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It’s totally normal for two straight guys to do this when they’re alone, right? That’s what I keep telling myself after I meet Reggie. I’m a pro tennis player, and I usually spend my life on the court. But an embarrassing injury in the middle of the US Open sidelined my career, landing me in the hands of my new athletic trainer. Reggie is a big old jock with an easy smile, an It’s totally normal for two straight guys to do this when they’re alone, right? That’s what I keep telling myself after I meet Reggie. I’m a pro tennis player, and I usually spend my life on the court. But an embarrassing injury in the middle of the US Open sidelined my career, landing me in the hands of my new athletic trainer. Reggie is a big old jock with an easy smile, and my grumpy butt has never met anyone like him. We start hanging—at the gym and at his place, on the tennis court and out at the bar. I haven’t had a real friend in years, and Reggie’s big heart warms me deep inside. He finds something I’ve tried to keep buried, and when we end up sweaty in a hotel bed one night, my world turns upside down. Then comes the cabin weekend, and all the long massages at the gym… Reggie gets his big hands all over me, and I can’t stop thinking about him. It’s chill, though, because we’re a couple of straight guys, and this is just a bromance. A sweaty, grunty, sticky bromance. It can’t be more than that, not with my tennis career waiting— and no matter what my heart insists. Filthy Bromance is a friends-to-lovers romance with a grumpy tennis star, his big-hearted athletic trainer, and a mess of unexpected feelings. It features dirty talk and exploration on the way to a well-earned HEA. Book two of Love Unexpected, it can be enjoyed as a standalone or read along with the series.


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It’s totally normal for two straight guys to do this when they’re alone, right? That’s what I keep telling myself after I meet Reggie. I’m a pro tennis player, and I usually spend my life on the court. But an embarrassing injury in the middle of the US Open sidelined my career, landing me in the hands of my new athletic trainer. Reggie is a big old jock with an easy smile, an It’s totally normal for two straight guys to do this when they’re alone, right? That’s what I keep telling myself after I meet Reggie. I’m a pro tennis player, and I usually spend my life on the court. But an embarrassing injury in the middle of the US Open sidelined my career, landing me in the hands of my new athletic trainer. Reggie is a big old jock with an easy smile, and my grumpy butt has never met anyone like him. We start hanging—at the gym and at his place, on the tennis court and out at the bar. I haven’t had a real friend in years, and Reggie’s big heart warms me deep inside. He finds something I’ve tried to keep buried, and when we end up sweaty in a hotel bed one night, my world turns upside down. Then comes the cabin weekend, and all the long massages at the gym… Reggie gets his big hands all over me, and I can’t stop thinking about him. It’s chill, though, because we’re a couple of straight guys, and this is just a bromance. A sweaty, grunty, sticky bromance. It can’t be more than that, not with my tennis career waiting— and no matter what my heart insists. Filthy Bromance is a friends-to-lovers romance with a grumpy tennis star, his big-hearted athletic trainer, and a mess of unexpected feelings. It features dirty talk and exploration on the way to a well-earned HEA. Book two of Love Unexpected, it can be enjoyed as a standalone or read along with the series.

30 review for Filthy Bromance

  1. 4 out of 5

    Florence .

