The Backup Boyfriend

The Backup Boyfriend - River Jaymes 4.5 stars

This is a sweet and sometimes heartbreaking story. I enjoyed the author's writing style and straightforward character development. Dylan opens up along the way, and each new revelation made me hurt for him. This is a man who has experienced pain and loss and knows that people will do anything to survive. Alec is awkward and adorably nerdy. I found him endearing. I liked them together very much. And they have great sex.

I'm not always a fan of the angsty GFY storyline. That wasn't the case here. Dylan had other relationship hangups, but he wasn't concerned with having sex with another man. I loved that about him.

I liked the secondary characters too. Tyler has unpleasant moments, but I'm eager to read his story. And Noah is fantastic too. I hope he gets a book.