Author: Kay Doherty
Publisher: NineStar Press
Cover Artist: Natasha Snow
Rating: 3.25 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 08/29/2016
Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Romance
Dekker Callan is content with his life though he knows something is missing. Wanting the kind of love his friends share with their partners, Dekker is talked into taking part in a modeling and dating show as part of a fundraiser. He immediately falls in love with the anonymous, sexy voice on the other side of the wall, but fate has a surprise in store–his mystery man isn’t single.
Slade Gannon wasn’t supposed to take part in the dating show. That spot was for his roommate, Phil, who becomes ill and asks Slade to take his place. Slade has just recently gone through a breakup with his cheating boyfriend, George. Shocked and pleased when he wins the interest of handsome Dekker Callan, before he can go on the obligatory blind date, his ex asks for a second chance. Believing Dekker can’t possibly be as good on the inside as he looks on the outside, Slade agrees.
Dekker and Slade hit it off immediately, drawn to each other despite Slade being involved with someone else. They finally get their opportunity to be together when Slade finds out his boyfriend is still cheating, but just as they seem to discover the happiness they’ve been waiting for, George throws them one last hurdle—and this one may prove to be insurmountable.
This was one of those books that was difficult to rate because there were some parts I really liked but there were other parts that I did not like at all.
I liked the idea of the story using a reality show to introduce Dekker and Slade. That part was original what happened in the rest of the story was not. Be warned there’s cheating in this book by Slade’s boyfriend, George. Slade takes him back anyway, despite his attraction to Dekker. I don’t think Slade’s reasoning for taking him back was fully explained.
There were times I wanted Dekker and Slade together and other times I just didn’t care. Their actions were sometimes contradictory and confusing and it pulled me out of the story.
Doherty has talent and I’ll look for other books by her.
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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