There’s never a dull moment at Metropolis…the condominium known for having the hottest openly gay tenants in town. The boys of Metropolis are always on the prowl for a good time. They like their drinks heavy and their tricks easy.
Gary should be living it up in his South Tower unit of Metropolis, but he’s having a hard time adjusting to his newly single status. It’s not easy to walk away from five years with his ex, who he discovered was cheating on him with some North Tower twink. After a night out partying, licking his wounds, he goes to bed alone. When he wakes the next morning, there’s a naked guy in his bed. Not just any guy. A stud from North Tower. But hot as he is, what the hell is he doing in his room?
Travis doesn’t get why Gary’s freaking out. So he went home with Gary’s roommate and accidentally crawled into the wrong bed. It’s not the first time he’s woken up in a strange place. Maybe Gary would loosen up a little if he gave it a try as well. Travis has more important things to deal with though…like his meeting with an investor who could give him the money to start his massage clinic.
They’re both sure that’s the last time they’ll have to deal with each other until a mix-up leads Gary’s ex and Travis’s investor to think they’re an item, which Gary and Travis use to their benefit by posing as a couple around town. Soon, they discover the chemistry between them is off the charts. Travis brings out a sexual confidence Gary didn’t know he had – one Travis enjoys exploring with him. But as the two keep up their boyfriend hoax, Gary realizes Travis isn’t as shallow as he thought. Gary’s starting to develop feelings for him. But Travis doesn’t do relationships, and Gary should know better, considering they’re just faking it.
I was given this book to read for my reading challenge in October: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/18918252-october-mini-gang-bang-challenge–sign-ups-closed-pairs-posted#comment_form
I listened to this, narrated by Michael Pauley and he does a really good job of bringing out all the different characters – of which there are many!
On the one hand, it’s a pretty straightforward fake boyfriend stor. There is a little bit of depth to both MCs, they each have some issues to work out, but most of this is the two of them realizing – what everyone else can see plain as day – that they are in fact perfect for one another!
This is the first book I’ve read by the collaborative team of Riley and Devon and I think I missed some of that depth that I’m used to with Riley Hart stories. There is a lot of great humor and fine writing, but the emotional gripping-ness that I find with Riley’s stories wasn’t there. I love how great she is at anchoring the reader into her stories with this compelling emotional pull – and I didn’t feel that here.
I guess if I were to classify this, I would call this Riley Hart “lite”. It’s still well written, with lots of hot sexy times and easy read, just not my favorite series from her. I think fans of the fake boyfriend trope will still find this enjoyable as well as fans of the authors.
3 of 5 stars for the story
5 of 5 for the narration
4 of 5 overall
Copy Purchased for Review