Genre: M/M Contemporary
Fun! Fun! Fun! The premise is fun, the characters were fun, and the reading was fun.Even with the ups and downs the MCs go through, I found that reading this story made me happy and kept me feeling that way all day.In fact, it was darn hard to put down.How dare real life interfere with my reading time?
The television show “House Hunters” is so successful why not try “Husband Hunters”? When the idea seems to be a success, producers expand their geographic area and come to Seattle to stage their search for more eligible gay men—some who will be the hunter, and some the hunted. Matt talks his best friend, and secret love, Cody, into auditioning for the show.Both young men have expressed a desire to find the perfect mate, the man who will be their future husband and partner in life.Both are good-looking in a non-model sort of way, have similar likes and dislikes and spend much of their time in each other’s company.What Cody doesn’t know, and Matt is too fearful to tell him, is that Matt is head-over-heels in love with him. But he’s afraid that if he tells Cody, he’ll ruin their friendship, and his past attempts to step up the romance have failed miserably.If he can’t have Cody, then he might as well try his hand at husband hunting, and if nothing else, if Cody finds a man, it will allow Matt to move on.
Both men are chosen for the show, and unknown to them, the producers who chose them did so because they think that it would improve ratings to show two best friends falling in love. The hitches and glitches along the way, however, do nothing but drive a wedge between the two men.One of the producers convinces Matt to pretend he’s dropping out, asking him to distance himself from Cody in the intervening weeks, plotting that this will make it even better when Cody realizes he’s Cody’s third mystery date on the show.Against his better judgment, Matt agrees, and the resulting mess this makes of Matt’s and Cody’s relationship looks like it might be irreparable.
Without revealing more plot spoilers, I will say that we do get a HEA for these guys, but the author makes them work for it.And although what happens might seem simple and trite to some readers, I enjoyed the way the author managed it, making it believable and inevitable, and leaving me feeling warm and happy. And really, why else do I read?I want to enjoy the story and feel warm and happy!
I recommend this to all lovers of m/m romance who like a friends-to-lovers story and those who simply appreciate a romance between two average guys who might fall in love, get married, and have a long and happy future together.