Author ~ Devon Rhodes
Publisher ~ Totally Bound
Published ~ 20th march 2015
Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance
This is book one in the Grad School Guys series.
When Justin gets fed up with his best friend Chaz avoiding him, he decides it’s well worth sacrificing his favorite T-shirt to try to save their relationship.
Chaz is finding it impossible to hide his attraction for his straight roommate, so he tries avoiding Justin until he leaves for the summer. He just has to get through a few more days, then he’ll be home free—at least until Justin comes back in a couple of months. Still, he firmly believes space between them is the best answer for now.
But Justin is not a man to be ignored. He’s known Chaz for almost a decade, and can tell when something is weighing on his mind. And being shut out is not acceptable, especially just when he’s finally ready to commit to more than friendship. When closer than usual proximity just before his trip to Central America turns up the heat between them, he takes matters into his own hands by restraining Chaz’s hands—and feet—until he gets some answers.
The results are explosive and more than either could have dreamt, but the abrupt shift in their relationship is almost impossible to reconcile in the short time they have left together. It will take remarkable restraint from both to find a way to weather the separation, stay friends…and to grow into something more.
Reader Advisory: This book contains light BDSM elements and bondage.
Publisher's Note: This book was previously released in the Games In The Dark Anthology. It has been considerably expanded for release with Totally Bound Publishing.
Chaz (Charlie) has been infatuated with his best friend Justin for the longest time. But Justin is straight, and Chaz was determined to keep his feelings to himself. But as we head into this story we see that Justin has feelings for Chaz too, and I can't help but wonder how two men can be such totally good friends and NOT tell each other that they are gay at least. But then if the men in this story had good communication skills Ms. Rhodes would have nothing to write about.
Oh get real, Charles Warren - this is fucking hot.
It was the stuff of fantasies, and he knew that he would be reliving this scene with his hand on his dick for the rest of his life.
Still, gotta get him to let me go before I come.
So they hook up once, then there is a huge misunderstanding and then...well, nothing. Justin had a commitment overseas for two months and he had to go. But he left Chaz with a package and some instructions. Yes, Justin is a Dominant, and totally into BDSM. Chaz is a virgin but knows what he likes so they are a good fit there. But it was a shame that so much of this story had the two men apart.
I really felt sorry for Andy, although he is a great friend for Chaz especially when Justin was away. Hugh didn't factor much into anything and I would have liked to have learned more about Byron. But then this is book one in a new series so who knows what Ms. Rhodes has in store for us next.
I am a huge fan of Devon Rhodes and have read everything she has ever written. This is another classic - well written, hot as mustard and definitely emotive. I would have given it five stars but as I said, I didn't like the fact that for most of the book Justin and Chas weren't even in the same country. But highly recommended.