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Str8te Boys

3.69  ·  Rating Details  ·  4,572 Ratings  ·  333 Reviews
How far would you dare to go to win it all?

Maverick Holms and Duke Warren share almost everything a college soccer team, an apartment and the same extremely competitive nature. Thanks to that never-back-down spirit, they re about to share more than they bargained for.

The game is gay chicken . The rule: get as close as possible without kissing, and the one that pulls away f
ebook, 81 pages
Published June 23rd 2009 by Samhain Publishing
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Best "Out For You" Romance
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Mirjana ***Let's Sound It Out - - - Mary-On-A***

***2.5 Quick, Hot & Awkward Stars***

What to say about this book? I asked for short, quick and hot and that's what I got. Sometimes I need to be careful what I wish for. I may have gotten all of those things, but what I did not get were believable characters, any substance of plot or realistic dialogue.

Allow me to give you the "progression" of this book and Mav and Duke's relationship.

Hey bro, let's play gay chicken!

Hey man, let's play extreme gay chicken!

Hey dude, let's play naked extreme g

This was really nice! It was a little different from what I expected, but overall I enjoyed it a lot.

It was a gay chicken porn fantasy that turned into something mushy and romantic. It was almost unbelievable really. But instead of getting annoyed, I didn't.

I liked most of the things with it. The MC's, the story. Mav and Duke are cute btw. The sex were hot enough. I liked it.

Mav & Duke

I think this will do if you want a sweet (and a little spicy) short GFY read. Enjoy! :D
Aug 17, 2009 Unapologetic_Bookaholic rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fan of m/mromance>jock theme, college
So Duke and Mav (Maverick) are in a bit of a tight spot. They need rent money fast. Mav doesn't mind the way Duke displays affection and likes to play "gay chicken". But Mav is a little worried about his own growing affection towards his best friend.

Once again this is a sweet drop of delicous manlove. Seriously what Evangeline Anderson does in 100 pages or less keeps her on my auto buy for m/m romance. Her characters are not only scorchers in the love scenes
but their feelings for each other are
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
This book was a great, quick, sexy read. My issues with with the very thin plot. To me, it was like an underdeveloped version of "Hot Head," taking place in college instead of a firehouse. It could have used another 50 or so pages of buildup and depth. I'd still read this again. What can I say, I'm a sucker for "gay for you" books with tall, hot guys!
~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
3.5 gay chicken stars

Just go zen and let the urge to roll your eyes and smirk pass...deep

Now get your mind out of the gutter and fucking focus!

This book was hilarious and super steamy. It's a little nugget of GFY/OFY, and I sort of loved it.

For sure, it was too easy. For sure, things like this don't happen "in real life." But who the fuck cares? Two hunky college boys cuddling, kissing, frotting, and blowing each other all in the name of "extreme gay chicken,"
Jun 27, 2009 Ava rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars. I really enjoyed this book. It's short, but the author did a fabulous job crafting the characters and making them 3-dimensional. Even Duke felt fully realized, and the entire book was in Mav's POV.

Short, hot and with scorching sexual tension. Not huge on the angst, but just enough considering the characters and plot, and definitely enough to make me feel for both heroes. Plus, the 2 heroes are gorgeous!!! :D Definitely recommended if you are in the mood for a quick, hot read.
Heather C
Dec 13, 2011 Heather C rated it really liked it
Recommended to Heather C by: Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
Ha! I really liked it! Another hot gay-for-you story that I could not put down. I thought the “gay chicken” game was a bit silly but it was so hot and great for increasing the sexual tension. Its pretty much all sex, but I still recommend it for when you are in the mood for something light and smexy and not entirely believable.

Did I say this was hot?
Macky ~ Sinfully Gay Romance Book Reviews
Gay for you, friends to lovers .. Whatever! I started this thinking it would just be a bit of lightweight sexy fun and it sort of is but I didn't realise just how much I would end up loving it.

One of those easy almost laid back romances that you can see exactly how and where Its going with no real surprises but the getting there is sooo enjoyable that it really doesn't matter. Two jocks who through playing a game called Gay Chicken ( which is very sexaay by the way ) and posing for a porn site
May 31, 2014 MishyJo rated it really liked it
Holy soccer balls, that was steamy hot.

