Book 4 of the More Than Friends Gay Romance Series
More Than Friends #2: Drunk in Love
More Than Friends #3: Choosing Happy
More Than Friends #4: Just Stay
More Than Friends #5: Hands On
More Than Friends #6: Best Chance
More Than Friends #7: My Name is Luka
All books in this series can be read in sequence or as a standalone novel.
When Spencer agreed to help take down the leader of a Portland crime family, he didn't realize he'd end the night with the bloodied body of an unknowing accomplice in his arms. His initial interest in Dylan was purely physical but when Dylan stepped in front of Topher's gun and saved Spencer, the lust quickly turned into something more. Something he wasn't sure he'd ever find in the fast-paced dot com world he was from.
For mature readers.
About the Author
Living in Southern Cali and writing books about boys falling in love.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
3.5 stars Another fast-paced read in the More Than Friends series. The romance in this one is kind of an opposites attract story with the geeky Spencer and the mafia tough, Dylan. I say kind of because neither of these characters are the typical stereotype of what they represent. Spencer is a self-professed geek, but he does step outside the box when he needs to. Dylan is smart, caring, and unsure of himself. I have to say that even though I liked both characters, I never quite bought in to them as a couple. Something about them just didn't quite mesh for me. That aside, the story, with its suspense and drama of the fallout from Choosing Happy, was good. Plus, I was glad to see a bit more of Steve and Joey, an added bonus! Although the blurb does indicate that this is a standalone, and I suppose that it could be read on its own, but I would highly recommend reading the previous book, Choosing Happy, to fully understand the relationships as well as knowing why certain things are happening.
When Two Worlds Collide Aria Grace had done it again. She has brought the plight of sex-workers into the mainstream with Hands On. This is an excellent book about two men from two different worlds who fall in love. Spencer comes from a California upper socio-economic class of uber-achievers. Dillon rises from the position of bodyguard to business manager of a mafia front organization that disguises a gay brothal. Dillon sincerely cares about these men. He looks out for their safety and does what he can to help them. The two men meet when Dillon risks his life to protect Spencer. Spencer returns the favor. They fall in love and Spencer seeks to really help these men get badly needed health care insurance. These two men make a remarkable team. I'm impressed with the subject matter, as always, Ms. Grace has her finger on the pulse of this generation as she takes on subjects with the dignity and respect that they deserve.
Not a bad follow-up to Choosing Happy. This book is definitely not a standalone since it picks up right after Choosing Happy ends. This story centers around Spencer and Dylan. Spencer is Steve's friend that came down to pose as an art dealer. Dylan is Joey's friend who also is under the thumb of Topher. Sparks fly instantly the moment Spencer and Dylan meet but these two are worlds apart. Spencer is rich and owns a successful dot com company. Dylan helps Topher run his male escort business and helps with other illegal dealings. The attraction is just too strong for them to ignore, but can they make it work coming from such different backgrounds and living in two different places? Also, someone is out to get Dylan. Can Dylan keep Spencer and his family safe from the threat? You'll have to read the story yourself to answer those questions. Like I said, I enjoyed the book and it was a good follow-up to Choosing Happy, but it didn't feel as polished. I couldn't really connect with either character because soo much was going on. Were they really cute together....yes, most definitely but I wasn't invested in their relationship. In a way, this book felt like a build up to the other books in the series. Overall, I'm happy to get a chance to read this book and I do want to read the others. I really hope Andre and Georgie get their own books soon. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I really enjoyed this ebook.
This story is my favorite so far in the More Than Friends series. Aria's writing style is wonderful and I find myself captivated by her stories! In Just Stay, we pick up right where the previous book ended. This book takes us on the journey of Dylan and Spencer, who are definitely attracted to each other, but they live far apart. Can a long distance relationship last? After a tragic event causes Spencer to provide a place to stay for young Andre, Dylan can't help but be jealous. Aria kept me in a state of panic to find out if they would be able to make a go of this new relationship or if they had too much working against them. This one was an absolute page turner for me! I could hardly put it down!