My alter ego spends some of her time editing for a review company and I’ve noticed a number of stories coming across my screen where best friends and/or roommates get intimate and fall in love. I find many of these intriguing as the authors come up with different and unique ways for them to get together. However, is there enough conflict for it to be a great read?
The most common conflict I’ve come across is where one man is openly gay and one is straight. Or thinks he is. Not that this conflict is bad or wrong, but I wonder if it’s overdone sometimes. Don’t get me wrong, this is purely for discussion sake, because my all time favorite book (and my first M/M book read other than fanfiction) is Evangeline Anderson’s The Assignment which is about detective partners who go undercover and fall for each other. And I really enjoy partner manluv stories!
Over the weekend I got a chance to read Making Waves by Pepper Espinoza and found the twist interesting. Yes, one of the main characters was an openly gay man, but instead of desiring a friend, he was crushing on his soon-to-be-brother-in-law.
My question to readers…have you read any books lately that brings a nice twist to best friends/roommates/partners? Care to share? Do you think the friend/roommate plot is done too much? I’m ready for another book shopping trip. ^-^
Oh, and don’t miss my “back to school” giveaway on my blog coming this week (Wed) where a winner will receive my latest release…Never Too Late.