Book Name: Promises
Series: Coda Books #1
Author's Name: Marie Sexton
Genre: M/M- Contemporary Romance
Main Characters: Jared and Matt
Release Date: January 8, 2010
Book Provided by: Dreamspinner purchase
Reviewed by: Wendy
My Rating: 4 stars
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Blurb: Jared Thomas has lived his whole life in the small mountain town of Coda, Colorado. He can't imagine living anywhere else. Unfortunately, the only other gay man in town is twice his age and used to be his teacher, so Jared is resigned to spending his life alone. Until Matt Richards walks into his life, that is. Matt has just been hired by the Coda Police Department, and he and Jared immediately become friends. Matt claims he is straight, but for Jared, having a sexy friend like Matt is way too tempting. Facing Matt's affair with a local woman, his disapproving family, and harassment from Matt's co-workers, Jared fears they'll never find a way to be together-if he can even convince Matt to try.
Review: What a great read, I know it's an older book but it's new to me and I really enjoyed the authors writing. Plus I truly love a GFY story and this book fits the bill for me on all fronts. Small town prejudices that are mainly in Jared's head keep him from doing the job he really wants, but mostly his own thoughts keep him from being out and proud like he thinks he is. Matt comes barreling into his life as a straight man who is new in town and wants nothing more than to be best friends with Jared. Family drama, co-workers being complete asshats and eye opening sex makes this a quick read that will have you routing for Jared and Matt to be happy together, no what others say or think.