Fling (Nothing Serious #1)

Title: Fling (Nothing Serious #1)
Author: Baylin Crow
Publisher: Self
Release Date: October 15th, 2018
Genre(s): M/M Romance
Page Count: 264
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5


Our time together has an expiration date.

HAYDEN: I don’t remember a time when I didn’t love him.

The only guy I’ve ever wanted sees me as nothing more than the kid next door and his younger sister’s best friend. But when Dean comes home after college graduation, things are different. I’ve grown up, and the way his golden-brown gaze scorches a path over my body tells me he’s noticed. When he makes me an offer I should refuse, I’m caught between my feelings for him and logic screaming that this idea is doomed to end in heartbreak.

DEAN: I’m not interested in anything serious but I need to have him.

I plan on spending a few months at home relaxing before beginning my dream internship. What I don’t count on is my little sister’s best friend sending me for a loop. He should be off-limits, but the pull I feel toward him is too strong to ignore. When I come up with a solution to spend the summer together in secret, I’m sure I have it all figured out. I just need to work him out of my system.

It’s supposed to be free of complications…a fling. By the end of summer, it’s anything but simple.

This book was love and hope and an added bonus of sweet.

Hayden is spending the summer between high school and college at home, living next door to the only man he’s ever wanted. But Dean is his best friend’s older brother. And Reese would never want them together.

Dean is home for the summer after he’s graduated from college and awaiting word on an internship. He’s a total player, relationships aren’t for him. After his father left them when he was little, he’s sure he’s happy moving from one person to the next. But when he sees Hayden at his house with Reese, he can’t help but really see him in another light.

Alternating POV’s is probably my favorite writing style, especially when it’s done well and there is a definite shift in language and state of mind. Ms. Crow did an excellent job of writing Hayden as a nerdy, humble, Star Wars loving dork who was very true to himself. I really, really loved him as well as Dean, who was more of a jock, but had so much appreciation for a little nerdiness and I absolutely loved his love of Hayden’s glasses.

I was somewhat confused by some of the other characters in the story, mainly Dean’s friends and Levi. They were introduced and appeared throughout the story, but there was a lot of mystery around them and how they tied into this relationship. I’m assuming that there will be other books in the series that will unravel that in time.

Overall, the story kept up it’s pace and the MC’s were both lovable and I was cheering them on by the end. Well written and a good HEA.

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Reading has become such a huge part of my life as an adult. I love the escape, but I also try to take something from each story for myself. I am a lover of words. I love dialogue. I love a slow burn and a happy ever after. Favorite Authors: Garrett Leigh, Amy Lane, Mary Calmes, Lane Hayes, T.J. Klune, Roan Parrish, N.R. Walker, Cara Dee, Anyta Sunday