Anything for You (A Middleton Romance #1)
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Anything for You (A Middleton Romance #1)

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Jason Miller is still in the closet. He's never found a reason to kick the door open, walk into the light of day, and tell the world he's gay. At least that's what he keeps telling himself -- along with a multitude of other solid arguments. As an ad man, he's used to hawking a bill of goods, he just never imagined he'd fall victim to his own hype.

When ex-activist/coming ou...more
ebook, 106 pages
Published March 13th 2011 by MLR Press, LLC
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Damon Suede
VERVE!

Every damn book by Ethan Day just sizzles with this incredible wit and authentic eroticism. Deft comedy on every page, sometimes every paragraph. Snappy dialogue, hilarious digression, and memorable characters. I wish it were three times as long. And these characetrs could easily have supported 200 pages of badinage and complications. Romantic comedy this glossy and fresh is so rare, you have to forgive me if I want seconds. Verve is a rare thing. I LOVED these characters, loved their worl...more
Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
Should be a warning about how you may never be able to drink tea after reading this book. So I would like to say good bye to tea and that you were a dear friend for many years but you have been soiled for me. Luckily I still have my coffee and please never ruin my coffee for me Ethan. (view spoiler)

Very funny book is Hardcore funny. I said Hardcore because I know Ethan...more
Heather C
I absolutely loved this story! Poor Jason. Staying in the closet for so many years. Even from his psycho lesbian sister Annie. It was hilarious how every time she came to visit he had to de-gay his entire apartment by hiding all the evidence in an actual closet. And Chad. He was just so perfect for Jason.

Loved the book and immediately moving on to read another Ethan Day novel.
Snowtulip
What can I say, I have a Pavlovian response when you say the name Ethan Day, it makes me grin! I loved Jason and the wicked sense of humor that he has. Him and Chad made me laugh, and always keep the chemistry moving. Another great read!
CAS
Well hell! Would you look at the time!
It's testament to just how incredibly amazing this book is...it's 4:55am in my little corner of the world. I could NOT put this down until I had read the very last word.. (both last words!:) Seems "some people" have to have them and some more than one.. :)

Ethan says in his bio: "My fantasy life is now available for public consumption. I'm desperately hoping you're really, really hungry."
Well.... I was when I started this as I ALWAYS eagerly await each and ev...more
Lady*M
Ethan Day is one of my favorite m/m writers. I like his writing and his sense of humor, but his characters are what sets his books apart from all the others - they are flawed, they make mistakes, but they have undeniable inner goodness that makes you love them and cheer for them no matter what. That wasn't the case this time, at least not for me.

I can't say I actually disliked them but I didn't liked them very much either. Jason is a closeted man. This makes his life increasingly difficult, make...more
L-D
Okay - a lot of my friends raved about this book but I was just ho-hum about it for a couple of reasons and some parts just made me angry.

Jason is in the closet but then meets an activist and the King of coming out of the closet, Chad Wellington, at a mutual friend's house. They hit it off because they are both gorgeous of course, but therein lies my first issue. Why, oh why, would an activist, not just an "out" homosexual, but an honest to goodness activist, want to date someone in the closet?...more
Shell
Mar 29, 2011 Shell rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone
This was another comically brilliant story by Ethan Day. Thirty year old Jason Miller is an in-the-closet advertising exec, with no real intentions of ever coming out to his family or his hetro friends. Thirty-one year old Chad Wellington is the epitome of an out and proud gay man; he even gives coming-out seminars. When the two meet at a common friend's lakeside home for a weekend away, they come together effortlessly. After months of dating though, their relationship still has one tiny hiccup:...more
Hannah
Although it had a few hot or humorous moments, over all, this book really frustrated me. I never figured out why I should like or respect any of the characters, and the romance between Chad and Jason felt forced. I didn't like Chad's pushiness any more than I admired Jason's compulsive dishonesty about his sexuality. I also never figured out why staying in the closet was so important to Jason. I get that coming out can be extremely daunting, but with a supportive family, liberal-minded coworkers...more
OkayKim
One of the things I love about Ethan Day's books is the humor. "Anything for You" is no exception. I'm getting use to people looking at me while reading one of his books when I start to giggle and lol at some situation or quotes his characters are famous for. I have no problem recommending this book. Hope to read more!!!!
Amy Lane
Freaking hilarious, snarky, authentic and sweet, with a cast of hilarious secondary characters and an adorably asinine first person narrator who should NEVER EVER be given an appletini with valium again!
Merith
More of a 4.5 than a true 5, only because I had a big issue with something one of the characters did. (view spoiler)...more
LisaT - AttentionIsArbitrary M/M Blog LisaT131
Jan 15, 2013 LisaT - AttentionIsArbitrary M/M Blog LisaT131 rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: m-m romance, vanilla stories
Recommended to LisaT - AttentionIsArbitrary M/M Blog by: m-m romance group
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I'm wavering between 2 and 3 stars on this one.

