Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Not My Boyfriend
Author: Monica L. Anderson
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 155 Pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: September 8, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: 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.
Review: This is a new author for me, and I am very excited to see where she goes from here. I will definitely be checking out her other books. Not My Boyfriend is about Max and Karson, two men who each have a plan…one to stay single and the other to look for his forever man. Not the ideal hookup potential, and someone is going to get hurt.
Max is tired of the ol’ “wham, bam, thank you, Sir”….and decided to put that life away…and then immediately meets Karson, Mr. Sex on Legs, Mr. Unavailable, and Mr. Don’t Call Me, I’ll Call You. Life sucks for Max sometimes, the poor guy can’t catch a break. But then, Karson might just be worth breaking his new rules for…even if he knows one night is not going to be enough.
Karson learned the hard way that men cheat, his ex ruined him and his ability to ever trust a man in a relationship ever again, and has committed to his loving and leaving, no strings, get off and get out future. Not the most affectionate lifestyle choice, but one that will save his battered and bruised heart…until Max.
Watching Max pine over the Karson, and seeing Karson hurt Max over and over again, was brutal. Karson was honest from the get go…in words, but his actions were telling another story. Max heard what Karson was saying, but how can you believe that when his body spoke a completely different language? I knew it was not going to be a fluffy read, and I love my angsty stories, but there a few times when I wanted to knock the hell out of Karson.
This is really a very sexy read about two very likable characters with great sexual chemistry. With the added bonus of making our heroes work for their happily ever after. I am known for loving my men taking the long route to heaven, and these two took a detour or two, but that was okay…they got there and it was worth the trip.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*