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Polyester Prince

(ABQ Heat #2)

3.62  ·  Rating details ·  111 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Kyle Edington built his life around clubs, alcohol, nameless sex, and turning a blind eye to his future, but having front row access to his best friend’s perfect relationship leaves him wanting something he doesn’t understand—the white picket fence. After an ankle injury hinders his plans for PrideFest and puts his day job selling furniture at risk, Kyle attends Pride anyw ...more
ebook, 214 pages
Published January 24th 2014 by Dreamspinner Press (first published January 23rd 2014)
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Chris, the Dalek King
Sex, booze, and sugared confections. It’s what Kyle Edington lives for, and he has no qualms about standing up for his right to enjoy all three–-preferably together. Kyle has no desire for picket fences…er, I mean boyfriends or a commitment that last longer than the afterglow of a boozy orgasms. His life is simple and fun…and he wants it to stay that way.

With Albuquerque’s Pride Parade coming up he plans to live life up to its fullest. And it would have been great…except he kinda got in a fight
Thomaidha Papa
Polyster Prince by Hayley B. James blog stop, Giveaway and Review

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Review written for MM Good Book Reviews

Oh, it is impossible to say how close at home this book hit. I loved it, I loved so much perhaps because I related a lot with the main character Kyle. Plus it was the same lovely, easy writing style I expected to find from the sequel of Paid Leave and Hayley B. James.

In this book we follow Kyle. Remember Kyle, the funny, always-teasing friend of Neal. You know, the one who hit on
LiveYourLife BuyTheBook
Feb 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 Stars
A "Live Your Life, Buy The Book" Review

Kyle is a party boy. He likes to go out with his friends to drink and hook up. Kyle has no desire to be in a relationship or a “picket fence” to anyone as he might call it. He works a job he doesn’t particularly like but the hours are convenient and he’s good at it. After hurting his ankle trying to impress a trick on a stripper pole, he’s bound to his crutches for the Pride festival weekend. A skirmish knocks him out only to awaken to a man that sti
Jun 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
After reading this book I decided I needed to know more gay men. This has been a recurring theme lately for me. I just wonder if I walked into a gay bar if in the room I would see men that fit these.

Kyle is seriously one messed up commitment phobic slut. He would have agreed wholeheartedly with me by the way, if he heard me say that. He has no intention of changing his life for any man. Ever. He calls his best friends husband, his picket fence. I tried not to lecture him the whole book but I con
Feb 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
I liked this story here.
The party boy Kyle from "Paid leave" finds his HEA here.
Isaac, a Biker cop, and out and proud, comes to Kyles rescue at a Pride Festival.
Not knowing Isaacs name at first, Kyle pester everyone to find him. As Kyle looses his job too, he think that he does not decerve his own HEA like his friends Benji and Neal, that are looking into getting a child...
This is a sweet story, caring and loving, and a little panic angst mixed in...
Very nice book.
Lisa The Novel Approach
Feb 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Kyle was truly the star of this book. He is a fiercely independent, very strong man. At the beginning of the book he is convinced that he doesn’t need anyone to “complete” him. Over time, he realizes that no matter how well you take care of yourself sometimes it is nice to share the burden.

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Feb 02, 2014 rated it it was ok
Remember when I said I wanted to be BFF's with Kyle? Well, I changed my mind.

Ugh! I HATE Kyle. Like loathe. He's what? 32? Yeah, I think he's 32, yet he acts 18. Drinking ALL the time. I get it, he likes to be social, but there's other things to do with friends besides hang out at the bar, get wasted, and go home with a nameless guy. Kyle seriously doesn't do names, he calls them all endearments. His longest "relationship" was going to Vegas for a weekend with a guy that he didn't even the the n
Jan 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
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First of all I want to say, I have NOT read book 1 of this series. (I know, right? *gasp*) I wanted to, I really did… (and now that I have read book 2, I want to even more), but sometimes deadlines are more important than my obsessive need to read series in order. ABQ Heat is one of those that “can” be read as a stand alone, but I really want to know more about Neal and Benji, so I will go back and read Paid Leave.

Okay on the Kyle and Isaac. They meet during the Pride parade. Well, meet might be
Synopsis: Kyle has big plans for PrideFest that are hindered when he breaks his ankle. He attends anyway, only to be knocked unconscious when someone knocks in to him. Kyle sort of, vaguely remembers his white knight who saved him from being trampled. Isaac, who wasn't impaired that day, remembers more about Kyle, and seeks him out. Kyle has never been one who wants a steady boyfriend or the HEA that his friend has, so having Isaac be so serious about him has him acting a little like a spooky ho ...more
May 30, 2014 rated it liked it
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I've read this book without having read the previous book from the series, so I had no prior impression of the characters.

I liked the characters and the writing itself read well to me. My problem with the book is that there did not seem to be a strong plot, instead there were many small sub-plots throughout the story (Kyle's job, his relationship with Issac, Neal and Benji, etc). This resulted in the book not able to hold my attention while reading it, and not much feel of satisfaction when I've
Feb 01, 2014 rated it liked it

A nice story about making a relationship work when you don’t believe in commitments.

The thing is, this didn’t really deliver for me. I was expecting a lot of funny moments and a really cheeky Kyle, but can’t say I really got them......

I did like Isaac and admired his perseverance but I didn’t really get his attachment to Kyle or vice versa. I did not see the sparks, the chemistry, the love. But maybe someone else will :)
Feb 06, 2014 rated it it was ok
I didn't really like this one mainly because of the main character. Kyle was really annoying. I know there are people like him out there but he really rubbed me the wrong way. All in all this book was just ok. Benji also rubbed me the wrong way so I definitely will not go back and read the first one.
Riina Y.T.
Feb 25, 2014 marked it as unable-to-finish
I kinda saw it coming I wouldn't pass the "sample" mark - not my cup of cocoa :(
Feb 13, 2014 rated it liked it
This book was a sweet, warm story. The Main characters were likable and the story was simple. Perfect for a day inside hiding from the snow.
Mar 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Liked this book much more than the first in the series. Kyle and Isaac were cute together.
Shirley (Secret Squirrel)
I wasn't crazy about Kyle's story, but loved catching up with Neal and Benji
Sep 09, 2014 rated it liked it
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Hayley B. James grew up living in her fantasies but never writing any down, but after she found M/M slash online she wanted to form her incoherent daydreams into something others could read and enjoy.

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