Author: Jet Mykles
Length: Novel (203 pages)
Publisher: MLR press, September 27th, 2013
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Can a party boy and a responsible businessman really make it work? Bryce is the adorable young thing that Dustin knows he shouldn’t want. He should be looking for a man his own age. Someone with a future. Someone with a real job. But no matter how hard he tries, no matter how much he knows that it just won’t work, he can’t resist those big blue eyes. Dusty is an adult. So unlike any of the party crowd that Bryce hangs around. But after just a brief taste of Dusty’s so-called boring, normal life, Bryce is more surprised than anyone to find out that that’s the life he wants. No wonder they just Can’t Fight This Feeling.
Purchase Link: http://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=JM_ICFTF
Review: Okay, so to read about the world I inhabit part-time (the world of older straight women who love and write for the m/m genre) gave me a chuckle. I think readers will enjoy that aspect of the story since they are in large part the writers and demographic of this genre.
So with that said. I LOVED this book. Why? It rang true. It felt real like the men would really act this way. In many books, we watch the arc of the protagonist or antagonist and we revel in the massive leaps they take to become better people. In real life, we make small incremental changes to become better versions of ourselves. This book demonstrates that well. It shows Bryce struggling at 22, when he suddenly realizes that there is more to life than he previously knew. Those of us who are older get that, since we’ve all been there. when we suddenly realize that dinner with friends or home with family can actually be more fulfilling that a night of drunken debauchery. Dustin learns that sometimes life offers you a gift in an unexpected package and you need to accept the package and not ask too many questions.
Women fall in love and then revel in sex. Man have sex, which then leads to love. This book clearly demonstrates that. Their sex is epic and will have readers both fanning and writhing in their seats – so hang on for that! But, the men both navigate their feelings, while engaging in torrid sex – very true to how men operate in their physical love lives. Often many m/m romances tend towards having the men behave with feminine tendencies with feelings of angst and things that most men are rarely burdened with. This story however, does none of that which makes it very real and true to how a gay man would act. This is now the fourth book I’ve read by this author and I continue to be pleased with the results.
Dustin and Bryce…adorable. You root for them to be together and understand that what the universe puts together, is meant to be together. Bring on the popcorn and Merlot and let’s get to reading.