Friends with Benefits by Jennifer Labelle

Friends with Benefits by Jennifer Labelle
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (18 pgs)
Other: M/M, Anal Play
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Clover

Collin Harrison is loving life as a bachelor, but can’t convince his meddling mother to back off. To make matters worse, he’s confused by his attraction to his new neighbor, Devin. But Collin has never been with a man before.

Devin Hardy is no stranger to fulfilling his intimate desires—desires which include his hot neighbor. Good things come to those who wait, but Devin is getting tired of waiting to turn their friendship into one with scorching hot benefits.

When friends want more, the benefits far out way the risks.

Collin Harrison likes nothing better than to watch the game and enjoy a beer, but one thing is confusing him, snapping away his concentration, and that’s the attraction he feels for his new neighbor, Devin Hardy. Devin is gorgeous and not only that they’ve sparked up a friendship. But could it be more? Collin doesn’t know, he needs to find the courage to act on the desires that are considerably more than just being a good neighbor, he wants to get up close and personal. Trouble is, he’s never been with a guy before.

Ms Labelle delivers exactly what it says on the tin with this short story. I enjoyed how it got to the point, gives the reader a history of Collin and Devlin’s relationship, outlines Collin’s angst and lust and then jumps into dialogue – in other words this story hits the ground running.

Collin’s mother’s involvement – only brief – was a nice little touch. She was like a prim teacher sitting on his shoulder, frowning, wagging her finger. I was so glad when Collin ignored her meddling and her judgments.

I liked the inclusion of a little porn at the beginning, it got the mood back after the phone call from Collin’s mother, and from there on in Friends with Benefits is a scorching read, full of m/m action, snappy, sexy dialogue.

If you enjoy steamy man love, want a quick read and like the concept of one guy knowing what he’s doing, the other being shown and instructed then this might just be the book for you. It’s nicely written and left me wondering what was in store for Collin and Devin in the future.

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