But My Boyfriend Is (Florida Books #4)
The most dangerous lies are the ones you tell yourself.
Dylan Williams is not gay. Sometimes he gets off with other guys, but so what? He plans to get married someday—really married, like with a wife and kids. And he’s determined that his future family’s life will be the normal one he and his brothers never had.
Mike Aurietta is gay, but his job keeps him in the closet....more
Mike is a trainer with the local football team who ke ...more
Anyway. Dylan. He was all right. But his "I'm ...more
I liked this book, didn't LOVE it. But I did LIKE it. First of all KA Mitchell can write up some quality hotness that I know, and I was not disappointed there. I thought she did a GREAT job of writing the character of Dylan as well. Dylan is a young black man that is DEEPLY in denial about his homosexuality. He has sexual encounters with men, but he is NOT gay.
So, after his twin brother is victim of a gay bashing at a park where Dylan frequently goes looking for hook ups...His worlds ...more
Did I like the book? Meh. Was it horrible? No. I honestly think it was just me. I have read a few of K.A.'s book that I have enjoyed but the the first in the Florida series and this one just didn't completely jive with me.
What I didn't like:
1. What was shoved so far up Aaron's ass that he had to act like a complete dumb dick through the whole book? Yes, he had to step up and take care of his family. Yes, he was the first to come out as gay in his family. Get. Over. It. His brothers, not o ...more
Conflicted! I liked the MC's and I just wanted to hug Dylan until he couldn't breathe. And there were some scenes, mostly with Joey, that were really good and some dialogue that I wanted to print out and hang on my wall.
But ultimately, what the hell was this book even about? I have no idea. It was your typical K.A. Mitchell with prick ...more
At first glance this seems to be structured around a hate crime. Dylan’s twin brother Darryl gets stomped in a park known to be a hook-up spot for gay men. Unfortunately for Darryl, it’s a case of mistaken identity, it’s really Dylan the haters are after. To add to the mix-up, Dylan is confused and in denial about his sexual identity. He has plans to get married someday to some nice girl and produce a passel of kids. Even though he also loves to get his dick sucked by anonymous guys in ...more
Later: The more I think about it, the more I feel like I got cheated o ...more
Can't . . . wait . . . till . . . August . . . need . . . book . . . now . . .
Aaron and Joey. I seriously do not remember Aaron being such a jerk to Dylan on such a consistant basis. As much as Dylan d ...more
***- UPDATE 8/29/2012 -***
Are you looking for something romantic, somewhat dramatic, God-help-me sexy and realistic to read? Well, duh, you found it!
"But my Boyfriend is" consists of a well-woven plot and a perfectly developed and delivered story about one ...more
Why I Regret Nothing!
I so got excited when Aaron called and he was coming~BUT, really was a freaking super asshole...gosh,I do not remember him being such a prick~Ooooh maybe I really only cared about Joey...Yep, that's probably why I forgot about prince prick Aaron....
Darryl the typical confused guy, but he was also such a asshole.
Also I hate the stereotypical status quo IMO TV ghetto living norm~So I just Skimmed over thoses parts~made it to the end and found~MEH~
I had read book 2 of this author's series a while back, and was looking forward to reading this one, and it didn't disappoint.
It was weird, though, reading a paperback, I'll tell you that. Seriously weird, after so many years of reading only ebooks.
I liked the characters in this book, both the in-the-closet Mike and the "I'm not ga ...more
What I liked:
1. I really liked the fact that neither Dylan or Mike is perfect, that both of them have issues that are not resolved in the first few pages.
2. The storyline was not just the same rehashing of the others, but original problems.
3. Joey. There is just something about this character that makes me smile.
4. The last couple chapters are f'ing amazing and redeemed one character that was pissing me off.
What I didn't love:
1. I was surprised ...more
The story is actually fairly straightforward but the layered emotional connections were far from tha ...more
But My Boyfriend Is felt a bit off. I liked it fine and there's pretty much nothing that K.A. Mitchell can dish out that I will not read, but considering how hot Collision Course was, I expected so much from this book. It's still pretty great, I still adore the banter, and there are some pretty hot sex, but everything felt dialed down that th ...more
Darryl Williams falls victim to a gay bashing in Webber Park and Mike Aurietta saves him. At the hospital, Mike meets Darryl's twin, Dylan, and sparks fly. Even though Dylan does not consider himself gay and Mike is in the closet for the sake of his job, the two start a secret and steamy love affair. When all is said and done, Mike and Dylan must decide whether to be true to themselves or hang on to denial and remain in the closet.
This one was okay. At first, I didn't care for Dylan. He ...more
Re read end of 2012. Sigh, still liked it QUIT ...more
Dylan wants life to stay as it is, but Dare has other ideas when he plans to further his college education that does not include Dylan.
One night changes them forever, when Dare is brutally attacked on his way home through a cruising park near the UT campus. The attack is meant for Dylan, ...more
(view spoiler)[There were a few moments at the start of the book where I found Dylan a bit annoying with his crass words and hurtful attitude, meant to push everyone away and show he could do without anyone. But then I was given a closer look at how he thought and felt and why he acted the way he acted. And fell in love with him. The author did a fantastic job of showing Dylan's doubts and fears, not through words but through his actions and gestures. I ...more
Dylan is a riot, in EVERY sense of the word. He is quick to throw a punch, and quick to laughter—and actually does both of those a lot, together with all the I'm-not-gay sex he's having in this book. Yeah, right. Dylan has a way to go still, to get to insight.
Don't know what to put in my excerpts this time ...more
I’m not sure how I feel about so much emphasis being put on Dylan’s race, but I found him to be authentic. I’m glad we wasn’t overly stereotypical and that Mitchell didn’t attempt to write him speaking in AAVE (African-American Vernacular English). And he wasn’t wrong about cops not being helpful when it comes to being black, especially being black AND queer.
Mitchell always writes really good sex ...more
both Mike and Dylan (and Darryl, the twin) have a lot to deal with, but it still isn't all deep dark angst. it feels like the guys are working things out and sure there is some door slamming and walking out kind of drama, but i ...more
I absolutely love and adore Mitchell’s writing, and the first book I ever read by her, Collision Course, remains one of my all time favorite m/m reads. I was so excited to not only jump back into the Florida series, but also get the chance to see my favorites Joey and Aaron in action once again. Unfortunately, for me, Dylan didn’t live up to my own internal hype.
Dylan refuses to admit that he may or may not be gay, but when h ...more
From Dylan's perspective, he had to see it as scratching an itch, because admitting to the underlying emotional involvement ...more