Polyester Prince (ABQ Heat: Book 2)
Author: Hayley B. James
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Length: 214 pages
Rating: B List
Blurb: Sequel to Paid Leave
ABQ Heat: Book Two
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 anyway to cheer himself up. Leaving his crutches at home was a mistake, though, and he’s shoved off balance and hits his head.
A bike officer keeps him safe until the paramedics arrive. Kyle’s memory of the event is foggy. He doesn’t recall the name or face of his guardian angel, but he definitely remembers the finest polyester-covered ass in all of Albuquerque.
But when he goes in search of his polyester prince, Kyle realizes relationships take hard work. After he learns the name of that perfect ass, a lifetime of avoiding serious boyfriends leaves Kyle second-guessing himself and making difficult decisions about what he wants for his future.
Review: 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 confess, Kyle had to listen to a good twenty minutes from me about relationships.
The polyester prince, aka, Isaac wasn’t looking for anything other than a chance. He is out and proud and responsible. I liked how down to earth Isaac was but also that he gave Kyle every chance.
I was almost done with the book and still didn’t know how it was going to turn out. I liked all the different side characters in the story. J-roe and Jace along with Neil and Benji helped make the community complete. I hoped for everyone and felt invested even if I didn’t %100 believe they were realistic.
Solid, funny, interesting, with enough to keep you reading to find out what happens in the end.
Reviewed by Beans
Posted on June 22, 2014, in Beans and tagged Acceptance, Albuquerque, B List, Beans, Best Friends, Bike Officer, Career, Choices, Commitment Phobic, Contemporary, Cops, Crutches, Denial. Injury, Down To Earth, DSP, Family, Foggy Memory, Friendship, Funny, Hope, Interesting, Jealousy, Love, Making a New Life, Making Your Own Family, New Mexico, Out and Proud, Party Boy, PrideFest, Relationships, romance, Second Chances, Series, Slutty, Solid, Sweet. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.