He’s sure he’ll never fall for a man…
When it rains, it pours. After losing his prestigious job, Vlad discovers that his girlfriend has cheated on him. Angry and hurt, he’s determined to find her lover and teach him a lesson. When he finds out that her lover is bisexual, it only makes him angrier. Raised by an extremely homophobic family, Vlad is convinced he’s straight and holds nothing but contempt for people who aren’t.
But sometimes contempt and anger can turn into an obsession, and then into something else entirely—something Vlad has always considered sick and wrong.
He’s sure he’ll never fall for a homophobic bully…
Sebastian is a successful English model who has always detested bullies. When a man shows up on his doorstep accusing him of sleeping with his girlfriend, Sebastian isn’t interested in being a punching bag. However, provoking a homophobic man is probably not the best idea…or the safest. But then again, Sebastian has never been good at playing it safe.
Just a Bit Wicked
4.5 “Thought he was straight stars”….
Author Alessandra Hazard recently released her 7th book in the Straight Guys Series, “Just a Bit Wicked”. Thankfully, this was available to me on Kindle Unlimited.
More than ‘Just a Bit Wicked’ he was! Vlad was a homophobic, seriously homophobic, bodyguard for the Russian mafia. Fired from his job he came home to find that his girlfriend Nina had been cheating on him. Things continued to go downhill from there. When Vlad identified the man who had gone to his apartment he determined that the man was English. Not only was he English but a F****** model! Sebastian was a gorgeous man who, instead of showing fear when assaulted, taunted Vlad about his girlfriends’ dissatisfaction with Vlad’s performance. To find that he was attracted to the man was the worst possible thing that could happen.
Vlad was not a likable character but Author Hazard gives us enough background early in the story to allow us to understand his homophobic fears and even guilt.
A love story requires likable main characters and it does take a bit of patience to come to a point where you can like Vlad. Sebastian is a bit more likable but appears rather to be rather defenseless yet casually promiscuous. Again the author introduces us to the young man Sebastian, and we have an appreciation for his early development and the traumatic events of his youth shaping this man.
It is a good thing that they will never meet again….until.
I was very anxious for this story to be released and was not disappointed. I laughed when Vlad asked Sebastian if he was really a model with a “fat ass like that”. When he described Sebastian’s appearance in such detail he was revealing his attention to those details. I was sad when Vlad couldn’t get beyond the disgust he felt with himself and with the mere thought that he might be attracted to a man. A tale well told, the author is an expert at delivering an HEA after making your heart bleed along the way.