Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Bad Boyfriend

Title: Bad Boyfriend
Author: K. A. Mitchell
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-60928-622-4
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary, Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx   

Publication Date: 12-06-2011 

Quinn Maloney needed a date to accompany him to the baptism of his former lover Peter’s son.  Quinn’s goal is to show Peter Laurent he has moved on with his life and to give Peter’s family a hint of the true liaison between Quinn and Peter.  Inviting sexy openly gay Eli Wright as his date, Quinn got more than he bargained for with the take-charge Eli.  

Bad Boyfriend is the second book in the Bad in Baltimore series.  The plot exhibits how lies are an entrapment more painful than the truth.  The characters are convincing.  Quinn’s connection with the Laurent family is because of his platonic friendship with Peter’s brother.  Quinn is accepted as a member in the family, though none of the Laurents ever questioned why Quinn and Peter chose to live together for ten years, with no indication of Quinn ever having a girlfriend. Quinn does not hide his sexuality; however, being a high school teacher, Quinn does not broadcast it either.   

Peter is an emotional train wreck waiting to happen. Peter wants to appear straight for his family and co-workers, yet his natural needs for sex with other males cannot be denied.  Eli is especially intuitive, outspoken and honest.  Eli also enjoys kinky sex. Although, I am not a fan of BDSM, taken as a whole K. A. Mitchell has created an intriguing plot illustrating love, emotional turmoil, dialog with a touch of humor, as well as enjoyable character interactions.

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