    2.5 stars A sweet, steamy and low angst double bi-discovery? Yes. Please. Give. It. To. Me. This one had a lot of things I love in books, it just didn’t really work for me, sadly. Brief summary Everett has a broken tailbone and he needs an athletic trainer so he can go back to being healthy so he can play Tennis. He’s only 23 and is just starting his profesionnal career. His athletic trainer turns out to be Reggie. They both thought they were straight but they’re attracted to each other and they en 2.5 stars A sweet, steamy and low angst double bi-discovery? Yes. Please. Give. It. To. Me. This one had a lot of things I love in books, it just didn’t really work for me, sadly. Brief summary Everett has a broken tailbone and he needs an athletic trainer so he can go back to being healthy so he can play Tennis. He’s only 23 and is just starting his profesionnal career. His athletic trainer turns out to be Reggie. They both thought they were straight but they’re attracted to each other and they end up being friends, but instead of just staying friends, they fall in love with each other. First, I really enjoyed how Everett seemed to be so lost and he didn’t know what he wanted in his life. He’s young and he never knew anything else other than Tennis and he thought that it’s the only thing he had in life (his parents died when he was 16 and he feels alone since then) and he clung to Tennis because he didn’t know what else he could do in life, which felt so realistic to me. Also, I loved how Everett discovered that he can have more in life, like love, it was so sweet and heartwhelming. Second, the double bi-discovery trope is one that is hard to pull (both Reggie and Everett thought they were straight before they met) but it was super well done here. I liked how they both were instantly attracted to each other and they didn’t know why but they just were and they didn’t know what to do about it. I liked how they were in denial at first and saying how they were just friends when they were more than that, but they both didn’t want to admit, it felt so realistic. The bi-discovery had a really good progression and felt very realistic to me, I enjoyed it, a lot. Also the sex scenes were hot and I enjoyed them. Third, I really liked the chemestry between Reggie and Evrett, they had a really good banter and they complimented each other very nicely. They were really good together and were super supportive of each other, which I really enjoyed. Also I loved how they became friends first and they spent a lot of the book being friends, before they got together, it really helped to establish their chemestry and it made the transition from friends to lovers very smooth. Fourth, now comes the part I enjoyed less. I didn’t like how Reggie was always pushing Everett for things that Evrett didn’t like. Evrett kept saying how he didn’t like public attention yet Reggie always wanted that, which I felt disrespectful to Everett, because he said he didn’t want that and how it made him uncomfortable. Also I didn’t like how Everett felt a little like he had to come out just so he could keep Reggie, thats just not a trope I enjoy in books. Coming out should be on your own terms, not because you don’t want to lose your partner. Also, this book was just not made for me. This book read exactly like an Hallmark movie, with a cheesy romance, some very dramatic scenes and some dramatic public love declaration scenes. Which are things I just don’t really enjoy in books. So this one is on me, I’m just not the right audience for this book and I really wish I enjoyed it more than I did because it had a lot of things I love in books. I didn’t love this book as much as I wanted to but it still had things I really enjoyed about it and I had a good time reading it. I received an ARC of this book, and this is my honest review.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Rielle

    What a sweet, fun, slightly ridiculous, and spicy read. I really think this author was trying to be goofy and have fun. If you go into this looking for a serious story you will be disappointed. It’s the epitome of low angst, especially for a double bi-awakening where one MC feels the need to hide because he’s trying to become a tennis pro and has internalized homophobia from his dead father/coach. How did this author even do that? It should have been so intense, but instead it was just a cute lov What a sweet, fun, slightly ridiculous, and spicy read. I really think this author was trying to be goofy and have fun. If you go into this looking for a serious story you will be disappointed. It’s the epitome of low angst, especially for a double bi-awakening where one MC feels the need to hide because he’s trying to become a tennis pro and has internalized homophobia from his dead father/coach. How did this author even do that? It should have been so intense, but instead it was just a cute love story. These gloomy/sunshine vibes were excellent. One MC is basically a golden retriever in human form and it’s the best. Obviously, he’s the character that’s meant to represent what the world could be and I’m so here for it. It took me a minute to realize this all and I was totally prepared to give a lower rating until I just let my expectations go an enjoyed it. It was so worth it too because the last 20% of this book was so solid. It became just a bit more serious and that worked too. Reggie was the loyal, supportive, and patient man Everett needed and it worked out exactly how it should have. If you was a low angst book that’s hot and will also make you giggle, then this one is definitely for you.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Kacey

