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Taboo for You

(Love and Family #1)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  4,335 ratings  ·  697 reviews
He’s solid, kind, and he’s back. Luke. My next door neighbor. My best friend. My unofficial co-parent.

God, I’ve missed him. Really, deeply missed him.
Now he’s around again? Maybe he’ll help me tick my way through my Must Do List . . .

Swim with the great whites?
Get into crazy, nasty shape. Lift weights before work!
Date someone ten years older.
Flirt, have fun, don
Kindle Edition, 259 pages
Published February 2017 (first published June 27th 2013)
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
Everyone has a type.

Some people love books that have established couples, some love enemies to lovers, some love sci-fi or YA or non-con. Everyone has something that makes them go, "Yes! Yes!! 1,000 times YES! This book has my name all over it!!"

That is what a sexuality discovery story is for me.

Nothing gives me that nudge, that feeling of butterflies in the pit of my stomach, like a slow build sexuality discovery story. You can have your mysteries, your romantic suspense, your military men. K
Anyta Sunday
Dec 19, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Yeah, so I'm working on Jack's story. Made For You.

This book has:
- romance
- family dynamics and shenanigans
- a lot of wood (er, in all senses)

May 2019
I think the experience of reading Taboo For You comes closest to floating around in a warm bubble-bath. I had a serious case of warm, fuzzy feelings when reading this cute story. Considering that I usually only have a sweet tooth when it comes to food and not to my books... What can I say? The author did a great job. She wrote a heartwarming and amusing gay for you book -- and wrote it well! My cheesedar didn't detect much to bitch about.

Taboo For You in a nutshell: Two neighbors: Sam and Luke.
Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
Re-read: 08.03.2020
The thing is, the book is cute, but - yes there's a but - there's nothing special about the characters. None of the stand out, they're just there. Also, I wish one was at least... more alpha male. Really. That would've helped this book immensely. I mean, the characters are too weak, and keep walking around each other instead of just taking charge... But yeah, it's still cute, but not as enjoyable as I remembers. Perhaps I'm yet again so far deep into a reading slump that e

Now this was an absolute delight! It is a great comfort story when you are in the mood for something calm and low key and emotional with being over-the-top. There are no car chases or gunfire or werewolves or aliens. Just a hard working, decent down-to-his-bones young father named Sam of a teenaged boy named Jeremy who never had a chance to enjoy his teenaged self. They live next door to a lovely, generous man named Luke who has become a father figure to Jeremy and a best friend to Sam. With his
May 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Anyta Sunday is an amazing, amazing author. I want to throw this out there first, because the writing is simply gorgeous!

Sadly, the characters weren't my favorites. At all.

I came to this book after reading 'Made for You' which is book 2 in this series and revolves around a different couple - and which impressed me deeply because of the great characters and stellar writing. It's one of the very best stories, IMO, and one of the MCs briefly appears in 'Taboo for you' too, so it was fascinating to
Jun 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: various-romance
4.5 stars. One of my favourite Anyta Sunday books. This is a sweet combination of friends-to-lovers and gay/out-for-you. Sam, father of 15 yr old Jeremy, has made a list of things to do before he turns 30 in a few weeks. His 36 yr old best friend and neighbour, Luke, accidentally finds the list and sets about fulfilling his wishes, especially the one about doing something taboo. Because Luke has been in love with Sam for years.

I love stories that make you feel like you've been on an emotional jo
Wendys Wycked Words
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I have been going through my long long TBR list looking for great books that have gotten lost on there.

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I have been reading some great Anyta Sunday books lately so I figured I would finally give this one a go.

This is a very sweet "friends to lovers" story, with a gfy element.

Sam is 29, about to be 30 and father of Jeremy, who's about to turn 15. Sam lost his virginity and got his girl pregnant at the age of 14, making him a dad at 15. He and his baby momma are not in a relationship, but hey are s
First you have to know that “Taboo for You” is not a book with a forbidden theme or anything. The taboo here is being gay and that’s it.

“Taboo for You” is a sweet and sexy friends to lovers GFY novel who tells the story of Sam and Luke.

Sam and Luke are neighbors, they know each other for seven years since Luke moved across the street. Sam became a dad when he was 15. All this time he was responsible, but he missed a lot of stuff. He’s freaking out, because he is about to turn 30, but he decides
Aug 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: mm
3.5 stars

Although the story was a bit too sweet, especially towards the end, I quite enjoyed reading it.