It's me really. First I should know better than to read first person and this was really first person.

The story was very, very cute to the point of cutesy. Maybe it's just not fair of me to have an opinion on something so sugary after reading so many angsty, edgy, dark things lately.

The writing was fine, very fast paced and enjoyable enough but there was much to be desired. There was practically no character development, no relationship develo...more
Amber
What a treat this book was! Just loved it!
This is my first Ethan Day book I've read and can't wait to tackle the next one. The book was just too funny and there were times I was actually laughing out loud. The sister in the book cracks me up, Love Jas but OMG just LOVED Chad!!! Deelish!! I love books that through in the funny mix some romance and have things happen over a period of time and E.Day delivers that in this book.
Monika
A perfect story to read in between those books with lots of angst or when all you’re looking for is a quick pick-me-up!

Ethan Day is a great story teller mixing humor with romance then adding in a tiny bit of serious and ending with my favorite an HEA!

I loved Jason and Chad and the supporting characters in this book it was a fun, light read from an author that hasn’t disappointed me yet!
Tana
Another great book by Ethan Day, I love that he always add humour to his stories and this alone make you fall in love with the characters in his books, I can't wait for his next next book. Keep them coming.

I can't say to much without spoilers but it is a great read. Any story that can make you laugh out loud is worth every cent you paid for.
Paisley
Jul 08, 2012 Paisley rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Paisley by: Sarah
Gosh - Ethan Day is the king of funny self-deprecating snark. I find his writing very amusing. I don’t always love his characters (and honestly I wasn’t a huge fan of Jason) but the story itself was a cute, fun read & quite enjoyable overall.
♡♥Ang ♥♡
What a Wonderful Coming out book, Was so freaking Funny and I just Loved the Boys!!
Nikki
OK, so I allowed myself to get side-tracked from the GB challenge to read another Ethan Day book!

This one didn't have the same "pee your pants" humour in it as Sno Ho or Life in Fusion but I loved it all the same.

Our main character, Jason, is very funny and you can sense his growing awkwardness as he tries to navigate his way through the various barriers and obstacles he has created for himself over the years by staying in the closet (the whole basket by the door idea seemed to sum things up pr...more
Enny
I loved Anything for You even though I couldn’t stand either of the characters.

I thought Chad was a conniving and manipulative little bastard who believed that he knew what was good for his partner which is something I absolutely hate in a relationship. Jason reminded me a lot of the boyfriend of one of my roomies in college who lived with his wife and kids during the week and then descended on us during the weekend. He’d tell each and everyone what was wrong with us and our lives when he wasn’t...more
Emanuela ~plastic duck~
This is really a funny book but at the same time it packs a punch. Jason is deeply closeted and Chad is the living ad for coming out. When they meet, their attraction is almost instantaneous, but they both know that Jason's hiding is going to cause them problems.

