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Sometimes, it takes a second chance to get things right.

Cayo Suárez, who is gay, and Ben Roth, an admitted Oblivious Straight Guy, were roommates in law school, but two years after graduating, they have lost touch. After an accidental meeting, Cayo invites Ben to stay with him while Ben looks for his own apartment. Theres only one complication, but its a big oneCayo has
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Kindle Edition, 295 pages
Published March 20th 2020 by Wainscott Press
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Athira
Mar 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lgbt
I love friends to lovers and this is a really well written story. There's a bit of angst and some mystery and overall I really enjoyed it.

Cayo and Ben are adorable together. It's steamy, fast paced and a really great second chance romance. It is dual POV and can be read as a standalone.

The secondary characters are really fun too, especially Aaron and Matt.

*ARC provided by the author via Indigo Marketing and Design in exchange for an honest and unbiased review
Joscelyn Smith
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An enjoyable friends to lovers story. I enjoyed watching Cayo and Ben reconnect and develop their relationship, they were great characters. All in all an entertaining, well-written read.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Veronica of V's Reads
4.5 Stars.

Cayo Suarez and Ben Roth were roommates at Duke Law School. They were the best of friends, but Cayo--out and proud--had an intense crush on Ben. Ben, having a broken heart and needing the attention of a dear friend, cultivated a close, physical relationship, that was purely platonic--though Ben had other desires too. He wasn't gay--isn't gay--though his brother is. He just loved how Cayo loved him--like a brother, that he sometimes fantasized about.

They had a huge falling out right
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Amy Dufera
Mar 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

What He Really Needs is a super sweet friends to lovers romance by Ryan Taylor and Joshua Harwood.

A sucker for gay for you romances, this one gave me all the feels. Ben and Cayo are reunited as roommates after some years of losing touch. Cayo has long been in love with his friend, but Ben has always been straight. Cue Ben's sexual awakening and I became mesmerized by this tale.

Ben, who was married to a woman, never thought of a man sexually before. His sexual awakening is highly
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Emily Pennington
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Ben and Cayo had been roommates for years, Ben feeling that Cayo was like a caring brother to him, a person he could confide in and would do anything for him. But Ben had always insisted he was straight and not open to admitting to anything else. So when Cayo told Ben that he loved him, Ben freaked out and left.

Two years later they unexpectedly run into each other and eventually, with some reservations, resume their friendship. But Ben is confused as to why he still cant stop thinking about
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Emily  Muddle
Mar 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
A well-written and engaging friends-to-lovers, second chance romance. There are some lingering hurt feelings between the old law school friends when Ben takes a new job, leaving him in the same city as Cayo for the first time in years. Ben hurt Cayo pretty badly and their friendship didn't quite recover. I honestly wanted to smack past Ben! But what I loved was how Ben took responsibility for what happened and made every effort to rekindle their friendship. Cayo, the gorgeous and forgiving human ...more
2kasmom
Mar 22, 2020 rated it liked it
Cayo and Ben went through law school as best friends and roommates. Then something happens and its another two years before they see one another again. In an accidental meeting and an incredible twist of fate, they end up at the same place at the same time.

Ben has had feelings for Cayo that he does not understand. He is still coming to terms with how he is feeling and what he is going to do about it. Only now, it may be too late. With work and fate at opposite ends, this may be a story of ships
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Suzanne
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! Ben and Cayo are both young lawyers just beginning their careers. They were roommates in college and now they are both working in Washington DC. They only thing that is different is that Cayo is gay and Ben is straight. When Ben arrived in Washington DC, he does not have his own apartment when he runs into Cayo at a gay club. Wondering what Ben is doing at a gay club, Cayo invites Ben to stay with him until he gets his own place. They don't work for the same firm but they soon ...more
Shannon
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very well written story with characters that are interesting and real with their flaws and insecurities, as well as a bunch of great secondary characters. Ben and Cayo have a genuine connection between them that had a pause but returns quickly and becomes stronger than ever once they get themselves sorted out. Their passion is as intense as their love and a lot of emotions - and a bit of kink - are involved and possibilities explored before they finally get their wonderfully sweet HEA. Along ...more
Chris Davis
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What He Really Needs is another big winner from Ryan Taylor and Joshua Harwood. Cayo and ben are such a cute, lovable couple, and you pull for them from the beginning to the end. The book deals with Cayos longstanding love and Bens denial. As often the case with love, resistance is futile. Ben can deny how he feels until he is blue in the face, but it doesnt change anything. Of course, by the time they get their personal relationship sorted, theres a big challenge facing them head-on. Bad people ...more
Justine Smith
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love this amazing, well written, intense at times book. I also love how we see characters from other books make an appearance in this book. Cayo and Ben are so sweet together. I love how Cayo didn't just dismiss Ben's feelings for him and in general. Cayo had to remember they were once friends and he, and Ben's family, help Ben battle his inner demons. Labels don't define us. Cayo and Ben are lawyers and I enjoyed it when they had to go before the judge together as opposing counsel. I don't want ...more
L H
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cayo and Ben were in school together and while there they did not appear to play for the same team. They graduate from law school and lose touch and then when they meet again their reunion offers a chance for Cayo to see if his feelings just might be requited when he invites Ben to stay with him while Ben is looking for housing. I liked this story because there is so much going on that requires us to realize that you can grow and change and that can lead to unexpected things. But it also reminds ...more
Mikki James - Peters
Cayo and Ben; two roommate ripped apart by a confession; Cayo was in love with Ben. Two years later they run into each other at a gay club. All the feelings Cayo thought were behind him resurface; but this time Ben might finally be ready to admit that he feels something toward Cayo too. Ben has always identified as straight and admitting anything different is a struggle, but if he doesn't push past the "labels" he may miss out on a second-chance romance.

