Artist’s Touch

Every starlet wants master painter Kenon Alavi to do her portrait…and more. But Kenon prefers firm to soft and sates his desires with the boyfriends of the women he paints, enjoying the diversity of many lovers but shunning any attachments.

Wallace Harte’s English degree isn’t helping him and working at a bar is the closest he’s gotten to being the Second Coming of Faulkner. Something’s gotta give soon, or he’ll be out on the street.

Kenon zeroes in on the bartender at an art exhibition, intending to add him to his long list of conquests, but Wally bolts, initiating a heated game of cat and mouse. Kenon delights in the game until he discovers what Wally is writing. Feeling betrayed, Kenon swears off all entanglements until he reads Wally’s story and discovers true love is sometimes between the pages and not the sheets.

Inside Scoop: This book contains hot, sexy scenes of M/M interaction of an artistic nature. Who knew having your portrait painted could be so hot?

A Romantica® gay erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave



Unavailable for purchase

Copyright © KERRY ADRIENNE, February 26, 2014 | All Rights Reserved, Ellora's Cave: rights reverted October 2016

Reviews and Praise




EPIC finalist, Contemporary Romance




Rainbow Award Finalist

Rainbow Award Honorable Mention and Finalist
“I love when I am reading a book for judging that I might not normally buy on my own and it ends up being something I cannot put down. Wonderfully written, had me rooting for the couple from the moment they were first introduced to one another.”

Ellora’s Cave Superstar Award: Golden Paintbrush: For the most erotic external use of a paintbrush.

RT Book Reviews
“Wally brings a genuine, almost innocent, quality to this story of seduction. It’s easy to see how his love interest, Kenon, ruins relationships because he has been badly betrayed, yet it’s also easy to see the vulnerability he tries to hide. The seduction and subsequent fantasies are hot, detailed and explicit without being tawdry or overdone.”

The Novel Approach
“Artist’s Touch
 is a quick and engaging read, flowing smoothly start to finish, with just the right amount of conflict to keep the cat & mouse game interesting, and to keep the reader wondering who’s the predator and who’s the prey, from one scene to the next.

If you’re looking for a hot little romance that slowly builds the tension to a lovely conclusion, Artist’s Touch has just the right touch.”

Love Bytes
“How much did I love this book! It was a total guilty pleasure and took me back to the days when I first discovered romance novels. The characters, the plot, the settings, everything was bordering on over the top and highly dramatic.”

Night Owl Reviews “4 stars”

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Book Details:

Publisher: Ellora's Cave: rights reverted October 2016
Release Date: February 26, 2014
Series: Gallant Gentlemen’s Guild #1
Genre: gay erotic romance
Spice Rating:
Word Count: 50K

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