Marie James

Genre:  #M/MContemporaryRomance

My Rating:  3.5

Cover:  4

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

Publication:  May 3rd 2018

Read:  April 21st 2018  (ARC)

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They’re a necessity. They make the world go ‘round and help idiots function in society.

Most don’t require much thought and are easy to follow—or so I thought…

I didn’t realize, however, that the new group of people I became friends with could have so many.

No sleeping with group member’s moms? Easy enough.

No shirts at the BBQ? I’m all over that. Do you know how hot it gets in Texas during summertime?

No sleeping with others in the group? Now this one… This one is killing me.

If you saw Joseph Snow, with those killer abs and cocky smirk, you’d be thinking the exact same thing… rules are meant to be broken.

Taunting Tony is an MM contemporary romance.

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3.5 Stars

This book is not only filled with tension and sexy moments, there is a great amount of humor. I have to say there was also quite a bit of frustration for me. A lot going on in addition to the two main H/H.

In a nut shell, Anthony is fairly new to town and is invited to hang out with an established group of friends who have the most dysfunctional dynamic. I wasn’t a big fan of some aspects of this book. Actually it was some of the secondary characters I didn’t much care for. Especially Jon.

Joey, his brother Jon, his best friend Andi (a woman), Cooper and Dave. These are the group of friends and they are almost always present on the pages. Joey is gay and proud. Anthony is bisexual and while he claims he is comfortable with his sexuality, there are moments where it was hard to believe.

The story here is Joey and Anthony had to hide their attraction from Jon. There was a rule in the group, one of many, that states no fooling around with anyone in the group. So Anthony and Joey had to hide. Andi, on the other hand is in love with Jon but because of that rule, he won’t make a move. I hated his behavior. Although everyone had a happy ending, I only felt that Joey and Anthony’s was believable. I could have done without the other drama, wishing all the book’s focus was on the two mains.

I don’t want to say too much more about the book because you should form your own opinions and I don’t want to give any details away. I want to add that while there were things I didn’t enjoy with this book, there were things I did enjoy. I really liked Joey and Anthony. They were a perfect couple and I couldn’t help but root for their HEA.

This is my honest and unbiased opinion. Thank you for Taking the time to read it.



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