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Kissing Sherlock Holmes [Kindle Edition]

T. D. McKinney , Terry Wylis
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"My dear Watson, how does one go about kissing a woman?"...


Sherlock Holmes’ question leads to a lesson Watson never expected to teach. And feelings he never thought to explore. A single kiss alters Watson’s world while the announcement of Holmes’ upcoming marriage sets an odd fear in his heart.


Amidst the beauty of an English country party, the greatest detective the world has ever known searches for a traitor. Somewhere among the glittering nobility a sadist lurks, using blackmail to destroy lives and endanger a nation.


Only Sherlock Holmes can save an innocent man and bring the traitor to justice. It’s a search that could cement the greatest friendship of all time into something far deeper and stronger...if the hunt doesn’t end Watson’s life first.


Genres: Gay / Historical / Mystery / Detective / Action / Adventure



Product Details

  • File Size: 313 KB
  • Print Length: 190 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B008E6T5Z8
  • Publisher: Amber Quill Press, LLC (July 30, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005FA0MJO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #473,011 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Impressive Holmes/Watson Pastiche September 3, 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
There has always been a line between "legitimate" published pastiches and Holmes/Watson romances, and being that I enjoy both, hate to admit that when combined, the results are usually not very harmonious. I am glad to say the efforts of T.D. McKinney and Terry Wylis have not only crossed that line, they've erased it entirely. This was not only an excellent pastiche in and of itself, giving us mostly pitch perfect characterizations (that were a bit of a blending between Canon & Granada), but I think (hope!) it could open the door for more such works of its kind.

The romance was very satisfying, yet not overdone in any way. The sex scenes were beautifully and romantically written, genuinely conveying their love for one another... in addition to the hot sex, of course! It was always at the forefront yet never felt disjointed or disruptive of the actual storyline, but was actually quite adorable and even more so for adhering nicely to the character voices. That being said, the mystery was also very satisfying - carried the majority of this book, in fact - and reasonably well crafted. Admittedly, I did figure out early on who the traitor was, though that didn't seem to detract at all from this being an engrossing story that I read through in two days.

More importantly, the blending of two very different genres was pulled off PERFECTLY, when it could have so easily been disastrous. I am just elated that these two very talented authors who are so obviously well versed in Canon have given us such a delightfully angst-free look at the love between Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson. May there be many more such works by this duo!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but predictable January 31, 2013
By R.M.J.
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A decent story but a tad too "fan fiction-like" than I had expected. The case itself was decent as far as mysteries go, but I daresay that the villain was predictable.
SPOILERS!

The writing style and the overabundant attempts to make Winnie into an undesirable person to the reader made her a suspect from the start. While designed to move the story along within a given setting, the mystery could have done with more complexity that prevented Holmes from discovering Winnie. There are things that a true Sherlock Holmes would not have missed and would have linked together right away; I know I did. Feelings for Watson aside, I doubt it would have taken him the length of the book to puzzle it out.

The romance itself was touching, although a bit overbearing at times. I understand that it was the focus of the novel, but we are reminded of it almost on a continuous basis. The angst at the beginning of the novel, the war Watson has with himself would have done better if it had continued throughout the story. Have him second guess himself, try to break it off because of impropriety and scandals, or maybe he was still in denial about his feelings.

The ending folded everything up into a neat little package and though it gives the warm and happy ending most readers crave, the climax could have done with more hiccups that Holmes would have had to work out. Details into the government secrets and issues behind the scenes would have been interesting. A larger array of cast would have also made the reader confused as to who was responsible. With the small main cast, only four excluding Holmes and Watson, it was easy once the facts become apparent.

Overall good, but could use more work. Perhaps a rewrite or a sequel with more complexity and conflict
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A romantic pastiche January 4, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
It seems delightfully in character that Sherlock Holmes would launch this story by precipitating a change in his and Watson's relationship in the name of acquiring information. While Kissing Sherlock Holmes does not break new ground in assuming a homosexual attraction between them, TD McKinney and Terry Wylis do provide a sexually charged pastiche with a mystery to solve.

The mystery elements have a well-weighted share of page time: the problem is worthy of Sherlock Holmes' attention before Watson arrives at Toddington Oaks. Once he's there, the danger is no longer confined to treason and blackmail, but becomes personal when a freshly kissed Watson is repeatedly endangered. The culprit becomes evident far too early in the book, but there is a certain entertainment value to watching Holmes flounder around before he figures it out.

The authors pay attention to the late Victorian sensibilities very well at some times, though not so well at others. Holmes and Watson pay lip service to not being caught, but when they are found out by one person, Watson does not even contemplate the possible consequences, and not because they are too horrid to think about. The entire matter takes on the same social importance as spitting in the potted plants - it disappears entirely. The "whirlwind romance" of a few weeks from first meeting to wedding that Holmes and Winnifred are planning would have been a scandal; everyone would have assumed he'd gotten her pregnant with such a short engagement. Yet Holmes does play the stern male authority figure, putting her in her place when she steps out of the assigned female role.

The unfolding of Holmes and Watson's physical explorations is very sweetly done - they need to invent everything for themselves, every small touch is new and wondrous.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful tale of forbidden love between Holmes and Watson!
I love this book and have been eagerly awaiting a follow-up to this wonderfully written story! The romance between Holmes and Watson is very believable, very sweet and not too... Read more
Published 8 months ago by helrod
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for all Sherlockians
I love the authors and the subject matter, Holmes and Watson? What more can I say?! The entire book was well worth it.
Published 11 months ago by Irene Ryan
2.0 out of 5 stars Quite boring
This is a very uninteresting book. The plot is preposterous, how can anybody be a spy in the middle of Yorkshire in 1800's? Read more
Published 15 months ago by J. P. Arroyo
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Rendition
So I finished reading KISSING SHERLOCK HOLMES before I became incapacitated with sickness (thank the gods) and thought I would leave a review here for anyone who was thinking about... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Caitlin
5.0 out of 5 stars What an interstring take on Holmes
I have always like the books that took another look at the classics, mostly because I have so much trouble reading the classics themselves. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Nari Storm
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful read
This was simply fantastic! From beginning to end i was engrossed in this from that was set before me, the love affair was merely and extra bonus.
Published 19 months ago by Rachel Gill
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful
This book was an amazing read, and I honestly could not put the book down after buying it!
A Brilliant book!
Published 21 months ago by Lindsay
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read
Not spectacular or anything. (I've read one or two way better John x Sherlock fanfiction. But it was worth the money. A nice (a bit short though) or maybe its just my opinion. Read more
Published 21 months ago by sagerune
5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Mystery AND A Love Story
I think everything about this book has been covered in the existing reviews, but I'm putting in my two cents anyway because the story is that good. Read more
Published 22 months ago by AcerAcer
5.0 out of 5 stars Such a great story!
Such a terrific story! Really followed Sherlock and Watson's personalities, great plot, very believable! I Want more from this author!
Published 22 months ago by SouthernBelle2010
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