Sunday, April 22, 2012

Want by Ann Mayburn

Title:  Want
Author: Ann Mayburn
My Rating: B+

Genre: Erotic Romance (m/m)
Series: 1 Night Stand
Main Characters: Cody and Sam
Release Date: January 2012
ISBN: e-book
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
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Sexual Intensity: erotic

Story Overview:
Construction foreman Cody McPherson always considered himself as straight as they come. That is until he finds himself falling for the handsome stonemason, Sam Denham, that constantly occupies his thoughts. He wants Sam, badly, and can’t get the man out of his mind. Worse yet, he isn’t even sure if Sam is gay. When he finds out that Sam has signed up with a dating service searching for a guy who looks exactly like him Cody is even more eager, and confused than before.

Sam can’t believe that he’s developed a huge crush on his obviously straight co-worker. Even worse, the job that allowed him to see Cody on an almost daily basis has ended and he desperately misses his buddy in a way that goes far beyond just friendship. In an effort to soothe his aching heart and body, he tries to get a blind date with someone like Cody so he can pretend for just one night that he holds Cody in his arms.

When Cody himself shows up as Sam’s blind date, he is at once elated and afraid of having his heart broken by just another straight guy looking to sample the gay life. He wants to be so much more than Cody’s 1Night Stand and if he’s given the chance, Sam will do anything to prove that love doesn’t discriminate based on gender.

My Review:
I loved this novella. What a fabulously romantic story. I liked that this book wasn't all about the conflicting emotions that Cody is going through...although he does have them. I liked that he was 40 years old and is mature enough to accept that his feelings for Sam are just the way things are. No, he's never been drawn to a man before, but that's only because he never met Sam before.

These guys are two alpha males. They work construction in Vegas and are everything that you'd consider to be a man's man, even Sam although he's already come out of the closet as bi-sexual. If there are any worries about this new relationship, they really fall under the context of where these guys work and not wanting this to hurt their respective businesses.

I love the 1 Night Stand books, because they are short and about a highly charged sexual relationship which then develops into an HEA. It provides a fantastic little romantic escape into a book. I liked that in this one, the guys knew each other before and have been drawn to each other, although neither was aware of the other's feelings. The epilogue in this one was just perfect. I love the insight into Cody and Sam's HEA! Just a great little read!

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