Title: My Favorite Uncle
Martin Dixon’s carefully constructed peaceful life is turned upside down when his super Christian eighteen year-old nephew Carter shows up unexpectedly on his doorstep and announces that he’s gay, Martin’s first impulse is to send him back to his parents. But when he discovers that Carter has been in a mental hospital to cure his gay-ness he realizes he’s stuck with the boy. Unfortunately, the two get on each other’s nerves, each driving the other to distraction. Independently, they each arrive at the same conclusion. The other would be much less annoying if he only had…a boyfriend.
Author: Marshall Thornton
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Published by Wilde City Press Source: Publisher
Published: June 25, 2014
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I seem to be finding myself reading a male male romance that is not a romance this week. Which I have to say is a bit weird. Carter is the college aged gay boy hot mess that I love to read. He is a complete and total train wreck looking for another derailment. He does so many things that he deserves severe punishment over. Yet as a reader you find yourself feeling sorry for him. He was raised by parents that had some very interesting religious beliefs when it comes to Carter and the choice he made to be gay. *snort* Carter does something brilliant. He leaves the psychiatric hospital that his parents send him to to get the whole gay thing fixed and goes to his Uncle Martin.
Martin is gay and lives the glamorous life that all gay men in Hollywood live. Carter knows this is a win win. What Carter assumes about Martin and the reality of Martin are two completely different things. Marshall Thornton proceeds to treat readers to two completely different men trying to live together while they each try to help the other be happy. Martin overthinks everything while Carter thinks very little about the choices he makes. Martin tries to steer Carter into a good life by relating his own life stories. Carter sees Martin as a man who would be happier if he had a man. Carter has no other explanation as to why Martin is noseying into his sex life. Carter is the typical all-knowing teen. Martin is the older experienced uncle who wants only the best for his nephew, preferably a nephew with his own residence.
Oh this is a funny read. Carter and Martin do not understand each other or the choices the other makes or the reasons the other is making these seemingly ridiculous choices. They proceed to unintentionally (well mostly unintentionally) give each other hell. While the book is centered on some sad things that should never happen to anyone, especially someone as young and impressionable as Carter I still found My Favorite Uncle to be a light enjoyable read.
Favorite quote, Martin to Carter: “Well, if we’re done insulting each other I guess we can leave.”