4 stars – Contemporary M/M Romance/Erotica

This is a sweet, steamy quickie read about college best friends, roommates, and soccer teammates Maverick “Mav” and Duke who suddenly find themselves getting rather hot and heavy when they raise the stakes on their competitive game of “gay chicken”. After four years as best buds and roomies, Mav has grown accustomed to Duke’s open touches and expressive displays of affection, but when things start to heat up between them and cross the platonic line, he
Jun 24, 2009 JenMcJ rated it really liked it
Right off the bat the cover and the title are a win for this book. I don't think any fan of m/m can pass it up without at least reading the blurb. Once I read the blurb...I immediately knew these guys. I went to college with them or high school or they hang out at my favorite sports bar or play on my husband's pick up league... Add the author, Evangeline Anderson and presto...I had to read it and it went str8 to the top of my TBR pile. (W00T an Evangeline Anderson that isn't from Ellora's Cave - ...more

Seriously, if there are straight boys out there playing *gay chicken*, then I need to be invited to these showdowns. I would show up with my camera, posters and other fan girl necessities. I have a feeling that this short story is a bit cliché and filled with stereotypes. Yet I really kinda liked it, nothing is better than a gay for you, or 'str8te' roommate friends getting down and dirty and being completely stupid.

Its pretty simple to wrap this story up, roommate friends play ga
4 Scorching Gay Chicken stars

This books was way better than I expected.

“Gay chicken,” Duke whispered, leaning in. The idea was for two guys to get as close to kissing as they could. The one to pull away first was the loser".

For me Str8te Boys was fun, sweet, super sexy and just a great time. Mav and Duke are perfect together. Was it predictable? Maybe, to a point. Was there a surprise? Maybe, you have to read to find out.

This kind of book is perfect when you want a short, sexy, easy read to
Katrina Passick Lumsden
Gay chicken?

A four year, "super close" friendship in which one friend lies constantly about not only his attraction, but also his sexual orientation, and oh yeah, his entire fucking personality?

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And could someone please explain to Evangeline Anderson that the whole point of using the number 8 in a word is so you don't have to use any more letters. It's Str8 Boys, dear.
This was more than I expected. I thought it would be a cheesy bit of PWP by the blurb and I was ready for that. What I wasn’t ready for was the damn emotions that came with this story.

Maverick and Duke are best friends, teammates and roommates. They have it all while being successful soccer jocks at the University of South Florida and these boys love to play games with each other. Their levels of competition with who can win at the game of gay chicken is just one that they *ahem* get off on and
Yz the Whyz
My first full-length m/m novella, and I was actually surprised how much fun it was. There is definitely something exciting about two sexy guys having the hots for each other.

Erotic but at the same time, sweetly romantic, I enjoyed my first foray in the m/m genre.

Special thanks to Nichole for sharing this with me.
May 19, 2014 Otila rated it liked it

Cute & hot.

Sep 24, 2014 Nina rated it did not like it
I read this near the start of my M/M addiction, and I actually enjoyed it.
It was smutty and it was sweet (sort of, at some point), and that's all I was looking for. I didn't know better.

Five minutes ago it popped up in my feed again and I felt compelled to reread a bit of it, at least the first pages, to see if my perception of it had changed.
It has.
As in: I now see that it's badly written, OTT, in your face and riddled with the kind of "friendly" (inject some heavy-duty sarcasm in that word whe
Jan 23, 2014 Jennifer☠Pher☠ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
I was pleasantly surprised by this one. I really liked it and holy shit was it hot, hot, HOT! Even if it was all set up kind of weird it still smoldered! I was very surprised as to the why of the games being played, honestly, I think I thought it was Mav and not Duke at first. I don’t know, maybe because we were in Mav’s head but I was surprised by the depth of why the game was being played. I really didn't expect that but welcomed it. This was kind of similar to Hot Head but I liked this better ...more
Mar 18, 2012 Audrey rated it liked it
Shelves: man-love
3+/3.5 stars. Smokin' hot on the sexytimes, but some stuff just didn't ring true for me, even when I took into consideration the fact that we were in the fantastical world of romantic/erotic fiction. I was pleased that Duke (non-POV main character) got his HEA, but I was a little skeptical that it was Mav's HEA, as well (POV main character). The writing was engaging, though, and I wouldn't hesitate to try more of Evangeline Anderson's work in the future.
Meh, nothing new here. Two college guys experimenting under the disguise of the "gay chicken" game until they can admit their feelings for one another.