    I had a lot of fun reading this book, I definitely recommend it It's a story of two straight guys that meet and they instantly connect. Its friendship at first sight haha But then.. well.. as they become closer, things get complicated and their "bromance" it's not quite so straight anymore But they are SO decided to ignore reality and pretend that even if their friendship is not that "normal" it is still just friendship (it's a filthy Bromance Ha! 😆), so we get some hard denial from both MCs Ohh but I had a lot of fun reading this book, I definitely recommend it It's a story of two straight guys that meet and they instantly connect. Its friendship at first sight haha But then.. well.. as they become closer, things get complicated and their "bromance" it's not quite so straight anymore But they are SO decided to ignore reality and pretend that even if their friendship is not that "normal" it is still just friendship (it's a filthy Bromance Ha! 😆), so we get some hard denial from both MCs Ohh but when they decide to stop ignoring their true feelings and just be together.. ahh it's so good The premise of this book, as I understand, is to be a light, fun, steamy book, friends to lovers, straight guys turned gay for each other, involved in "a filthy bromance" but the book goes deeper than that. We get great character development, the MCs deal with lots of complicated stuff, like homophobia in general and particularly homophobia in professional sports, sense of inadequacy, lonelyness, financial worries, anxiety about the future, MC that lose his parents when he was really young, abusive parents etc.. but all of that is dealt with still in a light way, the book doesn't get like super heavy, the story still mainly revolves around their filthy bromance 😄 and one of the MCs is an athlete, recently injured, and the book revolves around him trying to get back in top form, so we get the angst related to his situation too And their friendship is so good, they are so supportive of each other, its delicious to see lonely Everett blossom under Reggie's love, attention and care The MCs are really lovely, and sooooo charismatic, I managed to care deeply about them right away, and their chemistry together if ow! over the roof Also Reggie is the biggest himbo, tell me if I am not right (There were some cringe dialogues too, I confess, that got me saying "oh honey" haha and sometimes I thought the MCs were a little too immature for their age) Overall, this was a delicious read

  4. 5 out of 5

    ML

    It’s been a long time since I’ve read a gay for you book where both guys were straight at the beginning but then fell in love. This was sweet AND super HOT. Reggie is Owens brother from book 1 in this series. Reggie is a fitness trainer and he meets Everett to help him recover from an injury. These characters had instant chemistry. The slow burn to love was perfect. There are some seriously HOT scenes in here! WOW! Both struggled with their feelings and admitting their new found sexuality. Every It’s been a long time since I’ve read a gay for you book where both guys were straight at the beginning but then fell in love. This was sweet AND super HOT. Reggie is Owens brother from book 1 in this series. Reggie is a fitness trainer and he meets Everett to help him recover from an injury. These characters had instant chemistry. The slow burn to love was perfect. There are some seriously HOT scenes in here! WOW! Both struggled with their feelings and admitting their new found sexuality. Everything works out though. The HEA was just what you wanted. Loved it!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Kirsten

    I love big, dumb jocks And the little jocks they love. Rounded up for joy.

  6. 4 out of 5

    lam

    grumpy tennis player x sunshine himbo trainer! i clicked with this book way more than i ever have with Cayden's other work. might give some of the other books a try again. grumpy tennis player x sunshine himbo trainer! i clicked with this book way more than i ever have with Cayden's other work. might give some of the other books a try again.

  7. 5 out of 5

    ari_romancebooks

    I was going through a fairly long reading slump and I really wanted to read everything but I just had a hard time sitting down to read, I remember reading the blurb of this book and thinking I love everything I'm reading and as soon as it came out I knew I should read it, not only I just got rid of the horrendous reading slump that I had but this book completely surprised me, I had never read this author and she writes the way I like and everything I like, I met a very tender friends to lovers a I was going through a fairly long reading slump and I really wanted to read everything but I just had a hard time sitting down to read, I remember reading the blurb of this book and thinking I love everything I'm reading and as soon as it came out I knew I should read it, not only I just got rid of the horrendous reading slump that I had but this book completely surprised me, I had never read this author and she writes the way I like and everything I like, I met a very tender friends to lovers and some Spicy scenes quite spicy, I definitely recommend it and I will be on the lookout to read this author again asap.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Chelsea Moore

