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More Than Make-Believe

3.93 of 5 stars 3.93  ·  rating details  ·  1,709 ratings  ·  173 reviews
When you fall for a fantasy, how do you know if it's more than make-believe?

Travis, an unquestionably straight college student, finds himself in a financial bind. He'll do anything legal - including going gay for pay - and spends a weekend as Craig Rocke, letting gay porn star Marston Cougar have his way with him on film. Marston tells him to remember it's all just a fanta
ebook, 121 pages
Published March 31st 2010 by Captiva Press
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2.5 stars

Holy fluffy drama, Batman! Most of the time, this book bordered on the ridiculous, but for the life of me I couldn't stop reading.

It features a porn star who, by day, is a university professor—and a Doctor of Philosophy at that. He also has a heart of gold, since he's in the business only because he needs the money to pay his three-year-old niece's medical bills; she has this rare heart condition and she needs major surgery. Also, before that, he took his younger sister under his wing
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Fairy-tale like, predictable, unrealistic, sweet, light fun and sexy even with the porn setting. I really liked it! My heart broke when I searched to see what else this author has written. Ms. Dalton, please, you need to allow your boys to come out and play more often by themselves.
Macky ~ Sinfully...Addicted To All Male Romance
One of those GFY stories that's so far fetched it should make you roll your eyes in exasperation but the characters of the two main MC's are so endearing and engaging that they make you put that to one side, so that you can just settle back and enjoy this sizzling hot but also very sweet and romantic love story set in the world of gay porn.

To cut a long story short it starts like most 'straight guys turning to porn' stories with Travis being so strapped for cash that the only quick option is to
3.5 stars

Sweet and sexy gay-for-pay turns gay-for-you love story.

Nothing like frank honesty when you're talking porn:
“If you weren’t into guys, how did you get into doing this full-time?”

He smiled, an easy, open expression. “I kept picturing Ben Franklins. That man’s face can get me hard.”
Both leads need cash for their own separate reasons. Both try to keep it strictly professional. Both fail, not so miserably.

There's ups and downs and not just penises. Dalton delivers an emotional and sala
OMG, this book made me feel happy and so unbelievably hot at the same time!

I never expected to find so much romance in the story, but Tymber Dalton stroked my heart as well as Gary stroked Marston's . . . you know what. :) and did it so well!!!

Through them we are given a heartfelt love. The story ending just blew me away with its simple romance.
Overall, I really enjoyed and would read more from this author.
Smuttily delicious to the last drop Marston and Craig make a porn movie together and they fall in love. This is just a gay for pay thing, but it ends up being a lot more. It was sweet, light a tad predictable, but I still really liked it. Super hot and sweet read.
Porn. Doctors. Marker tats. Shaggy surfer hair. Kid with a medical condition. Sweet. Hot. Go for it.
This is one of those Gay for Pay stories. Broke straight college student answers an ad looking for "gay virgin" to costar in gay porn movie. Kind of cheesy premise, but it works really well under this author's pen. Sure, there's some really, really HOT sex scenes, but there's also a really sweet storyline as straight boy and gay porn star gradually fall in love. You're not sure if they're going to make it and it really keeps you reading. If these two characters were real life people, I think I'd ...more
Rissa (an M/M kinda Girl!!)
Gay-for-Pay...sign me up! :P

Quick & Hot read...some angst & romance rolled into a nice afternoon read. If you're looking for 'believable' you should probs look elsewhere but if you don't mind something a bit 'stretched' then this could be the winner for you!
Wheweee! This one was a SCORCHER. I must say that if you are uncomfortable with M/M then this book is not for you. This book was so well written that I actually felt like I was standing in the room while these two HOT men got it on. I really could feel the passion these two developed as the story was being told and as they fell in love.
Heather C
Not something I would usually read, but when Bubbles told me "Almost all sex but I really liked it", I had to check it out! It turned out to be sweet and HOT and I really liked it, too.
Nico Jaye
Jan 31, 2014 Nico Jaye added it
Recommended to Nico by: Ann :D

mm in not normally a genre that I read, but after recently reading LSfT Beginnings (5 stars for me!), I wanted to try this one. It was another winner by Ms. Dalton!! It seems like no matter what she writes I like it =) Yes, it is steamy hot, but there's a story and a real connection between Travis and Gary.
I LOVED this book!!!!! So sweet and sexy and just downright romantic, it had me grinning from beginning to end.

If this is still on your to-be-read are missing out on a pitch perfect love story!

