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More Than Make-Believe

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  1,952 ratings  ·  201 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
3,5 "Gay for Pay" stars ....gotta love it ;)

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This is a short sweet and very sexy little story about two men finding love on a pornset. It's not very deep (lol) and detailed and there is just a little bit of background on the characters. I'ts also quite heavy on the insta-love, but in this case I didn't mind it too much.

Travis is a student, who has been financially cut of by his father. This leaves him with some money issues and after reading an add, he decides to give "gay for pay" a chance. Tra
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Apr 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Sep 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
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.
Jul 10, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: own, erotica-contemp
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
Aug 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
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.
Jul 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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.
May 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Lauraadriana by: Heather C
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.
Nov 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sexy-sweet, m-m
Porn. Doctors. Marker tats. Shaggy surfer hair. Kid with a medical condition. Sweet. Hot. Go for it.
Heather C
Nov 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Heather C by: Bubbles Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
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.
Rissa (an M/M kinda Girl!!)
Apr 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
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!
May 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: man-love
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.
Nico Jaye
Dec 04, 2013 added it
Recommended to Nico by: Ann :D

Jun 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
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.

More The Make-
Apr 30, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm, e-book, dalton-tymber
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.
Apr 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
The characters Travis and Marston, are HOT! and most of all memorable. This was my happy ever after yummy fairytale. This is one of my absolute favorites. The story line fit the name. I finished the book only to go back for more... Just because OMG scorching HOT together.! Oh I said that but Da**m.

Love it!
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:)
Jul 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica, m-m
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...
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
Thanks so much, Secret Santa!!
May 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: smoking-hot, mm
This was a nice uncomplicated story. Not a lot of depth or realism, but hey sometimes you just want to sit back and enjoy (and did I mention lots of sex! ;) ).

Travis is a 21 year old straight engineering student who is looking for a way to make more money to pay for school. He responds to an add with the idea to perhaps do some modeling. He gets asked to do a lot more than just model.. He gets asked to act in a few porn movies... gay porn to be exact. For one weekend and just with one guy.
That i
★★★☆ rounded up to ★★★★

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)

Original review...

★★★☆ rounded down to ★★★

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 wh
Valentina Heart
Nov 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: glbt
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.
Nancy L
Jul 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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.
Jan 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica, m-m, i-own
I shouldn't rate it more than 3 stars-but darn it I so enjoyed reading it-so 4 stars!
Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
I really like this story.
Nov 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m, on-my-kindle, arc
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
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
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
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