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Tyler Coil doesn't do men. But it’s harder to remember that each time he visits his best friend, gorgeous Landon Burke. As a political reporter, Ty is good at reading people, and he can tell the lust is mutual. But giving in to it could mean alienating his ultra-conservative family. Landon never desired a man badly enough to explore that side of his sexuality—until he metTyler Coil doesn't do men. But it’s harder to remember that each time he visits his best friend, gorgeous Landon Burke. As a political reporter, Ty is good at reading people, and he can tell the lust is mutual. But giving in to it could mean alienating his ultra-conservative family. Landon never desired a man badly enough to explore that side of his sexuality—until he met Ty. He’s waited four long years for a sign that Ty wants him too, and he can’t deny his needs much longer. So when a career opportunity arises out-of-state, Landon wonders if maybe it’s time to move on. Then Ty crashes at Landon’s while working on a story—and a searing kiss ignites a night of mind-blowing sex that’s better than their most erotic fantasies. Forced to face his feelings, Ty must decide if love is worth the risk after all—before he loses Landon forever....

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Waiting for Ty Reviews

  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    2018-11-29 04:30

    There were some things that were really positive about this cute friends-to-lovers story and some things that fell very flat. I thought that the author did a nice job showing the uncertainty and fear that comes with making a move on your best friend. There was a wonderful amount of tension between the Ty and Landon, before and after their first hook up. The scenes involving their families also were a highlight. I loved Landon's sisters (strong, smart women!) and I think that Ty's family felt very real, sadly. I think that this book had a lot of potential with some tweaking. What bothered me the most were the sex scenes themselves. This book is a double GFY story. Now, when I get a book where the MCs have never hooked up with another guy, I expect a certain amount of fumbling, awkwardness, and, most importantly, smoking hot passion. Here, the chemistry really fizzled. I didn't get the heat that I wanted (maybe it was all of the times the author used "penis", which makes me think of an anatomy class). I also didn't like the suave-ness of the two guys. Honestly, if these guys were only hooking up with women before, they should have some missteps with their first time with a guy. These guys were like suave gay sex masters. It felt wrong in this context. I think the story overall improved a lot as it went on but it didn't wow me. However, it had many really well done moments and I will certainly be reading more from this author in the future. **Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review***Find this review and others like it on myfictionnook.com*

  • Debra
    2018-12-17 06:34

    This was a nice enough friends to lovers read, with some steamy sex, perfect for coming down after an emotional book. Both Ty and Landon have been friends for years and both keep telling themselves they "don't do men", although each is attracted to the other. Ty grew up in a conservative Christian family that attends a fire and brimstone church. Landon has a more loving accepting family and is close with his two sisters, who are also friendly with Ty. On one of Ty's regular visits to Landon they finally get over themselves and hook up and have the best sex of their lives (even though neither has ever been with a man before). Ty, however is concerned about what being bi but having male lover will do to his career, not to mention what his family would think. Add Landon's declaration of love on top of that and Ty decides he needs a break to decide if they can even stay friends at this point and walks away. There is the basic storyline as the two men navigate the path of friends and family and a possible long distance relationship, but nothing new or unique. The book was well written and sex scenes were good, but some of the terms used were a bit more clinical than hot. This book is marked as #2 in a series but I read it as a standalone and had no issues.

  • Penny
    2018-12-06 02:28

    It is too short. I would have liked to know more about the characters.

  • Valerie ❈M/M Romance Junkie❈
    2018-11-25 06:33

    Decent narration and story. Definitely not breaking any new ground, but it wasn't bad.

