Reviewed by Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
Patrick Seymour and Logan Delaney are friends, but a bet would change everything. Losing a pool game
to Logan, Patrick has to kiss a man. Since he was a teenager he has always gotten excited when he saw
men together but convinced himself that seeing it and doing it were to different things. They are at a gay
bar and one man is too skinny, one is too hairy and one is bald so Logan decides to let Patrick off the
hook. Patrick is not willing to forgo the bet, he lost fair and square but the only man he can consider
kissing is Logan.
Logan has always had a much stronger feeling than friendship when it came to Patrick but isn’t willing to
lose his friend by admitting it to him. When they kiss, and it isn’t finished until there is tongue involved,
Patrick finds himself going at it gung ho and even wants to continue the kiss. He is shocked that his first
reaction wasn’t to run to the bathroom to throw up but now he needs to suggest an experiment to see if
he truly is bisexual. He sets up ground rules and Logan is more than happy to be a part of the
Of course to truly know if he is bisexual he has to go further than just kissing to see if he gets to the point
where he is totally turned off, he doesn’t. The experiment proceeds for quite a while and there doesn’t
seem to be anything Patrick isn’t willing to try much to Logan’s delight.
Patrick is a developmental psychologist going for his PhD and he is a firm believer in knowing yourself
inside and out and although he was convinced he was totally heterosexual he realizes that there is
something he needs to find out more about.
The experiment goes on for months leaving Logan worried about the time when Patrick will decide the
experiment is over and so is their being together. Logan tried to convince himself that no matter what
happened he and Patrick could always go back to being friends but he was so wrong. There is no way
he can go back to the way things were because he has always wanted Patrick and this experiment just
made his feelings stronger.
It was interesting to watch Patrick take apart every action, examining what each action meant but after a
while to started to become a little too much. My problem with the book was with how long it took for this
experiment to come to a conclusion a conclusion that would have been much better served if it ended a
little earlier. I enjoyed the characters both the main ones and the secondary ones but it shouldn’t take
forever for a man to discover what he really is.
I have read many gay romance books and watching what became a tutorial in whether a man was bi or not was
just a little over the top to me.