This Isn’t Me by TA McKay ~ Book Review by Caroline

29776712Title: This Isn’t Me
Series: Hard to Love Book 3

Author: TA McKay

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist: Unknown

Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 08/17/2016

Length: Long Novel (~ 100K+)

Genre: Gay Romance


Nathan Cooper thought he had everything in life worked out; his own company, a great best friend, and all the women he could want.
That is until one night his whole outlook changed. One misunderstanding, a man instead of a woman, and just like that he was looking at guys like he never had before.

A guy he shouldn’t look at is Grey, the only problem with that is he can’t seem to stop the attraction he has to him. He doesn’t want Grey… except he does.

Greyson Green doesn’t have time for the kind of games that Nathan wants to play. He is already too close to breaking with the pressure of life. Work is stressful, and now his best friend has moved out to be with the man he loves, leaving Grey alone and unhappy. Just when he thinks things can’t get worse, he’s proved wrong when circumstances throw him into close quarters with the last person in the world he wants to be near.

Sometimes you don’t realize that what you need is the person you don’t like, a connection growing even when you try so hard to stop it. What happens when that connection is threatened, forcing you to face exactly what that person means to you? What happens when you’re faced with losing it all?

Grey is going to have to make the biggest decision of his life. Does he turn away from the one thing that could destroy him, or does he chase the guy who could be everything? The guy who spends all his time trying to convince him…

This Isn’t Me.

My View:

Although This Isn’t Me could technically be read as a standalone I would recommend you read at least book 2 in the series as both MC’s feature in that story. I loved Trey and Roman’s story in Make Me Trust and now we get to see what happens when alcohol and chemistry bring together their best friends Grey and Nathan. They have a real love/hate relationship to begin with which actually runs through most of the story.

Greyson is out and proud and to all his friends he is the life and soul of the party – always smiling and always cheerful, oh how outward appearances can fool people. I liked Grey a lot and he broke my heart a couple of times dealing with his anxiety – those shower scenes were just devastating. With his best friend finding love and moving out of their apartment he is lonely and not coping very well. When his apartment is destroyed in a fire it’s almost too much to cope with but suddenly Nathan is there and maybe things aren’t as bad as they seem.

Nathan was the quintessential straight manwhore until he had a threesome and for the first time another man touched him and he liked it. Nathan doesn’t really struggle with the fact that he is bisexual as he sees it as opening his playing field up even more. What he does struggle with is his attraction to Grey which is getting more difficult to deal with now the man is staying with him.

Nathan and Grey are good together for short periods of time that usually involve sex but I hated the way Nathan messed him around so much. The whole thing with Jared was a nightmare, a really badly thought out nightmare, and the way Nathan treated Grey afterwards cemented my dislike for him even more. They do get their HEA but it was hard work – I loved Grey, hated Nathan and needed a little less angst.


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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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