15 Dec '13

Nix Review – Waiting for Ty by Samantha Ann King (3 Stars)

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Tyler Coil doesn’t do men. But it’s harder to remember that each time he visits his best friend, gorgeous Landon Burke. As a political reporter, Ty is good at reading people, and he can tell the lust is mutual. But giving in to it could mean alienating his ultra-conservative family. 

Landon never desired a man badly enough to explore that side of his sexuality—until he met Ty. He’s waited four long years for a sign that Ty wants him too, and he can’t deny his needs much longer. So when a career opportunity arises out-of-state, Landon wonders if maybe it’s time to move on.

Then Ty crashes at Landon’s while working on a story—and a searing kiss ignites a night of mind-blowing sex that’s better than their most erotic fantasies. Forced to face his feelings, Ty must decide if love is worth the risk after all—before he loses Landon forever.

FTC: I have worked with this author before but got this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

This is a friends-to-lovers gay-for-you story that was cute but lacked a little something for me. If you are new to this genre, this could be a book for you but devout readers of the MM genre will probably find the ease that the characters settle into the relationship a little odd. For two men who have fought their feelings for so long they don’t seem to have any second thoughts or cold feet at any point.

Did I enjoy the book? Yes I did. I felt that it was a light and fluffy read with very good sex scenes and a fairly sweet vibe running throughout. I finished it pretty quickly and, although it never really gripped me, it kept me entertained.  I enjoyed the flow of the writing and the author is one that I would read again if something of hers took my fancy.

I liked both of the characters.  Both men have never experimented with that side of their sexuality before, not having motive to do so, but they want to try for each other.  It is such a cute and lovely story but I didn’t feel the emotional angst that was being described. Everything came a little too easily and happened a little too quickly; they stopped fighting the attraction and then they were in the throes of a fully developed sexual and emotional relationship. There was no sexual awkwardness described, no quibbles as they both learned to adapt to the changes to their lives as a gay couple…it was all a little too easy. The only real issues were from the external attitudes from Ty’s uber conservative family. They were pretty douchey about them but they didn’t feature a whole lot in the actual tale. I think I have a preconception of the gay-for-you genre being quite angsty and this wasn’t. Maybe it’s just me….

Overall, this is a book I would recommend to people who are just starting out in the MM genre. It is fun, light and a very easy read.  

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