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Title: Don’t Ask: M/M Straight to Gay First Time Romance
Author: Jerry Cole
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: March 22, 2016
Page Count: 216
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 2 stars out of 5
Angel Posadas had everything— good looks, a thriving art career, a son he adored, and a beautiful wife— until an accident took his wife from him and left him forced to start over again in New York. Following the accident, he’s anxious and uncertain about ever building a life again with anyone, but one thing’s for certain: Anyone wanting to be with Angel would have to give all of himself.
Sergeant Ryan Garry, a Midwesterner out of his depth in a big city, knows how to give his all— he’s been a military man since he was a teenager and owes the service everything. In 2009, Ryan resigned himself to the fact that he’s gay, but under Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, he’s never dared express his real sexuality, and nobody has ever tempted him to venture into the danger zone— until he meets Angel. They’re from two different worlds, but something drew them together— can Ryan put Angel ahead of his career, or will he give up the chance of the family he’s always dreamed of?
Please Note: This book contains Adult Language & Steamy Adult Activities, it is intended for 18+ Adults Only. Approx. 50,000 words in length. HEA (happy ever after ending). Does not end with a “cliffhanger”.
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Right off the bat, the cover and title get a one star demotion. It’s just outrageous. And as many other reviewers have said, doesn’t match the book at all.
I didn’t buy into the love story here. It was so strange to watch these two go from being lovers at about the 50% mark and then fall into being bickering fools. The fights weren’t fun fights where tears are shed and then the sex is hot. These two henpecked each other and then cooled down and feel back into their routine. And when the “L” word came into play, I was utterly underwhelmed.
The sex was boring, Angel spent more then half the book being a total asshat and Ryan was spineless at every turn. Not even cute little Finn could save this story for me.