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Nate Tippie and Brandon Wilde are gay, single, and both hoping to meet that special man, even though fate has not yet delivered him to their doorstep. Nate's sister, Hannah, and her kooky best friend, Marilyn, are about to help fate with that task by creating a profile on the gay dating site, OpenHeartOpenMind. The two women are only exploring, but when they need a face anNate Tippie and Brandon Wilde are gay, single, and both hoping to meet that special man, even though fate has not yet delivered him to their doorstep. Nate's sister, Hannah, and her kooky best friend, Marilyn, are about to help fate with that task by creating a profile on the gay dating site, OpenHeartOpenMind. The two women are only exploring, but when they need a face and body for the persona they create, they use Nate as the model.When Brandon comes across the false profile, he falls for the guy he sees online. Keeping up the charade, Hannah begins corresponding with him, posing as Nate. Real complications begin when Brandon wants to meet Nate, but Nate doesn’t even know he’s being used in the online dating ruse. Hannah and Marilyn concoct another story and send Nate out to let the guy down gently. But when Nate and Brandon meet, the two men feel an instant and powerful pull toward each other. Cupid seems to have shot his bow, but how do Nate and Brandon climb out from under a mountain of deceit without letting go of their chance at love?...

Title : Hungry for Love
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ISBN : 9781627981460
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Number of Pages : 200 Pages
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Hungry for Love Reviews

  • Sheri
    2019-06-09 15:20

    What a fabulous treat! Saucy and sweet with a dash of cayenne, it was the perfect mix. I’ve come to appreciate my comfort authors. Those go-to authors that ‘fit’ your style. I can count on Rick Reed’s books. I know they will make me happy. I know I won’t close my kindle disappointed, and I look forward to each and every one. This book was nestled into my tbr list and I finally found a chance to devour it.Everyone craves love, right? There are times when freedom calls, but eventually we all long for that special someone, your other half, your soulmate. Here we have a gang of hungry hippos, all vying for love. The catch is, not all of them know it.Brandon doesn’t want to sample, he’s ready for the main dish. The trouble is he doesn’t know where to look. Assuming online dating will send him in the right direction he takes the plunge with a local site. He is sweet, genuine and a little green when it comes to relationships. The risk with meeting people through a computer screen is you never truly know who is on the other side. Brandon falls victim to a scandalous sham, but it’s too late to tell his heart he’s not interested. Can you build anything worthwhile when the foundation is cracked?Nate has a reputation to uphold- a promiscuous, flesh worshiping, hazy reputation. A small voice in his head begins to whisper that this can’t go on forever, but he dutifully ignores it. When his nipshitting sister and her best friend set him up on a blind date he grudgingly goes along with it. Dinner, a drink, and a quick escape was the plan. However, he quickly learns not everything goes as planned. At some point lies will bite you in the ass and damage control is never easy.This is not your typical romance, and that’s my favorite part. Unexpected twists coupled with the anticipated train-wreck left me dazed. Hilarious and somber, sweet and sexy, angst and bliss…it’s the total package.I will confess the chicks were not necessarily my favorite. I’m glad I had a previous introduction to Marilyn in Legally Wed, because I wouldn't greet her with open arms if this was our first encounter. Their mischievous antics dabbled into unforgivable waters and Marilyn was flat out dreadful at times. Despite the naughty girls, I was pleasantly sated and look forward to my next RR goodie.*4 hearty-hilarious-happy stars*

  • Victorialove books
    2019-05-31 09:59

    4.8 Open Heart Open Mind starsNarrator John Solo - 4 StarsI had a blast with Hannah and Marilyn. They were hilarious together.. Crazy....Bitches... Even when Hanna went way over the line I still liked her.( I thought about ringing her neck a time or two). Marilyn is more like "gay man trapped in a straight woman's body" she just love her a gay man al the way!!!"What are you having?" Marilyn eyed him up and down. "You? On a platter? With an apple stuffed in you mouth?" She glanced at Walt and explained, "I like my men Quiet.""So it's a gay book?" Hannah shovelled a forkful of what her brother called "rabbit food" into her mouth. "What is that? Like when one book is attracted to another book? They hook up by entering through the back cover?" Marilyn snorted with laughter."This book is far from perfect but it made me laugh, it was sweet and funny. No the book is not about Hannah and Marilyn, but they make as excellent side characters. The story is about two guys looking for love. One a player and one almost a virgin but fate brought them together with the help of two medley drunken girls and a sister with a crazy imagination. If you need a nice feel good book with almost zero drama this is the book for you. Please do not read this if you are looking for a serious book. You need to take it like it is...

