Book Review: Boyfriend Material by K.A. Mitchell

Reviewed by Susan65

29992547Title: Boyfriend Material
Author: K.A. Mitchell
Series: Ethan & Wyatt #2
Heroes: Ethan/Wyatt
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 92 Pages
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: August 1, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Physically, it’s easy for Ethan and Wyatt to be together—well, if “easy” means stolen moments when Ethan’s roommate is away, or sneaking away to a hidden nook in the library. Privacy is hard to come by in a dorm, but finding ways to connect is half the fun.

Emotionally, though, that’s a different story. Wyatt isn’t sure if a relationship is something he can make last—years of having to hide his emotions have left him with a shaky sense of self-confidence. And when it’s time to head home for the holidays, their steamy on-campus connection may not translate so well to the real world…

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Review: Surprisingly, I missed Ethan and Wyatt and was excited to catch back up with the boys, see how they’ve grown and matured. Unfortunately, not much has changed and Wyatt is still in his shell and Ethan is still trying to show his love without pushing him away. I totally get why Wyatt is the way he is, I totally understand the need for the long bangs, the hoodie, and just all around trying to remain invisible. But…Ethan is his boyfriend, he has proven himself, over and over again in my opinion, and it just irked me that Ethan was constantly left walking on eggshells. Wyatt needed to step up or let go. Fortunately, this is a short story and after many miscues, he finally steps up.

I was not as invested in this book as I was in the first story, Getting Him Back. It almost seemed like this was a long epilogue to the first book and I struggled to stay involved. I know, I know, it’s K.A. Mitchell, one of my all-time favorite authors, but it just wasn’t all that new or different, and I was left a little disappointed. I think I will chalk this series up to it being me, not you, because I’m getting older and the players are getting younger. I’ve come to realize that usually doesn’t work too well for me anymore. So if new adult, college age, and learning to be an adult in a relationship is something that works for you, then I would highly recommend this book and this author.

Overall Impression: I liked it

*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*

 

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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2016, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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