Mixed in with the romance is the struggle
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Susan
Mar 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of What He Really Needs by Ryan Taylor and Joshua Harwood via IndiGo Marketing & Design in exchange for an honest review.Ill start my review with a caveat - I dont like lawyers. This is because I have two in my family, not because of my professional dealings with other lawyers. That being said, by the end of the book, I actually found myself rooting for Cayo and Ben as they took on the bad guys and since this is romancelandia, they won. I found myself paying more attention ...more
Nissy Williams
Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ben and Cay's reunion was not as smooth as Ben would have wanted it. Because of Ben's scariness he said and did some hurtful things to Cay. Once best friends, he knew he had to get Cay back. Now he was going to go after his man. However, it wasn't instant, but it did finally get there. There were insecurities that both had to work on and get to the I love you place. I really enjoyed their journey and thought they both really deserved their HEA. The story was well written and held me captive til ...more
C.B.
Mar 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Friends first, sets a stronger foundation. Ben and Cayto were college room mates,for 3 years. Graduate law school. They depended on each other, they trusted each other, they supported each other. A year after Ben's girlfirend, Amy left, Cayto, reveals his true feelings. Ben, caught unawares, reacted poorly. They reunite a few years later and talked. Absolutely, well written. The authors explored the feelings, reactions and consequences of these two men with sensitivity, dignity and respect. Does ...more
Margaret Dinsmore
Ben and Cayo were roommates for years until Cayo told Ben that he loved him. Ben reacted badly and took off. Two years later they meet back up and resume their friendship. Ben has always identified as straight but he cant get Cayo out of his head. Cayos already been hurt by Ben before and hes not sure he can take another chance. This is a wonderful heartfelt story with just a small mystery in the background. I really enjoyed reading this. I voluntarily reviewed an advance copy of this book.

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Pat
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Cayo Suáraz & Ben Roth have known each other for more than two years at one time they were room mates.
Cayo is gay and proud of who he is . Ben is straight. Cayo loves Ben he always has & now Ben is staying with Cayo ~~ how difficult will that be ?

The journey Cayo & Ben take isnt an easy one .
Suspense, drama , intrigue added with Ben wondering if he is completely straight!
Bens career, can that be saved? Both men have a lovely soft nature that you can feel as you read this lovely
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Syd Springer
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
I loved this book! Cay and Ben were swoonworthy! Their bantering was fantastic and had me laughing really hard. I loved that is was a first time, second chance HEA. Ben and Cay make the other a better person and they will do anything for each other. This book as mystery, drama, steam and lots of love. Mr. Ryan and Mr. Joshua have done wonderful job with this book and I am glad that I found their work as I am a huge fan now; I can't wait to see what they come up with next!

I received a free copy
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Tracy
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great read and although I didn't know it is third in a series it can easily be read along. Ben and Cayo get involve in a dangerous case while at the same time trying to sort out their feelings for each other. The sex is off the charts and the intrigue will keep you on the edge of your seat. With this book the author wraps everything up and does not leave you wondering. The story is great and the ending is sweet! Pick up a copy!
T Paul
Mar 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is definitely a romance but its also a dramatic story, as well. Theres spice but, again, a bit of an exciting who done it story, too. A happy ending follows after all the intrigue and the mystery is solved. Justice prevails and evil is brought to light while the villains get their just desserts.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Missy
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What He really Needs is a Phenomenal Book, it's romantic, sweet, and loving. This book will bring out all the feelings in you. Cayo and Ben's love relationship is so sweet and Hot. Ryan Taylor and Joshua Harwood are Outstanding author's. There are some Twists throughout the storyline that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I highly recommend this book.
Jenny
Mar 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful friends to lovers story with a little mystery. Im so glad I found this book. I love finding new authors. Cayo and Ben were amazing characters. The chemistry was hot along with the love scenes. If you like M/M books this is one you need to read! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK! ...more
AND 1515
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Super Great Story....

by and1515

This is the first book I've read by
Ryan Taylor and Joshua Harwood and wow this book is absolutely spectacular.
Cayo and Ben had been friends an roomates who attended the same Law School until one day things were said leaving hurt feelings between them.
This is definitely your quintessential second chance romance and both of them deserve it.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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