REVIEW: Tonight by Karen Stivali


Rating 3 Stars

There was nothing I wanted more than a steady boyfriend. The problem was that I was in love. Well, actually the problem was that I was in love with Wiley.

5 years of loving his brother’s straight best friend has made life hard for David. Even knowing he can’t have doesn’t stop the fantasies, especially now that Wiley is sleeping on their couch. Grateful that his best friend Derrick is giving him a place to stay, Wiley is trying not to make anymore mistakes. But after posing for David’s art project he realizes that his secrets might not be worth holding on to anymore.

This was an enjoyable short about a guy who’s been crushing hard on his brother’s best friend, who he believes is straight. Both David and Wiley were likable characters and their chemistry was great. Derrick was a fantastic brother and I liked his support once he realized what was going on.

Because of page length, Wiley’s actions seem a little out of left field. But I felt he explained himself in a pretty believable manner.

••• Book Details •••

Romance, LGBTQ+, Contemporary    M/M Romance Group    June 28, 2015

David has loved his older brother Derek’s BFF, Wiley, since the first day he met him, five long lust-filled years ago. But, as Derek never hesitates to point out, Wiley is straight.

When Wiley has a falling out with his roommate and winds up crashing on David and Derek’s couch for a month, he’s a 24/7 reminder of what David wants but fears he’ll never have. Until one afternoon when David has a major art project to finish and a model who’s a no-show. Wiley offers to pose for him—and it sure feels like the heat between them is mutual.

Could Derek have been wrong about his best friend for all these years? Would David’s dreams about Wiley finally come true? The only thing David knows is that one way or another he’ll find out for sure…tonight.

This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group’s “Love is an Open Road” event.

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