  • Amy
    2018-12-07 04:27

    I didn’t realize this was the second in a series when I started reading it. I don’t think not having read the first book affected my reading of this one. There was a reference to Hailey (from Sharing Hailey) at a family get together, but that’s it. No other crossovers into this book.Okay, now that that’s out of the way, on to the review. I did enjoy this book. I liked Landon and Ty quite a bit. Most especially Landon... 6’6”, shoulder length golden blonde hair pulled back in a ponytail, pale blue eyes, lean runner’s body. He’s a geeky scientist guy, working as a cancer researcher. See what I mean? Dreamy.He’s also in love with his best friend Ty. One night after Longhorns basketball and a few too many beers, Landon and Ty give in to their feelings and go for it. For one magnificent weekend they ignore all the reasons they shouldn’t be together and enjoy lots of hot sex. (I liked that both guys switch; they take turns being top and bottom.)Once reality comes crashing in, Ty puts the brakes on this relationship. He’s worried about his career as a reporter and how people will view him if he’s bisexual. Not to mention his ultra-conservative family. He must decide if Landon’s worth the risk before he loses him forever.I enjoyed the story and thought it was very well written. I don’t think I’ll go back and read Sharing Hailey because I’m not a huge fan of ménage, but I would definitely ready more M/M from this author. ARC provided by Carina Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • MLE
    2018-12-18 02:10

    I received this book as an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I really liked the characters in this story. They are both strong, independent men, and I really liked the balance between them. Their fears, and the pressures on their relationship seem real, and not like a lot of inflated drama. I loved the exploration of the meanings of family, and the price of honesty. I liked that each man had come to terms with his sexuality in college, and it wasn’t like so many others when bi-sexuality is used to explain away a sudden attraction to one man. The writing is strong, and I appreciated the sense of humor. I really ended up feeling for Ty’s niece, and I hope that she will be able to stand up for herself, and her dreams. I was not impressed by Ty’s family at all, but I’m hoping that there will be more about them, especially Ty’s niece in a future book.

  • Gigi
    2018-12-07 09:07

    This was a searing hot book of friends-to-lovers that I greatly enjoyed. Not quite enough to give it 5 stars because of a bit of wishy-washiness of one of the MCs, but definitely enough to recommend it to all M/M romance fans, especially those that love the friends-to-lovers genre.

  • Beate
    2018-12-02 09:22

    I always love a good friends-become-lovers story. Especially when the chemistry between the characters is sizzling. Waiting for Ty was an all right friends-come-lovers story. The chemistry between Tyler and Landon was believable, and the smut was pretty good. But it wasn't fantastic. And I couldn't get on board with them both being bi and never admitting to the other they were. Not even in a drunken stupor was anything said. For years.Both guys are first timers in this story, both see themselves as bi, but have only ever been with women before hooking up. That alone doesn't quite ring true to me. If you've seen yourself as bi since college, and you pass the 30 year mark, you've at least tried to experiment somewhere down the line. At least one of them would have if not both of them.The plot being wonky or unbelievable is a deal breaker. It just takes all the good about a story and makes it average. I can understand that Ty was more in doubt about his feelings for Landon than Landon was about his feelings for Ty, but disappearing for months on end with not a word if he was alive or dead? I didn't buy it.I liked Landon's character. Even if he's an introvert by nature, he's very accepting of his own sexuality. And with him, being with a guy for the first time is not a big issue. In fact, he's been curious for a long enough time to having experimented some on his own.It's Ty's character I'm having issues with. For an open and outgoing guy, he's extremely insecure about himself, and relies too much on other people's opinions of him. I understand that the state of Texas is very conservative when it comes to people's sexuality - but the way Ty was going about it, you'd think he'd be doomed to death by coming out.The supporting characters were of mixed feelings about Ty and Landon's relationship, more or less like people would be in real life. You'll always have some who are supportive of someone coming out, you'll have those in doubt who don't know how to feel, and you'll have those who just can't deal. Overall, it's an all right read. But I read a lot of book every year, so I tend to demand more than this from my books, and especially from Carina Press whom I've come to depend on delivering scorching books.Review can also be found at From the Bottom of a Frappe.Review can also be found at Mr Gay Europe.I received this book as an e-galley from Carina Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine.