  • Sandra
    2019-05-30 13:57

    Brandon Wilde is looking for that special someone. Not one to jump into clubs or one-night stands, he opens an account with a gay dating site, OpenHeartsOpenMinds, and hopes to meet The One.Nate Tippie is the stereotypical gay bachelor, always on the hunt for the next guy, clubbing, fucking and generally acting as if his single-dom doesn't bother him. Even though, in quiet moments, it does. Like when he's leaving his latest hook-up who fell asleep on him but wakes up as Nate is getting ready to go. Here, I had to blink a few times and then snorted out loud when I was treated to a "winking hole" on display. Nate's sister Hannah and her friend/co-worker Marilyn are both portrayed in a bad light from the start. First, the two cook up an account for Nate on the same website Brandon joined, inputting Nate's information and looking at the various profiles. Hannah then comes across Brandon's profile and questionably feels an immediate connection to the man in the picture. Stupidly, she then sends an email to Brandon, posing as Nate, and initiates contact. Then, to top things off, she uploads a photo of Nate to the profile she created when Brandon replies and asks for one, and while feeling terribly guilty, she continues to perpetuate the deception, panicking when Brandon presses for a meeting face to face. Upon confessing her sins to her brother, Nate understandably gets angry, but agrees to meet with Brandon to let him down gently. Hannah, still without much of a brain, decides that she needs to spy on them, to make sure Nate does what he said he'd do. Except, when Nate meets Brandon, there's an immediate spark and the two men go home to Brandon's place for a bit of shmexing. Brandon wants to take things slow, but is then portrayed as so overcome by lust that he has sex on the first date. Please. These aren't teenagers, and I didn't buy it. Meanwhile, Marilyn shows up at the same bar and acts all jealous when another man shows interest in Hannah. She's also portrayed as someone who reads lots and lots of M/M romance (with the obligatory name dropping of existing romance authors and their books), and continuously flirts with gay men, including Nate, even when she knows they have no interest in her. There were a couple of scenes where she lays it on so thick that I felt uncomfortable for Nate. The characterizations of the women really irritated me. Hannah's unrealistic infatuation with Brandon (based on a profile pic and a couple of emails), Marilyn's almost desperate need for attention, both their jealousy and whiny-whines were off-putting and made these two fall entirely flat for me. The fact that Hannah continued to email Brandon after Nate has met him was the final straw.I really liked Brandon. He was kind, steady, trustworthy and only asked that people be truthful with him. Nate deceives him twice, and while Brandon initially reacts the way he should, forgiveness is quick. Too quick, for me.There's a happy at the end, that Nate actually didn't quite deserve. I understand his reasons for the 2nd deception (and wouldn't be surprised at all if this was pulled straight from real life), and I applauded him for coming clean despite the fall-out, but the 1st deception should have been cleared up immediately upon first meeting Brandon. Before he had sex with the guy. This was cute but not worthy of four stars. I felt a bit let down after reading Chaser and Raining Men by this author, primarily because of the portrayal of the women in this novel and the fact that Brandon seemed to throw his values out with the bath water because of insta-lust.It was an okay read for me, and overall, I liked it. I guess I expected more from this.I received a free ARC from Dreamspinner Press. A positive review was not promised in return.

  • Saioa
    2019-05-31 14:24

    Omg I hated Hannah with all my heart! I don't understand how everyone forgave her so easily. If she had created the account to help her brother find love it would have been ok, invasive, but at least with good intentions. But to pose as Nate because she had a crush on Brandon? She was playing with everybody's feelings and deluding herself. (view spoiler)[And god, when I thought she couldn't do anything worse she goes and sends all those messages about her brother's sexual life, it was creepy as hell. (hide spoiler)]Even when she promised (twice) that she would stop meddling, she didn't.I didn't like her parts at all, I just didn't care and I honestly wish the author would have destined those pages to show us more about Nate and Brandon's relationship. She didn't deserve that hea, she deserved an appointment with a psychiatrist.Brandon was a total sweetheart and I liked Nate too, even though I really think Brandon should have made him grovel harder. I think I was expecting something different, it was too frustrating for me.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • LiveYourLife BuyTheBook
    2019-06-22 14:13

    4.5 StarsA "Live Your Life, Buy The Book" ReviewAvailable forPre-order now!I was going to give you a run down of what this story was about but I really don’t need to if you have read the blurb above. That basically gives you everything that I would have. So, I will just go right ahead and tell you what I thought of this book, which is that I truly enjoyed every minute of it.There was several plots in this book that revolved around the characters listed below.Brandon ~ He was looking for a relationship, one with love, respect and romance. He wanted something meaningful and something that would last. He was such a sweetheart and all he wanted was someone to love and love him back.Nate ~ He was getting tired of hook ups. He was starting to see that life just wasn’t all that much fun anymore without someone in it. He was truly a great guy but he did have his share of secrets.Marilyn ~ (Hannah’s BFF) I actually went ahead and looked up the definition of Fag Hag at because this is what I thought of her through the whole book and I wanted to make sure I didn’t misrepresent her and according to that website, I was not wrong. Marilyn was outrageous. I’m not exactly sure what her part in this story was supposed to be besides just being Hannah’s best friend but I found myself cracking up any time she opened her mouth.Hannah ~ She really had me wanting to pull my hair out. I can understand her curiosity into the M/M dating sites and I could even see her curiosity with writing someone but what she continued to do throughout the story really ticked me off. You could see that she was quite jealous of her brother Nate and the fact that he never seemed to lack for dates. You could tell she was a very lonely girl, looking for love and not finding it. You could see that at the beginning she had best intentions but after things did not go her way she became ugly in her jealousy. Even at the end of the story I still didn’t really care for her. She just pushed to many of my buttons and in my mind she got off a bit to easy for the things she did.It is taking everything I have not to spoil this book for others. I want to just write every little detail out for all of you but I don’t think it would get posted if I went and did that. :)The author used a few words that I had to look up. I mean poz and poppers meant absolutely nothing to me but once looked up made a whole lot of sense. He also gave a very nice shout out to many M/M authors and even mentioned GayRomLit in this story. I am guessing those must be a few of his favorites. I know some of them are mine.I have to admit, I have never read a book by this author before. *gasp* Shocking, I know. I regret that a little bit. I shouldn’t have waited so long to read a book by him and I plan to change that very soon. I loved his writing style, I loved the flow of the book, I didn’t feel like there was anything missing by the time the end of the story came around and I was really able to love Brandon & Nate very easily. I might have had a hard time with the main plot of the story but only because I have watched many episodes of Catfish on MTV so I have seen how things could have ended up but even that didn’t stop me from enjoying this book.This story had romance, love, friendship, deception, jealousy, heartbreak and probably other things that I just can’t think of right now. It definitely didn’t lack on anything that’s for sure.One last thing I want to thank Rick R. Reed for throwing in BF Mann with all the other authors. Talk about making a poor girl run all over looking for those books. *embarrassing* How I didn’t see that coming is beyond me.

