Book Reviews

I Only Want To Be With You by J. Scott Coatsworth at Mischief Corner Books

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Romance / Holiday
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 27-December-2017

Book Blurb

Derrek is dealing with the recent, unexpected death of his mother. He’s been alone for five year since his husband Will died, and he’s ready to find someone new and to start living again. Ryan lost his partner, David, in an auto accident, and is dating Alex, who doesn’t treat him right.

Derrek can’t figure out why Ryan won’t see what’s right in front of his face. Why does Ryan come to him to talk about all his hopes, dreams, and fears, then go home to Alex?

If Derrek can figure that out, they might just have a shot.

Book Review

The “friendzone” really can be depressingly permanent, as Derrek discovers in this story about him and his best friend, Ryan. Both men have been through a lot and have bonded over loved ones’ deaths, but they can’t seem to find their way to each other now that they are friends. Well, Derrek would in a heartbeat, but Ryan is hung up on a cheating idiot who keeps promising him the moon only to disappoint him time and time again. I guess this is what can happen, but just like Derrek, I was utterly frustrated watching a great guy like Ryan going back to his arrogant boyfriend.

Both Derrek and Ryan had great relationships before, and Derrek wants one again as much as the next guy. But Derrek is not ready to compromise to the point where he accepts anything an unfaithful partner throws at him for an excuse. Ryan is the type who seems to need a relationship badly enough that he will accept anything as long as he does not have to face a breakup. I can only shake my head, but then again, I am much more like Derrek than I am like Ryan. It takes a lot for Ryan to finally wake up to the truth, just in time for Christmas, but by that time it is almost too late for more than one reason.

If you like stories with lots of relationship drama, if you want to know how Ryan finally realizes who his true love is, and if you’re looking for a read that barely manages to scrape through the goalpost with a happy ending, then you might like this short story.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 45 pages/8000 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 27-December-2017
Price $0.99 ebook
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