The Backup Boyfriend : Boyfriend Chronicles

  • by River Jaymes
  • Narrated by Marc Bachmann
  • Series: Boyfriend Chronicles
  • 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Professionally, Dr. Alec Johnson has almost reached his goals. As this year's recipient of a humanitarian award with his ex, Dr. Tyler Hall, Alec's work with the homeless is about to be recognized. Unfortunately, his personal life sucks because now he has to attend several events alongside Tyler - with his ex's new boyfriend in tow. In an attempt to lift his mood and break out of his rut, Alec purchases a motorcycle he has no idea how to start. Dylan Booth doesn't have time for Dr. Clueless and his fickle 1964 Harley, but the cocky mechanic can't say no to the request for help.
Having spent his teen years on the streets, and losing his best friend to HIV, Dylan decides teaching the do-gooder how to ride is the least he can do. But watching Alec flounder in his ex's company throws Dylan into protector mode, and the confirmed hetero introduces himself as Alec's new boyfriend. But Dylan's a master bullshitter, and the phony PDA soon turns ultra-hot. Alec can't afford to get attached, and Dylan's learned everyone eventually leaves. Unfortunately, playing the backup boyfriend is starting to feel way too real....
Contains mature themes.

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Exceptional story...

When I first began this story, I just assumed it would be another "I'm not gay, but I like a dude" story. Boy howdy, not even remotely close. Alec and Dylan's journey is chock-full of humor, angst, confusion, hot sex, and delight...I just could not get enough. The narrator did an excellent job bringing these characters to life, which only enhanced the story. River Jaymes offered a different twist, virtually inventing another way of meeting someone. The first scene with Dylan and Alec in bed...phenomenal! I want to rush out and buy a Harley and a leather jacket...definitely recommend!
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- Donald

WHAT'S IN A LABEL?

I truly enjoyed this book. It wasn't filled with a lot of angst and inner dialogue which I appreciate in a book. The story flowed smoothly and at a nice pace which kept me interested. I immediately liked Alec and Dylan.

Alec and Tyler are doctors and partners. They opened a clinic to educate and provide HIV medical care to the homeless. Tyler calls-it-off with Alec after 2 years with no explanation and has another boyfriend with 2 months.

On a whim Alec buys a classic Harley on line but doesn't know anything about motorcycles. Alec has some mechanical issues with the Harley so his friend, Noah who is flamboyant, sends him to Dylan's shop. It's obvious Alec doesn't know about motorcycles and when Dylan questions him on why he bought the bike Alec says it was an impulse buy and starts rambling about his and Tyler's breakup. Dylan says to Alec 'candy, gum and porno magazines are impulse buys not motorcycles.'

Alec convinces Dylan to give him motorcycle lessons and their story begins....

This is a book I'll listen to over and over. In case your wondering, there are several hot sex scenes.

Marc Bachmann gave a great performance. His character's voices were distinct, which is a true talent, so I never had to guess who was speaking.

I absolutely recommend this book to anyone no matter what you consider your label to be.

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- Vicki "I just have to roll my eyes and say 'really' when someone writes in a review that a fiction book was not realistic...come on now 'really'"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-09-2015
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio