Saturday, June 6, 2015

ARC REVIEW: Coming Out by Lila Rose (Hawks MC Club Novella) #MM #Romance

Genre: Series M/M Contemporary Romance (can be read as a standalone)

Living a lie, Matthew ‘Mattie’ Alexander is exhausted. It’s not easy to keep up the pretence, the deceit, but it’s safer. Coming out to a world that so easily hates takes a courage he’s yet to find, so he pretends – pretends to be into women – pretends to love being a part of the university’s football team. It keeps him safe, hidden. 

Until he meets Julian. 

From the moment they first meet, Mattie knows life is about to change. He’s yet to determine if it is for the better or worse. Living life through laughter, Julian is lonely. Without the jokes, the humour, he would be living on the edge of depression. Succumbing to his controlling father’s demands, Julian finds no joy in the path laid out before him. 

Until he meets Mattie. 

As soon as they cross paths, Mattie has the power to drive Julian’s man parts crazy with lust. But can lust be enough to help Mattie out of the closet, and guide Julian into a happier place? 

Limits will be pushed. Rules will be broken. But it’s only together, that they will have the strength to overpower fear, fear of themselves and fear of others. Just how far are they willing to go in the aim of coming out? 

OUR REVIEW: This is the coming out story of a young college boy and the older man he meets when he’s hired as a masseuse for the football team. 

These men are polar opposites: Mattie is a serious nineteen-year old closeted athlete who has a very supportive family. Julian is an out and proud thirty-six-year old masseuse with a tremendous sense of humor and a penchant for pet names, who is trying to rid himself of his albatross of a family. They hate him, who he is, and make no secret of it.

It’s fun to see how these two characters meet and start up a relationship given the eighteen-year age gap and the vast difference in their life situations. When trouble kicks up with Julian’s family, Mattie shows that he’s much more of a man and protective lover than expected for his age. He’s Julian’s equal in every way.  

Some of the best scenes in this book are with Mattie’s parents, straight-forward folk, who say whatever is on their mind.

“Okay, well, when the time comes, we’ll want to meet him. Need to make sure he’ll be good enough for our boy.” 

Jeesh. That was something I wasn’t looking forward to. Mum would no doubt embarrass me by asking inappropriate things.

For example, the next words out of her mouth, “Do you take or give?”

“Nancy,” Dad barked. “Jesus Christ, woman.”

Mum rolled her eyes. “I’m just curious.”

“Mum, it’s not something to discuss at dinner… or ever.”

She sighed. “Fine.”

The sex is hot and frequent. I loved the massage scenes, even the ones that don’t involve a happy ending. J

He hummed to himself. I would have loved to know what he was thinking. “What’s your name?” he asked. 

“Matthew,” I said as he worked my back. Was he going to go low or not?

My question was answered moments later when his hands suddenly left me and landed on my upper thighs. He squeezed them. I closed my eyes and mouth, Fuck.

“Do you like my hands on you, Mattie?” he drawled, running his hands slowly up and down the back of my legs, just inches shy of my lower arse cheeks.

Please keep going, my dick sang.

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OUR RATING: 4 stars 

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