When Skip wakes up next to a naked man, his first impulse is to kick the stranger out as quickly as possible, especially when the stranger wants to stay and get to know him better. It turns out that the previous night was Wildman’s first experience with a mood patch, and Skip treats his affectionate advances with cynicism, believing them to be nothing more than the aftereffects of the Insta-Love™. But attraction and mixed emotions will fool them both as they learn more about love.
October 2010, Dreamspinner Press
ebook short story
What they’re saying:
When I read the blurb for this short little story, I expected something rather light and frothy, however I got so much more than that. I hope that doesn’t sound dismissive of the story, however the blurb doesn’t do it justice and it’s not often that 15 pages makes my heart break a little for one of the characters, really leaving an impression on me…
I would recommend this for anyone who likes a romantic story (even though it only takes place over a few hours) with a lot of imagination. A really rewarding short little read.
A- from Tam at Brief Encounters
Insta-Love™ … is very funny and Josephine Myles showed a great deal of imagination coming up with a plot that was unusual and fresh. Some aspects of the story are reminiscent of the comments made by many readers about insta love in M/M books, and the author parodied this common theme in M/M romances and poked fun at something most of us hate… Great job Josephine. I’ll remember this story every time I come across insta-love in other M/M romances.
4 stars from Wave at Reviews by Jessewave
Josephine Myles does a great job with this short story. The pacing is smooth. The characters are addicting. Insta-Love™ is a complete interlude between two strangers that gives the reader hope that these characters have a future together. My beef with the story? … Give us more!
4.7/5 Whips from Missy at Naughty Boys in the Backseat
Insta-Love is a quick, creative, and surprisingly emotional futuristic tale… Skip’s confusion, and Wildman’s reactions, were definitely interesting to read about. For such an abbreviated tale, the world-building and characterization are quite good. I enjoyed watching Skip flail his way toward a new understanding, and I think a lot of other readers would too.
Cassie at Joyfully Reviewed
Josephine Myles has composed an amusing and sexy little story featuring two characters who are like honey and saccharine: one natural, one not, both sweet.
Lisa at Michele ‘n Jeff Reviews (site now deleted)