Title: A Taste of Honey
Author: Ari McKay
Publisher: Torquere Press
Length: 105 Pages
Category: M/M Romance, Contemporary Romance
At a Glance: A Taste of Honey was another fun read from this writing team.
Reviewed By: Kim
Blurb: Boone Phillips needs a girlfriend and fast! His family reunion is approaching, and if he shows up alone, his mother will throw every woman in sight at him. But the only “woman” Boone trusts enough to ask is Honey, the alter ego of his gay, cross-dressing best friend Rob. Desperate, he begs for Rob’s help.
Rob has doubts about the wisdom of agreeing to help because he’s had a crush on his straight friend for years. After a practice date, however, he decides to go along with the charade, despite the chance that Boone might discover his secret infatuation.
Between nosey relatives, illegal moonshine, and the sight of Rob in white lace panties, Boone starts to wonder if he’s as straight as he’d thought. When an earth-shattering kiss sends Rob running to protect his heart, however, Boone learns some surprising things about both his family and himself. Now he needs to convince Rob to give him another chance, or else his first taste of Honey might also be his last.
Review: A Taste of Honey starts off with Boone’s brilliant idea to bring Honey, Rob’s alter ego, to his family reunion in order to avoid his family’s efforts at matchmaking. As the blurb states, Boone and Rob do go on a trial date to see if they can pull off being together as a couple at the reunion, with unexpected results for both of them.
Both characters, Boone and Rob, are quite likable and I could tell that they were close friends. It’s not hard to guess what Boone’s conflict will be, when, after a kiss with Honey, he starts to have doubts about his sexuality.
As for Rob, he’s always had a slight crush on Boone but always assumed that his friend was straight, so he kept that little tidbit to himself. He begins to wonder if the only reason Boone is attracted to Honey, his alter ego, is that Rob is pretty convincing as a woman when he’s in full drag. Boone’s mixed signals have put their friendship and Rob’s heart at risk. Now, what turns out to be a surprise is Boone’s family, and I’d be revealing too much to explain what happens with them, but let’s just say it became the central part of the story.
I’ve always enjoyed reading stories by these two authors, Ari McKay. Together they make a pretty good writing team, and I have no problem picking up one of their stories. I’ve yet to read one that’s been a disappointment.
A Taste of Honey was another fun read from them.
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