Book Reviews

Under Five by Michael War at JMS Books

Genre Gay / Urban Fantasy / Magic / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 20-September-2019

Book Blurb

Mike is good looking, charming, and has no trouble attracting men ... as long as his clothes stay on. But the moment they come off, something always seems to go terribly wrong.

When his sister takes him to a faith healer to fix the problem, he is provided with a spell and left with a lot of doubts.

But after meeting Kevin, Mike decides to give the spell a try ...

First edition published by Less Than Three Press, May 2018.

Book Review

“It’s not the size of a person that’s really matter; its size WITHIN a person that’s really matter the most.” ~ Wazim Shaw

Mike has always thought that he was appealing and easy to get along with, but recently, every man he hooks up with has a problem with his size. Instead of considering that the problem may not lie with him at all, but with the other guys who just may be superficial jerks, Mike obsesses about it, looking for faults within himself, but isn't brave enough to check himself out for… well… size. When it gets so bad that Mike can't stand it, he confides in his sister, explaining what he thinks is wrong. She sympathizes but isn't able to solve his problem by herself. However, she knows a healer who may have a spell or ceremony that will help with his dilemma.

After some consideration, but just as much doubt, Mike goes with her to this person because he's desperate for any information that will tell him what's wrong with him and how to fix it. The healer does little to allay his fears. In fact, he's just as nutty as Mike thinks he's going to be. He does pick out a potion for him that Mike has little faith in, but out of desperation, Mike buys it and takes it home. Mike stuffs it in the closet and forgets about it, that is, until he meets Kevin, with whom he has an immediate attraction. Since he doesn't want to lose Kevin, he decides the situation calls for drastic measures. He gets the potion out and performs the spell. What happens next helps him see himself from a different perspective and helps him understand that it is not only size that makes a difference in how people see you, but your behavior as well.

This is an odd but imaginative story about the importance of looking inside first, before considering what others may say about you. It is a unique way for a character to observe his behavior, one that doesn't include walking through a looking glass, going back in time, switching places with someone else, etc. I didn't quite understand the ending, but, “all is well that ends well.” Thanks, Michael, for giving me a mirror so I can see my own reflection.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 41414 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 04-September-2019
Price $4.99 ebook
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