Series: Silver Sparkle Short Story
Author: Olivia Brynn
Length: Short Story
Publisher: Silver Publishing (April 21, 2012)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: Carter and Mario have been best friends for years. Their joint project to flip a house for a profit brings them closer than they thought possible, but is their friendship is too precious to sacrifice for a night of lust?
Carter Hope would do just about anything for his best friend. When Mario Gutierrez gets the bright idea to buy an old house together to flip, Carter swears he’s out of his mind. Unfortunately, Mario is hard to resist. After one weird conversation at a bar and one meaningful look across an empty beer bottle, Carter isn’t sure he’s not the one flipping for his friend. They’re both tops, so to make this work, one will have to give in and roll over.
Review: Carter and Mario have been best friends for years. Carter is quiet and reserved, Mario…not so much. Jumping on the real estate trend, the guys buy a beautiful old house in need of a little TLC. The plan is to fix it themselves and then “flip it “, for a hefty profit. To save on living expenses, Carter and Mario both move into the property. Now these two confirmed “tops” are seriously considering doing a little “flip” to the bottom side of lovin’.
This is the sweetest story. Carter and Mario are a beautiful team. They’ve shared all the major milestones of growing into manhood together. But, they’ve never consciously considered taking their friendship to another level; at least not enough to risk their friendship. Not until a night of clubbing sparks a kernel of interest that refuses to go away. There is nothing to do but let nature take its course. The only problem is both men are “tops”. Carter’s one and only experience, as a bottom didn’t end well and he hasn’t put himself in that vulnerable a position since.
The interaction between Carter and Mario is great. Their friendship is strong and underpins all their interactions. The loving is steamy and very well-written. Mario is just what Carter needs to let go and really enjoy being loved on by another man.
I love “friend to lover” romances. Flipped is sweet without being sappy, sexy but intimate. Highly recommended.