjoyed how the writer gave a purpose to every word in the story, every word, every sentence meant something. I thought that I learned more about the characters than I have learned from some much longer stories. I thought that in such short page space the writer showed how the artist feels and thinks and I felt that his profession reflected exactly who Jez was as a character and thats something I find often lacking in mm stories. Of course we learned less about Steven, but it IS a short after all and he was not a POV character and it was really fun to see how first impressions change into real facts later on. Really fun story - very bright I guess, the colours assault you from the very first sentences and it is just awesome.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but feels like it deserves a whole novel 1 Dec. 2012
By Eric - Published on
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The author spends time on character development, which is good. But it makes me think that this was meant to be a longer work. Maybe it's the first of a series? Anyway, looking forward to reading more by Myles.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice short ... 28 Oct. 2012
By Amazon Customer - Published on
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I have previously read a few of Josephine Myles story's (my favorite being The Hot Floor) with mixed results, but this short novella ranks right up at the top. I enjoyed reading the slow evolution of Steve from a boring, nondescript office worker with funky socks in the beginning to an intriguing man Jez couldn't help but draw. And once they began talking, it was fun seeing the many ways the reality of Steve turned Jez's assumptions on their head.

A great short read worth the .99 cent price.
5.0 out of 5 stars First Impressions 6 May 2015
By Lucrecia Graña - Published on
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A warm, funny story about a guy obsessed with another man's socks (most hideous socks ever and I kinda want them all lol)
They share a bit of morning train commute and Jez builds up the sock-guy' life a little more with each ride, in his mind.
Then they actually meet, the cutest way possible and they fall in love with the real, not made-up other. And fast too.
It's a short, cute, funny, warm story that'll make you feel better through and through.

The story is told from Jez POV since he's the one obsessing about the other man's socks. Can't blame him either ;P
There's more sensual and sexual tension than actual sex. But it works for the story.
Unpretentious, smart, funny. You'll love it.

4.0 out of 5 stars short, but hot 6 Nov. 2014
By Erika Fawcett - Published on
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I loved the idea of falling in love over lurid socks. Especially lurid socks on a tidy, besuited office drone type.

I feel like the story was missing depth, however. It's difficult to fit everything into a short but the characters backgrounds were only sketches. I'd like to know what made Steve such a confident guy and why Jez is not.

Jez was somewhat disappointing because he didn't describe the world the way a visual artist usually does. There were no descriptions of the quality of light. Little discussion of color. Very little reference to texture.

Overall it's a satisfying short piece that feels bigger than the space it's given.
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