  • Bitchie
    2018-12-05 10:05

    This hot little GFY number was just what I needed last night, after a very emotional (but excellent) read. Ty doesn't do men, Landon doesn't either, but they seem to be in love with each other. Landon doesn't care what anyone else thinks, but Ty is from a very religious, old values family, and was worried about what the relationship would do to his own with his family, so he runs. After one VERY hot night, he tells Landon that it can't happen again, and they don't speak for two months.I would have liked to have seen a bit more of what happened during those two months, instead of just cutting to Ty deciding enough already, he missed his best friend, his lover, and I would have liked it better if Landon hadn't been quite so welcoming when Ty finally got his head out of his ass. Make him grovel, just a little bit, the guy fucked and ran, and didn't contact you for months! Where's your dignity?But it was a short and kinda smutty, and just what I needed to help me sleep last night, so job well done.

  • Jennifer Lavoie
    2018-11-26 02:28

    Though this book is the second in a series, it is not necessary to read the first. I understood what was happening even without having the background of the first book, and when a character from the other book is introduced, the basic, necessary details of the plot for the first book are given in a manner that brings the reader up to speed. This book had moments where I felt emotional over Ty and Landon and worried over how their relationship would work out with both - or rather Ty - being so stubborn. And while not everything is wrapped up perfectly in a neat little bow at the end, I liked that about the story because it made it all the more realistic. I don't particularly have an interest in reading the first book in the series because I don't usually care for m/f/m ménage stories, however, if the author were to write another book like this one, I would definitely give it a look.

  • Katie Michaels
    2018-12-11 08:16

    3.5 StarsI had mixed feelings about this friends to lovers story. It’s sexy and the emotions are well drawn. But I struggled at times with the believability (especially in the set-up) and a bit of cliche.My first issue sprang up out of the gate. Ty and Landon are best friends who are secretly in love with each other. I could buy that, but they are both also, conveniently, secretly bisexual. They are best friends and thick as thieves, but neither tells the other about an attraction to men. And neither has ever acted on their impulses. Until now. When the sexual tension finally reaches a boiling point, they go for broke and it all just falls into place.Ty has never been with a man, but he goes from zero to eager bottom in five seconds. I get that he’s hot for Landon, but at least Landon has “done his research.” Ty’s never even experimented, but this all just works out smoothly with no conversation or concern. There’s some physical prep, at least, and the scene is hot, but my inability to believe in how easy it was kept pulling me out of the moment.The morning after, the guys have to deal with the fallout and that rang true much more. By the cold light of day, Ty remembers all the reasons he didn’t want his friendship with Landon to turn sexual. A relationship with another man could destroy his reputation and could cost him the love of his conservative southern family. I could really feel his conflict. The author did a good job fleshing out his struggle between his love for Landon and his fear of losing everything else in his life.Meanwhile, Landon has his own issues. He would give anything to have Ty in his life, but he doesn’t have as much to lose. He does, however, have to deal with the fact that Ty has all the power in the relationship. Only Ty can make or break them. And the story follows Ty’s journey as he tries to decide what is right for him.I liked the main characters and their romance once I got past my initial misgivings. I didn’t really like the trope of the bigoted southern Christian family turning its collective back on Ty. I know there is still real prejudice in this world, but I almost felt like Ty’s whole life (family, job, etc.) was a bit cliche. For the most part, though, I did enjoy the story.Rating: B-*ARC Provided by Carina Press via NetGalley

  • Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews
    2018-12-05 04:20

    Source: eARC for Honest Review from Carina Press via NetGalleyFriends to lovers and straight to gay. Both two of my favorite themes.Landon who we meet in Sharing Hailey (Lovers and Friends #1) is a bit of a geek but who is also loyal to a fault. He is loving and curious.Now we have Ty the successful political reporter who is more bi-curious than Landon but has so much more to lose if he crosses the not so straight line.Landon and Ty have always had a close relationship and have been drawn to one another but have never acted on their feelings. After a spontaneous weekend the truth is out.For Landon he is ok with whatever relationship he has with Ty just as long as Ty is in his life but Ty's cold feet send him packing.To give up your career and family for love is a tough choice. (and nor should it be but society can be a bitch sometimes)"And what the preacher said about gays going to hell. I don't believe that. Do you?" She didn't wait for an answer but continued as if she were thinking out loud. "It doesn't make sense to me. If a man murders someone and then accepts Jesus Christ as his savior, he gets to go to heaven. But if a man loves another man and lives a good life helping others, he burns in hell...."After loads of heartbreak and lots of passion. Love can not be denied.For more reviews, visit Live Read and BreatheLike us on Facebook Live Read and Breathe FacebookFollow along with Twitter Live Read and Breathe Twitter

