on 16 June 2014
Love is a force to be reckoned with. It ambushes you when your guard is down, heedless of whether or not it's welcome, and often drawing you towards the one person you least expect to fall for. It wreaks havoc with your life, so that nothing is quite as it was. Moreover, once passion has your heart in its clutches, it is almost impossible to break free, as the hero in this sexy debut by Lane Hayes discovers.
Matt Sullivan knows where his life is headed. In his final year of law school, he has a decent position lined up after graduation, and one day, when he's ready to settle down, he'll marry and raise his kids in the suburbs. He has a loving family, a group of close friends to watch sport and drink beer with, and a beautiful, undemanding girlfriend. Though aware of his own bisexuality, Matt prefers the uncomplicated nature of dating girls. Then, having been talked into accompanying a friend to a gay club, Matt finds himself dancing with Aaron, and just like that, his world tilts.
Aaron Mendez is the most stunning man Matt has ever met. Smart, sexy, and outrageously funny, he makes Matt's pulse race like no one, girl or guy, has done before. He is also as far out of the closet as it's possible to be, flaunting his sexuality with shameless pride. Despite the instant attraction that sparks between them, Aaron has no wish to get involved with a man who may simply be experimenting and who will almost certainly break his heart. If their relationship stands a chance, Matt has his work cut out to prove that he is serious.
The thing I enjoyed most about `Better than Good' was the depth of emotion. The author really delves into Matt's turmoil, taking the reader through every doubt, every rush of desire. The characters are incredibly well-drawn, particularly Aaron, and despite being polar opposites, the chemistry between the heroes is undeniable. With sweetly tender moments interspersed with plenty of humor and some red-hot sex, this novel truly is better than good.
on 1 August 2014
I bought this book having read the blurb for book 3 in the series (I like to read a series in order).
Matt and Aaron's story was written in the first person from Matt's POV and I enjoyed that it was the straight guy pursuing the reluctant gay guy. The story really worked for me.
The reason I gave it only 4* was, for me, the writing didn't flow and felt awkward and stilted somehow, nevertheless, keen to get to the third book, I persevered and bought Better Than Chance.