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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 h...more
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Published July 31st 2011 by Amber Allure (first published July 30th 2011)
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Spoonkick
This book greatly impressed me. A friend bought it and had it uploaded to my kindle as a joke, because he knows that the idea of Sherlock and Watson together in a romantic sense squicks me in ways that possibly boggle the mind. However, I figured that if my friend had spend six dollars on a joke the least I could do was read the first chapter.

Then the next thing I knew is that I had reached my train stop and was just starting chapter three.

I wasn't at all exaggerating when I say I hate the idea...more
Cherie
It happened again.

I was sucked in by a title.

I was lulled into reading a story by the book write up. It sounded interesting.

For my ABC Challenge, I needed a title that started with K to substitute for another that I found I could not read after discovering it was a 5th in a series and I had not read the 4th, and I did not understand what was going on after I started.

I looked at the other book titles on my TBR list and picked this one. I got online, purchased it, opened my Nook and started re...more
Pam
I'd give this one a 4.5.

Changing the classic Holmes and Watson into lovers was a unexpected but great idea. I loved the changes they made in their personalities to fit into the M/M genre. It showed the restraint needed for the historical era but also exhibited their creative flair.

I loved the characters. They still maintained the base of who they were while still exploring the change in their relationship and seeing Holmes become protective of Watson was great.

The attention to period detail, whe...more
Vio
The dialogue was witty and I found myself laughing at odd moments, very cleverly written, enjoyable mystery and a fun read. That first kiss? Lets just say, interesting!
Tamela
I can only say... thank you T.D. McKinney. I've been a Sherlock Holmes fan since I was a kid. I guess that's why I have a hard time liking modern mysteries. They just don't always measure up. But this thoughtful, caring, and romantic telling of the first kiss between these long time friends was wonderfully written. I'll never read my Holmes and Watson again without thinking of this story and how much more enriching their friendship will become. I can only give this story 5 stars here, but it is...more
Heather C
I really enjoyed this cozy mystery. Loved the characters' "voice". Even though I immediately had the bad guy figured out, I still enjoyed the process Holmes took to reveal the mystery. I was a bit disappointed that there was no smexin' after the first 30% of the book (the beginning was HOT!)...although the story wouldn't have appropriately allowed for it. I still wanted more lovin' between Holmes and Watson.
Mandy*reads obsessively*
3.5-4
This was a nice story! Understated British comes to mind.
Watson feels real in his narration of the story and it feels true to the time it is set in.
The mystery wasn't very mysterious to me, but I found it enjoyable anyway!
I would definitely read another one of Sherlock and Watson's adventures, and see the new aspect of their relationship developed.
ManOhMan
Reviewed by Joe: I am a huge Holmes fan. I’ve read all the stories, seen all the movies. Holmes and Watson have given me much companionship on many nights so I was a little hesitant when I saw this title but also knew I had to pick it up and I was not disappointed in the least. McKinney and Wylis write with a grace and elegance that would make Doyle himself proud. It’s almost as if they channelled his creative spirit to create a wonderful tale that feels as if it’s a part of the official Holmes’...more
Cryselle
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 Watso...more
Ren
Quite possibly one of the worst books I ever managed to finish. It took me two months to get through all the purple prose and dead horse romance tropes and predictable plot twists, and in the end I think it was just bile fascination.

This book doesn't just fail at being a believable romance, or a believable mystery, or a believed Sherlock Holmes story. It just... fails. Falls flat on his face after a couple of pages and doesn't manage to get up. Ever.

Holmes and Watson are two lovesick puppies who...more
Lindsay
If you, like me, watched the current Sherlock Holmes films, or are a fan of the ACD canon or the modern BBC series, and during which asked yourself of Holmes and Watson: “When are they going to kiss?” then you will truly enjoy this decadent little Holmes pastiche!

Kissing Sherlock Holmes does a good job of taking the characters of the Holmes ‘verse and creates an entertaining mystery tale sprinkled with bedroom dalliances as the (b)romance between Holmes and Watson becomes more intimate. Even tho...more
Hattie
Today (29/3/2012) I saw the link to this and thought that people were joking about it being what most people call 'Johnlock' and I thought 'Hey, why not check it out? It will help with EPQ next year!' As I am going to do a project on how most people think that Sherlock Holmes is a gay man. If this book is anything to what I have read online then I'll have a lot to write about next year and hopefully will enjoy this book. I will update this review once I have finished the book all together. The o...more
Tami (synchro from BL)
A very well written Sherlock-Holmes-Slash-Fiction.
The language and voice of Dr. Watson are well done, sound realistic and make for a very pleasant and interesting read. The romantic development between Holmes and Watson starts rather abruptly and only in some small flashbacks more of their backgrounds is explained.
The main crime plot was unfortunately very obvious from the very beginning - so much so that I doubted it exactly because of the obviousness. Still there were some interesting turns,...more
Fairy / Anna
Usually I try to avoid historical M/M romances. Usually they make me sad, cause those times were hard. But I decided to give a try and I don't regret :)

