Mature Content (Cyberlove #4)
Released: June 2, 2017
M/M Contemporary Romance
Tracey, a passionate romance reader with always one book on her kindle and one on her phone, is reviewing for us today! You can find her on Twitter here.
Beau Baby and TrashyZane….sigh! These two men will go straight to your heart. Beau is the Ken doll of the gay YouTube world, while Zane is the brutally honest, show everything bad boy of that world. When these two collide, it’s a fireworks display that everyone wants to watch, and the reader is immediately sucked into their world. Beau knows deep inside he is attracted to Zane, and like humans everywhere, he easily lays off that attraction as being Zane’s fault, so it seems to be a good idea to cover it up with dislike and disdain. For Zane, Beau is the embodiment of everything he despises, a goody two shoes who wouldn’t know how to get laid or recognize an honest emotion if it smacked him on his ass, while Beau thinks Zane is a trashy slut who takes aim at every available hole he encounters. Beau throws some serious shade at Zane on a YouTube show, knowing that it is going to piss Zane off. It’s the old…I can’t grab him and fuck him, so I’ll piss him off instead ploy…he definitely gets Zane’s attention. That’s when all the fun begins.
Enemies to lovers is one of my favorite tropes, and I wasn’t disappointed in this addition to the Cyberlove series. It isn’t a book that carries deep and painful issues to be resolved, but Beau does have a conflict with a horrible ex. His handling of that situation made me want to slap him a little and tell him to grow up. Two hot, damaged YouTube vloggers, there is strong dislike between the two, with insults and shade being thrown, all this plays out with the whole vlogging community watching and waiting for the sparks to fly and the explosion to happen. When the sparks do ignite between them, there is a hot, steamy, irresistible attraction which culminates in the type of angry, sweaty, life altering sex that makes you forget your name and speak in tongues. Or, as Beau puts it,
“I think you’ve had guys turn you out, but I don’t think you’ve ever had the kind of sex that you don’t even want to talk about because you’re scared it was all a dream.”
My favorite quote from the book has already been plastered all over social media.
“He fucked me so good I almost forgot I hated him.”
This duo of authors knows how to write a scorching sex scene, and they know how to write it well. There is one scene that involves a black trench coat, now…I own a black trench coat, and I will never be able to wear again without thinking about sex the whole time!
The two characters are developed in-depth which makes it easy to be drawn into their lives and problems. You will love them both.Their banter, their text messages all combine to make it easy to fall in love with them and root for their HEA. Both men have been hurt by others in their life, their family issues, Zane’s family pretending to be tolerant of his lifestyle, but only being tolerant when it doesn’t apply to their own child. Beau’s family supports his being gay…but only if he is the type of gay that they approve of. These issues, plus Beau’s relationship history, make neither man want to trust or rely on anyone, and the angst is interesting, but not heavy enough to drag the book down. Their journey to resolve their issues and deal with their relationship is a sweet and fun experience the reader gets to share with them. Watching both men struggle with self hate after their first sexual encounter is both funny and heartbreaking. Beau is determined to not repeat the past, and Zane realizes in a FML moment, that he found what he wanted in a sexual partner, but it turns out being someone he despises. They both know their worlds have been rocked…and, not in a good way. Hate and love share a very fine edge, and they both fall off that edge in varying ways. Watching them come together and grow into men who can trust each other is a great journey to take. They both grow into the love they want, which is what we all want, to find a love and to be loved by someone who sees them as they are, warts and all with no judgements.
This novel can be read as a standalone, but I would recommend reading the whole series. It will add more depth and understanding to your enjoyment of the story. What’s not to love about this book? There is hot, mind bending sex between two equally hot men, there is humor, angst, love, resolution, and intriguing friends who help drive the story along. Hopefully there will be more books in this series, readers never want to let a good thing go. Lush’s backstory seems like it would make a pretty good read.