Review: For a Good Time, Call... by Anne Tenino & E.J. Russell (Bluewater Bay #17)


Note: This ARC was provided by Riptide Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

There's something about the multi-authored Bluewater Bay series that makes me keep coming back for more. Seventeen books in, and I still love it. Maybe it's because there are quite a number of authors involved and that each new book that's added to the series brings with it a different kind of flavor, so you're not getting the same thing over and over again. With the latest novel, For a Good Time, Call..., the writing talents of Anne Tenino and E.J. Russell have produced a story that had me discovering something new (gray asexuality) and seriously swooning over two men who many would have probably bet against when it came to falling for each other, but you should never underestimate the power of true love...oh, and the machinations of nosy but well-meaning family, friends, and a dog named Tarkus. If you've read Bluewater Bay books before, this is definitely one of the best in the bunch.

Thirty-year-old Seth Larson may come off as a disappointment to his mother and uncle and possibly to anyone else who thinks their opinion of him matters, but he's quite happy being able to help his beloved grandmother out whenever she needs him and coming up with magical concoctions as a bartender at Ma Cougar's. He's also usually up for a good time with any guy who catches his fancy. When he's introduced to thirty-seven-year-old Nate Albano and the Wolf's Landing special effects guy suggests they hang out and talk, Seth is surprised when that's exactly what happens--they hang out and talk. It's only later that Nate tells Seth that he's grace--gray sexual--and that he's only been sexually attracted to two other people in his entire lifetime. Seth is at a complete loss, never having met anyone with even a hint of asexuality to them, but if he gives this a chance, Nate could be more than a good time.

What do you do when you're a guy used to hooking up and being all about the physical and you want a guy who isn't into that? Seth's and Nate's situations gave me something to seriously think about. What would I have done had I been in either of their shoes? Some people are comfortable in their sexuality and they like the physical nature of being with someone--from the foreplay to the aftermath and everything in between--and to be interested and then begin to fall for someone who doesn't feel the same presents certain challenges. The question there is whether or not you want to make the effort to adjust and change and see where everything will lead and how it will all go in the end. Seth and Nate and their supporting cast helped make this Anne Tenino and E.J. Russell-penned addition to Bluewater Bay one of my favorites. For a good five-starred read, pick up For a Good Time, Call...

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Read my reviews for the Bluewater Bay series:


Starstruck (book one) - five stars - My Review
There's Something About Ari (book two) - four stars - My Review
Hell on Wheels (book three) - four stars - My Review
Lone Wolf (book four) - five stars - My Review
The Burnt Toast B&B (book five) - 4.5 stars - My Review
Lights! Camera! Cupid! (book six) - 4.5 stars - My Review
Wedding Favors (book seven) - five stars - My Review
The Deep of the Sound (book eight) - five-plus stars - My Review
When to Hold Them (book nine) - four stars - My Review
Rain Shadow (book ten) - four stars - My Review
Stuck Landing (book eleven) - 4.5 stars - My Review
How the Cookie Crumbles (book twelve) - four stars - My Review
Selfie (book thirteen) - five-plus stars - My Review
All the Wrong Places (book fourteen) - four stars - My Review
Bluewater Blues (book fifteen) - 4.5 stars - My Review
No Small Parts (book sixteen) - five-plus stars - My Review
For a Good Time, Call... (book seventeen) - five stars - My Review (posted above)

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Date Read: 13 April 2017

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