Monday, July 29, 2013

Waiting for Ty by Samantha Ann King

Title:  Waiting for Ty
Author: Samantha Ann King
My Rating: A

Genre: Contemporary Romance (m/m)
Series: Lovers and Friends #2
Release Date: July 2013
Main Characters: Tyler and Landon
Publisher: Carina
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Tyler Coil doesn't do men. But it’s harder to remember that each time he visits his best friend, gorgeous Landon Burke. As a political reporter, Ty is good at reading people, and he can tell the lust is mutual. But giving in to it could mean alienating his ultra-conservative family.

Landon never desired a man badly enough to explore that side of his sexuality—until he met Ty. He’s waited four long years for a sign that Ty wants him too, and he can’t deny his needs much longer. So when a career opportunity arises out-of-state, Landon wonders if maybe it’s time to move on.

Then Ty crashes at Landon’s while working on a story—and a searing kiss ignites a night of mind-blowing sex that’s better than their most erotic fantasies. Forced to face his feelings, Ty must decide if love is worth the risk after all—before he loses Landon forever.

My Review:
I liked this book. These are two men who have been friends for four years. They've both felt their mutual attraction, but have never done anything to pursue it, partly because of the stigma of m/m, but also because each of them value their friendship and truly don't know how the other will react. They've both dated women, but neither has felt the kind of deep connection there is between the two of them. 

Landon is a scientist. He's more introverted and withdrawn. He's the serious one of the two, but is the one wanting to really pursue a relationship. Ty is the extrovert. He's a political reporter out of Austin and is truly just a people person. Ty's family are good-old-boy ranchers with strong religious beliefs. Although, he doesn't believe the same things as them, he still loves his family and doesn't want to be ostracized by them. They will not understand if he confesses his bi-sexuality to them. He's really concerned about getting involved with Landon....what it will do to his relationship with his family and his job.

On pretty much every level, this book worked for me. I liked both Landon and Ty and liked that we got to see both their struggles as they grow to accept this relationship. They live in different towns, Houston and Austin, so it should be easy for them to stay apart once they decide that. I liked that honesty about where they are with their acceptance. This isn't an easy insta-love kind of fix and it takes time for each of them to work it out in their heads. The most difficult thing for both of them is that although the fantasy has been there, neither one of them has ever slept with a man before...and this hook-up wasn't planned. It just happened which is so much more stunning and difficult to accept. 

I live in Texas and loved the Texas aspect of this book. So much of it rang very true. Now I need to go back and read the story of Landon's sister. It sounds like that was a very good book too!

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.


Anonymous said...

Great review Christi! I know that you enjoy your m/m romances. I am sure I've asked you this before...but I can't remember. What got you into reading m/m romances? When did you first start reading them? What attracts you to continue reading them?

Christi Snow said...

:) I should do a blog post about this, Deanna, because I do love m/m. Honestly, if I had to choose one genre to read the rest of my life, this would be it and up until about a year and a half/two years ago, I'd never read m/m or even guessed that I would enjoy it.

I got into m/m through menage books. I found though those books where the guys had a sexual relationship together...those were my favorite sections of the books. So I began to explore straight m/m books.

For me and why I like them so much is truly because I'm a hetero female...nothing turns me on more than a sexy alpha male willing to open himself up to a relationship. In m/m, you get a two-fer. ;)

I'm attracted to guys and the thing I love about romance novels is watching the evolution of a guy willing to open himself emotionally...which is not something most guys do very easily...not like girls do. There's a certain vulnerability to beginning a relationship and guys as a natural thing don't do vulnerable easily. I find it extremely sexy.

Does that make sense? And now I'm writing them, too! Want some gorgeous m/m Cam and Matt. They've been together ten years and are gorgeous, sexy models... I'll see if blogger will let me post the link to their facebook page here.