  • justanya
    2019-05-31 09:55

    As usual no spoilersI loved the idea of this story. I especially adored both MC's. These two characters are people I wish existed and whom I would love to have as friends in real life. The more I read about the two, the more I rooted for them. As a matter of fact what makes this such a good read are how the MC's behave when in each other's company. I instantly recognized the kernels of love and was thrilled to " witness" how their relationship develop and blossom.What made this story a tough sell for me though (and cost it a star) was the behavior of the female supporting characters. Both females were women i couldnt relate to. Ive come across women of Marilyn's calibre. We women either have a "marilyn" as a friend or we know someone like her and she reads realisticaly. The character i couldn't wrap my brain around was Harriet, Nate's older sister. I hated her. Still do. The things that she did were simply put, appalling and didn't make sense to me considering her age. If she were young and dumb then her behavior and her actions would be plausible. But she wasn't and that made her character hard to swallow and unrealistic to me. Other than that sore point (and a fruitless google search for something I cannot mention since it's a major plot line of the story), this book delivered. I enjoyed it and couldn't stop smiling when I got to the end. Do I recommend you read it? YES! Rick R. Reed is one of those rare authors that consistently delivers escapism you want to sink your teeth into.S/N: Now I'm dying to visit Seattle and see all the interesting places mentioned in the book : )

  • Ije the Devourer of Books
    2019-06-15 14:10

    Rick R Reed is very good at writing stories that don't follow the unwritten rules of m/m romance. It is good to have stories that don't follow those rules so that the genre keeps expanding and so that i don't get bored.In this story there is the usual romance between two male characters but the secondary characters who are female also have key role in the story. This makes the story somewhat different to the usual m/m stories. The story emphasises the fact that all the characters were hungry for love in their own way both male and female, and they each had different ways of meeting that hunger, whether by reading about love (Marilyn), setting up false dating profiles (Hannah), sleeping around (Nate) or actively seeking romance on line (Brandon). I liked the way the characters were so well portrayed with sweet Brandon, reformed play boy Nate and irritating Hannah and Marilyn. Of course the challenge for Nate and Brandon is the knotty problem that Hannah causes with the false on line profile and the main story is in telling how the knot is untied and issues resolved so that real love can develop.This is a lovely story and thankfully the ups and downs are resolved and the guys get the guys but the girls get something also. Another lovely story from Rick which I really enjoyed and a lovely one to have dedicated to me.Thank you Rick :)

  • Rick
    2019-06-05 07:22

    As ALWAYS, Rick writes another GREAT book!!!! Love the twists and surprises in this book.

  • Katherine
    2019-06-02 12:04

    I love every Rick Reed book I have read. Hungry for love was amazing in my opinion. I love his ability to write male and female characters that are so realistic and flawed. I feel like I know these people. After reading this book and the Chaser series, I need to buy his other books. Who knows what other wonderful characters I may have missed!

