Best of Both Worlds (Friends and Lovers #1)
Sometimes you just have to come right out and ask the question.
After months of exploring his bisexuality on his own, college student Chase Randolph is ready for a night out on the town—all the way “out”. He never expected Alex Landry to witness his first experimental sexual encounter, though. Chase has been attracted to his best friend and roommate forever, but one thin...more
Chase and Alex are best buds and roommates. Bros before Hoes. Ride 'til they die. Bromance while sippin' on Gin and juice like Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre in a hooptie.
Chase is bisexual but in the closet about it. He's also in love with Alex. The story starts with Chase going to a gay club for the first time where he hooks up with a hottie and brings him home (Stranger danger, Chase! Stranger danger!). At the tail end of Chase's first blow job from a g ...more
It doesn't help when the sequel is a menage as a continuation of their story. I don't like menage stories so that didn't help me invest in the characters. I was already getting bored and that put me in the "I don't even care" category especially since ...more
Friends to lovers...how can one go wrong with this theme you ask??? Well let me draw you a map because it was all over the place and ended up on wrong. This story put the dick in predictable (and not in the fun way). The characters were cardboard. I skimmed the sex and the parts that I did read had new and unusual terms for m/m sex. Oy! Overall, I was ...not a fan.
Lesson learned: when 10/12 reviews tell you its no bueno...its no buen ...more
It doesn't make things better when the ...more
Some will think this was a cute simple read. Others will think it's a sexy GFY. I however think the plot was contrived. Taylor had the answer to every problem. Alex is just confused and not hot. Chase and his wanna-be alpha/domineering role did nothing to sex-ify this story. not recommended
THE WARNING SHOULD SAY : GIRLY BITS AHEAD !!!!! where in the blurb said that is going to be a woman also? I hate when the authors do that :(
Thumbs Up: 4
Overall: I enjoyed it for what it was
Characters: A little unbelievable at times
Plot: Sexy story line
Page Turner: Yes.
Series Cont.? Yes
Book Boyfriend: Chase
SUMMARY (50 words or less)
This book may not win any literary awards, but for me it was entertaining. The storyline was hot. I enjoyed it. There were a few unbelievable parts and some of the dialogue is cheesy. But love is cheesy sometimes. Looking for a ...more
This is just… Ah, I kept wanting to edit this thing. Strike sentence here, add one there. (Edit: I picked this apart in a comment to this.) Even so, these guys don’t sound like guys and their conversations and thought processes (and level of knowledge) make little sense to me.
Honestly, college guys do not talk and behave like that; unless they are extreme exceptions. Shak ...more
Best of Both Worlds started off great. Chase is bi-sexual and hasn't come out to his roommate and best friend, Alex. And then Alex walks in on Chase on the receiving end of a bj from a guy and puts two and two together. What Alex doesn't know is that Chase is in love with him. As Alex tries to come to terms with his friend's sexuality, Alex must take a good look at himself and decide if what he wants with Chase goes beyond friendship.
I am a sucker for a friends to lovers romance and was ...more
This was one of the sweetest and most emotional M/M romances I have read. The emotional turmoil each character endures to come to terms with their attraction with one another is just so sweet. They are best friends who refuse to lose their years of friendship because of a physical attraction, they work through their own emotions and each others together to come to a solution. Although this is a short story it was sweet and nicely written and when you want a chan ...more
Chase and Alex have been best friends since high school. They are off at college living as roommates when Alex unexpectedly walks in on Chase being pleasures by another man. Alex is shocked which is putting it mildly but e ...more
I truly loved this book. I thought that it was seriously hot and sexy. This book featured one of my favorite tropes...friends to lovers, but with guys.
Alex and Chase have been friends forever and have been roommates all through college. Chase has been aware of his attraction to both guys and girls for a while, but has never acted upon his attraction to guys before. The problem is that he's secretly in love with Alex and Alex is purely heterosexual. So Chase starts going out to experime ...more
Book 1 in a two-book series, this book tells the story of how best friends Chase and Alex got together. I read the 2nd book first, not realizing there was a 1st book. (Still following me?)
Anyway, the 2nd book is much better, IMO. In that book, Alex & Chase have been together for a few years, so they're more settled. (view spoiler)[And they hook up with a girl from high school - a girl they were good friends with, who turned both of them down for dates, and a girl they were both just ...more
Chase has a secret. He's bi-sexual and in love with Alex. Alex walks in on Chase and another guy. This is how Alex finds out Chase likes men. Alex is shocked and a bit upset. But not for the reason you would think. See, Alex wants Chase too, he just doesn't realize it yet.
This was a great story about two men who are discovering each other as lovers. They already have the friendship part do ...more
Heck, the only reason I finished the book was because I was halfway through when I decided it wasn't worth it, but since it was small, I thought I might as well. And there's a sequel. And I know I'm not going an ...more
I also hadn't realised that this is the prequel to a m/m/f novel - if I'd known that then I probably wouldn't have bothered reading this. The ending was confusing until I checked what else the author had written and realised that the ending was the link into the novel.
3 stars because I did like the start, but it does ...more