We’re Both Straight, Right? by Jamie Fessenden ~ Review by Brandilyn

Honestly the title and author attracted me to this book.  I have loved everything I have read from Fessenden.  I will say, We’re Both Straight, Right? Is no exception… Not even a little.

WereBothStraightRightLgTitle: We’re Both Straight, Right?

Author: Jamie Fessenden

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

My Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

From the Publisher:

Zack and Larry have been best friends since middle school and are now college roommates. But when Larry hears that other guys they know are getting paid to have gay sex on camera, he convinces Zack that they could pick up some quick, easy cash by being in one of these films… together.

If Zack thinks making a gay porn film with his best friend is disturbing, he is absolutely horrified when Larry proposes they “rehearse” for the film so they won’t be nervous in front of the director. As the they fumble their way through a checklist of sexual positions and acts, Zack finds himself seeing Larry in an entirely new light—a very sexy new light, and possibly a romantic one, as well. But does Larry feel the same? Or is this all for easy money?

My View

I honestly have no clue what to say about this book. Maybe I went into expecting to be disappointed (as I often am with novellas), but I absolutely loved this story. There are so many things to like about it. First of all, it is one of the hottest things I have ever read, with little more than some mutual masturbation. It is all about discovery, fear, and friendship. Zack and Larry have known each other all their lives. They are regular people. They are not well-hung adonises with perfect physiques and stereotypical personalities. They have their quirks, but as their feelings grow, so does the attractiveness of the other one.

I loved that Zack and Larry would do anything for the other, even if it makes them a bit uncomfortable. The entire thing felt very genuine, despite the premise being a little “out there” for some. It was not a sudden “okay let’s try this, and oh my god, I cannot get enough”, it was all gradual. They still had to deal with their fears and their pre-conceived notions of themselves and each other. This story is the epitome of why I love Fessenden’s writing; he does not write to a formula, he just writes what his characters tell him to.


Buy Links:

Dreamspinner Press
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I would like to thank Dreamspinner Press for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Check out my review for Fessenden’s latest title Screwups.

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One thought on “We’re Both Straight, Right? by Jamie Fessenden ~ Review by Brandilyn

  1. Adding this one to my TBR. Can’t go wrong with Author Fessenden … and this looks like a fun premise. I know that in a novella, the plot is always going to be a little more fast-paced … so I know what to expect. I look forward to it.

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