Book: Eyes Only For You
Series: Eyes of Love #2
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: October 10, 2016
Length: 191 pages
Reviewed by Meredith
Marcello Bagnini has a history of falling for the wrong men, and it seems he's done it again. Working out at the gym with his straight friend Jerry is becoming harder by the day-in more ways than one. Worse yet, Jerry isn't the only one who notices Marcello's wandering eyes. So instead of risking his friendship with Jerry and alienating the other guys at the gym, Marcello keeps his feelings to himself.
Real estate agent Jerry Foland has never explored his interest in other men, but there's something different about Marcello, and Jerry's starting to think he might like to see where his attraction could lead. However, Jerry's controlling father makes it clear that it's either stay on the straight and narrow or Jerry can say good-bye to his family.
As much as they try to stay away from each other, their lives overlap, both at the gym and when Jerry is contracted to sell the home of one of Marcello's friends. Friendship grows into more, but Jerry's father has his own agenda, and it doesn't include having a gay son.
So this is a sequel to Eyes Only For Me which I didn't realize. It's not a bad thing! It's a sequel, yes, but it's also a standalone. The MC's are different.
I'd put this book half in the friends to lovers category and half in the gay for you category. Marcello and Jerry are best friends and Marcello, who is openly gay, has been secretly pining for Jerry. He doesn't want to ruin their friendship by making any sort of advance so for a while there he's lusting from afar.
Jerry is, to everyone's knowledge, straight. But he does see Marcello in more than a friendship kind of way. Jerry has a lot of confusion going on in his head. Of course it absolutely makes Marcello crazy. Jerry is really scared and he's fighting an internal battle that makes for a serious push and pull game between these MC's. Not to mention Jerry is also dealing with his father and the business he doesn't want.
I loved Marcello's almost take charge attitude it amped things up tremendously in a super hot way.
I enjoyed this book. It was hot and frustrating and sweet. Also quite romantic. Many things that make an Andrew Grey book great!
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