Title: Taboo For You (Love and Family #1) (Second Edition)
Author: Anyta Sunday
Release Date: January 2, 2014
Page Count: 257
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Sam’s freaking out. He’s 30 in three weeks. And what has he done in his twenties? It’s pretty simple math: nothing exciting at all. But hey, he has three weeks right? Maybe that’s just enough time to tick his way through a 20s Must Do List . . .
Luke’s freaking screwed. He’s come out to his family, and his friends. Except there’s a certain someone who doesn’t know yet: his neighbor of 7 years. Who also happens to be his best friend. Who Luke needs to tell the truth, but he just . . . can’t . . . seem to . . .
Jeremy’s freaking over-the-moon. It’s the countdown to his 15th birthday, and his goal is simple. No matter what, he’s going to spend heaps of time with saucy Suzy. But first he needs to get his over-protective, no-girlfriend-’cause-you’ll-get-her-pregnant parents off his back. And what better way than pretending he’s gay?
Sam, Luke, and Jeremy. Three guys who have a lot of history together, and a lot of future too—
—well, if they can sort out their issues, that is.
(This review originally came from my GoodReads reviews. Review of first edition. See the old cover here.)
Now this was an absolute delight! It is a great comfort story when you are in the mood for something calm and low key and emotional with being over-the-top. There are no car chases or gunfire or werewolves or aliens. Just a hard working, decent down-to-his-bones young father named Sam of a teenaged boy named Jeremy who never had a chance to enjoy his teenaged self. They live next door to a lovely, generous man named Luke who has become a father figure to Jeremy and a best friend to Sam. With his 30th birthday approaching, Sam decides to make a “bucket list” of sorts and do the crazy things young people often do that he never had a chance to do because he was busy being a responsible father to his child. He wants to complete this bucket list in the 3 weeks before he turns 30.
This is a gay-for-you tale of the highest quality and with the biggest heart. Sam and Luke do not have to fall into bed right away to give the book that sexual payoff so many of us look for and love in our M/M romance. In fact, the sex happens quite near the end, but I hardly noticed, and I’m a tough customer when it comes to books with little to no sex in them. This book was more about family and love and it gave me the best possible case of the warm & fuzzies.
Highly recommended to all M/M romance lovers and fans of the GFY genre, this is a must read.
Thank you for the recommendation Eva!