    I completely adore books where both the MCs think they are straight in the beginning and then fall in love. This was a wonderful book with amazing characters! Reggie and Everett had off the charts chemistry! They struggled with their feelings at first, not understanding why they are now attracted to the same sex but once they gave in to what they are feeling and love they have for each other they got their beautiful happily ever after! This is an amazing series! I received an advance review copy I completely adore books where both the MCs think they are straight in the beginning and then fall in love. This was a wonderful book with amazing characters! Reggie and Everett had off the charts chemistry! They struggled with their feelings at first, not understanding why they are now attracted to the same sex but once they gave in to what they are feeling and love they have for each other they got their beautiful happily ever after! This is an amazing series! I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Mallory

    So much better than the first book I’d give it ten stars if I could. Grumpy/sunshine Hurt/comfort A big cinnamon roll of a man Double bi-awakening So hot it will melt your kindle. But also all the feels. Just read it. It’s like *really* good.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Lizzy (reviewsshewrote)

    Not my fav

  11. 5 out of 5

    ~BookNeeds~

    I couldn’t put this book down. A fantastic read. It was emotional with a hint of angst. I’m officially smitten with this author. I’m gonna go back and read Filthy Sweet.

  12. 4 out of 5

    RedsBookReads

    Everett is a tennis pro who was injured in his last match and he goes to Reggie for athletic training to help his recovery. Both men are straight - or are they? This is such a good story! I loved Reggie and Everett and they were just so much fun! This is a proper friends to lovers bi-awakening with a real feel good factor. I loved how the romance between the two developed and I also adored the cameos from Owen and Fox (from Filthy Cute). This can be read as a stand-alone though and you don’t nee Everett is a tennis pro who was injured in his last match and he goes to Reggie for athletic training to help his recovery. Both men are straight - or are they? This is such a good story! I loved Reggie and Everett and they were just so much fun! This is a proper friends to lovers bi-awakening with a real feel good factor. I loved how the romance between the two developed and I also adored the cameos from Owen and Fox (from Filthy Cute). This can be read as a stand-alone though and you don’t need to have read Filthy Cute first. Reggie is such a teddy bear of a man and it is lovely that he gets his HEA.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Natalie

    I love a himbo -- who doesn't? By virtue of being a himbo, a himbo is lovable. But sometimes, the himbo crossing the line into insufferable or so oblivious that it's now cringe instead of endearing. Unfortunately, the himbo in "Filthy Bromance" does cross that line. For me, of course. For others, perhaps not that's not the case. Reggie is the older brother of the previous book's main character. I didn't really like him then -- I thought he was too overprotective and honestly, a little too judgey I love a himbo -- who doesn't? By virtue of being a himbo, a himbo is lovable. But sometimes, the himbo crossing the line into insufferable or so oblivious that it's now cringe instead of endearing. Unfortunately, the himbo in "Filthy Bromance" does cross that line. For me, of course. For others, perhaps not that's not the case. Reggie is the older brother of the previous book's main character. I didn't really like him then -- I thought he was too overprotective and honestly, a little too judgey about his brother's (very consensual!) kinky sex life. The judgement is gone here, but there are moments when Reggie does just get it; where he goes too far or thinks something is clever when it's not. I don't think he's supposed to be read as neurodivergent (if that's the case, then my apologies, but there's no mention of that at all). Anyway, to continue: Reggie is a successful personal trainer, and his latest client is hotshot tennis pro Everett, who's recovering from a rather embarrassing injury sustained at the U.S. Open. The pair are lonely in their own ways: Reggie is gregarious and a people person, but he doesn't have a lot of people in his life to share with; he wants a family and kids, but he's single and hasn't really clicked with "the one" yet. Everett has been on his own since he was 16, pouring every waking moment into being a professional tennis player; he's never had friends, and he doesn't really know how to make them or be with them. Reggie is pretty much a force of nature, and so he and Everett form a friendship as Everett recovers from his injury and starts training to re-enter the world of professional tennis. Along the way, they discover a mutual ... attraction? The start kind of messing around, but it's kind of a separate-but-together kind of thing, and they don't really confront what that implies about themselves for some time. Reggie doesn't tell his brother and best friend about this new arrangement at first, and when he does, he acts like he's done some sort of gotcha, like he got one over on them? It's weird and I had to mince through the conversation. Everett, on the other hand, doesn't really want to think about the implications because his father was pretty homophobic growing up and the professional sports world isn't super LGBTQ-friendly. It's easier for him to kind of put in on the backburner and focus on tennis, even if it means hurting Reggie. Reggie doesn't seem to fully understand this (mostly because Everett doesn't bother to communicate any of his feelings), and swings hard in the other direction in a show of support, that is, honestly, embarrassing. Like, he handmakes this tennis ball hat to wear in the crowd, and I cannot believe he thought that would be a good idea, when Everett is concerned with strangers drawing conclusions about their relationship. On that note, Everett and Reggie are "caught" talking kind of close to each other at various tennis tournaments. Everett freaks out, thinking that people will know they are like, psuedo-dating. But Reggie is his athletic trainer. I don't get why he didn't just say, "Yeah, this is my athletic trainer." Obviously, they would be talking just the two of them. I don't get it. This is all being said, there's not a ton that's objectionable here. It was pretty harmless, but I didn't think there was much chemistry between Reggie and Everett, even though I liked Everett as a character -- his learning how to thaw and open up to people and be around a happy family was nice. Also, his conversations with his bisexual ex were lovely and supportive. Reggie just crossed into the world of cringe too much for me to truly enjoy this. | I received an ARC, and this is my honest, freely given review. |

