Title: Blurring the Lines
Author: J.M. Snyder
Publisher: JMS Books
My Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
From the Publisher:
Greg is straight, but makes easy money offering his services to gay men online. He’s inexpensive but has a few ground rules: never reveal his real name, never invite a client home, and never, ever, ever agree to more than three appointments with anyone. Ever.
RC is handsome, loaded, and lives in a big house in a swanky neighborhood. Greg doesn’t understand why such a guy needs to pay for companionship, but RC’s been burned by men who are interested in only his money, and paying someone takes off the pressure of maintaining a relationship.
Their first appointment goes well, and they schedule another. But Greg is surprised when RC calls him a few days later just to hang out. Greg doesn’t pal around with his clients; it’s strictly business. But there’s something about the guy that makes him say yes.
At dinner, RC introduces himself as Ryan, and Greg breaks his own rule and shares his real name, too. By the end of the evening, the lines between client and friend have begun to blur. Does this count as their second appointment even if they don’t have sex?
By the time they meet up again, Greg is half in love with Ryan. Will this next appointment be their last, or will Greg embrace something he didn’t even know he was looking for?
Blurring the Lines is a great, sexy short book. In my opinion, one of the main requirements of a good m/m romance (or any romance, for that matter) is chemistry between the main couple. If the couple has that certain “something” that makes them fit together and sizzle, then the author has grabbed my attention. An interesting, angsty story line in addition to this chemistry is simply icing on the cake.
J.M. Snyder serves up both the yummy cake and the sweet icing with Blurring the Lines. Greg, a straight young man who is peddling his wares to gay men for money (but draws the line at actual sexual intercourse), meets gorgeous, rich Ryan who purchases Greg’s services as a means to have a sexual interlude without any commitment. Greg and Ryan absolutely pop like static electricity together – the attraction is immediate and hot without being over the top, instalove cheesy. The sex scenes between them are provocative and delicious. In addition to being sexually attracted to each other (which comes as a major surprise to self-professed straight Greg), they truly enjoy each other’s company and begin to become real friends. Ultimately, Greg is faced with whether he is willing to break his “three dates only” rule with Ryan, and Ryan is faced with whether he is willing to let Greg go.
While Snyder does give the reader a satisfying and sweet happy ending, I do think that the angst revolving around whether Greg and Ryan would have a real relationship together is resolved too quickly, and the story ends rather abruptly (albeit happily). Nevertheless, Blurring the Lines is a fun and sexy little read that will leave you smiling, and wishing for more of Greg and Ryan’s warm and sexy love story.
I would like to thank JMS Books for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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