  • Erica Chilson
    2019-06-06 14:24

    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads *I read Hungry for Love in the Feel-Good True Romance bundle.3 Frustrating Stars. Hannah, who had the better portion of all the narration, is Nate's meddlesome sister. She and her friends use Nate to take a peek into how gay men use online dating/hookup websites. Hannah steals her brother's identity, which leads us to Brandon. I struggled with this book, and it had nothing to do with Nate or Brandon, and everything to do with Hannah. Maybe it was my mood, but the level of frustration didn't lend well to the 'Feel-Good True Romance' vibe. I was rubbed wrong on the unethical, sociopathic actions of Nate's sister. No matter how it was explained away, Hannah's actions weren't palatable for my reading enjoyment. With every chapter, even at the ending, all she was doing was digging a bigger hole. & no, the twisty turn that saved the book from being less than 3 stars, is not quantifiable with Hannah's actions, as Nate tried to explain her actions away, comparing it with his own. Nate's was a business decision- Hannah's was a selfish, spiteful, vengeful, jealous decision, toying with everyone's emotions. This will be the first time I've ever said this, and I will be repeating it for the 3rd book in the Feel-Good True Romance bundle as well. I do not want an F in my MM romance. I've never said that before- I've never even thought it. I don't mind if the entire side cast is made up of females, but they do not get to be 'in' the romance with the males in the book, unless it's menage, which makes it no longer MM romance. It's a bait and switch. I'm reading a MM romance, which should feature two MALES, with a female taking up the majority of the narration. The frustrating premise of the story, which did make it a page-turner, and not at all 'feel-good', had a portion of the book's romance during Hannah catfishing Brandon- this removed the foundation of Nate and Brandon's romance, with little to build off of as Hannah kept encroaching on the story. This is MM romance, right? Yet Hannah was not painted as the villainess of the tale. I enjoyed Nate and Brandon, even with miscommunication issue. I read every single word of the book, enjoyed the twist I didn't see coming, but I felt the portrayal of Hannah and her friend lessened the reading enjoyment, painted women in a poor light, and made me think badly of my own gender. I should have written this review prior to reading the entirety of the third book in the bundle, because I fear that tainted my experience after the fact. I enjoy Rick R Reed's writing style, how inventive the plots are, but reading two books back-to-back featuring a female narrator scene-stealing from both love interests and lessening the impact of the romance... It doesn't matter if it's MM or MF, the sole focus should be on the couple.

  • Thomaidha Papa
    2019-06-12 10:13

    3.5 HeartsReview written forMM Good Book ReviewsMr. Reed has a strong talent in writing realistic characters and this book proves that fact one more time. I couldn’t help but notice that every single character felt like a living-breathing entity.Nate and Brandon are two every-day guys. Nate is the type that will go about finding love and that special someone in bars and through every site available to “dating”. He’s not being very successful at that as every single hook up leaves him drained and questioning the very existence of that special other. Brandon is the exact opposite. He goes about finding love in the classic way. Trying to find him out in the street, during his running, through classic ways and dating. He’s not being very successful either, mostly because he is a bit peculiar. He is a romantic and hooking up for meaningless sex, or sex with a guy that doesn’t spark those special feelings in him isn’t something he does. No, Brandon wants romance; he wants to get to know a person, to slowly fall for him, to have a connection od souls before jumping in bed, hence his near virginal state.So how do these two guys meet? Enter Hannah, Nate’s sister, and her BFF Marilyn. It takes a girls-night at home, some boredom, and a healthy dose of curiosity for them to create an account on a romantic dating site. The same site Brandon decided to try and find his special other. It takes Hannah one look at Brandon’s profile picture to fall in… well, something with him and encourage her to email him as her brother. Weird? It gets better as Brandon really likes “Nate” and asks to meet, at which point Hannah feels compelled to fess up to Nate about what she’s done and ask him to meet Brandon and let him down gently, because no, she doesn’t want her brother to hook up with him…This is how this very intense, angsty, and quite frustrating story begins. I liked the fact that I was immersed in this book from the first line. I liked how easy it was for me to read and get invested, how effortlessly this book evoked strong emotions and made me literally crazy. Yes, this book can drive you crazy with its characters.Brandon was searching for Mr. Perfect to a fault, and way too many times made me want to scream at him. His pickiness was annoying at times. Yes his values were noble and I get it when it comes to honesty, but I didn’t liked the way he left and came back and left and came back… The fact that serious decisions he took in a blink of an eye, while other much more trivial he obsessed about. The ending, how it only took one speech from Nate to change his mind (again) and with the time-frame being so small, I don’t know, he felt a bit juvenile there.Nate, hmm, Nate felt a bit fatalistic, like going wherever the wind threw him. The kind of guy that while he knows there are issues to be addressed leaves them there until he has no other option, literally making things way harder for him that way. Other than that, I feel as if Nate was the only character in this book that didn’t cause me any frustration, but actually won me over from the very start.But then along came Hannah. Sweet, lovely, sad, and pathetic Hannah. I thought I had read characters that evoked dislike in me. I thought that I knew how deep those kind of characters could touch me. I was in for a surprise with this one. I seriously had to have many breaks during this read and try to calm myself, take deep breaths, and go for it once more, only to have her making me scream in the next paragraph. Being this angry to a fictional character is so not good for your sanity. So the question remains: “Is it a good thing, an admirable thing that this book managed to touch me so? Or should I resent the fact that it got so many negative emotions from me when it should have been a fun ride?” I still don’t have an answer for this dilemma.As for the romance part of this book, well I loved it. Yes there was that love if first sight thing that I don’t feel appealed by, but the entirety of this romance was lovely. I only wish there was more space for this pair in the story, I wish the focus wasn’t so much on the drama as it felt like it drowned the romance a bit too much. In the end I’d have loved for more time to have transpired for Nate and Brandon to bond before things started collapsing and deceits being revealed.Bottom end though, even though frustration was a constant, I did enjoy this book a lot, and I’d recommend it to all romance fans out there.Thommie