The investigation in old-style and easy romance in the background. Something like Agatha Christie's books, but with male-male love. I really like it. I was more interested in the mystery, than in a romance, and that means something ;) The 'crime part' was good. My only issuse, not enough of 'romance part', cause it's not part of series, so there'...more
Terry Wylis
Aug 14, 2011 Terry Wylis rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
Whee!! We just got a 5-STAR review from BookWenches - http://www.bookwenches.com/august11re... - "If you are at all a fan of Sherlock Holmes and 221B Baker Street, then I highly recommend Kissing Sherlock Holmes. It is very well-written, highly absorbing and undeniably romantic."
Sadonna
Aug 28, 2011 Sadonna rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: mm, pdf
I was never a Sherlock Holmes fan - like I have read NONE of the books/stories and I was bored out of my mind when the old Basil Rathbone movies were on WGN Family Classics when I was a kid, so I didn't go into this with any preconceived notions - which might be good. Anyway, I sort of know the deal with Holmes and Watson, but not more than passing stuff that everybody knows. So whether that is an advantage or a disadvantage to reading this book, I'll let the reader decide.

Anyway, I rather like...more
MandyM
3.5 stars. I'm a sucker for quirky book titles and couldn't resist some Sherlock Holmes M/M fanfic. In this story, which is written with obvious care and attention, misogynist Sherlock decides to get married and turns to Watson for some practical advice on kissing.

The writing is sufficiently old-world to evoke the period and there are ample references to Arthur Conan Doyle's work. However the atmosphere is more like an historical romance than the grim and ominous mysteries of ACD. Seeing words o...more
Wendy (wluvsbooks)
This was a relatively easygoing story. The angst level was fairly low – virtually non-existent between the main characters whose intimate relationship was established very early. The “mystery” element to the book (i.e., the case that Sherlock was trying to solve) added some intrigue and angst when Watson gets inadvertently caught in the proverbial crosshairs of the perpetrator, but wasn’t too difficult to figure out the “whodunit” part. It was a little challenging to keep track of some of the ch...more
Kabrina
I first heard of this book when my obsession with Sherlock Holmes was extremely high. I had just seen Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and was anxious to get my hands on anything with them in it or at least anything "Victorian-esque." I already loved the 1st movie and the Victorian era before seeing the 2nd film. Actually, I had planned on reading some Sherlock Holmes in the past along with learning to play chess but A Game of Shadows pushed it to the front of my list of things I love and mus...more
LondonFog
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...more
Lisa
GoodReads should really allow half-start ratings, because while this isn't a 4-star book, it's a bit better than a 3-star book.

Anyway, it's another short but enjoyable pastiche of the Holmes stories, and like My Dearest Holmes , views the Holmes-Watson relationship under a romantic lens. Unlike My Dearest Holmes, however, which was very introspective, very bleak and mostly pining, Kissing Sherlock Holmes is more upbeat, pining limited to the first chapter and there was certainly a lot of kissin...more
Holly
This was EXACTLY the book I was hoping for when I bought it.

A Sherlock Holmes novel was the very first m/m book I ever read, over 20 years ago now. There aren't enough of them.

That said, this book was perfect for me. The relationship was picked up from canon and just expanded into twoo wuv . The two men weren't horrifically OOC, I could so see ACD's originals in them. There was just enough plot to keep me interested (I'm a total plot whore and will take plot over sex ) I did guess whoodunit, bu...more
Eva
4.5 stars
It's not a full 5 stars imo because the book is a romance/mystery novel and I guessed who the spy/villain was early on from those hateful looks and what happened with Jack.
Aside from that I loved the book. The romance between Holmes and Watson felt real and I would definitely read more books with them as a couple instead of just friends.
Angelmira
4,5 stars... I love old-fashioned detective stories. And SH is one of my favourite detectives of all times. Whole book is really good. I would like some longer epiloq in the end but all and all it was fantastic.
Chelsea Cahill
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Jordan Hawk
Delightful and very well-written.
Chloe
I've come across this book via my love for Sherlock Holmes and also my not-so-hidden passion for M/M romance, hence Kissing Sherlock Holmes seemed like a match made in heaven, and I decided to give it a go.
I enjoyed reading it, although it was a bit too long at times.
The thing that really bothered me though was how out-of-character Holmes and Watson seemed to be sometimes. I have no trouble imagining these two as passionate lovers, but I just can't see them as sentimental and romantic as they ar...more
Kimberly
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When Doctor John Watson arrives in Toddington Oaks, he isn’t shocked to find that his closest friend, Sherlock Holmes, is on a case. Watson is, however, startled to learn that Holmes is planning to marry. Yet Holmes’s impending nuptials have nothing on the famous detective’s biggest surprise: the revelation that his feelings for Watson are far more intimate than he’s ever let on. Watson himself has hidden his desire...more
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Astrid
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