Book Reviews

Great Catch by Megan Slayer at MM Romance Group @ Goodreads

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 01-July-2013

Book Blurb

Dear Author,

We have been best friends since elementary school and started fooling around together the summer we turned fifteen. Other than being best friends, I know that we just fool around to have fun. It doesn’t mean anything more than that; at least I know that it doesn’t mean anything more than that to him.

It’s not like we do it every day. Except lately it seems that when we are together, even when we are just hanging out, I can’t help but get the feeling that he is looking at me differently than he normally does… Like he is waiting for me to say something or do something. But it’s driving me crazy, because I know I want more. But I know he doesn’t… Does he?

Photo Description:
Two young men are side by side on a bus and appear to be sleeping. The boy on the left wears a sleeveless dark blue T-shirt and a grey visor turned backwards. He has his arm around the boy on the right, who rests his head against his friend’s chest, cushioned by a towel or pillow. Their fingers are laced together, holding on as they sleep.

This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group's "Love Has No Boundaries" event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.


Book Review

Cute and sweet, this is the story of two best friends in high school who sort of know they are more, but don’t dare admit it to themselves, never mind each other. They've been friends since elementary school and are already "fooling around", as they call it, but it isn’t until they're both eighteen with graduation looming and a need to decide which college to go to that reality hits them. It is time to make a stand, time to grow up and look reality in the face.

Jake is actually a little surer of himself and his feelings, and he despairs of Kyler feeling the same. Yes, they know they like each other, but they've never spoken about their true feelings. Jake knows he loves Kyler, but when he comes out to his parents, his father reacts badly and kicks him out, and Jake is afraid of being homeless and alone.

Kyler is a little less sure about what he should do. He knows he loves Jake, but until push comes to shove, he isn’t so sure he's ready to admit it to the world by coming out. In the end love wins out and he does the right thing – just in time to "catch" Jake after his father's traumatizing reaction.

If you like friends-to-lovers stories, if you enjoy reading about first love and first times, and if you're looking for a sweet, passionate read then you will probably like this free short story.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 38 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 03-June-2013
Price FREE
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