Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Not My Boyfriend by Monica L. Anderson

If “I love you” is a lie, why does it feel so much like the truth?

Stuck at a co-workers retirement party, Max prepares himself for a long, boring night—until a guy across the bar with an intense brown gaze and a dangerous smirk offers some mutual gratification in the bathroom. Max had been looking for a forever love, but Karson’s so hot, forever can wait.

Ever since his cheating ex broke his heart, Karson’s had rules. Only pleasure. Never more than once. Never stay the night. Yet long after their romp in the bar bathroom, Karson still wants Max—maybe enough to break his own rules.

As Max and Karson struggle to sort out their complicated non-relationship, Karson’s ex resurfaces in full win-him-back mode. One white lie later, Max attends Karson’s tenth annual high-school reunion as his “boyfriend” to keep his ex away. But pretending is hard, when all Max wants is for the lie to be the truth.

Warning: Contains a slew of misunderstandings, one cheating, jealous ex, and steamy sex scenes between two guys who fall accidentally in love.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team


Not My Boyfriend was a hot little read. A few hours of guilty indulgence. The flow and progression was quick. The story itself was about the two narrators with only 3 other characters named. While that cut down on storyline, it removed any possibility of feeling chaotic. So I enjoyed myself immensely while reading this palate cleanser of a book.

Two men walk into a bar. They check each other out, and then go make out in the bathroom. Angst ensues because one man wants more while the other man sets firm boundary lines of a one-night-stand. The following scenes are a dance of the one who wants more keeping his cool during the hunt, while the one the reader thought was in charge turns into an awkward, scared little rabbit.

The read was sweet, but not sickeningly so. The Baby/Babe was said, but called out (which I thought was funny). There were some humorous moments. (Naughty stuffed pup keeping the beer company in the fridge.) There were a ton of HOT moments. There were some heartache moments (lock the door on your way out). And lastly there were some heart-melting moments (When I love yous were said, and the reader believed it.)

Recommended: to readers who want a sweet, fast-paced, hot, romantic read.
Would I read more by this author: Absolutely.

Monica wrote an unhappy ending once. Once. Now, she lives blissfully in the land of heart-fluttering kisses, ever-resolved misunderstandings, and always, “I love you, too.” She regrets nothing.

She holds a MFA in Creative Writing from Rosemont College, where she was honored with The James Edward O’Donnell Award and Thesis with Distinction. Her short story, Coffee Break, won 1st place in the Romance Category of the 9th Annual Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards.

She currently resides in central Florida with her cat, Sweets.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Not My Boyfriend by Monica L. Anderson to read and review.

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