The Backup Boyfriend - River Jaymes

Kindle edition: 279 pages

Cotton Candy Flavoring.

My Opinion:

Classify as a Friends to Lovers or Gay for You story.


The Backup Boyfriend was cute, but it did have some eye-rolling  moments.  And that's why it's getting a three star review.  There were no surprises.  This book was a little too cookie cutter, in the box, by the numbers storyline.


Backup Boyfriend is like cotton candy. Sweet, fluffy, but in reality not much to it. It's fun and then quickly forgotten. 


I'd recommend this book for someone new to the m/m romance genre or wants a quick sexy read at the beach.




Official Book Description:


Professionally, Dr. Alec Johnson has almost reached his goals. As this year’s
recipient of a humanitarian award with his ex, Dr. Tyler Hall, Alec’s work with
the homeless is about to be recognized. Unfortunately, his personal life sucks
because now he has to attend several events alongside Tyler—with his ex’s new
boyfriend in tow. In an attempt to lift his mood and break out of his rut, Alec
purchases a motorcycle he has no idea how to start.

Dylan Booth doesn't
have time for Dr. Clueless and his fickle 1964 Harley, but the cocky mechanic
can’t say no to the request for help. Having spent his teen years on the
streets, and losing his best friend to HIV, Dylan decides teaching the do-gooder
how to ride is the least he can do. But watching Alec flounder in his ex's
company throws Dylan into protector mode, and the confirmed hetero introduces
himself as Alec's new boyfriend.

The ex suspects Dylan is lying.

Alec claims Dylan’s plan is insane.

And Dylan’s not sure he can
fake being gay.

But Dylan's a master bullshitter, and the phony PDA soon
turns ultra-hot. Alec can’t afford to get attached, and Dylan’s learned everyone
eventually leaves. Unfortunately, playing the backup boyfriend is starting to
feel way too real…