REVIEW: “THE STRAIGHT BOYFRIEND” by Renae Kaye

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TITLE: The Straight Boyfriend
AUTHOR: Renae Kaye
SERIES: Loving you – book 3
COVER ARTIST: Maria Fanning
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
GENRE:  Contemporary
E-BOOK: yes
PRICE: $ 6.99 e-book on Dreamspinner store
LENGTH: 220 pages
RELEASE DATE: 21st November 2016

 

BLURB: Aaron Hall has never been able to remain faithful to a single woman, and for most of his life, he’s dated two women at once. Recently his girlfriend tracked him down and knocked on his door—and his live-in girlfriend answered. Now he has no girlfriend and a mortgage he can’t pay by himself.

 Vinnie Rosello needs to change his life—get a better job, stop drinking all his money away, find himself a serious boyfriend… and move out of his parents’ house. Aaron needs help with his expenses, so they become housemates.

 Even though Aaron harbors some misconceptions about gay men and Vinnie misses his large Italian family, both men find comfort in their friendship. It’s a good arrangement until everything between them changes

 Vinnie falls in love with Aaron, and Aaron is shocked to realize he feels the same. There’s only one problem—he’s still straight. He’ll have to overcome his fear of labels in order to love the man who’s captured his heart.

 

leviTo say I enjoyed this story does not do right by this book. My first book by this author and I was pleased with the genuine description of emotions.

Although this is the third story of the series, I just jumped in without reading the previous books and I had no problem following the characters, I would say you can read it as a standalone as well.

Vinnie has a large Italian family, there are 9 kids growing up in the same house, including siblings and cousins. Vinnie at the age of 25 he has an Epiphany (with capital letter, you’ll see why) that he must move out, find another job and save some money. Asking Aaron to let him move in with him it went easier than he had thought. Taking a break of going out every night and sharing the bills help him save a bit of money. He is a receptionist at a company that sells toilet papers. Aaron convinces him not quite his job, instead he should ask for a promotion. After a time Vinnie has an Epoofany, he has feelings toward Aaron … but he’s straighter than an arrow.

 Aaron, the player, the womanizer who has two or more girls at the same time ends up single after one of his outdoor girlfriend meets the indoor girlfriend. He has a mortgage to pay so when Vinnie ask him to let him move in with Aaron, he hesitates just a bit … Vinnie is a gay gay touchy-feely kind of guy. He hugs Aaron, kisses his cheeks when he goes to work and when they watch TV he snuggles and often he ends up spreading on his chest or his lap. Vinnie misses his big family he never had a room on his own. One night Vinnie asks Aaron to let him sleep in the same bed with Aaron…

 Being a gay man I love the idea of gay-for-you. Maybe the predator in me who wants to conquer, I don’t know. Anyway, there are really few good GFY out there, mostly because the lady authors, and no offense, cannot really relate to the feelings. Renae though… I was wondering if the author is a gay man writing under a woman pen name, I asked her, she said no … hmm maybe she is a closet man 😉 … It’s genuine, it’s original and very realistic. Aaron transformation is smooth but not without minor obstacles … the sex scenes are hot and you can experience it from both parties involved.

 I rate this book with an honest 5 star!

 

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****The ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press.  My review is an honest opinion of the book****

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