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Promises by Marie Sexton
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4.5 Stars

Re-read July 6, 2015.

Re-read April 20-21, 2013.

Jared has been out since college and is pretty comfortable with his sexuality. Matt has never admitted his attraction to men and has always dated girls. Both of these characters are well-developed and neither is a stereotype. Also, neither Matt or Jared is perfect and they both have some growing to do before they can really be a couple.

I especially liked that this book did not rush the relationship between Matt and Jared. They are strictly friends at the beginning and enjoy being in each other's company without sex. Jared falls for Matt first, but Matt does not remain oblivious to his attraction for long.

There are a few complications that these two have to deal with such as Matt's homophobic father, Jared's discomfort at public affection, and Matt's semi-girlfriend. But, throughout everything, Jared and Matt grow closer together and it becomes obvious that they are meant to be. The sex scenes are steamy though I wouldn't say there was an onslaught of them. Each scene served a purpose in Jared and Matt's growing relationship so no porn without plot here!

Overall, an enjoyable read that makes readers want to know more about Jared and Matt. I was especially intrigued with the character of Cole who was Jared's friend with benefits before Matt.
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