My Book Boyfriend – Week 16


Ok so I’m going to sort of break rules here because I’m choosing a guy from an m/m romance. So he’d never be MY boyfriend but hey, I’m taken anyway.

SO, this week I pick Matt Richards from Marie Sexton’s Promises. I ran across a brief review of this and they claimed they could not put the book down. I agree; I even wrote in my goodreads review about how I didn’t want to read this to begin with because I’m not much into first person but again, I had a hard time stopping.

Matt is new in town and meets Jared when he sees his Jeep for sale. As Jared first sees Matt:

He was probably in his early thirties. He was taller than me by maybe two or three inches, putting him just over six feet tall, with military-short black hair and a couple days’ worth of dark stubble on his cheeks. He was wearing jeans and a plain black T-shirt and cowboy boots. Broad shoulders and big arms showed he worked out. He was gorgeous.”

I picked French model Matthieu Charneau, even though his hair’s a little long.

Matt was semi-unaware of the kind of relationship he’d been building with Jared, who has been out forever. They spent a lot of time together and here’s a scene that I really liked.

“I didn’t hear him come in. Just suddenly felt him behind me, his hands on my waist. It made me feel a little breathless, feeling him so big and solid against my back. Didn’t he know what he was doing to me?”

Poor Matt can’t really figure out what he wants:

“I miss you so much, but I wish I didn’t want you the way I do.”


All in all, the romance was so believable, sweet, sexy, and just well-written. I liked Matt because he was so tormented by the fact that he knew he was gay but didn’t want to let his parents down. A great read and a couple of sexy guys!

7 thoughts on “My Book Boyfriend – Week 16

  1. Hmmm–I chose Adrien English from the M/M Adrien English series last week, and nobody said I was breaking any rules. I think you’re just fine! (And I read mostly LGBT books, so I sure hope M/M choices are ok!)

    I haven’t read any Marie Sexton books yet, but I like your description of the story and characters–and, yeah, I love the pics. I’ll be on the lookout for this one . πŸ™‚

  2. Holy Moly!!! Your choice for Matt is super delicious! You sold me… or those pictures did. I went to Amazon to get Promises! Thank you.

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