Book Review: Dear Stranger by Sid Love

Title:Dear Stranger

Author:Sid Love

Genre:Gay Romance

Length:Short Story

Publisher:Creative Minds


Reggie is a young man in his early twenties, living a quiet life. His blindness makes him over cautious in new situations, at least until one day on his way home when he meets a stranger, a man with a voice smooth as honey and burning hot as the most expensive whiskey, starts flirting with him.

At first, Reggie is scared. The guy seems like a stalker but he soon realizes that the stranger means him no harm. On the contrary, he is attracted to Reggie and invites him home for a hot romp in bed.

With the ball in his court now, Reggie needs to decide what to do. He could turn him down and continue living his life as it is—boring. Or, he could say yes and see where this unexpected ride takes him…

Dear Stranger


Dear Stranger is a short, hot read that, although contemporary, seems like a fantasy or a dream at times. Overcautious and blind Reggie meets a stranger on the subway. Although reluctant at first, and weary of the man he is instantly attracted to, Reggie follows him home. After a steamy session in the bedroom, the stranger walks Reggie home and they make plans to meet again. But Reggie’s reluctance returns and threatens to end this budding romance abruptly.

There is a hint to instalove in the story, as these two, even without knowing each other’s names, want more than a one-off hookup. What happens is a bit outlandish, as it’s so out of character for someone the blurb describes as weary and who would be rightfully slow at trusting strangers. That is why I said it reads a bit as a fantasy Reggie has that then just happens to be his reality.

Dear Stranger is too short for a fully developed story and a lot of character building, but it is a complete story nonetheless. It’s short and hot, and thus an enjoyable read to enjoy in a free hour or, why not, on a subway ride?


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