  • multitaskingmomma
    2019-06-20 13:02

    Original Blog Post: and again it is a nice change to pick up a light read and simply get lost in a light romantic comedy and happily, I found it in Hungry for Love. As the blurb reads, two gay men meet each other under the most dubious of circumstances involving a frustrated and relationship-hungry sister and her snarky BFF. These two women just stole the story from underneath these two men, what with their observations, commentaries and adventures into the gay man's world.The romance between Nate and Brandon began with a fake account and that was the basis of the angst in this story. Brandon's need to have an honest relationship with a potential husband was kind of far fetched in my opinion for he looked for this relationship over the internet. But then again, there are relationships that start off this rocky way and manage to have an HEA. It was actually Hannah's refusal to let go of her communication with Brandon that rocked the situation. It's a good thing that things were soon ironed out and things got good. Then the big revelation online was done and again, the ship rocked once more for a bit before the two got their sea legs together.I like how the author wrote about the two women. He was able to portray us MM readers and fans so well that there were times when I felt the author had been eavesdropping on some women's conversations and just wrote what he heard. It was quite a hilarious shock to read things that I and some friends have said ourselves in the privacy of our chats. I found myself nodding in agreement to some of the author's written text - especially when Marilyn and Hannah were getting drunk in the beginning. That was a laugh. I would consider this a book a comedy of errors, something that Hannah cooked up. Good thing Nate and Brandon were looking for exactly the same thing, hit it off and managed to have their HEA, against the odds. It was also great getting to see some great authors shouted out here although I must confess that when I read the pen name, BF Mann, I tried to Google it and came up empty. I thought that DSP was hiding an author I never heard of before and was getting a bit upset, only to find out, belatedly and much to my embarrassment, that this was a pen name for Nate. Face palm event here. Hungry for Love is a feel-good, relaxing, light read that successfully massages the day's worries off our bodies and minds. I would recommend this for those who want to do away with some drama for a change and just get on with some light and romantic man-on-man love. With a few hilarious fag hag comments served as a side dish.

  • Dani Elle Maas
    2019-06-26 11:13

    3.75 starsThis story got me from the start. I loved the beginning and the idea. Brandon is just too sweet but comes over as genuine from the start and you just have to adore him.I really enjoyed the mess up with the girls. Hannah (Nate’s sister) and her bff Marilyn and their drunken attempt to set up the page for Nate are hilarious.Hannah’s attempt to connect with Brandon is funny and sweet in the beginning, but that is the start of what bothers me in the rest of the story. Hannah is too much. She’s irritating and really bothered me in the continuation of the story. Yes, the attempt is nice and fun and even the talking is enjoyable and funny. When she starts sending messages while Nate and Brandon have connected, however, that goes way over the top and is really too much. It really set me off from the whole rest of the story where I honestly loved the exchanges between Nate and Brandon.As always Author Rick Reed has a great way of telling a story. His writing is well-crafted and the story is easy to read. You’re really able to relate to both Nate and Brandon (one of the things I like to read in a story) and you can find emotions and hotness plenty in this one too.With so many secrets between them it is hard for Nate and especially Brandon to deal with things that are being thrown at him. With the meddling from Hannah to top it off it is understood that there is drama being set up.The question that arises is that will they get through the drama? Their relationship was going pretty fast, with their connection forging quickly and they seemed made for each other. How will it affect their relationship when all secrets are out?I have to say I liked how Rick Reed worked through the secrets and tricky situations. I could completely relate to Brandon’s reactions and I thought Nate and his responses and reactions were very real. Personally I do think Nate was too easy on Hannah but I am glad it didn’t cost them their relationship as brother and sister and I can feel the loneliness and jealous feelings where she was coming from. Nate’s secret wasn’t very surprising and the way he handled it in the blogs was awesome.Overall this is a great read, easy going with a little drama and lots of romance. There’s a little hitch here and there but in total an enjoyable read. I have read more from this author and will continue to do so.Review posted at:

  • Wendy Ann
    2019-06-18 09:11

    Reviewed for Hearts On Fire Reviews - 4 heartsIt’s not often that I run across a book in which the secondary characters are vividly portrayed, and even harder to find one in which the secondary characters are as integral to the story as the main characters. Well, in this rare find, the gal pals (Hannah and Marilyn) are front and center – they almost steal the show right out from under Nate and Brandon. I loved Marilyn in all her quirky wonder. Let’s see… she loved to go out and have a good time occasionally or just hang out with her best gal – check. She loved to read and discuss m/m romance novels – check. She had a little bit of penis envy going on and loved all things gay – check. She and I would be best friends in real life! Hannah was the harder of the two to fully like. Because of her continued deception and meddling in her brother Nate’s life, I became less enamored with her character. Nate was much more forgiving than I think I could have been in his shoes. Brandon struck me as a sweetheart right off the bat. I could relate to the romantic in him and wanted nothing more than for him to find Mr. Right. I think he may have also successfully made me think twice about my “no body hair” preference (okay, not Brandon, but the author’s description of him) because his beard and chest hair had my fingers twitching for a feel. I wasn’t sure that Nate was the right guy for Brandon. A virtual man whore paired with a virtual virgin had me skeptical, but Nate won me over and ultimately convinced me that his true desire was a committed relationship. Underneath everything, including a whole heaping pile of deception (a combination of his sister’s making as well as his own) was a good man with a good heart. He simply needed the right motivation to come clean, own up to his mistakes, and own his choices. Let’s just say that there was quite the little surprise imbedded in that final cleansing process. I didn’t have a clue until it snuck right up on me – sweet!“Hungry for Love” left me hungry for more of this author’s work, so it’s a good thing I have a few to get me started. If you might enjoy a couple of hot guys, strong secondary characters including a well-meaning, meddling sister and her BFF, as well as a little bit of current m/m romance humor and reality rolled into one great story, then check this one out!

