The Backup Boyfriend (The Boyfriend Chronicles #1) by River Jaymes (5 Stars)

I really enjoyed this story from beginning to end. It was sweet and entertaining, but it also had enough depth to pull me in emotionally.  I loved how the author slowly shared the back story of Dylan without making it too painful to read. His story was certainly heartbreaking, and it made sense why he was so hesitant to let himself fall in love. Dylan’s mouth continued to get him trouble, but it didn’t keep him from using it. Alec was so down to earth and adorable. It seemed like he spent so much time trying to meet his goals that he forgot to enjoy life. Dylan was happy to help him out, and it was enjoyable to watch these two spend time together and fall in love.



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.

The ex suspects Dylan is lying.

Alec claims Dylan’s plan is insane.

And Dylan’s not sure he can fake being gay.

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…

CONTENT WARNING: This book contains Man-on-Man action, adult situations and ahem language.

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