The Backup Boyfriend (The Boyfriend Chronicles #1) by River Jaymes

The Backup Boyfriend (The Boyfriend Chronicles #1) by River JaymesSeries: The Boyfriend Chronicles #1
on 2013-11-29
Pages: 275
Professionally, Dr. Alec Johnson has almost reached his goals. As this year's recipient of a humanitarian award with his ex, Dr. Tyler Hall, Alec's work with the homeless is about to be recognized. Unfortunately, his personal life sucks because now he has to attend several events alongside Tyler-with his ex's new boyfriend in tow. In an attempt to lift his mood and break out of his rut, Alec purchases a motorcycle he has no idea how to start. Dylan Booth doesn't have time for Dr. Clueless and his fickle 1964 Harley, but the cocky mechanic can't say no to the request for help. Having spent his teen years on the streets, and losing his best friend to HIV, Dylan decides teaching the do-gooder how to ride is the least he can do. But watching Alec flounder in his ex's company throws Dylan into protector mode, and the confirmed hetero introduces himself as Alec's new boyfriend. The ex suspects Dylan is lying. Alec claims Dylan's plan is insane. And Dylan's not sure he can fake being gay. But Dylan's a master bullshitter, and the phony PDA soon turns ultra-hot. Alec can't afford to get attached, and Dylan's learned everyone eventually leaves. Unfortunately, playing the backup boyfriend is starting to feel way too real...

I really enjoyed this book.

Alec was dumped by Tyler, his boyfriend of two years and he was depressed because they worked together and now Tyler has a new hottie. Plus Tyler and Alec were planning a charity fundraiser and Alec couldn’t handle seeing Tyler and his new piece together. So Alec goes along with his mechanic’s lie that Alec and Dylan were together. The problem is Dylan is straight.

But things between Alec and Backup boyfriend Dylan got complicated when a drunk Alec gave Dylan a wild ride in bed and now Dylan is quite curious about how Alec gets down. This begins a journey of exploration and a cute story.

I liked the writing, I liked everyone except Noah. I think he meant well, but he was annoying as a BFF. Dylan’s recounting of his past with Rick made me like him even more. This was a really good one. The author really pulls the reader into the story and makes the emotions real. I also liked the refined Doctor paired with organic/raw mechanic. They were definitely hot together. What I truly appreciate about this author’s story is that the characters grow and evolve as the story develops.  I am looking forward to the next book.

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