  • Jo
    2018-12-11 08:09

    I am a sucker for friends to lovers stories so right off the bat I was ready to love this story. Ty and Landan are best friends who realize they want more but struggle to acknowledge their feelings to themselves not to mention friends and family. The book is a quick smooth read but does follow pretty standard plot points . Samantha King did a great job detailing the angst of suppressing the attraction, & fear of losing the person closest to you between the friends. The story starts with Ty and Landon losing control one night and acting on those suppressed feelings and then the rest of the book deals with the fallout. I just didn't feel there was enough passion/chemistry/torrid wanting or whatever in that first encounter. It just felt staged. A to B so that we can get to C. Sometimes even when you know what is going to happen you read every word even when you know the butler did it you still like "Wait the butler did it"...but here it was just words on a page to get you to the main drama. A lot of authors do this in the first 10% because they are trying to set up the story while getting all the background out but it just read as background and not the explosion between the characters that was supposed to happen. I will be the first to admit I have a pretty high threshold since I read so many of these stories and have read pretty much every variable imaginable so therefore all in all I do recommend Waiting for Ty. I was interested in how their story progressed. The book is a sequel but you really don't need to read the 1st. book it is helpful but not necessary. If you did read the 1st. book you will get to revisit some of the characters. I would like to thank NetGalley and CarinaPress for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.

  • Lucie Paris
    2018-11-21 10:30

    I was a little disappointed.I expected a more sensual story. Even if the romance is nice, it lacks exciting moments and clichés are too many for my taste.Ty and Landon are friends and are attracted to each other. On a night game, they let their emotions take over. It was a rather attractive introduction and a good start for an erotic romance. Two straight men who decide to take the plunge and accept their attractions. But I found the night lacked sincerity, realism and the steamy sex I expected.After an amazing night, reality reasserts itself and the two men panicked. Landon wants to embrace the relationship while Ty takes his heels. From that time, I found that the author used too much clichés.Questions about what will people think at work, family... If the two characters were really bi or gay, they would have already had the opportunity to consider the implications of their attraction.Same with the presentation to Ty's parents, who are portrayed as devout Catholics who believe that homosexuality is a disease punishable by a trip to hell ...Indeed, homosexuality is still not accepted by everyone, but I hope that mentalities will change. This has nothing to do with religion but with tolerance and acceptance of others and their differences.Gay erotic literature can help to bring a romantic look, sensual and exciting on A love story whatever the sexe of the characters. In this book, I felt like living openly your homosexuality was about overcoming a lot of difficulties and not about the beauty of the relationship and feelings. That's why I stayed asking for more.Luciehttp://newbooksonmyselves.blogspot.fr...

  • Debbie
    2018-11-20 09:12

    ** AUDIO REVIEW**Tyler doesnt do men. So why does his best friend Landon push all his buttons, fires all his cylinders, and generally make him all hot and bothered?? Landon has always know he was bi, and Ty is the only man he ever felt enough for to exlore, experiment and just get right down to it! After a usual event truns into something spectactular that neither of them expected, can they get together?? BE together?? this is the second book in the Friends and Lovers series, but its not necessary to have read Sharing Hailey, I just have! We met Landon and Ty in Hailey's book, and knew something was a-foot between them, even then. I liked this book, and here is why. BOTH men knew they wanted each other, the feelings were as plain as day for both of them. Whta made them wait, Lord only knows, because when these two get together, there are no sparks flying, no ma'am, fireworks I tell ya, FIREWORKS! The major problem Ty has with committing to Landon is his family and their beliefs. Deeply religious, and conservative, Ty knows they may well disown him when he tells them of his decision. Landon's family, while surprised, are at the complete opposite end of the scale, accepting them for what they are, the perfect couple.LISTENING to a book is very different to reading a book, made or broken by the narrator, rather than the author, and Robert Black jst gives this book what it needs. He does have quite an AMerican accent, and at times, the emotion in his voice makes that more pronounced, but it did not detract from the story, rather made it more real. I have the next book, Tempting Meredith, say on my wishlist, as a book, rather than audio as it will not be made into audio.

