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That sums up the book for me. I heard everyone buzzing about The Backup Boyfriend by author River Jaymes and everyone kept telling me to go buy it. So I finally caved and bought it for myself to see what all the hype was about. Readers, you do not want to miss out on reading this book!
Alec Johnson just lost his two year boyfriend to another man. So what does any sane Doctor do when this happens? He goes out and buys a motorcycle. Not a brand spankin’ new one, but one that needs some TLC. Enter Dylan Booth, aka HOT STUFF, into the mix. Alec takes his bike to Dylan to repair and to teach him how to ride. Out of the gutter readers! We are talking about riding lessons on the bike. (The other rides come later in the story.) Reluctantly, Dylan decides to go ahead and help Alec with the riding lessons and fixing up the bike. When he meets Alec at his house to get started, he has the pleasure of meeting Tyler, Alec’s ex boyfriend. Tyler just happens to be arriving to pick up the last of his stuff and also brought along his new boyfriend. Dylan feels bad for Alec and becomes protective of his feelings. Alec reminds him of a childhood friend that he protected on the streets and end up losing to HIV/AIDS five years ago. This is where the setup of the Backup Boyfriend comes into play. Dylan pretends to be Alec’s new boyfriend much to everyone’s surprise.
What happens is sexual tension, playful banter, outrageous scenes of humor and plenty of romance that will have you sighing with happiness. Another reason I loved this book is the fact that it addresses the issue of labels. We are constantly putting names to things such as gay, bisexual, etc. What I like about Dylan in this book is he doesn’t like those labels. It is not that he doesn’t want to accept that he is bisexual or gay, he just wants to be himself with no category that he should fit in. Love isn’t something that can be defined and put away neatly in a little box with a label on it and people shouldn’t classify it as such. Plus his sarcastic humor was a blast to read whenever he was within five feet of their mutual friend Noah.
Personally, I can’t wait for more of this series. I have already added her previous work to my wishlist to buy soon. Author River Jaymes is an author that everyone needs to watch.
River Jaymes has restored my faith in the integrity and dedication of an M/M or e-book author to produce a fine product and she has dug me out of my book rut with a cast of delightful, genuine and fully realistic characters (I adored Noah...hope book 2 will find his HEA, although I think it'll be Tyler and Memphis); and, I absolutely loved, loved, loved Dylan and Alec.
Their journey as mechanic-mechanically impaired customer to acquaintances to friends and finally lovers was divine. River Jaymes writes with candor, depth and humor; she makes me BELIEVE these people are real, that their pain is tangible, that their joys are possibilities; what a gift she has.
Anyway, if you want a book with amazing characters you can fall in love with, a perfectly paced plot, steamy sex, laughter and with a sequel in its future (I could go on but I think my enthusiasm is obvious), then read "The Backup Boyfriend."
It's going in my "favorites" folder.
River Jaymes "The Backup Boyfriend" throws all labels to the curb. While this is most definitely a book about two men finding their way to love, River wasn't satisfied with just the look-see curiosity of what two guys do behind closed doors, she was interested in knowing and telling a story that featured authentic gay experiences - from references to the struggle of HIV, civil rights, and coming to terms with one's sexual orientation ... and she does it in a way that isn't condescending or patronizing. She doesn't "try" to do it right ... she just does it.
As a gay man who happens to love romance ... River Jaymes is now one of my favorite authors!!! There were a few moments where I had to suspend disbelief, but it all made sense in the end. No one did anything "just because." I'm a busy man, but I've spent the last two evenings gorging on this book. I could NOT put it down!!!
I have been browsing some of my books on my Read shelf and discovered that I was sort of harsh with some of my ratings when I first started out adding books to GR. If read today I would have given this book a 4, though I originally gave this book 3 stars. So I'm changing my rating to a 4 to reflect that, and also simply because after two years I still remember enjoying this book.
I do heartily recommend this book but remember it's not for everyone so use caution. If you think it sounds good go for it. I hope you enjoy it as I did.
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I like the journey Alec and Dylan take in their love story. The are each well defined interesting characters whom I like very much.Read more
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