Self Preservation by Ethan Day

6249206Title:  Self Preservation (2nd edition)

Author:  Ethan Day

Genre:   Contemporary Romance

Length:  Novel (135 pages)

Publisher:  Wilde City Press (May 8th 2013)

Heat Level:  Moderate

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Blurb:   Davis always assumed they would wind up back together, until Jack calls and invites Davis to his wedding to Tadd Austin, a prominent architect in Chicago. Jack’s only known Tadd for two weeks, so whatever Jack feels for Tadd couldn’t possibly compare to what he shared with Davis. There’s no way in hell Davis can stand by and watch the life he always expected to get back slip away to some guy Jack barely knows. Tadd Austin, indeed…more like Toad Ass-ton, Davis thinks.

With his best friend, fashion designer Deseree Wildwood in tow, Davis has to shed his sweet, guy-next-door persona, and re-vamp his image into a self-confident, hot piece of eye candy. He’s going to the wedding with only one goal in mind: to do whatever it takes to win back Jack. The Toad is toast!

Once in Chicago, Davis discovers it isn’t going to be as easy as he thought. Not only is Tadd very un-Toad-like, but a mysterious British playboy named Alex Parker manages to interject himself into the mix. Only true love will survive as the tug of war ensues in this Bermuda love triangle from hell.

Publisher’s Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse, male/male sexual practices.

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Reviewer:   Tams

Review:  This book is the gay, written version of My Best Friend’s Wedding! Davis receives a phone call from his first, and only, true love Jack. He’s met someone and he’s getting married. This throws Davis for a loop because he’s always assumed he and Jack would one day find their way back together. With his best friend Deseree’s help, (Deseree is the Grace to Davis’s Will), Davis makes over his boy next-door image into something more sexy and irresistible and heads to Chicago to stop the wedding and win Jack back. Hijinks ensue!

The story switches back and forth from the present to the past to show how Jack and Davis met, fell in love, their first time, and a random passionate encounter they’d had just a year prior to these pending nuptials. Although parts of the story were a little farfetched, like Jack and Tadd meeting and deciding to get married after only a couple weeks, but the writing never faltered. Day managed to keep the story cohesive through flash backs, I really fell in love with Jack along with Davis, seeing him through Davis’s eyes.

Although I loved the Dorothy of this story, Deseree, Alex really stole the show. He was sexy, funny, and witty with a wicked sense of humor topped off with that British accent just to make him all the more enticing. I could actually hear him speaking in his accent while reading! Davis has his share of steamy scenes with both his leading men, and events unfold throughout the story that will leave you wondering which one is going to steal the show? Jack his first love, or the enigmatic British playboy Alex?

Overall this was a fun, quick, sexy read and I highly recommend it if you’re looking for a comedy of errors with some hot guy/guy action and that ever elusive happily ever after!