by Margaret L. Carter
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Pub Date 02 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 18 Dec 2022
On Christmas Eve, Nicole expects an engagement ring from her lover, Cal. She doesn’t expect the other surprise he springs on her. Why hasn’t he ever told her he has an identical twin? Can she even trust him after he’s been effectively lying to her all this time? Furthermore, according to the two brothers, they share a telepathic bond far deeper than simply reading each other’s thoughts. She must either accept this incredible claim or give up the man she loves.
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I think the twin telepathy is an interesting idea, but I think this story could be more developed. I feel like I've come in at the end of the story. I guess this short story is okay, but it could be more.
4⭐️ Probably the coolest, weirdest Christmas novella I’ve ever read.
This short story begins with Nicole going home with her boyfriend, Cal, on Christmas Eve. Then, just before taking one of the biggest steps a couple can take in their relationship, Cal has something to confess to Nicole. Cal is twins. As in, he’s one in the same with his twin, Carl. They feel and think the same thoughts, can sometimes feel other people’s emotions, and have special abilities that they’ve kept secret for almost their entire lives.
This was such a fun read! I didn’t know what to expect, and the concept was a bit hard to grasp, but honestly it was kind of cute, and hot and I loved it.
Would absolutely recommend if you have an hour to spare.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ / 5
🌶️🌶️.5 / 5
*Thank you Net Galley for providing me with an eARC*
Merry Twinness is an erotic/romance sci-fi novella about a woman who finds out her boyfriend has a twin, and the twins share one consciousness.
The erotic concept feels under explored, partly because the female protagonist is freaked out by the whole idea for most of the story. She loves him, so maybe she can put up with threesomes if she tries really hard to get over how weird it is. The science fiction aspect is more explained than dramatized. All this would be fine if the characters didn’t feel so generic, their chemistry so forced. We know they love each other because we are told they love each other. Nothing about the writing is bad, but hopefully you can find a naughtier delight for the holidays.
Thank you to Net Galley and the publisher for this arc. This was interesting take on a menage romance with science fiction thrown in.
I think this might be one of the strangest books I've ever read.
For those 18 and up.
Thank you to Net Galley and the Publisher for my advanced readers copy of Merry Twinness.
Nicole and Cal have been dating for quite awhile now and Nicole knows Cal in going to propose Christmas Eve. But Cal has been hiding a secret from Nicole. He has a twin brother! But that's not the only secret Cal has. Will this knew secret break their relationship or change it for the better?
I won't spoil what the secret is, but it has to do with the paranormal. Which wasn't really what I was expecting from this story. So while it wasn't a bad story, I couldn't really get behind the science fiction of it all. It was a very well written book, it's just the concept wasn't my taste. But if you like paranormal and erotica this book is definitely for you.
When Nicole is invited to spend Christmas at her boyfriend's house, she thinks she's getting a ring.... and she isn't entirely wrong. Cal has a secret and if Nicole is open to it, she might get more than a ring.
This novella is a science-fiction twist on the ménage trope. Cal's twinness is more of a single identity existing simultaneously in two bodies. It's a interesting concept and unique to the genre.
Thank you NetGalley, Margaret L. Carter and Backlit PR for this ARC.
A fairly short but interesting paranormal/scientific novella. While the story itself is different and there's definitely potential, It wasn't cohesive enough for me to truly understand the story in its entirety. 2.5/5
This was one of the strangest Christmas ménage short story I’ve ever read, but it still kept my interest. The story is about Nicole and her boyfriend, Cal. They decide to spend time on Christmas Eve and it’s obvious that they are going to take the next step in their relationship, Cal has something to confess to Nicole. Once he confesses, the story gets a bit weird, but interesting.
I wish the story was bit more developed because there were a few things that made it hard to understand and some parts of the story would have made more sense if there was more details. You can tell the author was going for a science fiction twist so if you’re into science fiction, you may enjoy this read.
A fun little novella that’s strange and unusual but pretty sexy. Nice quick read and definitely unique! Erotic fiction with a little science fiction twist to it, how can you go wrong?
Merry Twinness revolves around Nicole and Cal. It starts out on their date Christmas Eve night and her excitement to stay at his house. Once they arrive at Cal's some things come to light and Nicole has to decide if she really loves Cal as much as she thinks.
I wanted to like this more, I really did. The story line was intriguing and I liked where the author was trying to go. Overall, it read more mechanical to me. I didn't feel any of Nicole's confusion or love for CAL, or any of Cal's struggle and worry. The book is 50 pages and I took a nap after the first few, then I waited a few days to pick it back up. I usually devour novellas, especially steamy ones. I did think the last half of the book was better than the beginning. A little more emotion was present. The story has potential and is based on a cool idea, just needs better execution.
Merry Twinness might not be for everyone. but it was for me. The whole story feels like the author is exploring the idea with us. Is it fully fleshed out? NO, but it doesn't need to. when I go into a short story I'm looking to quickly play in the author's mind and she hit all the questions about this universe I asked. It was fun and sexy. that's all I wanted
It's always fun for me to read a fun short Sci-Fi story. Especially went the author isn't focused on the social or big picture, but on how little things would affect people in a personal (and sexy) way. All great Sci-Fi starts with a question and Merry Twinness asks "what is the most ethical way to fuck twins?".
Thanks to the author and publisher for providing a free ARC copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I really did enjoy this book. I do think it is a little cheesy but it was a quick fun read. This was the first book I have read by this author and I would definitely read another one!
The book is a short spicy hit that readers can just relax into, however, I personally think it was a little underdeveloped.
I think the author needed to spend a little more time fleshing out the story itself. I can understand wanting to make it a little Novella, but it feels too understated to really get into the story itself.
The concept behind the story sets itself apart from the usual ‘twin/ mmf romance’ so that will be interesting for readers, but again, there just needs to be more of everything
Well this was interesting. The concept of the twins being one person was odd, but not enough to deter you from reading. I didn’t like some of the phrases she used when explaining the spicy scenes. Overall it’s short and something to read if you need a smutty Christmas story.
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