  • Otila
    2019-06-02 15:21

    DNF @ 30%I don't like to DNF. Usually I think "maybe it will get better" or I'll skim it just to find out how the hell it ends, but I just couldn't do it with this one. Brandon and Nate are the MCs. Brandon's a 27 yr old almost virgin and hopeless romantic. He's looking for a relationship not just hookups, so he signs up on an online dating site. Nate is a commitment-phobe who only wants one time hook-ups, until now. He's getting bored and may just want something more. Hanna is Nate's sister and she and her friend get drunk one night and sign up to the same dating service creating a fake profile using Nate's info. Hanna then starts emailing with Brandon pretending to be Nate. And now Brandon wants to meet. That's as far as I got.Here's the thing. I thought this was going to be Hanna pretending to be Nate because she wants to find love for her brother, and when it came time for Brandon and Nate to meet, sweet hilarity would ensue. But no, that's not where this was going. Hanna starts emailing Brandon because she likes his picture and thinks his profile is sweet. She's already getting swoony over him and feels pangs of jelousy that he thinks she's Nate. She keeps thinking, "Why can't I meet a nice straight guy like that?" Well, maybe because you're going onto GAY dating sites! This annoyed the hell out of me. I read Tina's review and it just confirmed this was going someplace I just didn't want to go. Then there was Hanna's friend, I can't remember her name, but both she and Hanna came off as extremely unlikable.Then Brandon answered one of Hanna's emails like this:And what do I like to do in bed? You naughty boy. I'm not going to answer that, but will instead adopt the voice of a bratty schoolgirl and say, "That's for me to know and you to find out." (Here Brandon inserted a smiling and winking emoticon.) And now I hate Brandon, too. So I just stopped. I'm just not in the mood to do this to myself. I don't think I got far enough to rate, so I'll just leave it at that.

  • Christine Lacombe
    2019-06-17 10:58

    Whether I am reading a mf or a mm book, I want a romance story with an HEA and Hungry for Love fills that requirement. I loved the build up of the relationship between Nate and Brandon, and not one of those stories that just concentrated on the sex. Yes, there were sex scenes, but there was also an emotional connection between them. We have Nate, who has a slew of one night stands, but has come to a conclusion that he wants love, with that one person, a forever kind of love but he has yet to find it. And then there is Brandon, who wants the same thing but who is practically a virgin. He can't seem to find that special one either. Hannah and Marilyn are just so wacko!! It was through them making that profile in the dating website, that Nate and Brandon meet, and the instant connection is there, sparks fly between the 2 of them. Now Hannah is a good sister, I know she should know better than what she did, but through this comedy of errors, Nate and Brandon do find their way to each other, Hannah does find her someone and Marilyn, well, that girl just confused me to no end. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, it brought out so much emotions in me, I had tears and laughter and joy. And yes, I figured out Nate's real job before it actually came out, that was an interesting part of the story. Do I think Hannah and Marilyn's antics took away from the story? No I don't. Do I recommend you read this book? Yes I do. Thank you Rick for giving me a copy of this book to read and review. I loved it, just love a good romance!!! Oh and the sex scenes were just so hot!!

  • Jules Lovestoread
    2019-06-24 13:02

    Hungry for Love was the first book I have read by Mr. Reed, and it definitely will not be the last. The style is extremely easy-going and I really enjoyed the flow of the book. There were some scenes and lines that absolutely had me laughing out loud, and also several ‘awwwww’ moments. I also have to say that being from Seattle, all of the local references really added to the reading experience for me.Without giving anything away, I will say that the last quarter of the book was my favorite. There are so many satisfying and heart-warming moments. Characters finding their truths, and realizing the people they are meant to be, and who they are meant to be with, all written beautifully with humor, and love, and intelligence. Rick Reed has done a wonderful, wonderful job with this story!See my full review at:

  • The Novel Approach Reviews
    2019-06-07 13:23

    This book is another hit for Mr. Reed, and I just can’t say enough about how much I loved it. Nate and Brandon quickly grabbed my heart strings and the last quarter of the book just made me love them more. I like how he also mentioned some of my other favorite authors in the book, and I am still looking for those BF Mann novels!If you haven’t read a book by Mr. Reed this is a great place to start and if you, like me, are a huge fan, you won’t be disappointed.You can read the rest of Jackie's review at The Novel Approach

  • EllieNY
    2019-06-03 14:04

    This is Rick Reed and I so wanted to love this story.I tried to love the main characters. They left me feeling nothing, at best.I tried to like the supporting characters. I found the women unlikeable and, on occasion, loathsome. I wanted to like the story. There was so much untapped potential for an interesting plot.I expected to love the writing. Couldn't get past the characters and plot to appreciate it.This is THE Rick Reed. I enjoy his writing so much. With about 10 pages before the end I DNF because I just didn't care for it. This book just didn't work for me.

