Monday, November 18, 2013

Good Boy (Theta Alpha Gamma #4) by Anne Tenino

I loved reading Brad and Sebastian's story and was super excited to see that the author had revisited the boys with Good Boy.  I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  Here's the cover and the Goodreads blurb:

Brad “Frat Boy” Feller and Sebastian “Toppy” DeWitt have been together for nine months, and their relationship is as hot as ever. The only cloud Brad sees on their horizon is Sebastian’s stress over his thesis. And their uncertain future together after graduation. And how Sebastian sometimes takes Brad for granted. And Sebastian’s unwillingness to introduce Brad to his father.

Other than that, everything’s awesome.

All of Sebastian’s energy is currently devoted to his thesis, and getting into a top-notch PhD program. Fortunately, his boyfriend takes care of all the domestic stuff and Sebastian’s needs. Any minor strain between them will disappear and they’ll return to the status quo after Sebastian graduates. As long as nothing upsets their delicate balance in the meantime.

Then a friend Brad once had a small fling with is forced to take refuge with them, and Frat Boy and Toppy’s delicate balance topples like an elephant on a water ski. Now Sebastian has to face some truths about how he’s been treating Brad, what he wants for their future, and what he has to do to get it.
This short looks at what we didn't see in book three when the house burns and the brothers have to find temporary places to live and Collin ends up with Brad then leaves.  Collin's book didn't let us see what happened between Sebastian and Brad after Collin leaves.  Sebastian has always been something of a selfish ass and Brad has always been adorably giving.  He is the giver and Sebastian is the taker in their relationship.  The argument when Collin comes over leads to Sebastian having to take a break in his work on his thesis to really look at how he treats Brad.  He takes Brad for granted and he isn't treating him well enough.  Brad does everything to support Sebastian and all he expects in return is love and appreciation.  Sebastian decides that he needs to see to Brad's needs and not just his own.  He gets Brad a pretty pricey gift with some help from his dad to make sure that everyone knows that he is Brad's and Brad is his.  It's kind of adorable to watch Sebastian realize how much of an ass he has been.  It happens in relationships all the time where one or both of the parties doesn't feel appreciated.  I am so glad to see that the boys can re-evaluate and put in the effort to keep things together.  What an awesome little story!

You can click here to find Good Boy on Goodreads.  You can find more about Anne Tenino and her writing on her website.  I give Good Boy 4 Fairies for a cute and realistic look at how to make a relationship work.

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