  • Literati Literature Lovers
    2018-11-28 10:29

    5/5 star Review:I stumbled upon Ms. King’s first novel, Sharing Hailey last year and fell in love with her characters, including one of the feature characters of Waiting for Ty, the sweet Landon Burke. When I found out that he was the focus of her next book, I waited patiently until I could get my hands on it. And now– just– such a sweet story in which I can see any two friends turned lovers experiencing together.The experiences and emotions are so real and vivid, that although while not a guy myself, I could feel the excitement of new love, new experience, and at the same time, the trepidation and fear that comes with baring your differences to close friends and family, not knowing how they will react.Waiting for Ty is a well written, sweet, innocent, yet oh so steamy read. If you’re a fan of the m/m romance genre, then definitely don’t miss this one.While this focuses on a character from her previous book, I would say that you could read this one as a stand-alone story. But don’t. Read the first one as well, Sharing Hailey.-disclaimer- I received the ARC direct from the author in exchange for my honest review/opinion.

  • Pjm12
    2018-12-08 07:23

    Interesting title since Landan only had to wait about 12% before he got his geeky yet domineering hands on Ty, his best friend of four years. Labelling themselves as 'bi', the boys have one torrid encounter, then struggle with their feelings and family reactions, (well, mostly it's Ty who can't deal) for a while before giving in to the inevitability of their feelings.It's a nice story. Not particularly original but compact and well structured. I loved all the little details we are given about Landon. His two feisty sisters are great characters. There is a harkening back to someone called Nicole, who seems to be a threesome with two hot blokes, and I believe it is the previous book in this series, but it was just alluded to, and I certainly didn't feel like I missed anything by not having read it,I like boys who switch.It seems so much fairer (but what the hell do I know?) Well, I know I enjoyed this sexy and loving relationship and could easily read more by this author.This copy was provided by the publisher via Netgalley and received with thanks. Out on July 29.

  • Hilcia
    2018-12-12 10:31

    Grade: 2.75 (C-)Great friends to lovers premise that doesn't quite deliver. The story begins on a high with a GFY flavor, but contradictions quickly become obvious to the reader. The "I don't do men" thoughts/phrases should not apply in this case to neither man. If you've read this story, you know what I mean. Going forward, the story is sectioned off into two distinctive parts -- one in which the H/H fight their attraction and love for each other (containing sexual scenes that are not quite plausible), and the other where they seek family acceptance -- a highly relevant subject matter. It is unfortunate, however, that these two sections are not better woven in together, as the building sexual and romantic tension found in the beginning is lost half-way through the story and never recovered.

  • Jason
    2018-12-07 06:09

    Got this as an ARC from Netgalley and I was excited to read this. I have many issues with this book. 1. The plot was rushed and there were a lot of holes within the story. It was almost like the author wanted to get this great story on paper but fell short. 2. Ty and Landon were great for each other and the sex was accurately written. I hate M/M books that do not know what it feels like or how its done. Makes the story fake. Not the case here. 3. Honestly, this story could have been better if split into several books. 4. Second issue with the plot, outside of the relationship coming together and the eventual coming out to both sets of families, there was not a lot of anything else. Overall, a good quick read, not for substance, but for the stereotypical perfect male body and the sex two men have. Gah, so hoping for more!Until next time, Jay

  • Megan
    2018-11-26 07:11

    I really liked the way that the author brought these two friends together. The friends to lovers trope does not feel over used or forced here. The feelings between Landon and Ty feel real and visceral. This short read is very realistic and emotional. It isn't all sex scenes, hearts and rainbows. The couple faces their own demons to even be together and once they decide to make a go of it, they have to face the challenges that the world at large poses. They have to deal with sharing their love with family and friends. They have to find a way to make their relationship work on a professional level. I loved how sweet and genuine Landon is and how brave Ty is when he stands up to his parents. What a great short read. This one is quality!

