Review| The Gay Best Friend – Nicolas DiDomizio

It’s summer time, so what’s better than a book with a summer wedding? The Gay Best Friend was a book that caught my eye and I was excited when I got approved for an eARC on Netgalley. The book released on May 30th and today I want to tell you more about The Gay Best Friend and what I thought, so keep on reading to find out more!

He’s always been the token gay best friend. Now, stuck between a warring bride and groom hurtling toward their one perfect day, he’s finally ready to focus on something new: himself.
Domenic Marino has become an expert at code-switching between the hypermasculine and ultrafeminine worlds of his two soon-to-be-wed best friends. But this summer—reeling from his own failed engagement and tasked with attending their bachelor and bachelorette parties—he’s anxious over having to play both sides.

The pressure is on. The bride wants Dom to keep things clean. The groom wants Dom to “let loose” with the guys. And Dom just wants to get out of this whole mess with his friendships intact.

But once the rowdy groomsmen show up at the beach house—including a surprise visit from the groom’s old frat brother, handsome and charming PGA star Bucky Graham—chaos (and unexpected romance) quickly ensues. By the time Dom returns for the bachelorette party, he’s accumulated a laundry list of secrets that threaten to destroy everything—from the wedding, to Bucky’s career, to the one thing Dom hasn’t been paying nearly enough attention to lately: his own life.


The Gay Best Friend is a new release and a fun summer read! Our main character Dom is dealing with a break up, but also has the wedding of his two straight best friends coming up. I have to start off by saying that I loved seeing Dom being involved with his friend’s wedding and really wanting them to both have a great time.

The bachelor and bachelorette parties were insane and included lots of drama. Some of the moments between Dom and people at these parties was really awkward, but there were a few laugh out loud moments. It was clear Dom really cared about his friends, but had a hard time finding out his place in this whole situation. If I’m honest Patrick and Kate bugged me, because they basically expected Dom to find out things and keep secrets from the other. I didn’t really like either of them.

Dom’s story was probably the best part of the book. It’s clear at the beginning that he’s still struggling with his engagement ending not too long before the wedding. He’s very much a people pleaser and doesn’t always believe in himself and how he should act. I loved his journey in The Gay Best Friend, because he starts thinking about who he is and what he wants. Dom has a love interest in this story, but this felt more like a side note that developed just a bit too quickly.

Even though this book had some things I didn’t completely love, I did have a good time reading The Gay Best Friend. I would definitely read more by this author.

All in all, The Gay Best Friend was a fast read. I just realized that Nicolas DiDomizio also wrote Burn It All Down. That’s another book I’ve been curious about. I may just have to bump it up my TBR. I have to say this book definitely had me wanting my own summer house, haha. What’s your favorite summer destination? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear from you.

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