March 6, 2020

Raining Men

I received this book for free from Gay Romance Reviews in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

Raining MenRaining Men by Rick R. Reed
Series: Chaser #2
Publication Date: March 9, 2020
Publisher: NineStar Press
Genre: Contemporary, Fiction, LGBTQ+, Romance
Pages: 314
Links: Buy On Amazon

The character you loved to hate in Chaser becomes the character you will simply love in Raining Men.

It’s been raining men for most of Bobby Nelson’s adult life. Normally, he wouldn’t have it any other way, but lately something’s missing. Now, he wants the deluge to slow to a single special drop. But is it even possible for Bobby to find “the one” after endless years of hooking up?

When Bobby’s father passes away, Bobby finally examines his rocky relationship with the man and how it might have contributed to his inability to find the love he yearns for. Guided by a sexy therapist, a Sex Addicts Anonymous group, a well-endowed Chihuahua named Johnny Wadd, and Bobby’s own cache of memories, Bobby takes a spiritual, sexual, and emotional journey to discover that life’s most satisfactory love connections lie in quality, not quantity. And when he’s ready to love not only himself but someone else, sex and love fit, at last, into one perfect package.

First off, I did not read the book in this series Chaser. Though, after reading Raining Men, I might sometime in the future. But, this book was full of surprises and you do not need to have read Chaser to understand what is happening. This can be considered a standalone novel.

For the first few chapters, I was worried that I might DNF this book. But it was around chapter three or four of Raining Men that he really came into its own. After that, I cruised right through the book. But just note the chapters are a bit bigger in size.

Bobby is a sex addict and Raining Men chronicles his journey. There several cringe-worthy moments throughout the book, but hey you can find those in a lot of other books too. But for some reason, maybe because we know what Bobby is thinking, these seem deeper.

We see throughout the book Bobby’s rise and falls, all of which make him a better person. It really touched me how he took care of his mother after his father’s death. Oh and the moment he got so mad at his sister for not checking in his mother.

The reason I am rating Raining Me four stars is I feel like the ending was rushed. Personally I would like to have seen more of how Aaron and Bobby evolved. Oh, and the epilogue confused me for a bit, and it was super short.

But other then those points, Raining Men is an enjoyable book. There are a good amount of sex scenes, but they add to the importance of the book. I recommend this book to those who enjoy LGBTQ+ books and romance.

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