Not My Boyfriend

Max and Karsten are both at a bar with co-workers when they start talking and end up having a sexual encounter in the bathroom. They are attracted to each other but Karsten doesn't do relationships and makes this very clear from the beginning. Despite his desire to not get involved more deeply he keeps contacting Max and the men begin a relationship of sorts.

I have to say this book didn't really work very well for me. These two guys were very dramatic and there was a bunch of stuff that was nonsense in my opinion. They were supposed to be successful working adults and yet they had zero ability to communicate with each other. There was unnessary angst and drama and lot's of misunderstandings based on false assumptions and lack of communication. Neither guy had a back bone or much self-esteem. I just didn't understand them or their relationship. As a result I never connected with each them and I didn't buy into their love. I couldn't see how they fell in love when they were barely together and all the time that they were was filled with drama. The sex scenes were well done but there were too many in my opinion. There wasn't any relationship building between the scenes so they didn't mean anything to me and by about the 60% mark of the book I found myself just skimming them all.

Overall I found this wasn't the book for me. I couldn't connect with either character or the way they acted and as a result did not really enjoy the story.


Book Blurb for Not My Boyfriend

If “I love you” is a lie, why does it feel so much like the truth?

Stuck at a co-workers retirement party, Max prepares himself for a long, boring night—until a guy across the bar with an intense brown gaze and a dangerous smirk offers some mutual gratification in the bathroom. Max had been looking for a forever love, but Karson’s so hot, forever can wait.

Ever since his cheating ex broke his heart, Karson’s had rules. Only pleasure. Never more than once. Never stay the night. Yet long after their romp in the bar bathroom, Karson still wants Max—maybe enough to break his own rules.

As Max and Karson struggle to sort out their complicated non-relationship, Karson’s ex resurfaces in full win-him-back mode. One white lie later, Max attends Karson’s tenth annual high-school reunion as his “boyfriend” to keep his ex away. But pretending is hard, when all Max wants is for the lie to be the truth.

Warning: Contains a slew of misunderstandings, one cheating, jealous ex, and steamy sex scenes between two guys who fall accidentally in love.


Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2015 3.00