Friday, July 12, 2013

Review: Better Than Good by Lane Hayes

Better Than Good
My Rating: 3 Stars of 5

Matt Sullivan understands labels: law student, athlete, heterosexual. He has goals: graduate and begin his career in law. One fateful night, Matt tags along with his gay roommate to a dance club and everything changes. Matt finds himself attracted to the most beautiful man he's ever seen. All labels go flying out the window.

Aaron Mendez doesn't believe in labels, and he’s leery of straight curious men. He makes it clear that he’ll hide his fabulous light for no one. While Aaron can't deny the attraction between him and Matt, he is reluctant to start anything with someone who is still dealing with what this new label means—especially when that someone has a girlfriend.

This was a lovely read albeit it does not have an HEA ending, only an HFN one but it left me hanging in the end. This is a tale of a closetted man having a relationship with another man for the first time in his life. It is pretty complicated as he has a girlfriend whom he finally breaks up with after thinking about Aaron for several months without actually getting the chance to even communicate with the guy. In the end, he does give the relationship a try by asking Aaron out, then he gets back into the closet, then he gets back to Aaron, then back in the closet and then finally makes a dramatic "coming out" by singing a love song in a pub to his love. They make up, The End. 

Okay, I confess this is not my type of book at all. There I wrote it. I do admit it was written well, I have to give that to Lane Hayes (the main reason why I gave this a higher rating than I should).  However,  with all of the unresolved issues going on and about to rear their ugly heads, I was disappointed that nothing came after the last words other than a write up about the author. Do I think there is going to be a sequel? I hope so.

Bookshelves:  closeted, hfn, mm-contemporary-romance

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