  • Mireille
    2018-12-05 10:31

    I liked the first book in the series, and I'm interested in the third, so I thought I'd check this out, even though I generally want/need some ladies in my romance. It was perfectly fine, but I realized that m/m erotic romance just doesn't work for me, so I was slightly less interested. I think it's a good one if you're into that, though! I liked both characters, particularly Landon (he's curing cancer! though the socks thing really bothered me, haha), and I liked the romance, and both coming outs were well done, I thought.

  • Camille
    2018-11-27 06:30

    Audiobook.Narration: okay.Book: blah.

  • Silkeeeeee
    2018-12-15 06:27

    I can't put my finger on it but there is something missing.  I just didn't fall in love with either of the MCs and I'm not sure why. It wasn't a horrible read but it definitely isn't my favorite. 

  • Ammts
    2018-12-05 03:26

    Meh. There was plenty of screwing but no real chemistry between the main characters. I love a good friends-to-lovers story but this one fell flat for me.

  • Toni FGMAMTC
    2018-12-02 06:14

    Book 1 of this series was M/F/M.  Landon was a supporting character in book 1.  In it we learned that he had just broken up with his girlfriend.Book 2 picks up not long after book 1 ends.  It's is M/M. Landon is 6'6", quiet, intelligent, looks kinda Viking-ish, grew up with 2 overprotective sisters and is now a cancer research scientist.Ty is 6'2", dark, rough, grew up harsh on a cattle farm with a very old fashioned family and is now a reporter.They met in college and have remained best friends since.  Both live in Texas but in different cities.  Ty's job requires him to travel a lot so he sometimes stays with Landon when work brings him there.We quickly learn that both Ty and Landon have felt bisexual for years while neither have acted on any of their same sex desires.  But their mutual attraction is building to the point that it can no longer be ignored.He kissed as if he couldn't get enough of him, as if he were trying to get enough to last a lifetime.After drinking a few beers, they give in to the pull between them and have their first M/M sexual experience with each other through the night and morning.  Landon is all for a relationship.  Ty knows if he chooses a life with Landon, he will loose his family and possibly wreck his public career so he leaves with intentions to stay away completely.  He is certain that going back to friendship will never be enough."One last time," Landon murmured.  "One last time. Slow and easy."  His voice was hypnotic, and Ty couldn't have stopped him now if his life depended on it.  "But first just stand there. Don't move. Don't touch me."This book goes through multiple point of views about gay relationships, the ones thinking they will go to hell, the ones that disown, the ones okay with it as long as it isn't around them, the ones instantly accepting, the ones that just have to get used to the idea and the ones thinking love is love.Family.  He'd begun revising his notion of what that word meant.  Who made up a family and what was their place in his life?  He'd been grasping at childhood ideals and trying to work them into a world that would no longer accommodate them.  Close-knit, biologically related, loving each other no matter what.  Obviously, he'd been wrong about the biological part.  Sharing DNA didn't guarantee that closeness.tonibest friends turned lovers my review can be found at http://divasdiscussions.blogspot.com/...

