Book Review: Straight by Seth King

Straight

{BOOK REVIEW}
Title: Straight
Author: Seth King
Reviewer: Michelle @Michelle6803
Genre: M/M, Romance
Rating: 4 Stars

Synopsis

CHAT ROOM POSTING, SEPTEMBER 16, 9:08 PM: “Hey guys, I’m begging for help right now. I know this will sound weird, but here goes: I met someone on the city bus the other day, and the attraction was instant – he’s owned my thoughts ever since. But here’s my problem: I’m a guy, too – a straight guy, or so I thought. I’ve always been perfectly accepting of everyone, but at the same time I dated girls, I slept with girls, I loved girls – none of this has ever been in question. Until now. I’ve never so much as glanced at another guy before, and suddenly this dude is all I see in my dreams. I’m excited and a little giddy, but kind of confused and overwhelmed, too, because this was the last thing I ever expected. What does this mean? And where do I go from here?”

Henry Morgan is a beer-drinking, arm-wrestling, 100% heterosexual American male who is still a little numb after a rough breakup from his longtime girlfriend. Ty Stanton is a bohemian arts student who has been openly, and uncomplicatedly, gay ever since he asked for his first wig for Christmas. After a chance, butterfly-inducing encounter one autumn day, Henry starts to realize something strange: he might not be quite as straight as he’d always assumed. What follows is a breakneck adventure that upends both Ty and Henry’s lives for the long haul.

Sexy, fun and thought provoking, Seth King’s Straight is about all the love we can let into our lives when we dare to jump off the beaten path and veer a little off course.

Michelle

We ask ourselves each day, what is love?  Love can be anything you want it be in my opinion.  It can be the love of your child, the love of the planet, the love an inanimate object.  Love is love anyway which way you put it.  The love story of Henry and Ty is one of those that in today’s society is still trying to be accepted.

Here we have Henry, straight as straight can be.  College student, had plenty of girlfriends, dressed preppy.  Until he meets this adorably good looking man on the bus that turned his world on its axis.  Henry is a very liberal minded person, never having issues with anyone of race or gender so when this cute guy hits on him on the bus, he’s both confused and curious.  Henry’s curiosity makes him question his life’s choices.

Ty was ever so patient with Henry.  Ty knew that Henry would be giving up a lot of the person he once was to start off a relationship with a man. Yet, Henry’s fears and the stories he would see on the television or read in the paper made him even more scared for venturing into a same sex relationship, yet his mind and body always craved Ty.  My heart did go out for Henry and his struggles with his sexuality.

You will see the author’s words coming through towards the end of the book, the emotions, the prose which I wanted more throughout, but I get what I can from Seth King because he always leaves me wanting to read his words.  If you follow him on Facebook, you know he’s a big advocate for the LGTBQ community and more so now with the election that we all do not like discussing anymore.  I especially loved how he dedicated his book the the victims of the Pulse nightclub.  Seth, continue voicing yourself.  You and the millions of others who just want to be loved are here to stay.  On November 27, 2016 pick up your copy of Straight and see Henry and Ty’s love story unfold.

– Michelle

*An ARC was received for an honest review.

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