  • Candice
    2019-06-21 12:20

    1.5While I finished this book, it was just not for me. I found the female characters completely annoying. I don't know which one was worse, Hannah or Marilyn. Their juvenile behavior was more of an annoyance and I pretty much skimmed through those parts. As for Nate and Brandon, I didn't feel any chemistry with them. Nate was a player and all of sudden he changes? Brandon is a "virgin" and jumps into bed after only meeting Nate a couple of hours ago. It was if everything that made these characters up was just thrown away as soon as they met. Sorry, but this was just not for me.

  • indeed so
    2019-06-14 11:00

    Okay, impersonating someone online is not the same as having a penname. And who the heck cries over the fact that someone didn't tell your mom a secret that they didn't even tell their sister? What the fuck? It's like nobody even knew the definition to privacy. And the characters tended to overreact and they never bothered to try and understand each other. And the female characters were fucking awful. Second star for the potential.

  • Cindi
    2019-06-06 09:23

    4.5 StarsReview (with slight spoilers) can be found at On Top Down Under Book Reviews.Another great read by Rick R. Reed. This book was provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange for a fair and honest review.

  • Ruthie Taylor
    2019-06-12 13:18

    ~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~This is an interesting take on a modern problem - with a very interfering sister thrown in for good measure. That said, I think she was suffering from a moment (or two) of madness, as nothing else indicated that she would be so foolish! But if I'd had an opportunity to stop her, I would have taken it. A relationship started on a drunken dating sign up and a continuing evasion of the issue is not the best of starts, but somehow Nate knows he has to turn this around. His time for confessing doesn't rest there, and we get a lovely twist in the tale when he comes completely clean. And it was fun that Brandon discovered a hidden side to himself too - which was super cute and hot at once. An easy story to read, especially if I forgave Hannah and didn't get hung up on her relationship issues. I do enjoy it when I can feel the author sharing something of themselves, and that felt like the case here.

  • Ula'ndi Hart
    2019-06-21 09:09

    I’m afraid I might be in a bit of “bitchy” mood. Let me start by apologizing to my Bestie for not entirely being a fan of this book first.What I liked: I liked the idea of the story. I liked that they meet through two drunken girls getting up to no good for the hell of it. I liked that Brandon was more serious about what he wanted, I loved that Nate was secretly a MM writer! (Isn’t that just fabulous?) I liked that they meet and have an immediate attraction to each other. I like the idea of these girls being adicted to MM romance! Why? It's my poison of choice of course! I feel their hype!What I didn’t like:That the two drunken girls to me turned out to be “creepy”. I don’t like Marylyn (or whatever her name is) at all!!! My personal experience with her is that she is a lonely selfish woman moving on in years and doesn’t have the depth to want more for even her supposed “best friend”. She is constantly referred to has having a “sour” expression or not looking very impressed – this happens every time someone other than her gets a little attention.Hanna – It’s like she has a split personality to me. There is the side I could like, the side I feel sorry for.And then there is the crazy stalker’ish woman who flirts with gay men on websites under her BROTHERS profile????? No. I could have handled this if she didn’t go off writing all that sexual crap to Brandon in-between. How creepy/crazy/horror movie is that? It went too far for my personal taste there. I can’t excuse her actions. What? Chatting someone up is one thing but describing your BROTHER in a sexual scene with a guy you’re secretly crushing on is WRONG. In so many ways. Can’t go there sorry.Nate and Brandon – It all just went way too fast for me. Nate is a man-whore according to the way he is portrayed in the beginning of the book. He likes non-commitment sex. Period. Yet the moment his eyes wonder from flirting with the waiter and lands on Brandon – he’s miraculously cured not only from his sexual habits, but he also in a matter of seconds turn into a gaping romantic sap? Uuhhh? Where did I miss something? I have no problem with romantic guys. Don’t get me wrong. I also have no problem with being rendered speechless. It’s the way it happened that didn’t sound believable at all to me. I’m sorry. Oh and don’t get me started on the “Oh your gorgeous” – “No YOUR the gorgeous one” - “Oh stop it you silly man, you’re beautiful one I don’t deserve you” – “No I’m the non-deserving one sweetness” ??? I didn’t like how Nate using a alias was used in a way to make the crap Hannah pulled come off as not so bad. He is a writer for heaven sake; I don’t go looking at FB profiles and decide what I want to read based on the the author looks of sounds like. It’s about talent and imagination. Period.If I was Brandon – I would have run like the wind – in the complete opposite direction. Even though I liked the little bit of Nate we got to know. Done bitching now. - Remember, always judge a book on your OWN merit and not who the hell ever else. You could love this and think I’m a complete nutcase. To each his own.

