Boys of Summer by Cooper Davis

Boys of Summer by Cooper Davis
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (60 pgs)
Other: M/M, Anal Sex
Rating: 5 Cherries
Review by Oleander

I thought I knew what love was…

My name is Hunter Willis and I’ve found love. The problem? I’m not sure I’m ready for the rest of the world to know I’ve fallen for my best friend. Everyone knows Max is gay. Me? They think I’m straight as an arrow. So did I, until Max and I shared a kiss three months ago that blew that theory right out of the water.

Now, by the ocean in Florida, thousands of miles away from prying eyes, I’m finally ready to admit to myself that Max and I have something special. Max has been ready for a long time—and he’s been waiting for me. Really waiting. As in…he’s still a virgin.

There’s nothing I want more than to be Max’s first lover. But I know when Max gives away that part of himself, it won’t be just a summer fling. It’ll be for keeps. Max deserves the best. I’m just not sure, when it comes right down to it, that I won’t break his heart.

Did I mention I’m scared as hell?

Warning: This title features summer lovin’ between two hot men, a secret romance between best friends—one of whom doesn’t think he’s actually gay, and enough heat to set any beach vacation on fire. Be sure to keep the extinguisher handy!

Love, true love, a love you have no control over, just takes you and grabs you until your breath has all been taken away. That is the kind of love that Hunter Willis and his best friend Max Daniels have just found. Well, Hunter at least. Max has been in love with Hunter for years now, just waiting for his friend to realize that he was in love with Max as well. The problem is that Hunter is straight as an arrow, or so he thinks, until the kiss. The kiss that sparked the fire in Hunter, the kiss that helped Hunter realize that he may just be gay after all. To Hunter’s surprise loving Max comes easy, but accepting their relationship and coming out of the closet is a whole other story.

Max is a virgin, and has saved himself for one lover, Hunter, and he is playing for keeps. No one-night stand will do for him; he loves Hunter with every fiber of his being, and believes that Hunter loves him as well. The emotion and patience that Max extends to Hunter as he comes to terms with their relationship is so endearing that you can’t help but become emotionally attached to both of them. On a week’s vacation in Florida and far away from any friends and family, the two men are able to explore their emotions, slowly for Hunter as his fear of anyone knowing they are a couple continually overcomes him. You are pulled towards him, through his struggles as he learns to be a lover to Max towards the end of their vacation as well as realize that he has so much pride in Max and their new-found love he is now ready to face the world. Not to mention their friends and Max’s family. Their lovemaking is steamy and sensual as the new lovers explore sex for the first time, Max being a virgin and Hunter with a man.

Home. Just the word freaks Hunter out completely as he is faced with coming out to all their friends. His fear all but consumes him, but with the constant love and reassurance from Max, Hunter is able to calm his nerves just enough to face everyone. Hunter’s fears are settled with accepting and understanding friends who embrace Max and Hunter for who they are and not what they are.

Hunter’s struggle with Max’s persistence and constant patience for the man of his dreams to accept their relationship was, at times, humorous and heartfelt. Cooper Davis delivers! With every word written I cheered Hunter on through this life changing time. I only wanted to see Max and Hunter get the Happily Ever After they deserved. A definite five cherry book.

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