  • CarolynStorer
    2018-11-29 10:16

    The premise for Waiting for Ty is an intriguing one. Two guys, who have become the best of friends after meeting four year’s previously, are sexually attracted to each other without the other knowing.Reporter, Tyler Coil, is travelling to see his sexy best friend, Landon Burke, staying at his place while he works on a story. He’s nervous as hell because he doesn’t want his feelings to betray him. He's always felt a strong connection with Landon but has never acted on it for fear of the consequences.Ty and Landon greet each other as always, but after a quick hello, a couple of beers, a slice of pizza and half a football game, they are ripping each other’s clothes off. It’s difficult to really become connected with the romance as it moves along quite quickly. The fact that neither Ty nor Landon have been with a guy before is lost in the lust of their first time together. It was all a little rushed for my liking.King can certainly write hot sex scenes though, these two guys were hot for each other and it showed; the pages sizzled. But as they hadn’t been with another guy before, a little more hesitation and anxiety about what they were about to do would have given authenticity to the story. Instead they seemed to be totally at ease with it, as out came the lube and off they went!With just a few extra pages their first night together could have been much more realistic and meaningful, and I would have been able to immerse myself completely. As it was I found the quickness of them getting in bed together a little jarring and it took away from the impact of the situation for both guys, because, for them, this was no one-night stand.Ty and Landon spend the entire weekend together until Ty decides that what they are doing isn’t a good idea. He cares for Landon but he can’t ever see himself telling his God-loving family that he is in a relationship with a man, they would disown him, and he worries about what his work colleagues will think of him. So Ty makes the decision to walk away, neither knowing if they will be able to even continue their friendship.Of course things don't run smoothly from here on out, and both Ty and Landon go through quite a few ups and downs, with their family and with each other, but I won't give away too much. Let's just say, overall I did enjoy this story, despite my misgivings.VerdictIt is a shame Waiting for Ty is such a short read as it had potential to be very good. Unfortunately because of its length much of the substance needed was missing. However, Waiting for Ty is a fun m/m romance. I would still recommend if you're looking for a quick, sexy read. Though this is the second book in the Lovers and Friends series, it contains a completely different set of people and so can be read as a stand-alone.

  • Shirley
    2018-11-26 09:28

    I receivedWaiting for Tyin exchange for a fair and honest review. I really loved these guys. They had known each other forever. They fantasized about each other and they both had the same reluctance to take the next step. That first step was a doozy though. Wow!I loved Landon’s patience and understanding where Ty was concerned. I also loved his honesty and his willingness to let Ty find his way even though it broke his heart.Usually when a character in a couple steps back and walks away, regardless of their reasoning I get upset. Not that I didn’t with Ty. When he walked out on Landon it just about tore me apart, but I totally understood his reasoning. If the author hadn’t given readers both Ty and Landon’s POV I may have had a different opinion, but getting inside both of their heads was really helpful in this case.Supporting characters played an important part in Waiting for Ty. The first one introduced I loved from the start. Yvonne was great. She was Landon’s neighbor and she basically put Ty in his place from the start without him even knowing why. Once you found out a little bit more about her it made sense. Her concern was obvious, but the ‘why’ behind it was heart breaking. Then there was Landon’s family. I loved his sisters. Actually his whole family was great. They were the picture of what ‘family’ should be. Ty’s family was the polar opposite. Their reaction to everything made me cringe. I not only sympathized but respected Ty so much more after his interactions with them. Yes, the mom in me came out in spades with Ty.I think that what I loved about Waiting for Ty the most was that their relationship really defined love. Neither one of them considered themselves gay, they were most definitely bi. Their attraction to each other was just that – uninhibited attraction. You can’t, or shouldn’t put a label on that. Love is what it is and what Ty and Landon had was love – pure and simple.This is the second book in Samantha Ann King’s Lovers and Friends series. I didn’t read book 1, Sharing Hailey, but I don’t think I missed anything by skipping it. That doesn’t mean that I won’t go back and check it out sometime though.

  • Shirley Frances
    2018-11-25 08:18

    Tyler has been friends with Landon since college. He doesn't want to do anything to jeopardize that, but he can't also deny the attraction he feels for the man although he's straight. Anyway, he can't ever act on those desires because his family would disown him and Landon is straight too.Landon has been keeping his attraction for Tyler a secret for years. For him it goes deeper than merely finding Tyler attractive. He loves the man and is afraid to act on those feelings because he doesn't want to ruin their friendship. But one night it becomes to much for him to keep at bay and they kiss. Tyler retreats. Landon decides to move on. Can they find themselves before it's too late?Waiting for Ty was a sweet, friends to lovers story. It didn't pack much of a punch, but the concept was a good one and the characters were interesting enough to keep my attention and cheer them on to make something out their relationship.There were aspects of the story that didn't work for me. I found it hard that Tyler confronted his family and confessed his relationship with Landon after all the fuss he made and what he put Landon through when he stayed away. Although their connection felt real and their chemistry was sizzling-hot, I still think that they resolved their problems way too fast for it to be a believable outcome. Then again, this is fiction so I won't hold it against the author.This is the first book by Samantha Ann King that I read and I liked it. It had sweet moments, confrontational dialogue and sexy-as-hell love scenes as well. Waiting for Ty is also the second book in the Lovers and Friends series and although it can be read as a stand alone I did feel a little lost when the secondary characters were introduced, since the author made reference to some people and events that took place in the previous book but not enough for me that it stopped me from reading. I will probably pick up Sharing Hailey to know more about them.I received this title from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange of my honest opinion.

