Bad in Baltimore #1
“I need a boyfriend.”
Hearing those words from his very straight, very ex-best friend doesn’t put Nate in a helpful mood. Not only did Kellan Brooks’s father destroy Nate’s family in his quest for power, but Kellan broke Nate’s heart back in high school. Nate thought he could trust his best friend with the revelation that he might be gay, only to find out he was horribly wrong and become the laughingstock of the whole school. Kellan must be truly desperate if he’s turning to Nate now.
Kellan’s through letting his father run his life, and he wants to make the man pay for cutting him off. What better way to stick it to the bigot than to come out as gay himself—especially with the son of the very man his father crushed on his quest for money and power. Kellan can’t blame Nate for wanting nothing to do with him, though. Kellan will have to convince him to play along, but it’s even harder to convince himself that the heat between them is only an act....
First Edition published by Samhain Publishing Inc. June 2011.
Listening Length: 5 hours and 50 minutes
This was a re-visit for me, I read this book and several others in the series many years ago. I enjoyed it just as much this time as I did the first.
The narrator Chet Daniel did a great job of bringing the characters to life and pulling me into the story quickly. A classic frenemies to lovers story line with a dash of revenge thrown in.
Kellen Brooks is the spoiled rich boy who gets cut off and decides to "become gay" to piss daddy off even more. So he turns to a childhood friend to help with his plan.
Nate wants nothing to do with Kellen except maybe to bend him over a couch and then walk away. The Brooks family has burned the Nates family before and he isn't getting caught up in the drama again....or is he?
This is a quick listen at just over 5 hours with drama, sex, and secondary characters that make you want to come back for more.
RATING: 4 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries. This book was given to us by Dreamspinner Press.