A light read. Duke was cute but not much really going on in this one.
Sandi ♥'s way too many M/M books
3.5 stars was a really cute shorty story.
Neyra ♦
May 03, 2013 Neyra ♦ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

"No." Evan shook his head. "His feelings for you are one thing Duke has never been confused about. Don't you know he's been in love with you for the last four years, Mav?"

I've been really curious about this book and had it on my TBR list for a while, but it wasn't until I read Mariya's review that I was coerced into buying the book... and unholy hell what a read!!

I don't read many M/M Romance books, but it's not because I don't like, oh believe me, I do! I just haven't found the right book, se
Aug 15, 2009 Kassa rated it it was ok
This is a book where the readers have to suspend disbelief in a lot of areas to get sucked into the story. No doubt some will enjoy the theme and two hot, muscular men having sweaty sex but the underlying theme that the gay lifestyle is derogatory still prevails. The premise itself is frankly unbelievable, but getting beyond that and the insulting, stereotypical commentary the story is about a man coming to terms with his sexuality. However, he’s not really gay, he’s simply gay for his best frie ...more
Major English (Laura)

I think this story had some flaws, but overall I am such a sucker for friends-to-lovers that I overlooked them. I just love it when friends with a meaningful, long time friendship realize that they mean a lot more to each other than being just friends and decide to pursue a romantic relationship.

And that's what happens in this story. In this story, Duke and Mav are college roommates and best friends who begin to add intimacy into their friendship through the pretense of playing "gay chicken." A
After surviving at least 6 reads...

It is still one of my favourite books but I will admit that there are a few clunky moments in it ... this is a fun, sweet, GFY romance but it doesn't survive overly-close scrutiny ... if you are in the mood for fluff with a bit of substance (i.e. Cappuccino fluff verses spun candy) then read this book & enjoy the story ... I do ... repeatedly ;-)

Original review...

I read this book for the third time today. I really enjoy this one. This story, although not p
This is definitely a coming out story, but despite this trope being a favorite of mine, this was just an average read for me - not bad, but not great either.

Two college friends, soccer team and room mates, are desperate for rent money. They decide to earn the money by doing a photo shoot for a gay website - essentially gay-for-pay - that features above waist touching and a few kisses. The story then follows these two boys/men as they come to terms with the feelings they have for each other, and
This could have killed me with the gfy theme but yet I still found myself smiling at these two boys. Sure it's a pretty extreme case of gay chicken going on here and well I mean their name's are Duke & Maverick, but still I found I liked these two and I really liked them together.

College roommates and teammates just about to graduate...yeah it's time for something to happen if it's ever going to. Reading this story my reaction was a lot like everyone else's when all is discovered..."well du
Meli Mel *Ty and Zane's Creeper*
3.5 Stars

It was an endearing hot read about college roommates and best friends. Mav has been liking the over affecionate ways of his best friend Duke but doesn't really want to admit it. They play "Gay Chicken" and things start to go a little further than Mav expected but can't help to like. Needing money for rent, they decide to do a gay photoshoot for a website. Mav starts to question how he feels and if he is in fact gay. I thought Duke and Mav were so great together. There is some hot scenes
Jan 19, 2012 willaful rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
Mav and Duke are two extremely straight best friends and roommates who happen to often sleep cuddled in the same bed... but only in the straightest way, of course. Except that Mav is having some very weird feelings for his friend, and as they continue their frequent games of “gay chicken,” he begins to wonder if those feelings might be reciprocated. But can Mav, who’s not nearly the maverick he’s been named, handle the truth?

This was a delightful romance, if a bit implausible in parts. The tense
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Evangeline Anderson is a registered MRI tech who would rather be writing. And yes, she is nerdy enough to have a bumper sticker that says “I’d rather be writing.” Honk if you see her! She is thirty-something and lives in Florida with a husband, a son, and two cats. She had been writing erotic fiction for her own gratification for a number of years before it occurred to her to try and get paid for ...more
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