It has a great set of characters and the writing is excellent.
Secrets and lies, dishonesty, schemes, one of the MCs hiding being gay for seven years from his best friend and neighbor with whom he eats dinner basically every day (not dating anyone or dating in secret?), said best friend not having anyone in his life for the last 15 years (only his neighbor), so is his ex, who, btw, is hiding a relationship from his son for 1 whole year, then more lies, and some more dishonesty. What a wonderful relationship/ family they’ll make!

Enough is enough. DNF at 50%.
3,25 stars

I liked this one. It was so sweet.

My first book by Anyta Sunday was a pretty good one: rock. Then I've read True Colors and I loved it too.
When I dived in Leo Loves Aries I wasn't expecting the sweetness. This author knows how to create wonderful fluffy stories, but also angsty and sad ones.

Taboo For You was a fluffy romance. I don't usually enjoy rainbows and butterflies in my books, but when I love the writing I get to love the story too.

I was surprised by this sweet love story, m
Kaje Harper
This is a light, sweet, gay-for-you story that is just full of warm fuzzies. It's about two men, Sam and Luke, who are next-door neighbors. Sam had sex with a girl when he was 14 and by the time he was 15 he was a father. His son Jeremy is now 15, and Sam is turning 30 and wondering what happened to the life he was supposed to have had. He loves his son dearly, but as he sees Jeremy passing the point where his own life went off the tracks, he's a little jealous, a little regretful, and determine ...more
Eli Easton
Nov 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've found a few good books through the m/m romance group nominations--and this one was terrific! I have a weak spot for GFY romances, so I'm always happy to find a new one that is well-written and entertaining.

Taboo For You was so much fun to read. It's a friends-to-lovers story about two neighbors--Luke, a gay man, and Sam, a straight one with a teen son. I loved the plot trope, that Sam had a list of things he wanted to do before he hit 30 (he had a child very young, so he feels he missed ou
☆☆☆~Bev's World of Books~☆☆☆
This was a really cute story, the sort that leaves you feeling all warm and happy inside. 5 stars and from me!!

Sam is a father; he became a dad when he was 15, and has shied away from relationships ever since. His son Jeremy divides his time between mum Carole and dad, everyone gets on really well, and it would seem that Sam's best relationship is with his best friend Luke, who's a teacher and is always ready, willing and able to help Sam and Jeremy out, as a good friend should. Luke of course
Mar 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another GFY gem

I loved the characters and their relationships. I loved the numbers and the list. I loved seeing things from all three boys' POV. I loved seeing how the feelings blossomed...

I loved the story and ... gosh, the emotions... *sigh*

The whole TABOO thing and everything following the discovery was gentle, delicate and ... steamy.

Loved the ending.

Great book. Recommended to all GFY fans.
When you have a couple of friends, whom you consider as "part of tough crowd", give this sweet book 4 stars -- well, you tend to pay attention

I haven't read many of Anyta Sunday's stories before, in fact this was only my second of hers. The idea of best friend turned to lovers with addition of a teenage family intrigued me.

As an only for you theme, the transition of Sam from straight to be in love for his best friend, Luke, was totally believable. Maybe because they have been best friends for
FREEBIE at the right now:

Anyta Sunday was one of my first (and favourite) MM-stories with her book rock, and this one followed not long after.
She writes oblivious MCs and slow-burn like it's NOBODY'S business. And Taboo For You is no exception.

So; Sam IS freaking out! He's nearing 30, and his son Jeremy turns 15 at the same time.
Sam feels he's inadequate as a father, since he hasn't experienced the yo
3.75 stars

This was my first read by Anyta Sunday and it was a cute, funny, mostly fluffy gay for you story.

Luke and Sam were adorable. Luke's yearning for Sam was and his love and loyalty to him was palpable. Although his inability to just come out and be honest about things dragged on a little too long, I loved the fact that he would do just about anything to make Sam and Jeremy happy.

Sam was adorably clueless and very sweet in his desire to live out some of the reckless teenage years he mi
♥︎4.5 stars♥︎

omg my heart. it feels so full. don’t let the cover fool you, this book is one of the fluffiest, sweetest things i’ve ever read. also i can’t decide what to rate this, because my brain tells me 4 stars but my heart tells me 5.... so 4.5 stars I guess lol.

♡︎𝕋𝕙𝕖 ℙ𝕝𝕠𝕥:♡︎

i mean// it’s a romance so.... 🤷🏻‍♀️. it’s friends to lovers, which I normally wouldn’t like, but it’s gay so that pretty much excuses that.... idek what to say, because there wasn’t even much ~plot~, if we want to be
Well folks...this is my first 5-star read of 2017. Woohoo! It was awesome!

