Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Release Day Review: A Taste of Honey by Ari McKay (Giveaway)

Title: A Taste of Honey
Author: Ari McKay
Release Date: May 17, 2017
Category: Contemporary
Pages: 80
Boone Phillips needs a girlfriend—now! If he shows up to the family reunion alone, his mother will throw every woman in sight at him. But the only “woman” Boone trusts enough to ask is Honey, the drag queen alter ego of his best friend, Rob. It’s a crazy idea, but Boone is desperate.
Boone wins Rob over to the idea after first going on a “date” with him as Honey, but everything feels different once the plan is set in motion. Between nosy relatives, illegal moonshine, and the sight of Rob in white lace panties, Boone starts to wonder if he’s as straight as he thought. When an earth-shattering kiss sends Rob running, however, Boone learns some surprising things about both his family and himself. Now he needs to convince Rob to give him another chance, or his first taste of Honey might also be his last.
First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2016.

*Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by Dreamspinner Press for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.*

A Taste of Honey was a short, friends to lovers novella. Boone's going home for a family reunion and doesn't want to go alone so he enlists his best friend, Rob, who is a cross-dresser. Rob is in love with Boone and doesn't want to go along with Boone's plan, but he can't say no. Boone and Rob put on a good performance, and Boone's family loves Rob, only their plan isn't as secret as they thought it would be.

When I first started reading this novella and read about Boone talking about his family, I was expecting the worst. If there was ever someone who was clueless about family, it was Boone. His family was amazing, supportive and fun! Then again, clueless is a good description for Boone, who never realized that he may be something other than straight, or that his best friend is in love with him. He didn't date often, and the women he did date turned into friends. Rob was a great friend and was just happy to have Boone in his life, however, he could have him. Rob had no family in his life, so I loved how Boone's family just enfolded him into their family.

This was an easy, sweet read that flowed nicely. I really liked Rob and Boone, but for me, Boone's family was the real favorite. This is a great story about family, love and acceptance. I would definitely recommend this novella!

Rating: 4 stars!

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  1. Thanks for the review! I can't remember fake relationship's books on top of my head. I guess it's not among my favorite tropes. :)

  2. Hmmm, the fake relationship ones I immediately remembered are those from fanfics -- like Arthur and Merlin or Steve and Bucky *laugh*

  3. The Backup Boyfriend by River Jaymes is one of my favorite fake boyfriends stories.

  4. I liked The Senator's Secret by K.C. Wells

  5. It's taken ages to remember one but at last I found MJ O'Shea's "Marriage of Inconvenience" which is a sort of fake relationship book.

  6. I enjoy all of the fake relationship books I read

  7. Thanks for the review. Fake relationships? I've read a number, and the one that I can't get out of my mind is a recent release actually titled Faking It.- Purple Reader,
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  9. Oh yeah, I enjoy the guest posts, I like how authors choose to talk about various things about themselves or their book. - Purple Reader,
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