A great friends to lovers story …
Rick R. Reed was recently a guest of Prism Book Alliance. Be Sure to check out their guest post here.
Author: Rick R. Reed
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
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?
Rick R. Reed’s Husband Hunters is a wonderful friends to lovers story. Cody longs to have a husband and someone to love, but he’s going about trying to find his special someone the wrong way. Extremely handsome Cody has a series of one night stands with the hopes that he will happen upon his other half. The only constant in his life is his best friend Matt, a truly good guy who is secretly in love with his friend Cody. Matt convinces Cody to join him on a reality television show helping gay men to find a husband.
Matt is the greatest guy around – he’s a great friend to Cody and his adoration of Cody is endearing, but unrequited. Matt is faced with the knowledge that his love of Cody may likely never be returned. Cody is a character who is not always likable – he’s his own worst enemy, and there are several points in the story when I want Matt to realize that he may be too good for often self-centered Cody. While participating in the television show, Cody hurts Matt more than once, and generally acts like the poster child for men who need to grow up and mature.
However, this story is filled with raw emotion, and the depth of the relationship between Cody and Matt is real and sincere. It’s difficult to see Cody almost lose his chance at happiness by allowing his fear of losing his friendship with Matt to prevent him from opening his heart to real and honest love. It’s also difficult to see Matt’s pain, and to watch him long for the man he desperately loves.
I highly recommend this heartwarming story of two men who find that the love they crave has been there all along …
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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