Jason is the narrator of the book. He has a great sense of humor, but at the same time you can feel his discomfort at not being able to tell to his co-workers and family that he is gay. He is torn in two, because he knows that the lie he...more
Ethan Day
Jul 08, 2011 Ethan Day rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
5 Stars from Top2Bottom Reviews
"Anything for You is a short, sexy, sweet, and fun read—consummate Ethan Day"

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5 Stars from Blackravens Reviews
"Anything for You is one of Mr. Day’s best books to date"

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4.5 Stars from Reviews by Jessewave
"The writing more than anything won me over, even though I didn’t love the characters"

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*****

4 Stars from Love Romances & More
"If you a...more
Eli Easton
This is my first Ethan Day story, and it's been on my TBR pile for a while now. As I expected from the reviews of others, the writing is very good and there's lots of funny, LOL lines. I also liked the fact that the book was not overly long and puffed out with filler. It's around 130 pages on my iPad.

I didn't rank this higher because the main angst/contention in the story drove me a bit nuts. Jason is a man who has never come out of the closet, despite having many gay friends who are out and hav...more
Leigh
4.5 stars! Loved it!! Another amazing Ethan Day book. He NEVER disappoints!!

This was a hilarious, sexy, and sweet story about an adorable gay man who is still very happily in the closet at 30, and another adorable very out-and-proud gay man around the same age. They meet, it is practically love(lust) at first sight, and they immediately start dating seriously. They are so hot between the sheets, or out under the Oak tree, as the case might be, and their personalities complement each other so we...more
Erin Muses
The story itself was okay, but one quote really got to me:

You can't ever know anyone completely, can you? I mean, we're ever changing, maturing, growing... Each day we're confronted by new outside influences that have us forever making decisions that take us one or two steps in one direction or the other - continually altering our course.


It's a real dilemma here because Jason is so far in the closet...and yet not. He is out to the world, except his parents, sister, and coworkers. They may seem l...more
Tammy
Ethan Day had become one of my favorite authors. Anything for You is fantastic. Jason is a great character. He struggles with being in the closet and can't imagine coming out even to his lesbian sister. He doesn't let this stop him from enjoying life with his circle of gay friends. Jason and Chad were set up on a blind weekend date and hit it off despite Jason's intoxicated antics during their first meeting. They quickly enter a pretty serious relationship. Chad's kind of the poster boy for comi...more
Fangtasia
Another absolute winner by Ethan Day. The characters become the reader's friends, I laughed (the whole range of humor), cried (the whole range of sadness), and finally felt so happy for them at the end that I went to sleep with a smile on my face. Jason's sister is just so real, I can hear her in my head. This author is a master at the well-developed character. Not to mention his expertise at making even painful situations funny. Who couldn't picture Jason's basket sitting next to the front door...more
Nichole (Dirty H)
Ethan Day tries a little (a lot) too hard to be witty and snarky, and it seems like a lot of times he doesn't even make sense. There's a whole scene where two characters are having fond memories of college, when some other guys in their dorm kept a jar of poop in their closet?? This was supposed to be funny. I found it horrifying.

This book is mostly sex and the token "dinner-with-the-disapproving-parents" scene, and then Jason is forced out of the closet. Not much to sink your teeth into unless...more
Jay
I enjoyed this story. Jason was in the closet and didn't see a reason to come out. That is until Chad walked into his life. Then Jason struggles come out and be with Chad or keep his life as he knows it.

All in all this was a short light story well written by Ethan Day. The characters were well developed and had personalities to enhance the story. This was my first read from this author and I will definitely read his work again.
Lauraadriana
I've been loving Ethan Day's books...this is my third one in the past week...need I say more?

This books was funny and sweet...but I liked that it broached the subject of coming out and how difficult it is, even for those who are certain of their sexuality. I liked...actually really really liked it. Jas cracked me up and I wanted to cheer for Chad and his pushy ways :)
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“You cant ever know anyone completely, can you? I mean, we're ever changing, maturing, growing...Each day we're confronted by new outside influences that have us forever making decisions that take us one or two steps in one direction or the other - continually altering our course. - Jason Miller” 18 likes
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