Waking the Behr (Tosha’s Review)

Title: Waking the Behr (The Foothill Pride book 7)
Author: Pat Henshaw
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: September 20, 2017
Genre(s): Gay contemporary romance, closeted, acceptance, coming out, short story
Page Count: 102 pages
Reviewed by: Tosh
Heat Level: 1.9 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5

Both Ben and Mitch think they know exactly what they want. Turns out, they don’t even know their own hearts.

Good old boy Ben has dated women his entire life, while gay nightclub owner Mitch has never considered unsophisticated country boys his type. But after they start hanging out, the small-town contractor and the urban entrepreneur are both stunned by the electricity sparking between them.

As they step outside their comfort zones to spend time together, Mitch finds he enjoys rural car rallies, and Ben is intrigued by the upscale bars Mitch owns in San Francisco. When they share their lives and grow closer, they start to question the way they’ve always defined themselves. Then they kiss and fling open the door to love. Now they must step up and travel the road that may lead to happily ever after—even if that path isn’t one they ever expected to walk.

This was a good story about one man not wanting to admit to himself who he truly is and another wanting what he thinks is too good for him.

Mitch has convinced himself that he is not gay. He does not have a problem with gay people. Heck his two brothers are. But he isn’t and has just not met the right woman yet. But when he meets Ben he honestly has to ask himself if he is lying to himself or is it just Ben.

Ben is attracted to Mitch from the moment he laid eyes on him and he will pretty much do anything to be able to spend some time with the man. Including camping which he has never done before. Ben is a city slicker and Mitch is a country boy.

Can two men that comes from different walks of life and different cultures wade their way through all the confusion and find one another on the other side? Or is this relationship meant to only be friends only?

This was a sweet romance about two men figuring out who they are and what they want. I enjoyed this quick read. There was not a lot of drama so that was a nice change. For a quick love story that is a feel good read, this book is for you. I look forward to more books in this series.

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Galley copy of Waking the Behr (The Foothill Pride book 7) provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.


Hello, I am an avid reader of male/male books. I do not have a favorite genre when it comes to male/male books because I love all of them from romance, dark reads, paranormal, shifter, threesome, whatever I see that catches my eye at the time. I read books about rock stars, CEOs, military, cops, and just the original plain old good boy types of books. Basically when it comes to a book, I read whatever I am in the mood for at the time. So my tastes varies from day to day and sometimes even hour to hour.