Sam, about to turn 30, decides to do some things he missed out on as a teenager. He became a father at 15 and has been helping raise his teenage son Jeremy who will be 15, himself soon. Luke, the next door neighbor of 7 years, finds out his "list" and decides to help him achieve his goals. There's just a few problems...Luke is in love with Sam but Sam is straight.

I absolutely ADORED this book. I was hooked from page one. I
Vanna (on a semi-hiatus due to onslaught of work)
3.5 Liked-it Stars!! 💕👍 I actually read Book 2 in this series a few months ago and since then I wanted to get back to the series.. and I finally made it this week..😁
Sam and Luke are not only neighbors, but best friends.. almost like family. Sam is freaked out about turning 30 in a few weeks and therefore makes a bucket-list of things he wants to do before his birthday. His list includes a lot of wild activities which he thinks that he would have done in his twenties, had he not had a child (Jer
Read this one without investigating further than the word Taboo, thinking it was going to be well, something Taboo. It isn't, it's a cutesy gay-for-you trope that's written in first person present tense formatting (my personal taboo) and told from 3 different POV's. The two MC's, Sam and Luke and Sam's 14 year old son...WTF?

Friends to lovers, gay for you, virgin butts, the life and times of an adolescent boy and absolutely NO form of taboo besides a board game. I won't rate this because it's my
Aug 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I got it wrong when I read the blurb. I thought this was a menage story between Sam, Luke and Jeremy. It turns out Jeremy is Sam's son. And no weird daddy-son thing going here. In fact, none of those broken men with history of childhood and/or domestic abuse, bitchy ex-wife, bigoted parent, nor artificially contrived plot (like a best friend trying to get a date for his friend despite being in love with him) that seem to be popular among m/m authors, made to this story. And that's why I like thi ...more
I have to admit that I had relatively low expectations going into this one, but came out pleasantly surprised. Taboo For You - a misleading title if ever I heard one - is a totally adorable GFY romance told from three rotating perspectives (the two MC's and the one MC's teenage son) that is equal parts sweet, frustrating, poignant, and sexy.

Favourite quote:

"Least you got a parking spot," Sam says, finding something about all of this hilarious, while I think we've been cockblocked by God.
John The Cosmic Wanderer
This was so much fun! This book is going to my favorites list. If you love GFY, then this is for you. Probably one of the most enjoyable MM reading experiences I've had.

My happy dance! Oh yeah! :) 100 Stars!

Grab a copy now! Only $2.99 at smashwords:

I have a thing for clueless guys and this book didn't disappoint. This book also happened to have a lot of my favorite tropes: gfy, cherry popping and friends to lovers.
A delightful slow burn story. Free with Kindle Unlimited.
Mar 07, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

3.5 Stars

This was a sweet friends-to-lovers, GFY story done really well.

It’s about a dad (Sam), his teenage son that he had when he was 14 (Jeremy) and his best-friend/neighbor (Luke). The book is told in alternating POV’s by chapter. I actually really don’t mind this approach because I like being able to get into the heads of the characters. It made me completely sympathetic towards Sam, who could possibly have annoyed me if I hadn’t been in his head.

Luke is the real star in this book for me. I
Fani *loves angst*
4 stars

This was a nice, sweet story that got more emotional the more I read. I really enjoyed it and cared for both MCs, though I wish Luke didn't hold his secret for so long, because it was starting to feel a bit like duplicity. And then Sam couldn't get his head out of his ass... so yeah, I was aggravated for a little while, but mostly I liked it and I liked them, and I liked Jeremy and Carole :)
Jan 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite-heroes, m-m
This is a sweet gfy romance. I adored both Luke and Sam and all of the secondary characters. They were in a relationship for 7 years although neither of them realized it. Everyone around them did though. I loved how mature and respectful their relationship was. There wasn't drama for the sake of drama. At the heart of it is just an endearing friends-to-lovers romance. Thanks Barb for recommending this. You know me well :) This is my first read by Anyta Sunday but definitely won't be my last. ...more
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Hey guys,

A bit about me: I'm a big, BIG fan of slow-burn romances. I love to read and write stories with characters who slowly fall in love.

Some of my favorite tropes to read and write are: Enemies to Lovers, Friends to Lovers, Clueless Guys, Bisexual, Pansexual, Demisexual, Oblivious MCs, Everyone (Else) Can See It, Slow Burn, Love Has No Boundaries.

I write a variety of stories, Contemporary MM R

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