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Tabloid Trouble (Missing Butterfly #1.5)

3.48  ·  Rating Details ·  489 Ratings  ·  53 Reviews
The danger of being a star is that everybody watches, waiting for the star to fall. Cassidy hasn't seen his lover Malcolm in two months, their drastically different schedules conspiring to keep them apart. He's deathly afraid of what will happen when his lover steps off the plane, and the first thing that greets him is the tabloid shots of Cassidy kissing someone else.
ebook, 12 pages
Published February 15th 2012 by Less Than Three Press LLC
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Jul 03, 2012 Jenn rated it really liked it
Well look at me being all smart and reading this one before the first book. *sigh* I fail at life. Anyways, I loved this. Obviously, I have no clue of their back story or anything at all about them because I haven't read the first book yet, but this was so cute, hot, and funny. Now, I'll read the first one and I've heard nothing but great things about this musician and playboy.
Feb 15, 2012 Arthur rated it liked it

It's a nice one, but it's too darn short. In fact, it's so short that you may want to read the blurb first since it's like the first part of the story!

I think this one is even shorter than other stories in the collection. It fels like those freebies offered by authors on their website.
Aug 31, 2012 Ami rated it liked it
Shelves: mm-short-stories
A "kiss me quick" story about Cassidy and Malcolm on Valentine's Day -- though I wish there's explanation about who the hell is Beckett and why he is so adamant in giving Cassidy the kiss? A nice snippet but not extraordinary.
MsMiz (Tina)
Feb 16, 2012 MsMiz (Tina) rated it liked it
Shelves: glbt-all, kindle-mobi
I could read about Malcolm and Cassidy every day for the rest of my life - even if they are just eating cereal.....I miss them and this was really nice but oh so short and sweet. Til we meet again Malcolm and Cassidy!
Mandy*reads obsessively*
Great snippet, but that's really all it is.
I love Missing Butterfly, and was happy to see more of Malcom and Cassidy, but this was just too short.
Jilrene ♥
All kinds of aawwws. I just love Cass and Mal.
May 15, 2014 vLadimiR rated it it was ok

I was a bit confused in the beginning of the story and kept wondering if I missed something from the previous books. I mean, who the hell was Beckett and why does it seem that Cassidy's band mates have changed?

Cassidy and Malcolm's relationship still sizzles but the story left me scratching my head.
Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
I liked it but a little too short. and undetailed. like if he hated Bek so much why was he alone in his hotel room with him? and what profession are these guys? got that one a rock star i think. so it was cute but not really special
Feb 19, 2012 Lucy rated it really liked it
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This is a super short revisit to Cassidy and Malcolm, the incredibly lovely couple from Missing Butterfly. I wish wish wish this had been longer, because it was so great to revisit these guys.

In this little vignette, a slimebag musician named Beckett has engineered a photo op for paparazzi at a charity event; he shoves his tongue down Cassidy’s throat while cameras click. He does it for publicity, not caring what Malcolm, away on business for weeks, may think
I really enjoyed seeing the Missing Butterfly characters again. This wasn't a bad story, it was just really short. It was like a lick of an ice cream cone when I really was in the mood for the whole thing.
Jan 27, 2012 Deeze rated it liked it
Shelves: quick-easy-reads
Far too short, but I liked the fact it didn't go the typical way these kinda stories go. Would still like to read more with the Butterfly Cast.

ETA Nothing to add, still enjoyed how it played out.
JustJen "Miss Conduct"
Dec 29, 2012 JustJen "Miss Conduct" rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm, ebook, shorty
Quicky about Cass and Mal with someone in the middle trying to cause trouble. Nice to see these two still going strong and Mal making short work of the troublemaker. Wish this were longer.
Jan 18, 2012 Susan rated it liked it
Shelves: mm-read, z-2012
Go Malcolm :-D
Alex is The Romance Fox
Ooh….Cassidy & Malcolm!!!!!!!! I love these guys and was over the moon when this….yes.VERY VERY short story came out. Talk about “finished in a blink”!!!! 12 Pages...was so just not enough for me.

However I was grateful to meet up with them again …….the loving is still as hot and sexy. Malcolm still has his jet and loads of money, still as giving and charming and funny. And Cassidy…still the gorgeous butterfly tattooed rock star…but what the hell was he doing with Becket, the slime ball!
Mar 21, 2012 Jayhjay rated it really liked it
This review was originally published on my blog Joyfully Jay

Tabloid Trouble is a short story that focuses on a quick scene in Malcolm and Cassidy's lives after Cassidy has made it big as a rock star. He and Malcolm have been separated for a while due to their job commitments, and now are seeing each other again after two months apart. But Cassidy is worried because another musician kissed him in front of the media in an attempt to bait the tabloids and get some publicity. Now he fears that Malco
Feb 25, 2012 Cindi rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, short-story, series, 2012
All who know me and my reading habits know that The Missing Butterfly is my 2nd favorite m/m book of all time. I have forced that book on so many people that I think now my friends just read it to shut me up. (It's a great introduction to m/m by the way). I am surprised at myself that I have not read this short (and the one before it) before now. I can never get enough of Cass and Malcolm.

This was very short but I still loved it. Maybe because it's been awhile since I've read about Malcolm and C
Sep 29, 2014 Arlyn rated it really liked it
This was a satisfying short read about a rock star who is captured in a tabloid pic while kissing another rocker from a different band. The problem is, the kiss was laid on him without fore-warning or permission as a publicity stunt by the other man.

The rock star who was unwittingly kissed has a straight-laced boyfriend and he is cosumed with worry about how he will react. Thankfully, his worry was short-lived.

A story about two man in love who maintain loyalty and trust against all odds in the
2.0 stars

This one was disappointing. It had the making for something angsty and sweet. Instead, it was barely a chapter long and felt like a sorely missed opportunity to capitalize on the dramatic buildup.

Bottom line: Felt like a wasted opportunity.
Mar 04, 2013 Shannon rated it liked it
Too short! I want more. I loved these two in Missing Butterfly and I still love them now. This was just a quick reunion scene and didn't have much meat to it but it was still sweet to revisit our friends.
Trisha Harrington
Nov 06, 2012 Trisha Harrington rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved
This was way way too short for my liking. I loved catching up with Cassidy and Malcolm. This mini novella was a bit more serious but it was well done. I am still holding out for a longer book, one that has a great story, with this couple. :)
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Publisher: Less Than Three

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Feb 16, 2012 blub rated it really liked it
ugh..I wished it was longer. But for a 10 page story (not counting the cover or advertisement at the end) it was good teaser.
Shelby P
Aug 19, 2014 Shelby P rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m, musicians, shorts
What a tease! Entirely too short but I'm glad that Malcolm and Cassidy are as strong as ever. Hopefully we'll get to see some old characters in the next book, Jason's.
Jan 18, 2012 Raquel rated it really liked it
It was nice to re-visit Cassidy and Malcom, I really liked The missing butterfly, but it's true that it's too short.
Feb 22, 2012 Lipvixen rated it liked it
No wonder it was so cheap! It was also freaking short! Like 99 cents short or a freebie even for some authors.
clear skies
Apr 09, 2013 clear skies rated it it was ok
I guess this could have been better if it was actually a little fleshed out. I found it rather pointless but alas it was nice to see Malcolm and Cassidy again (albeit for twelve pages).
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