Boyfriend Material by Jerry Cole

AUTHOR’S BLURB: Jason became a certified Salsex instructor after a bad break-up drove him to compete with his gym-obsessed ex-boyfriend. He didn’t realize that learning how to dance and exercise at the same time would change his life. Years have gone by since his break-up and Salsex has become a regular part of who he is. Things are okay for Jason, though he doesn’t have anyone special in his life. After his last long-term relationship exploded so spectacularly, he has resigned himself to the foregone conclusion that he won’t ever find another long-term boyfriend. He’s slowly settling into the idea that he’ll be single forever when Taylor walks into his life.

Taylor’s career in football hit a roadblock when the bones in his arms were shattered after an accident. Now that Taylor is recovering, he needs to do some cardio so that he’s in tip top shape when he goes back to playing football. Taylor’s aspirations are more academic than athletic, however, but it doesn’t matter, He needs his sports scholarship to continue his degree.

When Taylor walks into Jason’s Salsex class, all he expects is an interesting and fun way to do the cardio part of his exercise routine. What he gets is Jason, a gorgeous Salsex instructor who makes him question everything that he thought he knew about himself. At first, Taylor thinks that he may have just found a friend, but when Jason calls him after a personal crisis, Taylor realizes that everything has changed for him. That, added to a roommate that may or may not be sabotaging his potential relationship with Jason – if it can even be called that – and his celebrity status in a small city are enough to further to complicate things.

When Jason’s ex-boyfriend shows up to his apartment, Jason needs to confront a lot of issues that he thought he had left behind years ago, when all he wants to focus on is the gorgeous man that keeps going to his Salsex class.

Can they overcome life’s obstacles to come together or will it all be too much for them?

Please Note: This book contains Adult Language & Steamy Adult Activities, it is intended for 18+ Adults Only. Novel, approx. 70,000+ words in length. HEA (happy ever after ending). Does not end with a “cliffhanger”.

MY REVIEW: It was nice to have a couple who didn’t have to jump thru hoops to be together. Yes, there are bumps and bruises and things that happen along the way, but no major drama or espionage or stupidity that makes you want to yank a B* balder than the prez under his roadkill toupee. Now, there are definitely times and places to enjoy all of those things. But there is also something to be said for the quieter romances. The lack of stereotyping was also REALLY frakkin nice!
I read a complimentary Advanced Reader Copy of this book & am voluntarily leaving an honest and unbiased review.

MY RAVE: A big thank you, Mr. Cole, for not stereotyping a dance instructor or a football player. It’s nice to see that someone understands that everyone is individual and just because you fix hair or dance or catch a ball or any number of things, these things DO NOT DEFINE YOU. Or your behaviour. I truly want everyone to feel at home in themselves. While folks may fall into any number of roles that fit a certain defined expectation, it certainly does not mean that anyone should pre-impose limits or lifestyles on them.

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