Monday, September 7, 2015

[Review]: "Not My Boyfriend"

Not My Boyfriend by Monica L. Anderson
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (September 8, 2015)
Genre: M/M Romance

If “I love you” is a lie, why does it feel so much like the truth?

Stuck at a co-workers retirement party, Max prepares himself for a long, boring night—until a guy across the bar with an intense brown gaze and a dangerous smirk offers some mutual gratification in the bathroom. Max had been looking for a forever love, but Karson’s so hot, forever can wait.

Ever since his cheating ex broke his heart, Karson’s had rules. Only pleasure. Never more than once. Never stay the night. Yet long after their romp in the bar bathroom, Karson still wants Max—maybe enough to break his own rules.

As Max and Karson struggle to sort out their complicated non-relationship, Karson’s ex resurfaces in full win-him-back mode. One white lie later, Max attends Karson’s tenth annual high-school reunion as his “boyfriend” to keep his ex away. But pretending is hard, when all Max wants is for the lie to be the truth.

Warning: Contains a slew of misunderstandings, one cheating, jealous ex, and steamy sex scenes between two guys who fall accidentally in love.

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My Review:

Wow. An extremely sexy read, Not My Boyfriend made me very, very happy.

I'm glad I saw this book on NG and decided to give a new author a try. I truly enjoyed Max and Karson's story, which was ridiculously hot. There's a bit of drama/angst when an ex pops up again, which gives the story a bit of conflict, though nothing too intense.

My only real complaint is in regards to the insta-love from both men. I can believe them each caring for the other and wanting to see where a relationship could go. I'm fine with that. But the quick jump to "I love yous" was a bit much. Don't get me wrong, I wanted them to be together, I just felt the exchange of such strong emotions was rushed. The story, come to think of it, was really quick. I wouldn't have minded a bit more to it.

All in all, for a quick, dirty read Not My Boyfriend definitely hits the spot -- no pun intended (maybe . . . ). I'll gladly keep an eye out for more books by this author.


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I received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for my honest opinion.

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Until Next Time,


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