Saturday, April 14, 2018

Boys Don't Cry by J,K, Hogan

Author: J.K. Hogan
Publisher: Euphoria Press
Genre: MM Contemporary
Pages: 402
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher’s Blurb
Mackenzie Pratt is having the worst luck of his life. His apartment building is being torn down, and since he’s jobless and just weeks away from graduating college, he can’t find anywhere else he can afford to live that isn’t a critter-infested dump. As he’s lamenting the very real possibility of job hunting while couch-surfing, he gets an offer from the coworker of his best friend.

An in-demand mobile app developer and heir to his parents’ fortune, Laurent Beaudry is literally an eccentric billionaire. Even though Mackenzie realizes he’s basically living the plot of a cheesy romance novel, he takes the proffered room in Laurent’s Baltimore mansion. He finds his new housemate to be grumpy, brooding, and, at times, incredibly kind and endearing.

Raised by his brother after their father’s death, Mackenzie spent his formative years plowing headlong through school, focusing on little else beyond earning his teaching certification. He’s never taken the time to explore love and relationships, much less sexuality, so when he finds himself being courted by another man, he has no idea what to do. And when he realizes he might actually return those feelings, his life takes a whole new direction. 

Boys Don’t Cry by J.K. Hogan is written in first person POV.  Normally that is not my favorite POV but in this story, it works. It allows me to really sink into the story and get a good feel for the characters.
Mackenzie has had a notice of eviction. The apartment building is being torn down. And now he was going to become homeless. He doesn’t make much money and cannot afford to move.
Laurent is a millionaire computer genius who forgets to feed himself on most days.  Mack ends up staying with him to help him out.
They start out as friends but end up so much more. I loved the intensity to this story. There are great character connection and love in this story.

I loved this one and highly recommend it to those that like intensely emotional romances. This one will not disappoint. 

                             Five Shooting Stars 

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