  14. 5 out of 5

    Sammy Higgins

    This is book 2 in the series, but I haven’t read the 1st book. I didn’t feel like I missed out and it really works well as a standalone. Everett's a tennis player and has just made a big blunder while playing in the US Open. He fell on his bum and broke is tail bone. He goes to Reggie to get his help in his recovery because he’s an athletic trainer. Reggie sees right through Everett and sees the lonely man he is. Everett has only been solely focused on his tennis career since he was 16 years old This is book 2 in the series, but I haven’t read the 1st book. I didn’t feel like I missed out and it really works well as a standalone. Everett's a tennis player and has just made a big blunder while playing in the US Open. He fell on his bum and broke is tail bone. He goes to Reggie to get his help in his recovery because he’s an athletic trainer. Reggie sees right through Everett and sees the lonely man he is. Everett has only been solely focused on his tennis career since he was 16 years old, after losing his parents. Reggie tries to befriend Everett with their shared interests. They start of as friends and spend a lot of time together. After an incident at the sauna, they start to see each other a bit differently. They are both straight and both a bit confused by their reactions. It’s not till they have some handy time together, that their relationship slowly starts to change. I’m glad that they didn’t rush into things, they took their time and didn’t jump straight into bed with each other. It is both their first time with another man, so jumping straight into the big leagues would have just been wrong. They don’t even touch each other for quite a while and when they do finally touch, all bets are off! Their relationship changes naturally, and it didn’t feel too forced. When they do start to explore their relationship, things really do start to heat up. They have amazing chemistry, and they really burn up the sheets together. I loved that thanks to Reggie, they had excellent communication. Reggie got Everett to speak his thoughts and feelings. I hate when bad communication is used to cause conflict in a relationship. Reggie and Everett are quite different. Reggie is incredibly open and hates not speaking about what’s on his mind. He’s a big Teddy bear and you just can’t help but love him. He is much more open than Everett, he had a tough time speaking his thoughts. Reggie was an immense help in opening Everett up. Everett struggles thanks to his father’s influence on him before his death. He was extremely hard on him and said some pretty awful things to him. They affect him even now and cause him to hide and not do anything that may harm his tennis career. It just shows is that things said to us as children still affect us as adults, it can really shape how we react to things. This story was low-angst, and I was happy for that. The main bulk of their problems are based on Everett and how he wants to manage their relationship. I liked how Everett finally decided to deal with his coming out and it was a fantastic way to do it. When he made up his mind, he just went with it! I’m glad that they have some amazing people in their corner, mainly Fox and Owen, from the earlier book. They really help Reggie to process his feelings and I loved that they do what they can to help him. Even though Reggie and Everett had such different views on relationships when they met, by the end they both came to an understanding on how theirs would be. That’s their amazing communication skills coming into play again. I really enjoyed this book and I loved both characters, especially Reggie. I will be reading the earlier book to see how Fox and Owen end up together. They seem like such a sweet couple. I received a copy of the book from Gay Romance Reviews, and this is my honest review.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Linda Reads

