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. He covers his real desires by dating an ultra-hot girl, but it’s the guy sitting a few tables away that draws his attention.
Super nice and attractive Doctor Trace Williams is so special he seems like an angel to Aiden. Their first kiss blows Aiden away. That Trace sees into his soul, even when Aiden is trying to hide everything, pisses him off. Aiden needs Trace in his life, but once Trace finds out the truth about Aiden’s job, will they have any part of their relationship left?
What would you do if your lover ripped apart the very foundation of what you believed?
This was the most unusual of M/M novels that I have yet read. The men were men, not limp wristed crybabies. This disagreed about something; they argued it out like men. They made love like men.
The first thing Assassin Aidan had to do was stop battling with coming out and deal with it, which he did, once he met Trace on an off chance encounter bringing an injured woman to the ER where Trace worked. They connected.
They took a weekend away and met with his adventure in a number of ways, and through it all, they found that they still loved each other.
I wish more people would write their character the way Sara York does. These guys are realistic and if I used a star grading this one would be 5 out of 5.
SARA YORK’S GUEST BLOG
Hi everyone, I’m Sara York, I write male/male romance and thrillers. Randy asked me to write a bit about Not That Type of Guy and how the book came about. Last October I saw a picture of a guy that inspired me. It wasn’t so much his body, though it was hot, it was the expression and his stance. Cocky, I can take on the world but with a bit of vulnerability under the surface.
It was the first time I had ever been motivated to write an entire story just from a photograph. I’ve done shorts before but not a full story from one photo. At first, I thought Not That Type of Guy would be a short at ten to fifteen thousand words, and then I realized that Aiden, the main character, needed more. His story was too big to tell in fifteen thousand words so I expanded his tale to about fifty-five thousand.
Aiden took me by surprise. I feel in love with him, his need to seek justice. He is desperate to make the world right for others and he does what he can. You see, Aiden is an assassin and often doesn’t think he’s good enough. He feels like the guy in Raidohead’s song Creep, never good enough for the angel in his life. Aiden’s angel is Trace, one of the most pure men Aiden has ever met. Trace is special and amazing, just the type of guy everyone is proud of. But Aiden thinks he’s not really good enough for Trace, too bad he’s addicted to the guy and can’t get over him.
Writing Aiden took me down a dark path, leading me to places mired with the worst of the muck the world has to offer. About the time that I started working on Aiden’s book I heard a talk from a guy who works for International Justice Mission. I already had a basis for Aiden and what I wanted him to do with him, but IJM inspired me to go deeper. If you’ve never heard of IJM, they are worth investigating. You see, IJM frees people from slavery. Yes, in this day and age there are still people being bought and sold, their freedoms stolen away with no hope of ever escaping. IJM takes up the fight and rescues many from evil. Their work inspired me to put Trace and Aiden in a place that they had to question everything about their relationship. Then I had to ask Trace this one question, “What would you do if your lover ripped apart the very foundation of what you believed?”
Out of that question I felt that I had enough to force Trace and Aiden to make a decision to either walk away from each other forever or accept the other person. Because that’s what love is. We want to be accepted for ourselves and who we are. We want others to love us with our flaws on display. I hope you enjoy Not That Type of Guy and find out exactly what type of guy Aiden is.