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Monday, January 2, 2012

Bad Boyfriend by K.A. Mitchell

Bad Boyfriend by K.A. Mitchell
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (139 pgs)
Other: M/M, anal sex, bdsm
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Nymphaea

Sometimes it’s good to be bad. Real good…

Bad in Baltimore, Book 2

After Eli Wright came out, his parents threw him out. In the five years since, he’s made his own way, lived by his own rules, determined to never change himself—not for anyone. He’s not against finding Mr. Right, but Mr. Right Now will do just fine.

Quinn Maloney’s reward for ten years of faithfully keeping his closeted boyfriend’s secrets? A hell of a wake-up call to go with his morning coffee. Not only did Peter have affairs, he went straight to marry his pregnant girlfriend—and Quinn was to never reveal their history.

With the baby’s baptism looming and Quinn expected to put on a polite front, he decides he’s had enough of playing the peacekeeper. One wink from a much younger, eyeliner-wearing guy in a bar, and Quinn’s found a perfectly outrageous date for the occasion.

The date goes better than he ever imagined. And so much worse, as Eli convinces everyone they’re madly in love. That wasn’t part of the plan, but the more Quinn learns about the man behind the makeup, the more he wishes it was true.

The eyeliner makes the man. What am I talking about? Well, you need to read Bad Boyfriend to find out all the details, but trust me, it's worth the read.

KA Mitchell is one of my all time favorite authors. I know when I read one of her books, I'll laugh, cry, and want to bop someone over the head. This book is no exception. The writing flowed well and once I started the book, I refused to put it down. I had to know what would happen to Quinn and Eli. I also didn't want to let go of the characters. Eli is one of a kind and I loved it. I felt like I was right there with both men. I thought about them after I closed the book. Yeah, it stuck with me that much.

Eli is who he is - out and proud. He doesn't have pretenses and just goes with it. Quinn had moments where he wasn't my favorite. I thought he took a little too much from Peter especially when I wanted to wring Peter's neck. That said, I got emotionally involved with the characters. It was like rooting for my friends to work out and the bad guy to get his just deserts. Another thing I appreciated about the book was the complete naturalness of it. I didn't get the impression the characters were plunked into a situation, but rather this was their collective lives and how they dealt. Mitchell just has a way of writing these guys that feels right. This is how they are supposed to exist.

If you want a solid book with plenty of heart to go along with the heat, then this is the book for you!

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