    Two “straight” guys find out they may not be all that straight after all...an awakening! After a disastrous event on the tennis court while playing in The US Open, 23yo Everett Navarro is forced to resettle in Seattle to recuperate and get back to his best form. What he needs is an accomplished Athletic Trainer. Enter 32yo Reggie owner/operator of a well-respected gym. It doesn’t hurt that he has magic fingers either. These two straight guys start off in a contractual situation, become acquaintan Two “straight” guys find out they may not be all that straight after all...an awakening! After a disastrous event on the tennis court while playing in The US Open, 23yo Everett Navarro is forced to resettle in Seattle to recuperate and get back to his best form. What he needs is an accomplished Athletic Trainer. Enter 32yo Reggie owner/operator of a well-respected gym. It doesn’t hurt that he has magic fingers either. These two straight guys start off in a contractual situation, become acquaintances, friends and eventually almost-lovers. Yes, “almost” because you will see they don’t do the deed until chapter 33! Lots of “other stuff” between their initial “event” in chapter 9 until the end. Everett is a curmudgeon but once you hear about his past, he’s due. Reggie is a charmer and so open and loving. Perfect match! Many OMG moments: in the sauna, the lost-key episode, after the yelling match and more... This was a laugh-out-loud story with some very poignant moments, chapter 31 will break your heart. These two guys are so different, maybe because of their age. Reggie is ready to settle down whereas Everett wants to continue playing and winning tennis as long as possible. I couldn’t help but think what damage society and family in particular have done to LGBTQ people, but basically anyone who doesn’t conform, fit the accepted mold. I enjoyed this story and you will too if you like angsty M/M romance with lots of laughs and steam.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Tiffaney

    I’m not sure how I feel about this book. It wasnt terrible but it wasn’t great either. Friends to lovers. Grumpy/Sunshine. Age gap. Double Bi awakening. Reggie becomes Everett trainer after an embarrassing injury at the US Open. Reggie is about a decade older than the hotshot tennis player. Their dynamic was weird even when they started off as friends Reggie came across to me as an immature big goof. I never got the sense these two had nearly a decade between them. I didn’t really feel chemistry b I’m not sure how I feel about this book. It wasnt terrible but it wasn’t great either. Friends to lovers. Grumpy/Sunshine. Age gap. Double Bi awakening. Reggie becomes Everett trainer after an embarrassing injury at the US Open. Reggie is about a decade older than the hotshot tennis player. Their dynamic was weird even when they started off as friends Reggie came across to me as an immature big goof. I never got the sense these two had nearly a decade between them. I didn’t really feel chemistry between the two as well. I never really warmed up to Reggie as a character. Everett has internalized biphobia from his dad and his career is the number one thing in his life so he is a bit unsure about coming out. This book was pretty low angst until about 80% then it turns a bit serious. The guys have a fight in Everett’s hotel room when he tries to push Reggie away while he’s competing. This gave me whiplash because then it got super cheesy quickly. Idk it was an alright book ….

