Author: Mathew Ortiz
Length: 142 Pages (Kindle)
At a Glance: The chemistry coming off the page between these two men is electric and entertaining.
Reviewed By: Carrie
Blurb: Recipe for Romance
1 cup crazy Myer triplet aka Boone Myer
1 cup snobby guppie aka Robbie Gaither
2 tbsp. nutty family and friends
1 tbsp. epic beard (no substitutions)
1 tbsp. sexual compatibility
1 tsp. misunderstandings
Preheat sexual tension to 375 Degrees. In a large American City aka Atlanta, Georgia, combine the odd ball Myer triplet, Boone, with equal parts stuffy, snobby uptight Robbie Gaither. When mostly together, add family and friends, who mean well but… bless their hearts, they try. Toss in Boone’s gorgeous beard and do not forget the intense, sometimes ridiculous attraction these two bone heads have for each other and lastly throw in two lives that seem to only get in the way of these two making each other happy. Mix until a complete chaotic mess and pour into a well lubed… check that, pour in well-greased pan and bake until very, very firm. Bake for one hour. Serve hot and eat with your fingers. Very messy, very funny and very tasty!
Review: Ah, the Myer triplets. The Baker is book two in the series, and we have made it to the unabashedly openly gay power bottom, Boone Myer. This book is pure Mathew Ortiz; if you have read any of his other books, you know you will laugh; you will cry; you will be instantly invested in the characters within the pages of this book. Also, as with most of his books, there are a lot of crossover characters. We are right back with the Gaither and the Myer families, and never have two families been so intertwined. I would love a family tree at this point to keep them all straight. However, you do not need to read any other book to enjoy this one—it is a standalone romance. What I will say is that is a trilogy about triplets—get the picture?—you need to read The Butcher, which is Avery Myers story and book one, just because it is a good book and a great read and if you read this one first, you will go back and read that one anyway; you just will.
Boone Myer can only be described as awesome. He is out. He is a size queen and he daily proclaims that fact with the t-shirts he wears that have gay sayings emblazoned across the front. He’s tall and lanky and immaculately groomed from his beard to his manscaping. He is also diabetic and considers himself the “broken triplet”. There is so much more to Boone than the persona he projects to the world. His outside persona screams laid back, devil may care and careless, but underneath, Boone is passionate about two things: his bakery and his family. Boone knew he wanted to be a baker from the age of eight when his mother bought him his first Easy Bake Oven, and now he owns 350 Degrees Bakery; it is a business he runs his own way and if it’s a bit unconventional, well, so is he.
Robbie Gaither is uptight. His appearance is pristine and so is his reputation. In short, he is a snob. He also cannot stand men who act gay. He prefers the business suit type, the preppy look, and Boone Myer is definitely nowhere near what he is normally attracted to. Even if the man does have a beautiful beard. Robbie works hard at being a top notch event planner even when he is pressured into taking his cousins wedding on as an event. Unfortunately, since Boone’s bakery is baking the wedding cake—because family, yeah—the two are constantly thrown together and sparks fly.
These men fight like two alley cats in a burlap bag, and Boone loves nothing more than to rile that alley cat up and make him hiss and spit. In other words, lose his cool and impersonal persona. The chemistry coming off the page between these two men is electric and entertaining. The secondary characters are endearing and interfering, as only family can be. Mathew Ortiz’s books are not just books, they are literary experiences, and I loved every second of Boone and Robbie’s journey. I will say the cliffhanger at the end was unkind and completely unnecessary because I would have read Cotton’s story when it comes out, regardless. I highly recommend this book.
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