Author: Cecil Wilde
Publisher: Liquid Silver
Cover Artist: unknown
Rating: 3.75 of 5 Stars
Find out what happens when refusing to date straight boys means turning down the man of your dreams! No Straight Boys by Cecil Wilde is a heartwarming story about friendship, love, and finding yourself via late-night text messages.
Not dating straight boys is a pretty good strategy for long-term relationships if you’re a gay man, but what happens when one particular straight boy turns out to be the man of your dreams?
Cute, funny, and sometimes borderline philosophical, No Straight Boys is about what happens when perfection isn’t what you think it is, and love is best found via late-night text message.
Ethan is a kind (and not entirely straight) guy who has always identified as being straight. He hooked up one time with his gorgeous neighbor Jace, and he wants more. Jace rebuffs Ethan, declaring that he wants to become involved with “no straight boys” who will break his heart.
First, Ethan is a sweetheart. He doesn’t have many friends, and he treasures his friendship with Jace. He’s loyal, loving, and supportive of Jace – even when Jace doesn’t treat Ethan the best. On the other hand, Jace is a character that I have a little more difficulty understanding. He always seems to either not know what he wants, or to be the opposite of how he presents himself – He pushes Ethan away, but at the same time seems to want to grow closer to him. He seems to be outgoing, but he finds dealing with groups of people physically and emotionally draining. He’s vulnerable but careless with Ethan’s affection.
Ethan and Jace grow much closer when Jace goes out of town and they begin to regularly exchange text messages. These messages are cute, flirty, and sometimes emotionally raw – and it’s easy for the reader to see that these guys are seriously falling for each other. And then … out of the blue Jace does something that’s incredibly hurtful to Ethan. As a plot twist, this one wins the daily twister award, and it simply doesn’t seem to fit the story that, up until this point, is warm, sweet and romantic.
Ethan and Jace do overcome this hurdle (largely due to Ethan being the best friend ever), and find their happily ever after had been standing right in front of them all along. This story is perfect for any time you want to read a short, somewhat angsty, friends to lovers story with a nice happily ever after.
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