Read it won't be disappointed:)
Super hot and smutty, but also sweet and emotional, this book requires a significant suspension of disbelief. That said, I enjoyed it for what it was: fantasy/make-believe in the form a sweet PWP. 3.5 stars.
I enjoyed this book a lot... handsome characters, hot and steamy sex (lots of it, actually)... it was a short but a good read. I wonder if that's what really happens on porn movies...
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I must have been in my happy place when I read this for the second time today because I was much more forgiving than last time ... my original review still stands but this was worthy fluff so I upped my rating to reflect my enjoyment ... (this review still stands after multiple readings now)

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This was a sweet tale of insta-love between two men who are working in the porn industry to earn extra cash. It was a nice but shallow story which would have
Valentina Heart
This one had just the right amount of sweet and hot for me. The romantic flare in the porn industry was a lovely touch and I could actually visualize the two of them whispering on the set while they tried for a convincing performance even when they wanted so much more.
I guess there is a certain 'realistic' note in it that I love. So glad I stumbled onto this read.
Christy Loves 2 Read
As this is only the third book I've read by Tymber Dalton, I was surprised to see it was a "normal" length. *grins* The other two I've read were both well over three hundred pages long, so I wasn't sure whether she was capable of writing a book less than that. Don't get me wrong, I loved those books and I didn't care how long they were. But it's nice to get a little change of pace. *wink* Some of my favorite authors have written, and, very well I might add, the gay-for-pay trope. It's one that I ...more
Nancy L
Love can be found in unexpected places. It can also sneak up on you when you least expect it to. "Craig" and "marsdon" find out that the lines between make believe and reality are only as thick as you want them to be.
I shouldn't rate it more than 3 stars-but darn it I so enjoyed reading it-so 4 stars!
Usually porn and romance are two words that typically don't go together. I had no expectation that this book was going to be a sweet romance, so this was a pleasant surprise.

Travis is a student that has been cut off financially from his father. In order to make rent, while taking classes and working 2 jobs, he answers an ad for a "male model". He finds out quickly that it's not really models that the ad is looking for, but men willing to get naked or nekkid in front of the camera. Travis can mak
Kaje Harper
This is a warm story about two men who are doing gay porn to make money, and who find something real together. Gary has been doing porn a long time to pay for his niece's healthcare (and can I digress for a moment to say a healthcare system that would deny a child heart surgery because the parent cannot personally pay for it needs fixing?) Travis is in college and just not able to make ends meet. When they firstshoot a scene together, Travis thinks he is straight and doing gay-for-pay. Very quic ...more
It was an okay read. The title is apt given that it feels like a fairy tale in a contemporary setting; the handsome prince is replaced by a gay porn star, "love at first sight" is replaced by love at first f**k. It was charming, actually. Even with all the hot sex going on there was still something almost cute about the story itself; I wish there was a way to give it another half star just for that.

It is very formulaic though, and predictable for that. Two men find each other under circumstances
GFY MM romance involving a pornstar/professor and a student.

Travis needs money, because his dad and stepmother have stopped paying his rent. The cheating stepmother storyline sounded interesting and I wish it had been developed further. Anyway, Travis decides to try gay-for-pay to supplement his income.

For his first film, Travis is paired with the star of a porn website, Gary. Gary is much older than Travis, his speciality is straight "ass virgins"….preferably bareback. He is a veteran of the p
3.5 Stars

Travis is a straight and straight-A college student who finds himself in a financial bind after his dad cuts him off. Travis is already working two part-time jobs and going to school full-time. Something has got to give. He decides to go gay for pay and meets Marston Cougar, porn star extraordinaire. Marston (aka Dr. Gary Carmeletti, Professor of Philosophy) wants to get out of the biz. Two more gigs and he'll have enough money for his young niece's surgery, then he plans to quit for go
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was sweet, interesting, easy to read and I literally flew through it, wanting to see what would happen.

I liked the concept, two guys in the adult movie biz to make money to help them with their respective money related needs - pretty true. Travis/Craig and Gary/Marston are sexy, nice, good to watch getting together, developing feelings along the way. Not much drama, just a little speed hump towards the end that only added a little bit of tension.

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Tymber Dalton is the wild-child alter-ego pen name for writer Lesli Richardson. She lives in southwest Florida with her author husband Jon Dalton (aka “The World’s Best Husband”) and too many animals. The two-time EPIC award winner is the author of over 80 books, and is active in the BDSM lifestyle she frequently writes about.

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