Not That Type of Guy

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Rated 3.00/5 based on 4 reviews
When CIA assassin Aiden Johnson is trapped between a bathroom wall and a hard man, he chooses the hard man, much to his surprise. Aiden doesn’t want to admit he’s gay, but his first stumble into man love leaves him disoriented, searching for answers and desperate to find the truth. More

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About Sara York

Sara York is a multi published author who believes sex is fun and should be enjoyed. She lives with her husband, family, and two dogs.

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Review by: Sheri on Aug. 26, 2012 :
Not That Type of Guy is the sweet and sexy story of Aiden and Trace. Aiden is a CIA agent with a tough job. He keeps people at a distance, especially woman, thinking he really can't get into a serious relationship. After an unexpected sexual encounter with another man, Aiden has to face the reality of his feelings and what he's been hiding from himself. Aiden's character was written in a way that we were able to feel his conflicts and emotions. He had had it drilled into him his whole life that being gay was wrong and bad, and he was terrified of his own true feelings. He had kept them hidden for so long that he was a wreck when those feelings finally made their way out.

Trace is a doctor who changes Aiden's whole way of thinking and, ultimately, his life. I liked Trace. He knew what he wanted and wasn't afraid to go after it. The attraction between Aiden and Trace is intense, and they were fun together.

The story was good and fun to read. Through the story both Aiden and Trace learn life lessons. Aiden, that you can't fight who you are, and Trace, that things aren't always black and white.

One thing that bothered me throughout the story was the way too many emotions. Aiden is supposed to be this tough CIA agent, being put in life and death situations constantly, yet he's an emotional wreck. I get that he is going through a conflict, but I would have liked him more if he were more firm and less teary. I also am not a fan of instant love. Instant attraction I get, but love really needs more time to develop.

Overall this was a fun, unique story, and thank you to the author for providing me with a copy to review!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Leanne Goon on Aug. 21, 2012 :
*Received e-book through Read It and Reap program from the Shut Up and Read! Goodreads group from author for an honest review
**Also posted on Amazon.com under Leanne

Not That Type of Guy starts off with our protagonist, Aiden, in the middle of a CIA operation, tailing a criminal. To avoid being detected, he slips into a bathroom stall with a male team member, Chuck, who ends up performing oral sex on him to throw off the mark. This encounter leads to Aiden reliving his past with his abusive father and his repressed homosexuality. While struggling with his identity, he meets a sexy doctor, Trace, and the rest of the book follows their relationship.

I found Aiden to be an engaging and multidimensional character. York did an admirable job realistically describing his internal struggles and I sympathized with his motivations for dating women. In addition, I enjoyed seeing the relationship from Trace's point-of-view and his own issues with Aiden's ruthless profession.

Overall, Not That Type of Guy was a fast and engaging read. Although the ending seemed a bit convenient, I felt York successfully wrote a complete short story detailing Aiden's journey in accepting his sexuality and the evolution of his relationship with Trace. I would recommend this book to fans of M/M romance, especially those dealing with coming out.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: shannon boudraa on Aug. 09, 2012 : (no rating)
The book was a bit too fast paced and seeded to lack something that would allow the reader to connect with the characters. It had its redeeming qualities tho and is definetly worth a read.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: mdlagarland on Aug. 07, 2012 :
I was very excited about reading this book. The premise of the book has a lot of merit. Aiden is a CIA assassin who is struggling with his sexuality. Trace is a sweet, innocent, doctor who tempts Aiden. I had a really hard time connecting with the characters. I found I just didn't care. When I should have been upset Aiden and Trace were having problems, I just couldn't bring myself to be worried or upset about it. I also found parts of the plot a little difficult to believe. Things regarding Aiden's assignment and then the trip to the Poconos and then the Rio incident felt forced. The writing also felt flat. There didn't seem to be much steam and passion between Aiden and Trace.

The parts I did like about the book. I loved that Aiden struggled so much with his sexuality, especially when his upbringing was brought up. He really struggled with things and tried to block and deny his homosexuality. He was very concerned with what other thought, his co-workers, family, and even strangers. It was interesting to watch how he dealt with all of this and hear his inner monologue regarding these concerns.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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