Wendy Reviews Str8te Boys by Evangeline Anderson. Published June 23, 2009 by Samhain Publishing. 81 pages.
I chose this book as one of my 2-4-1 reviews this week because I’ve been meaning to write this review for some time and this was the perfect opportunity.
Maverick Holms and Duke Warren share almost everything—a college soccer team, an apartment and the same extremely competitive nature. Thanks to that never-back-down spirit, they’re about to share more than they bargained for.
The game is “gay chicken”. The rule: get as close as possible without kissing, and the one that pulls away first is the loser. The problem: neither of them likes to lose. It isn’t long before the game becomes an excuse to touch and kiss in every possible forbidden way. And after they pose for a gay website to earn extra money, things really heat up.
Suddenly Duke is talking lifetime commitment, and Mav is backpedaling as hard as he can, not sure if he’s ready to accept all his best friend is offering him. Or the truth about what he is.
There is something about this book that keeps me coming back to re-read it over and over again. Seriously, I’ve had this book for probably 3 years now and I’ve read it countless times. I love it that much. It is a short story, it’s erotica and it is full of stereotypes, but it’s fun and sweet and hot as… well, you know.
The story centers around Maverick and Duke. Two college roommates who are best friends…except, these best friends play a game called ‘gay chicken’. They keep upping the ante on this game. It’s done by Duke, because he’s been in love with Mav since he first met him. Only Duke plays like he’s just a big dumb jock who pretends to have a different girl every time he turns around and spends money on pot and booze when he’s really secreting it away for something long term.
Mav ups the ante for his own reasons. He’s been completely oblivious until just recently of his own feelings for Duke, but doesn’t want to lose his friendship with his roommate and is afraid of being seen as gay.
As they stumble upon a way to make some quick money they also stumble onto some of the hottest sex scenes I’ve ever read.
I really love this book. It’s my go to for when I just want a pick me up. It’s light and silly and fun and of course it has a moment or two where I always think “Get your head out of your butt and see what’s in front of you!”, just to round out the story.
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About the Author
Evangeline Anderson is the USA Today and NYT Best Selling Author of the Brides of the Kindred, Alien Mate Index, and Born to Darkness series. She is thirty-something and lives in Florida with a husband, a son, and two cats. She had been writing erotic fiction for her own gratification for a number of years before it occurred to her to try and get paid for it. To her delight, she found that it was actually possible to get money for having a dirty mind and she has been writing paranormal and Sci-fi erotica steadily ever since.
You can find her online at her website http://www.evangelineanderson.com
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