To secure the job of his dreams, photographer Ty York tells his new boss he’s gay. Now Ty has to play the part. The plot thickens when Ty is asked to bring his “boyfriend” to a company event.
Beau Thompson is a struggling actor waiting for his big break. To make things worse, his fiancée isn’t exactly thrilled with his chosen profession. When his best friend, Ty, needs someone to pretend to be his gay boyfriend for a party, of course Beau will help Ty out. What could possibly go wrong?
- 2 To Be Read lists
Publisher: Independently Published
Heat Level: 4
Romantic Content: 4
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 26-35
Protagonist 2 Age: 26-35
Tropes: Coming Out Later in Life, Fake Relationship, Find Love and Come Out, First Time, Friends to Lovers, Gay for You / Straight to Gay, Pretend Boyfriend / Girlfriend
Word Count: 43,500
Setting: New York, NY
Languages Available: English
After Beau’s bold kiss I can’t concentrate on anything.
Years ago, (and again just a couple weeks ago) I had imagined kissing Beau, but my daydreams were never like what I’d just experienced. The way the kiss ran through me… down to my toes. The urge I had to push him up against a wall and consume him. I’d never even felt that when kissing and fucking the dozens and dozens of women I’d been with. Statuesque, gorgeous women.
The feelings Beau’s kiss gave me were the feelings I had been looking for all along. My dad once told me that I’d know The One when I kissed her. That it would feel like nothing else matters.
Only it wasn’t a her. It was a him. And he was my best friend.READ MORE
I look over at Beau wondering what’s going through his mind. He isn’t looking at me. In fact, it’s like he’s avoiding looking in my direction.
“Ready to head up?” he asks.
“You’re quiet. Which means you’re either bored or tired. Either way, I’m saying we get out of here. Besides, it could give a good message that maybe we want some private time?” A nervous smile crosses his beautiful mouth, the mouth I now see in a whole new light after that kiss. My lips still burn with the earlier contact.
“Yeah, okay,” I answer, my voice squeaking, and I pray that Beau didn’t hear it.
I take the hand Beau offers and we make the rounds saying goodnight to the important members of the party. Thankfully, I’d not encountered Jeanine and was hopeful she’d already left the party.
We walk up to our room, hand in fucking hand, my heart thundering in my chest. It feels so good. It feels so right.
Suddenly Jeanine and her Russian boyfriend pass us on the stairwell. Her boyfriend scowls slightly (I’m guessing because Jeanine told him we’d once bumped uglies) but Jeanine looks at our clasped hands with a mixture of shock and jealousy. I smile back at her, praying she keeps quiet and I find myself wishing this charade with Beau was real.
This is a charade, right? Beau is acting, right? There is no way that kiss downstairs, or that he is holding my hand right now means anything, right?
We finally get to our room and I open the door. Pushing it open widely, I gesture for Beau to step in. He does and my heart pounds when he doesn’t let go of my hand as he steps over the threshold. I follow him in and close the door behind us and quickly find myself pressed up against it, Beau still clutching my hand.
The semi in my chinos no longer is. It’s now a full-blown hard-on. I don’t know what in the hell Beau is up to. I’m simultaneously thrilled and terrified.
Thrilled because it’s as if my deepest, darkest secret wish is about to come true.
Terrified because if anything happens, I could lose my best friend.
So I wait.
* * *
I don’t know what came over me.
Actions and words that were just supposed to help my best friend out of a bind are suddenly the most powerful thing I’ve ever felt.
And now I have Ty pinned against the door… under my body. Without witnesses. Without show. Just us.
Here’s a guy I’ve looked at my whole life and never have I seen him in this way. With this need.
I drop Ty’s hand and brace myself against the door with a hand on either side of his shoulders, caging him in. Our chests are pressed tight, our hips separated by mere inches. I could… could… push myself back. It wouldn’t be an effort really. But I wouldn’t dare.
With our faces so close, I can feel his breath on my neck. Looking into his warm brown eyes, eyes I’d seen my whole life, I see a spark in them. A spark that I now feel in my own.
My mind is swirling with thoughts and my heart with feelings. My lips are zinging with need. My heart is pounding louder and harder than the beat of the music outside our window at the party below.
A small voice in my head tells me I’m drunk. A louder voice says this is what I’ve been looking for my whole life.
I can’t hold back any longer.
I need to kiss him.
I need to confirm what I’d felt earlier.COLLAPSE
Amount of sex – 4 / 5
How explicit are the sex scenes – 4 / 5
Story – 5 / 5
Overall: – 5 / 5
What an amazing story!
Beau Tyed is a standalone MM romance written by author Isabelle Peterson. As soon as I opened the book, I was hooked and unable to put it down. It had the perfect combination of heat and heart, and I was longing for the pages to never end.
Beau Tyed tells the story of Beau Thompson and Ty York, and they have been best friends since they were little kids. Ty recently was hired as a photographer for Drake magazine, and he soon finds himself telling Steve, his boss, that he’s gay in order to stop his advances. When Steve informs Ty of a company weekend event, he requests that Ty bring his boyfriend along.
Ty immediately thinks of Beau, and he asks him to pretend to be his boyfriend at the event. When Beau agrees, Ty starts thinking about that one time when he tried to teach Beau how to dance. Ty remembered how good it felt to be in Beau’s arms and wonders what it would feel like to be with him. The problem is that Beau is engaged to be married to Holly Pierce on New Year's Eve. How was Ty going to get through this weekend when he keeps thinking of that dance.
Beau Tyed is another fabulous story and my favorite so far from author Isabelle Peterson! This is one you don’t want to miss!