  • Pat
    2019-06-01 08:09

    Readers can call Reed's books a lot of thing, but boring isn't one of them. Chaser was an off-beat, almost light-hearted look at a chubby guy and his Adonis-like lover while Raining Men delved into the messy personal life of a sex addict. Now Reed again changes his tone to one that's nearly camp as he looks at the problems online dating causes two men looking for real love. Twenty-nine-year-old Brandon is looking for the "one," the guy he can spend the rest of his life with. Brandon likes to go running as much as possible in Seattle and is admittedly a romantic at heart. He's been saving himself for the right one. He works at a law firm writing ad copy as well as working on their website and blog. He might not be Mr. Excitement, but he's definitely Mr. Steady. Tyler, on the other hand, loves sex for sex's sake. True, at heart he's a romantic and waiting to hook up with Mr. Right and settle down. But in the meantime, he isn't averse to getting laid. He owns a condo with his single sister Hannah and puts up with her crazy-zany friend Marilyn. Unlike Brandon, Tyler works from home, so spends a lot of time in bars trolling for romance. One night in a fit of too much alcohol, Hannah and Marilyn decide to go eye-candy shopping on an online gay dating site. The only problem is that in order to see any of the nice guys on this particular non-raunchy site (as opposed to the sites featuring photos of genitals), they need an account name and password. When they figure out that Tyler doesn't have an account at the site, they decide to make him one. And off the story goes straining credulity to its hinges. But Reed's tone will keep readers turning pages to find out where this potential train-wreck goes. Read the rest of my review at All About Books:

  • Mtsnow13
    2019-06-08 09:03

    This one started out really strong for me, and I especially enjoyed the feeling I was getting a personal tour through downtown Seattle. That was fun :) And the book was well-written, no distracting typos, flowed really well, etc...but...unfortunately, I think, in this book, the snarkiness of Hannah's friend, and Hannah's wanting to be living Nate's life vicariously left an icky feeling for me...I wanted to like it so much more than I did, and obviously others enjoyed it, but maybe I was hoping for a bit more 'When Harry met Sam' vibe that the blurb lead me to expect. I liked the resolution, and the epilogue was sweet (but where was Nancy?) and I had a feeling early on about Nate's 'secret', so that played out well... The subterfuge and jealousy of Nate's sister and her coworker had me feeling sad in many of the situations. I did like the honesty of each character's flaws, and enjoyed meeting Brandon's mother, but was disappointed we didn't see more of her after being introduced. The premise and foundation of this story was extremely relevant and timely with social media being such an influence in today's dating game. I felt it came from an authentic place, but wish that the supporting characters hadn't seemed so vindictive. It was nice to see Nate have feelings that weren't solely run by his libido after all his 'cattin' around'. Shows there is hope for the romantic in all of us :)

  • H Beeyit
    2019-06-16 12:12

    Not as fluffy as I was half-expecting from the blurb, but a really enjoyable read nevertheless. There was a lot of...humanity in it and realness, in that the ways that characters were sometimes awful felt very human and real to me.And I did NOT expect to be hit in the last pages with a startling true-to-my-life portrait of my own father's particular variety of alcoholism. And how exactly the character's relationship with his long-dead father mirrored my relationship with my long-dead father. That was. I mean, wow. Anything about addiction in a blurb is usually enough to send me running in the other direction. Books tend to work better for me when I'm sort of removed from the action and I don't see too much of me or my life in the pages. But it was good here. I don't think I could handle a whole book focusing on grown-child-of-alcoholic themes (I know I couldn't) but this much, this was good. I think this book will stay with me a long time.

  • Toni
    2019-06-15 13:12

    Rick R. Reed is a great story teller, I'm a fan, I can't believe he actually wrote this book. I hated it. The MC's were shallow and weepy and unbelievable and I didn't connect with them. The women in this book? Horrible people. I kept feeling that as a female fan of m/m this book was making fun of me - portrayed as the loud, fat, unattractive cat lady. Is that what you really think of your female fans? Maybe the entire book was a joke that I just wasn't in on?I need to go and re-read something good from Mr. Reed so I can remember why I am a fan and why I spent money on this terrible, terrible book.

  • Shannon
    2019-05-29 07:15

    More of a 3.5 stars just because I never got to liking the women in this book. I thought they were a hoot at first but as the book continued they just seemed mean. Especially Hannah. Who does that? Nate wasn't sufficiently pissed enough for me but I may just be mean that way. I loved how their story played out though I do think Brandon may have been a little tough on Nate. Loved the Seattle aspect and the fact that I actually had a clue where everything was. Kinda!

  • Jewel
    2019-06-12 10:14

    An enjoyable afternoon read. A bit campy and melodramatic in places, but quite entertaining. Though, if I were Nate and Hannah were my sister, I'd be very tempted to smack her into next week. What she did was hurtful, and not just to Nate. Brandon did not deserve her deception. I'm glad all turned out well, but still.