Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Husband Hunters
Author: Rick R. Reed
Heroes: Matt Connelly/Cody Mook
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 206 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: September 1, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: You never know where the love of your life might turn up.
When Matt Connelly suggests to his best buddy Cody Mook that they head to downtown Seattle to audition for the gay reality TV show Husband Hunters, both agree the experience might be a lark and a chance to grab their fifteen minutes of fame. What they don’t know is that the show, modeled after HGTV’s House Hunters, will open doors of longing neither expected. For Matt, the secret love he has long harbored for Cody might be thrust into the spotlight. Cody might realize his search for his perfect-forever-man extends no farther than the man who’s always been at his side.
Husband Hunters promises laughter, tears, and, just maybe, a happy ever after. Will Cody and Matt’s story be one of best-friends-to-lovers—or an outright disaster?
I’ve read a quite a few Rick R Reed books and I’ve never been disappointed. His characters, and their life situations, speak of a realness, a reality that’s genuine and easy to imagine.
Most of his stories have caused my heart to break and given me some really ugly cries. This didn’t make me cry, thankfully, but it was so heartbreaking at times I couldn’t stand it. I think it was because each of us, at one time or another, could really relate to Matt.
Matt and Cody are best friends, but Matt secretly harbours a love for Cody that Cody doesn’t see, and doesn’t return. It was really shocking to go through most of this story without Cody and Matt being together as a couple. Cody was really a hound dog…screwing everything except Matt, and then bragging of his conquests to his broken hearted friend. Cody wasn’t being a jerk intentionality, he just didn’t see Matt as anything but a friend.
I don’t watch television normally so I was worried about following along on the reality tv show storyline. It was an unnecessary worry because the author did an amazing job of keeping the reader on point. It put a new spin on my idea of a reality show but it made so much sense and i never lost interest in this book at all.
Sadly, I wanted more for Matt, and I wanted to see Cody and Matt together more as a couple, but it didn’t happen until the end. But, as long as Matt is happy with his fairy tale ending, then I’m happy too. Excellent story and highly recommended.
Overall Impression: I loved it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*