Dylan Williams is not gay. Sometimes he gets off with other guys, but so what? He plans to get married someday—really married, like with a wife and kids. And he’s determined that his future family’s life will be the normal one he and his brothers never had.
Mike Aurietta is gay, but his job keeps him in the closet. He doesn’t usually risk frequenting infamous cruising places like Webber Park. But when he’s cutting through one night, he finds himself defending a victim from gay bashers.
It’s all Dylan can do to process the shock that anyone would want to hurt his quiet twin brother. At first he needs Mike’s eyewitness report to satisfy the gut-wrenching desire for revenge. Then he finds himself needing Mike’s solid, comforting presence…and the heat that unexpectedly flares between them.
In the aftermath, Mike quickly learns not to expect too much from his conflicted lover. Though he never thought his good deed would come back to bite him in the ass. Or that hanging on to the possibility of love could force too many secrets out of the closet—and cost them both everything.
Warning: Contains more denial than you can float a barge on, bigger issues than a special end-of-the-year compilation of your favorite magazine, and better sex than most people deserve. After all, it takes place in Texas.
But My Boyfriend Is by K.A. Mitchell is the long awaited (at least of this reviewer) fourth installment of the Florida series. If you have read these books, you probably remember the younger twin brothers of Aaron from book two (Collision Course). Aaron’s partner Joey always suspected one of the twins, Dylan, was checking him out, but Dylan always denied it and Aaron was sure his baby brother was straight. However, we readers always wondered.
Flash forward to three or four years later and Dylan has been living a double life and can’t seem to pull himself outta the closet because he’s convinced himself that he’s bi because he wants a family. Not even his twin brother who knows everything about Dylan knows that he likes some male action at times. This double life of Dylan’s has horrible consequences that he never imagined, but those consequences find his identical twin, Darrel, and not him. Dylan’s life is flipped upside down when his book worm brother is attacked and almost beaten to death in the same park where Dylan goes to get his quick male tricks. As Dylan’s world is crumbling, Darren’s rescuer, Mike, is there to absorb some of the punch.
Mike didn’t think saving a defenseless guy in the park would change his world, but it did and now he has to figure out a way to make this all work. Mike is a train for the University of Texas football team. While Mike has known he’s gay for a while, he also knows that if he wants to live his dream, he can’t let anyone know. But after meeting Dylan, and witnessing the awful violence that Darrel experienced, Mike realizes that playing on the down low also has consequences.
Dylan and Mike both have issues, and when you throw Dylan’s family into the mix, things get crazy. However, out of all this drama comes a heartfelt story of love that is tested and bends, but never breaks. Ms. Mitchell does a good job capturing the realities that still face gay men in Texas and the hyper-macho world of college football. Hot, sexy men abound in this book, including a Puerto Rican and football playing cowboy. You just can’t go wrong if you read this book to get your fill of sexy alphas!