Saturday, March 4, 2017

Book Review: The Straight Boyfriend by Renae Kaye (Giveaway)

The Straight Boyfriend (Loving You: Book Three) by Renae Kaye

Title: The Straight Boyfriend
Series: Loving You: Book Three
Author: Renae Kaye
Release Date: November 21, 2016
Category: Contemporary, Erotic Romance
Pages: 220
Aaron Hall has never been able to remain faithful to a single woman, and for most of his life, he’s dated two women at once. Recently his girlfriend tracked him down and knocked on his door—and his live-in girlfriend answered. Now he has no girlfriend and a mortgage he can’t pay by himself.
Vinnie Rosello needs to change his life—get a better job, stop drinking all his money away, find himself a serious boyfriend… and move out of his parents’ house. Aaron needs help with his expenses, so they become housemates.
Even though Aaron harbors some misconceptions about gay men and Vinnie misses his large Italian family, both men find comfort in their friendship. It’s a good arrangement until everything between them changes.
Vinnie falls in love with Aaron, and Aaron is shocked to realize he feels the same. There’s only one problem—he’s still straight. He’ll have to overcome his fear of labels in order to love the man who’s captured his heart.

4 Stars

When Vinnie decides it's time for him to finally grow up and move out of his parents' home, he turns to his friend Aaron.

After Aaron cheats on his live-in girlfriend, she packs up and leaves him with a mortgage he can't afford on his own. Accepting Vinnie's proposal to move in and share the financial burdens, gives them both I what they need. They just never expected love to be part of the equation.

I absolutely adored Vinnie and Aaron. Their story was sweet, funny and sexy. I thought Aaron coming to terms with falling for Vinnie and the progression of their sexual relationship felt realistic. I loved Jay and Liam and while we don't see much of Jay, as Aaron's best-friend, Liam is featured prominently throughout the story. I adored getting to check in with him and the rest of the gang. I also LOVED Vinnie's family. They were so amazing and supportive.

This was enjoyable, well-written story that flowed well. It kept me entertained, chuckling and turning the pages. Very recommendable!!

*Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by Dreamspinner Press for my reading pleasure, a review wasn’t a requirement.*


  1. My favorite GFY book, I'm sure there's some among my read list but top of my head - bcoz it's newly read - is Tal Bauer's Enemy of the States. :)

  2. So many good books in this trope...favorites include Perfection Imperfections by Cardeno C

  3. There are so many GFY books that I like, but one comes to mind: Atonement by Sloane Kennedy.

  4. i love that troupe...i cant think of one right now

  5. There's so many great ones to choose from but my favorite GFY & my fav M/M in general is hands down Logan & Tate from the Temptation series by Ella Frank. Love those boys!

  6. I've got so many favourite GFY books but the very first one I read and loved was "Jumping The Fence" by Stephanie Vaughan.

  7. Congrats and thanks for the post. Oh my, fav GFY? Here's one of several favs: Without Reservations by J.L. Langley, and I like the Native American diversity in it, too. - Purple Reader
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  8. Blame It On the Mistletoe is one of my favs (as well as a favorite holiday story). Although, I prefer "out for you" over GFY.


  9. Eyes Only for Me by Andrew Grey is the most recent one. There are others I can think of bur hold off on naming.

  10. Congratulations on the release and looking forward to reading it! I also have to many to choose from!

  11. Beyond the Sea by Keira Andrews is great.