  17. 4 out of 5

    Jackie

    soooo adorkable! Absolutely loved the story. Reggie is such a goofball but I’m the sweetest most almost innocent way with how he is so open and honest and just plain him. I loved him and his big heart. Watching Reggie and Everett evolve from just athlete and trainer to friends to more was so effortless and fluid that it made sense. They just jive and absolutely belong together. They make one another better. Loved how even when he was low he knew not to want to hurt Reggie. Poor Everett hasn’t rea soooo adorkable! Absolutely loved the story. Reggie is such a goofball but I’m the sweetest most almost innocent way with how he is so open and honest and just plain him. I loved him and his big heart. Watching Reggie and Everett evolve from just athlete and trainer to friends to more was so effortless and fluid that it made sense. They just jive and absolutely belong together. They make one another better. Loved how even when he was low he knew not to want to hurt Reggie. Poor Everett hasn’t really had anyone in his corner, family or a support system that didn’t benefit from him in a very long time. So he isn’t used to how supportive Reggie is for him. Loved the story. So adorable.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Holly

    I LOVED this book. I didn't think I was going to like it more than the first book, but I did. And Reggie really became my favorite character in this book. I thought he was sweet in the first book, but I absolutely fell in love with him in this book. He's just so sweet and has such a big heart. He feels such strong emotions and it's so cute. Also, the absolute denial from them both is so funny. (view spoiler)[Also, the way he refused to give up on Everett, or at least couldn't leave without seeing I LOVED this book. I didn't think I was going to like it more than the first book, but I did. And Reggie really became my favorite character in this book. I thought he was sweet in the first book, but I absolutely fell in love with him in this book. He's just so sweet and has such a big heart. He feels such strong emotions and it's so cute. Also, the absolute denial from them both is so funny. (view spoiler)[Also, the way he refused to give up on Everett, or at least couldn't leave without seeing him play that last round even though he told him to leave...it was so sweet. (hide spoiler)] Also, I loved all the queer characters in this book. There was seriously not a straight character in sight, and I loved it.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Jessica (Novel Confessions Book Blog)

    MM with some filth As the title says: these two get a bit filthy, but it works for the story and their characters. I absolutely adored Reggie in Filthy Sweet, and I expected to love him even more in Filthy Bromance. I definitely did! He’s this big teddy bear of a man. His friendship with Everett was something he had to make happen. I loved the dynamic between these men and watching them progress through their discovery of their bisexuality. I do feel like the book ended a bit too quick for my lik MM with some filth As the title says: these two get a bit filthy, but it works for the story and their characters. I absolutely adored Reggie in Filthy Sweet, and I expected to love him even more in Filthy Bromance. I definitely did! He’s this big teddy bear of a man. His friendship with Everett was something he had to make happen. I loved the dynamic between these men and watching them progress through their discovery of their bisexuality. I do feel like the book ended a bit too quick for my liking after the conflict, but I still really enjoyed this book. And I admit I definitely shared some tears from the more emotional scenes. I was shocked at how intense they were!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca Park

    Everett ❤️ Reggie I absolutely adore R. Cayden's books, they always have a happy ending but their so much feeling & entertainment between the beginning and the end. Reggie & Everett met when Ev got injured playing tennis and everything happened so fast from there. They both thought they were straight but when they were around each other the chemistry was there and off the charts. This was a bi coming out for both men & the love is plain to see! The ending was amazing and I can't wait to see what' Everett ❤️ Reggie I absolutely adore R. Cayden's books, they always have a happy ending but their so much feeling & entertainment between the beginning and the end. Reggie & Everett met when Ev got injured playing tennis and everything happened so fast from there. They both thought they were straight but when they were around each other the chemistry was there and off the charts. This was a bi coming out for both men & the love is plain to see! The ending was amazing and I can't wait to see what's next in this series. ❤️❤️😀😀

  21. 4 out of 5

    Sara

    Exceeded expectations 3.5 stars. I was a little worried about the whole two “straight guys” bit but Everett had past experiences that he seemed to have buried and Reggie comes across as a completely open-minded and lovable himbo that their relationship seemed believable for me. The public moment was kind of awkward for me but that was the only low-point. Odd to have such a serious conversation and declaration in public. Some other reviews made it seem like Everett was pressured to come out but I Exceeded expectations 3.5 stars. I was a little worried about the whole two “straight guys” bit but Everett had past experiences that he seemed to have buried and Reggie comes across as a completely open-minded and lovable himbo that their relationship seemed believable for me. The public moment was kind of awkward for me but that was the only low-point. Odd to have such a serious conversation and declaration in public. Some other reviews made it seem like Everett was pressured to come out but I did get that vibe either. Maybe he pressured himself, but never from Reggie.

