Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Friends with Benefits Tour: Review and Giveaway

Friends with Benefits
Series: The Edge Series
Author: Jennifer Labelle
Genre: M/M Erotica
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Pages: 20


Book Description:

Collin Harrison is loving life as a bachelor, but can’t convince his meddling mother to back off. To make matters worse, he’s confused by his attraction to his new neighbor, Devin. But Collin has never been with a man before.

Devin Hardy is no stranger to fulfilling his intimate desires—desires which include his hot neighbor. Good things come to those who wait, but Devin is getting tired of waiting to turn their friendship into one with scorching hot benefits.


What’s on your mind?”
It’s nothing.” Collin sighed. “Or maybe it is. But I’ll figure it out, I guess.”
Like what?” Devin flicked the TV off with the remote and waited.
My social life has slowed down since I began hanging out with you.” Here we go, breathe, take the plunge and just breathe.
Gee, thanks.” Devin grimaced. “Way to make a guy feel welcome.”
I didn’t mean it that way.” He laughed and moved a little closer to him. “I just meant that I’ve had fewer dates recently, that’s all.”
So you need to get laid.” His friend shrugged. “That sounds simple enough. You don’t need me to help you out with that, do you? I mean….”
Hell, yes, I do. “I guess it is, but my appetites might be changing, and I’m a little unsure about it. It also doesn’t help when you have a mother who likes to meddle. I’ll be hitting thirty soon, and she wants me to settle down.” Collin grimaced before continuing. “I’ve got to love the woman, and so help me God I do, but she’s now got a list of potential candidates.”
Potential candidates?” Devin’s eyebrows shot up in disbelief. “For a future wife? Well, I’m not sure I can help you there, buddy, but I can get you laid if you want. I know a couple of girls who are pretty open-minded and would help you with your—” He made air quotes with his fingers and grinned. “Appetites. That is of course, if it’s a woman you’re hungry for.” He watched Collin’s reaction to his offer, starting with his face then downward to rest on the boner straining to get out and play.
He blushed. Shit! “Uh….”
Devin licked his lips. “Have you ever had a friend with benefits?”
Sure, but not in awhile.”
How about with a man? Have you ever experimented?”
Speechless, and completely turned on, Collin couldn’t form the words to answer. His fantasy was finally within reach, and like a dumbass, he choked. He shook his head no but prayed Devin would continue his pursuit.
Would you like to?”

About the Author:

Jennifer Labelle resides in Ottawa, Ontario Canada with her husband and three beautiful children. After her third child she became a stay at home mom. In her busy household Jennifer likes to spend her down time engrossed in the stories that she creates. She is an active reader of romance (especially historical), mystery and anything paranormal. With an education in Addictions work she's decided to take a less stressful approach in life and hopes that you enjoy, as she shares some of her imagination with all of you.

Review: Disclaimer: I received this book from the author in exchange for a review.

I know this is a short story so the time period will be short, but I would love to know what happened during the six months before the story took place. The sexual tension would be delicious. I honestly thought the sex started way too quickly. There was no preamble nor any explanation as to why Devin propositioned Colin nor any indication of previous sexual history. The attraction and sex felt unconvincing. The sex was surprisingly quick and disappointing. I think this short story would have been much better if the back story and characters had been fleshed out more. 


Recommendation: I would recommend this book to those that are in the mood for a quick, smutty m-m story.

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  1. thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Laurie. It's always a pleasure to hear from you.