Title: A Chance for Moore
Author: Alex Miska
Series: Moore Romance #1
Publisher: Longtail Books
Release Date: 11/1/2016
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance, M/M Coming Out
Page Count: 260
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
“I need you to teach me how to be gay.”
Logan Moore is finally ready to come out of the closet. His days of playing football are far behind him, he has graduated from the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), and his bakery Moore Delicious is finally in the black. Although he spends more time talking to his cats than he does people, he technically has time for a social life now that he has hired two new employees. In short, Logan is completely out of excuses to stay in the closet, where it is warm and cozy and he never has to worry about how to dress, what to say, or who is watching. So he turns to his older brother’s friend for guidance. And if that friend just happens to be his long-time crush and if one thing might lead to another… well, that would just be icing on the cake.
Chance Blevins is a math geek through-and-through, who is more than happy to spend his nights curled up with his dog Luna. With a few toxic relationships in his past, Chance contents himself with friends-with-benefits and fantasies involving his best friend’s very straight soon-to-be brother-in-law, Logan. Because of a verbal slip the day they met and a teasingly-demanded vow of secrecy, he believes that Logan actually works for the C.I.A., making him even farther out of his league. When Logan comes to him for help with what he can only assume is a cover identity, he is more than happy to oblige.
The spy-confusion is soon cleared up (with much embarrassment by all involved) and the two men are ecstatic to discover their feelings are mutual, but several hurdles stand between them and Happily-Ever-After. Logan is still terrified of being out, Chance is convinced that theirs could only ever be a “starter relationship” for Logan, and a stalker is lashing out at Chance.
I freaking loved this book! It was just so god damn funny! I’m giving this book 5 stars as i thoroughly enjoyed every word and just laughed out loud throughout.
The actual storyline was not particularly original on paper. Logan Moore who played football and was a typical jock in college until an injury led him to decide to go to culinary school instead and Chance Blevins his older brothers best friend have had a crush on each other for 5 years and when Logan decides to come out of the closet he enlists the help of Chance. However what made this book stand out was how beautifully it was written and how laugh out loud funny it was throughout.
I just loved Chance and Logan, dual POV really helped show how they felt about each other and their chemistry was so believable. There were several elements that could have been irritating such as Chance believing Logan was a spy due to a misunderstanding when they met whereby he believed Logan to be in the CIA when he in fact went to the Culinary Institute of America and a pretty major stalker issue but both were not dragged out or filled with unnecessary misunderstanding or angst.
There were times when I just wanted to bang both of their heads together and I wished they would just communicate better but it all added to the realism and believability. The secondary characters in this book were fantastic, there were loads of them but they were so well developed and each one added another layer to this story and I can’t wait to read more about them all.
I loved it when Chance and Logan ‘geeked out’ and their text messages to each other were down right hilarious. I loved their pets and that one of their friends was crocheting head pieces for them. The epilogue was lovely, I love it when it is 5 years down the line and not just a few weeks or months so you get to see how their lives have truly worked out.
“It was the two-cock heart cake that sold you, wasn’t it?”
I could have added so many hilarious quotes and I highlighted so many in this book but I’m going to leave you with this one as it was a wonderfully hilarious chapter that had me laughing throughout and who doesn’t enjoy a cake with two cocks on the top shaped into a heart?!.
Cannot wait to read the next book in this series!