- File Size: 3069 KB
- Print Length: 100 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; 2 edition (May 17, 2017)
- Publication Date: May 17, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B071V83WPT
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #370,380 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I liked that Rob/Honey and Boone are opposites in both looks and temperament and I liked this line in the book. “Boone was drawn to Rob’s energy and spontaneity, while Rob seemed to like Boone’s solid and unwavering dependability.” It described them perfectly.
Boone has a family reunion that he is going to and his mom always tries to set him up with available girls while he’s there. When he complains to his best friend Rob during their weekly dinner out, Rob tells him that he should take a fake girlfriend with him. But Boone’s hesitant. Which of his ex-girlfriends would be able to hold up to his mom’s interrogation. Boone can only think of one person who could do it, and that would be his gay best friend’s drag queen alter ego Honey. Honey’s confident and can handle any situation. But can Boone get his best friend to agree to do it?
Rob’s had a crush on his best friend Boone since he first met him. But Boone’s straight and so he’s always kept it a secret. He’s hesitant to go with Boone to his reunion because he doesn’t want to jeopardize his friendship. And he agrees to go with Boone to the reunion but only if he will go on a public date with him as Honey and prove that he can handle playing the affectionate boyfriend. When he passes that with flying colors, it’s off to the reunion they go. At the reunion is where Honey/Rob finds the accepting, loving family that he’s always hoped for.
I loved Boone’s family and how they had that perfect southern charm down pat. They were so loving and accepting of Boone’s girlfriend, and I loved all of the little stories about Boone’s relatives and their sexuality that come out as they were drinking moonshine.
I would recommend A Taste of Honey to anybody looking for a quick feel good book about a straight best friend that realizes that he may not be as straight as he thought when he falls in love with his gay best friend.
I can’t wait to read more books by Ari McKay
***The ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press. My review is an honest opinion of the book***
Boone is a southern transplant living in San Francisco. He works for a software company like his best friend, Rob. Rob and Boone get along great. Rob also has a side gig as a drag queen named Honey. Boone is about to return to his southern roots thanks to a grand scale family reunion. Unfortunately, he knows once he returns, he will be the focus of meddling family members wanting to know about his love life. Especially his mama. Why is he still single? When is he going to bring someone home for them to meet? Rather than endure any of that, he comes up with this ingenious plan which includes bringing home a fake girlfriend. Sounds great but who can Boone subject to his family’s ridicule? Every female friend that comes to mind, he shoots down because he doesn’t want to involve them in his mess of a love life. Rob gets along great with Boone’s family so why not have his alter ego Honey pose as Rob’s sister who Boone has been dating? And so the madness begins.
Perfect plot, right? Sounds like a Hallmark Channel movie with a bisexual spin come to life.
This story had the beginnings of a trunk full of tropey goodness with the addition of drag. I was ready to be thoroughly entertained, but unfortunately, this story was lukewarm for me. The conflict was there, the sexual tension was there (sorta), but I felt it was a little more one-sided. Rob/Honey was doing some serious pining for Boone. I would have liked more insight into Boone’s train of thought. The bit that was present wasn’t convincing enough for me which is why I didn’t feel the chemistry between the two MC’s when they finally ended up together.
The writing was good, however, this story was merely okay for me. A Taste of Honey was my first Ari McKay read, but I’d definitely give the author’s future work a chance.
Reviewed for Gay Book Reviews
**Thoughts are my own and in no way influenced by outside parties**
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