cover image But My Boyfriend Is

But My Boyfriend Is

K.A. Mitchell. Samhain, $5.50 e-book (270p) ISBN 978-1-60928-931-7

Mitchell (Bad Boyfriend) explores homophobia, both societal and internalized, in this dramatic and erotic interracial gay romance. Dylan Williams enjoys cruising for men in the park, but can’t admit he’s gay. Mike Aurietta is out and proud—except when it might risk his job as a physical trainer for the Texas Longhorns. After Dylan’s twin brother, Darryl, is beset by gay-bashers, Mike chases them off and takes Darryl to the hospital, where he meets Dylan. Soon Mike and Dylan are drawn into a sexually charged, emotionally raw series of intense physical encounters. As Dylan comes to terms with his sexuality and the depths of his feelings for his new friend with benefits, Mike weighs the job he loves against the importance of testifying against Darryl’s attackers. With friends and family repeatedly pointing out the obvious, it’s only a matter of time before Dylan overcomes his self-hatred and accepts himself. There’s more passion than plot, but fans of angsty hurt/comfort romance and athletic gay sex won’t mind. (Aug.)