MANDARIN ORANGE:SWEET AND SOUR
March 30, 2011
Torquere Press, Color Box
Gay Erotic Romance, Contemporary
Rating: 4 Cups
Even as a self-proclaimed straight guy, Riley Abrams knows a good-looking man when he sees one, and his soon to be neighbor is smoking hot. He is a little confused about his feelings for Kelly, but Riley is too much of a go with the flow kind of guy to worry about it.
Making a new start in a new city is just the break Kelly O’Connor needs to forget about past hurts, and getting a new friend in the process is a wonderful bonus. Riley may have the raunchiest mouth of anyone he has ever met, but the man is gorgeous, sweet, and totally in love with Goober.
Kelly’s big slobbering mutt would have most people running for cover, and yet Riley kind of digs the hairy goofball, but even more, he really digs Kelly. Until Kelly came along, Riley had never been tempted to be with a man, even though all of his best friends are gay. Kelly recognizes the attraction zinging between him and Riley, but he is done with guys who straddle the fence, and losing Riley as a friend would hurt way more than Kelly is willing to risk. Riley is absolutely certain he has never felt this way about anyone, but his experiences with women are zero help when confronted with a back-pedaling Kelly.
Holy moly! I never met anyone who could put together an entire sentence using almost nothing but the “f” word, but Riley seems to have a certain knack when it comes to cussing. If he were not so funny and sweet, it might come off as too strong, but his personality carries it perfectly. No one could ask for a better friend than Riley, and he shows that in everything he does for Kelly and Goober. They have amazing chemistry, and I would be very, very happy to see them, their cast of crazy friends, and of course Goober again and again.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More