Kevin isn’t into guys at all. He’s had a string of girlfriends, done all of the usual things a straight man is supposed to do, so why is he dreaming about guys. And why are his dreams better than any reality with his ladies?
When Ben, the IT guy, starts flirting with him, Kevin isn’t sure what to think. He knows Ben is gay, knows Ben is experienced in the things he only thinks about when no one is watching. When a computer problem turns into a steamy encounter, Kevin tries to go back to being totally straight. Can Ben convince him that dreams can become reality?
Quite possibly some spoilers ahead>>>
This is a rather hot book and I was so on the edge of my seat waiting for the *big* moment. Stephanie Vaughan has created an excellent sense of anticipation between the two heroes and they’re very likable. But, I did have a few problems with how it all panned out and have felt a bit conflicted about whether I was feeling the love or the meh.
Kevin is straight and wanting less uncomplicated sex without the hassle of “female” drama. Ben has gone through some pretty unpleasant stuff with his family, coming out as a gay man, and relationships that have not always worked out. While working together they find themselves attracted to one another and end up in some seriously hot making out sessions, much angst and the smexin.
But… I found the whole part about Kevin being straight incredibly hard to get past. If he was closeted, even to himself, I felt that there should have been more back story to deal with this or even show some hint in the past. Some of it seemed a little rushed and sudden and I was not even feeling the whole *doesn’t matter what sex you are we’re soul mates* vibe. Ben is comfortable with himself and it just seemed as though Kevin was looking for someone who’ll go down on him who’d enjoy it, which so did not entrance my romantic wee soul. Kevin of course redeems himself and there is much love and coming out, but it really stuck in my head. Teddy Pig writes this interesting piece on straight to gay dichotomy in romance and I did think about it often while reading the book.
I did enjoy the book and it is a good read even for that whole heart thumping anticipation which she wrote so incredibly well and is a thing that I do so enjoy. But I guess I wanted a little bit more from the characters at times and I just had a hard time believing the whole fence jumping angle. For all this, it is a pretty smokin read and worth checking out.
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