  • Secretly Reading
    2018-11-26 04:24

    Originally reviewed for The Book VixenIn a Nutshell: Lovely friends-to-lovers MM romance that I greatly enjoyed.Why I Read this Book: The friends-to-lovers trope is one of my favorites in MM romance so when I read the synopsis I knew I had to read this. Also: HELLO, COVER PORN!What I Liked: This is an example of the trope done well. Ty and Landon have a deep friendship that they both value and don’t want to lose but they don’t know if they can hold onto it if they don’t at least explore being lovers. This provides lots of sexual intensity but the foundation is the men’s emotional reliance on each other. They both ruminate often that when they make life choices, such as where to live and careers, they already think of the other person so why not add sexual intimacy into their relationship? This romantic tension worked very well for me as a romance lover.What I Also Liked: This is a character-based romance which is my favorite. Ty has to figure out what is important to him: Landon or the potential to lose his family’s support and possibly risk his job. Landon is already prepared for the change in their relationship but he wants Ty to figure it out for himself and I loved this. Sure, as a romance reader I didn’t want Ty to even have to think about it but then this would be a short story instead of a long novella so it worked out.I also enjoyed how big of roles Landon’s lovely sisters play in his life and relationship with Ty. The author also shows Ty’s family and why this contributes to his struggle to be open about his relationship with Landon. The characters are well written and feel like real people, both with their kindness and pettiness.What I Didn’t Like: As a reader I’m not a fan of a character’s epiphany when they suddenly decide something and I didn’t love it here. But to be fair, the author then spends the next hundred pages exploring how Ty accepts and builds a relationship with Landon so I got the development I love anyway.IMO: This was a very enjoyable read for me that I will likely reread. I highly recommend it to MM fans who love the friends-to-lovers trope as I do.*review copy from publisher*

  • Christi Snow
    2018-12-15 07:31

    My Review:I liked this book. These are two men who have been friends for four years. They've both felt their mutual attraction, but have never done anything to pursue it, partly because of the stigma of m/m, but also because each of them value their friendship and truly don't know how the other will react. They've both dated women, but neither has felt the kind of deep connection there is between the two of them. Landon is a scientist. He's more introverted and withdrawn. He's the serious one of the two, but is the one wanting to really pursue a relationship. Ty is the extrovert. He's a political reporter out of Austin and is truly just a people person. Ty's family are good-old-boy ranchers with strong religious beliefs. Although, he doesn't believe the same things as them, he still loves his family and doesn't want to be ostracized by them. They will not understand if he confesses his bi-sexuality to them. He's really concerned about getting involved with Landon....what it will do to his relationship with his family and his job.On pretty much every level, this book worked for me. I liked both Landon and Ty and liked that we got to see both their struggles as they grow to accept this relationship. They live in different towns, Houston and Austin, so it should be easy for them to stay apart once they decide that. I liked that honesty about where they are with their acceptance. This isn't an easy insta-love kind of fix and it takes time for each of them to work it out in their heads. The most difficult thing for both of them is that although the fantasy has been there, neither one of them has ever slept with a man before...and this hook-up wasn't planned. It just happened which is so much more stunning and difficult to accept. I live in Texas and loved the Texas aspect of this book. So much of it rang very true. Now I need to go back and read the story of Landon's sister. It sounds like that was a very good book too!I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.