Book Reviews

Bachelor Boy by Barry Lowe at Lydian Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 08-June-2014

Book Blurb

Putting the muscle into marriage.

Morrie is about to marry his boyfriend of three years although his friends don’t think Chet is good enough for him and organize one last ditch attempt to split up the monogamous couple. What better way to do it that aim for Morrie’s one weak point – his love of muscle men. So they hire the sexiest muscle stripper for his bachelor party and then sit back to watch the fireworks when Morrie can’t resist a little extra-curricular activity.


Book Review

What is a man to do when his fetish takes over and makes it impossible to resist temptation? Morrie faces this challenge a couple of days before his wedding day, and considering how well-planned his downfall is, the surprise isn’t in his reaction. What this story is really about, other than some major fun and a glimpse into an unusual couple’s lives, is Morrie’s growth from a man convinced all hell ever want is one-night stands to a guy who wants monogamy as much as his boyfriend. That journey is the real subject of this book, and told with as much humor as it is, I found it to be very entertaining.

Morrie doesn’t believe in monogamy for himself. He is incredibly shallow, and his two so-called friends, Tristan and Piers, are even worse. I cringed a few times when Morrie revealed the superficiality of his thoughts, but when he meets Chet, everything changes. Morrie himself doesn’t even realize it at first, nor does he want to grow out of his youthful exuberance, but exposure to a different way of thinking as well as some true kindness has him changing his opinion.

Chet is an amazing guy who fell for Morrie the first time he saw him. I had to admire his strategy and determination as he went to conquer Morrie’s heart – and what a fight it was! With the help of his deceased uncle, Chet slowly introduces Morrie to a different kind of life. If only there wasn’t Morrie’s addiction to musclemen…

If you like stories with lots of humor and a good number of raunchy bedroom encounters, if you enjoy a story with a twist or two and some nasty secondary characters you're ready to strangle after the first few pages, and if you’re looking to be surprised, maybe even stunned, up until the very last page, you will probably like this novella. I certainly laughed my head off, and enjoyed the subtle way Barry Lowe made me look at fidelity in a somewhat surprising and new way.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 35956 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 29-May-2014
Price $4.99 ebook
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