Logan Vanderveer has a joke he’s been telling since college: he’s ninety-five percent straight. He did some experimenting in school, but none of the men he fooled around with inspired him to abandon “the plan”: meet a nice girl, get married, and settle down, just like his parents always said.
None of them except Ellis Floyd, who aroused desires and feelings that scared Logan. So much so that he abandoned their burgeoning relationship just as it might have become something. But four years later, Ellis is back, and Logan finds himself questioning his sexuality in a big way.
Ellis doesn’t fit into Logan’s plan. He’s happy being a starving artist, whereas Logan has sold his soul to corporate America. Ellis is ripped jeans, and Logan is tailored suits. And, most notably, Ellis is out. But seeing him again is dredging up memories—like how it feels to kiss Ellis, and that time they almost went all the way. With chemistry like theirs, Logan isn’t sure he can—or should—keep ignoring the other five percent.
The Other Five Percent by Quinn Anderson is a contemporary, gay for you, male/male romance. Logan Vanderveer has a plan for his life: marry a woman and become a success. Ellis Floyd was Logan’s friend in college. The one man who made him question is sexuality. And now that he’s back, so is Logan’s desire for him.
The Other Five Percent had a really interesting concept. It’s hard for me to buy into most gay for you books because honestly, only one person of the same sex makes you think you aren’t completely straight? Already stretching the bounds of believability. But for Logan? Yeah. I don’t doubt that he was able to dig himself so far into the closet that he didn’t understand his bisexuality for what it was. I adored Ellis. He was real and he did not put up with Logan’s crap. It was wonderful to see him stand up for himself and insist on being treated well.
The Other Five Percent is a well-written book with a badass artist hero. We need more of those.