Hungry for Love
Title: Hungry for Love
Author: Rick R. Reed
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Rating: B List
Blurb: Nate Tippie and Brandon Wilde are gay, single, and both hoping to meet that special man, even though fate has not yet delivered him to their doorstep. Nate’s sister, Hannah, and her kooky best friend, Marilyn, are about to help fate with that task by creating a profile on the gay dating site, OpenHeartOpenMind. The two women are only exploring, but when they need a face and body for the persona they create, they use Nate as the model.
When Brandon comes across the false profile, he falls for the guy he sees online. Keeping up the charade, Hannah begins corresponding with him, posing as Nate. Real complications begin when Brandon wants to meet Nate, but Nate doesn’t even know he’s being used in the online dating ruse. Hannah and Marilyn concoct another story and send Nate out to let the guy down gently. But when Nate and Brandon meet, the two men feel an instant and powerful pull toward each other. Cupid seems to have shot his bow, but how do Nate and Brandon climb out from under a mountain of deceit without letting go of their chance at love?
Review: This is my fourth Rick R. Reed book, I think, and it fascinates me how versatile his writing can be.
His writing is tender, sweet, it flows naturally. With the real MC, men that could be your neighbors, brothers or BFF.
Every part of Rick is in this book. His love for food, his romantic settings, how much he loves Seattle and the lake. Of course his love for cooking is all over the book, making a simple post coital snack into a gourmet experience. We, female readers and fangirls get a wink too, some other great authors get a mention… it was all sweet, kind Rick talking to us all.
The setting for this story is pretty funny actually. While Brandon is in a real search for love, Nate is the victim of his sister and BFF’s shenanigans. While drunk these two create a profile for Nate in a dating site, unfortunately Nate’s sister doesn’t quite understands boundaries and Nate finds himself thrown into meeting Brandon.
What neither Brandon nor Nate expect is to fall, hard, for each other on that first meeting.
There is a complete change of attitude in Nate, who up until this moment was living his life one hook up at the time.
I enjoyed reading about them falling, about all the secrets and lies that needed to be cleared up in order for them to be together. The adult approach to relationships, except for Hannah of course.
Another great book from Mr. Reed. Highly recommended if you want sweet romance, with the mandatory bit of angst and misunderstandings.
Reviewed by Connie
Posted on December 21, 2013, in Connie and tagged B List, BFF's, Connie, Contemporary, Crazy Family, DSP, Falling Fast and Hard, Finding Love, Food, Funny, Internet Dating, Lies, Love, M/M, Matchmaking, Misunderstandings, romance, Searching For Love, Shenanigans. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.