Best Friends by Cat Blaine

Best Friends by Cat Blaine
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (55 pgs)
Other: M/M, Masturbation
Rating: 3 stars
Reviewed by Nymphaea

Carrick and Malcolm have been best friends since they were kids. They do everything together. One night, after they’ve had a little too much to drink, they share a hot, sensual kiss that ends up going a lot further than either man expected.

After that night both men struggle with lusty feelings for one another. Malcolm tells Carrick he wants to try and have a real relationship with him. Carrick panics, terrified of other people’s opinions and the two friends have a falling out. Alone and missing his best buddy, Carrick must decide if being without Malcolm is more painful than anything his peers might say.

They never knew what they could have until one night changed everything.

This is a cute story. Friends to lovers is a popular trope, but I liked the way the author handled it this time around. The characters are flawed and drew me in. I wanted to see them have a happy ending and I’m glad I read the book. Not only are these guys finding their way towards a relationship–if it’s even possible–but they admit they’re both interested in girls, too. Now there’s a real twist.

That said, there were a few things about the book that…made it a little hard to stay interested. Carrick and his partner both have C names. He’s referred to as C often. While that may not pull most out of the book, it tripped me up a few times. Also a few lines in the book were a tad hard to follow. With a little more editing, this book could be great. I would’ve liked to have seen the guys explore each other a little more, especially with the ending, but I understand some books do have a word count limitation. I do hope the author gives these characters a chance to do more exploring. I’ll definitely read it.

If you want something hot and sweet as a good introduction to MM Romance, then this might be the book for you.

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