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Can't Buy Me Love

3.74  ·  Rating Details  ·  66 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
In his bawdy and uproarious first novel, Chris Kenry takes readers on a raucous ride with an irreverent, resilient jack of all trades -- and master of the naughtiest one.Thanks to his wealthy, doting lover, Jack Erikson's biggest daily challenges are the Stairmaster "RM" and deciding whether to read this week's issue of People before or after Entertainment Weekly. That cha ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published April 1st 2002 by Kensington (first published May 1st 2001)
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I was not very impressed when I started this book. I almost gave up on reading it entirely but I am glad that I kept reading it. The first few chapters were really annoying, it was like reading a stereotypical book about every gay taboo that existed, but it became something more. A book about a couple of gay hustlers trying to make it in the world. Then you forget the homosexual aspect of it, and it becomes your everyday struggle of people just trying to get by.

Ken Cook
Mar 15, 2015 Ken Cook rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was a "travel read" for me - I'd picked up a copy and started and finished it while flying to a vacation. Not a typical gay-lit read, with little in the way of graphic sex, it was more a memoir of a brief period in a younger man's life and the crises that result from decisions made. In the end, the feeling the book left me with was that it was written only to potentially make money - not for entertainment or enrichment of the reader. I left it on the floor of the plane.
Jon O
Jan 06, 2012 Jon O rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gay, prostitution
I appreciate the author's effort to create a story from the mess of a young gay's life. It is not just a story about a gay going into the prostitution world, but a clever story-telling about a clever, although initially lazy, gay who plans a business venture, layer by layer, and face trouble, one after another. Somewhere there, I believe, I was supposed to laugh about the mishaps, but I was more drawn to know what would be happening next that I did not pause to laugh. It was a good book. Not gre ...more
Jul 15, 2014 Ronald rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Despite the goofy cover, this book was a really well-written, fun book with a good story line.
Nov 10, 2010 Crescentm rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Every once in a while I have to read a trashy romance. I'm glad that there are a lot more gay romances available.

This was a sweet, non-typical love story. I was a nice diversion from really serious stories. The main character was frustrating at times mostly because his view of life is significantly different from mine but the character worked at any rate.
Jan 02, 2014 Joseph rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wanted to like this more than I did. Chris Kenry IS a good writer but his main character was so unlikeable and didn't redeem himself until the last 10% of the book, that I was disappointed.
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Apr 23, 2010 Ms. Nikki rated it liked it
This read was on of my first forays into M/M. A light and easy read.
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