  22. 4 out of 5

    LJ Henley

    I totally loved Reggie. He's a big, strong, teddy bear who is hired by Everett to be his trainer after he has an embarrassing fall and breaks his tailbone. From the first, Reggie feels like Everett is lonely and needs a friend while he's in town recovering. Soon both are spending several times together, eating pizza, going to clubs and a few days at a cabin. Both notice each other, but both are straight, or are they? I loved how this story evolved between them and how Debbie's brother and friend I totally loved Reggie. He's a big, strong, teddy bear who is hired by Everett to be his trainer after he has an embarrassing fall and breaks his tailbone. From the first, Reggie feels like Everett is lonely and needs a friend while he's in town recovering. Soon both are spending several times together, eating pizza, going to clubs and a few days at a cabin. Both notice each other, but both are straight, or are they? I loved how this story evolved between them and how Debbie's brother and friend help guide him without pressure or criticism. Everett had been on his own since he was 16 and tennis has been his full focus. Reggie shows him he has room for him and so much more. Definitely a HEA! Enjoy! I received an ARC of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  23. 4 out of 5

    William Loftin

    I haaaaad to do a review… Let me start off by saying I follow this author and I also read the first installment. I liked the first story very much; however, I LOVED this one. This is a formula on writing a complete love story. The sex (while greatly placed) wasn’t rushed and it allowed us time to get to know Reggie and Everett. It allowed us to root for them. A double bisexual awakening is a tall task; but, this was done beautifully. Great read!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Jen

    Reggie is adorable Giant teddy bear. Check. Driven pro-athlete. Check. Friends with benefits. Check. Romance blossoming with a double bi-awakening. Check check check. This is an adorable story. I loved Reggie and his enthusiasm and all his big emotions. He is perfect for Everett. Also, while the author skirted the edge of an 80% break-up, they didn’t break up, so yay for that!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Rachwithheadinabook

    Dirty talking. This book is just as good and filthy as the first book in the series. This is a friends to lovers story, a bi-awakening romance that has just enough angst to make it believable and enough dirty talk to make it hot. Everett is a tennis star who struggles with what he wants and Reggie embraces it fully supporting the most important person in his life. I enjoyed every line.

  26. 5 out of 5

    P3

    Friends to Lovers This was an age gap friends to lovers story that I feel like I should’ve have enjoyed more. I had a really hard time connecting to the main characters especially Reggie. He came off as very immature in my view especially seeing that he was the older of the two. I also found the ending a little abrupt considering it was such a slow burn.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Ablackhoneypot

    Just two bros being bros, you know? This one was slightly better than the first but not by much. And still with this obsession with the word “meaty” as not only an acceptable, but supposed sexy, descriptor of a penis. I’m tired lol. Overall rating: Eh. 2.5 Meaty Stars. Only for Reggie bc he was so fucking goofy you couldn’t not love him.

  28. 5 out of 5

    frannilys

    This was..ok. Not my kind of characters or writing style. Especially at the beginning. I was told Reggie was a goof every two sentences but I was like: when? Did I skip the funny, goofy part? Don’t just tell me he’s goofy, show it. Also this felt like the straightes gay thing I’ve ever read. They were both just such dude bros. But I really liked the ending.

  29. 5 out of 5

    J

    Ok read The story was ok, I enjoyed their friendship; it would seem like they both needed companionship in that department… But my problem was that they came off as a little sheltered and juvenile… Reggie’s character screamed 14 yr old discovering their self.

  30. 5 out of 5

    NikNak

    lol. This was kind or silly. Reggie seemed somewhat simple but in a nice guy sort of way. There’s not really much else to say besides the fact that this book kind of is ridiculous but enjoyable enough to finish

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