Hungry for Love? Rick R. Reed's characters try to satisfy their desires in this gay romantic novel.
Overview: Nate has a secret (actually, several) that starts with his sister Hannah. She's been corresponding online with Brandon through a gay meetup site and posing as Nate without his knowledge. Now Brandon wants to meet in person and she must convince Nate to see him. Nate doesn't know everything that has been said between the two and Hannah has developed a crush on Brandon from his photo and writing. When the guys meet, sparks fly between sexually inexperienced Brandon and casual one-night-stand Nate. This causes Hannah to be envious. Can she control her jealousy or will the secret come out that could destroy this new romance?
"Is this what love at first sight feels like? Or is this just a pair of hormones calling to one another? Whatever. Did it matter?"
Review: Reed writes men that you connect with and want to know. Nate's hunger has been satisfied by one night stands that he no longer finds interesting. Brandon has decided to wait and find a long term relationship where he can unleash his sexual passion (does he ever!). Hannah's hunger for love is not fulfilled and jealousy leads her to step between Nate and Brandon out of fear. The craving for love has different consequences for each character. Reed makes each one believable with intelligent writing filled with desire and longing. Some might say that love at first sight doesn't happen the way it did for Nate and Brandon. The truth is, it happened to me.
If you like gay romance with passion, heart and some jealousy as an appetizer, this latest novel by Reed will satisfy any hunger you feel. I'd come back for seconds.
Do you believe in love at first sight? I look forward to hearing your comments.
P.S. When I dated in my 20's it was before the Internet (the dark ages). I remember placing an ad in the Seattle Weekly with a private box. Once a week a large envelope would come in the mail from them with letters sent by potential suitors. Times have changed. I'll just add that I met my soon to be husband 12 years ago in a place that doesn't normally result in a relationship. You never know when Mr. Right may come your way.
Hungry for Love by Rick R. Reed. Dreamspinner Press, 2013. ISBN: 9781627981453.
I won a free copy of Hungry for Love from the author. Visit Rick R. Reed online.