Book Reviews

Let Down Your Hair (Gay Ever After 1) by L.M. Brown

Genre Gay / Fantasy / Fairy Tales / Romance / Humor/Comedy
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 05-July-2019

Book Blurb

When Prince Aiden sets out to rescue a princess, the last thing he expects to find is a cross-dressing artist named Robert. Can he set aside his fears and find the fairy tale ending he longs for?

In a world where fairy stories are historical fact, Prince Aiden is on a quest to find a princess to rescue and bring home as his bride. Deep in the Enchanted Forest, he finds Robert, a cross-dressing artist who lives alone in his tower. Mistaking him for a woman, Prince Aiden is determined to have Robert as his bride.

When the prince of his dreams shows up at Robert’s tower he is far from happy, especially when the handsome prince refuses to believe he is a man. Can he convince Prince Aiden to love him as the man he is, or is their happily ever after doomed from the start?

First edition published by Silver Publishing, September 2012.

Second edition published by Fireborn Publishing, March 2015.


Book Review

What happens in a world where fairy tales, and the characters that inhabit them, are real? When they suddenly start behaving as if they were real people – yet not? In this delightful mix of make-believe and real world, anything is possible (just like in a fairy tale), yet tinged with a humorous commentary that made me laugh out loud. Of course the fact that the damsel in distress is neither a damsel nor needs rescue, added to Prince Charming being a little slow on the uptake (or is he?) only made this look at a variation on Rapunzel even funnier.  


Robert is a cross dresser. He likes to paint, and he likes to be left in peace. He isn’t interested in people, and he definitely has no intention of getting rescued by any of the idiot princes that keep dropping by. The newest prince, however, is more tenacious and I loved how Robert tries to scare him away. Not having any luck with that he ends up having to go with him to his castle – where he finds out that his issues have only just begun.


Prince Aiden is on a quest to find his princess. He is determined to make it work, and refuses to return home without a suitable candidate. The minor detail that the person he finds, and really likes, is a man doesn’t deter him in the least. It is unclear to me whether he is too dense to notice, or if he does and secretly rejoices he found a man underneath all of Robert's dresses. Not that it really matters, the prince is open-minded enough (in the end) to realize the gender of his partner is totally irrelevant. And like in any good fairy tale he finds a way to let the rest of the kingdom come to grips with this situation as well.


With a fairy tale ending that isn’t at all like the original and adds some very modern elements to this delightfully funny rendition of a story where very few people are what they seem, this short book totally charmed me. It is entertaining, yet carries a serious message about the need to be true to yourself and to accept others the way they are. If you like re-interpreted fairy tales, if you're looking for something to cheer you up, and if a romantic comedy with lots of behind-the-scenes truths is your thing, you will probably like this story as much as I did.




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 96 pages/24000 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 20-June-2019
Price $1.99 ebook
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