ASHTON MORGAN: APARTMENT 17B (The Wreck Me Series) by ALY STILES

“I know it’s hard to live as you, but you have no idea how hard it is to live without you.”

We fell in love with everything Ashton Morgan, what a hero!

Ashton Morgan: Apartment 17B by Aly Styles was one of those stories that will break, heal, and steal your heart. A slow-building romance laced with angst, struggle, and heartbreak. It was a tale as old as time, where two people from different sides of the track find a love so pure and honest it makes your heart soar. Soulmates. Beautifully written, this romance is one for the dreamers, for the readers who love to find hope where there seems to be none and the readers who love a good old-fashioned romance that must travel an arduous journey filled with man-made obstacles. It truly was a wonderful story that touched us immensely with its inspirational positivity despite the darkness, as well as the hope that love brought for two much-loved characters.

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ASHTON MORGAN: APARTMENT 17B (The Wreck Me Series) by ALY STILES

REINVENTING CATO (Unfinished Business #3) by BARBARA ELSBORG

‘Vigge wrapped his arms around him. Cato clung to him so hard that Vigge’s heart felt as if it were trying to get out of his chest and climb into Cato’s to give it a hug.’

Reinventing Cato by Barbara Elsborg can be read as a standalone in a series, however, we rate every single book so highly we would recommend reading to get the full experience of the characters that pop up in every book. This Author once again managed to pair dramatic suspense with sarcasm and humour and tragedy with inspirational love. The way in which Barbara Elsborg blends fiction with realism is spot on and addictive. And on a side note, her intense need and craving for facts, be they relevant or obscure, well where is she when we need her for our online pub quiz? She’d be our ‘phone a friend’! We always know what to expect from this Author, and she never lets us down. The writing is flawless, the humour timeless and the storyline compelling. Her characters never fail to worm their way into our hearts, only to stay and find a forever home.

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REINVENTING CATO (Unfinished Business #3) by BARBARA ELSBORG

A LONG WAY BACK (Unfinished Business #2) by BARBARA ELSBORG

5 resounding stars!!!

‘Happiness was being in each other’s arms. Happiness was a hand held, a kiss given, a smile shared, a joke told.’

Barbara Elsborg is without question our -go-to Author- when we are in the mood for an MM romance, not only is she a magnificent and unique storyteller, her passion, vivid imagery, and the way she makes us truly feel every emotion, is second to none. A Long Way Back is a testament to this and once again she wowed us! To be able to weave humour into a devastating storyline and create characters with such depth that we feel a part of them, is utterly astounding.

We can sit here for hours and wax lyrical on why and how much we love Barbara Elsborg’s writing. She makes us laugh, she makes us cry and she has us completely compelled every single time we pick up a new book by her. When we say that there really isn’t many Authors like her for making us feel so emotionally invested in mm romance, it’s because of how much we love and stand by her work.

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A LONG WAY BACK (Unfinished Business #2) by BARBARA ELSBORG

ROOMMATE by SARINA BOWEN

We loved this book!

“I want you.” It’s the truest thing I’ve ever said in my life.

Oh, swoon! Sarina Bowen completely stole our hearts with this beautiful small-town MM romance! We couldn’t get enough of Roderick Waites and Kieran Shipley’s heartfelt love story with its humour, heat, sweetness, raw emotion. Enticed from the very beginning, Roddy and Kieran simmered, sizzled, and burnt up the pages whilst simultaneously breaking and capturing our hearts.

There is so much that lies beneath these characters. On the surface, Roddy appears the broken man who has had to live with unacceptance but delve a little deeper and we find Kieran has been burdened by his own secrets, loneliness and pain. Both these blokes stole our hearts – implicitly.

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ROOMMATE by SARINA BOWEN

DEFYING GRAVITY (Shattered Cove Series #3) by A.M. KUSI

‘Maybe they were both broken. But just maybe their shattered pieces could come together and make something whole.’

A.M. Kusi managed to tell a sensitive and difficult story without demonising or generalising, instead, relying on our bonds with the characters to make their point, which they did beautifully. This is a story that will make you ache; it will break your heart and heal your heart and hopefully, it will make you think and more importantly, make you care.

This love story was a slow burn, emotional and complicated, but it was also relevant and thought-provoking. Beautiful, ugly, honest, and raw, which can be read as a standalone.

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DEFYING GRAVITY (Shattered Cove Series #3) by A.M. KUSI

THE MAKING OF JONTY BLOOM (Unfinished Business #1) by BARBARA ELSBORG

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“Don’t leave me,” Devan whispered. “Not ever.”
“I won’t. I want this so much.”

Quirky, deeply emotional and immense character depth, she captures human idiosyncrasies perfectly and her own brand of quick-witted humour is always evident. The Making of Jonty Bloom is a passionate, witty, suspenseful and beautiful M/M story which showcases a multitude of human tragedies and struggles, whilst highlighting the strength of character, compassion, love and acceptance.

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THE MAKING OF JONTY BLOOM (Unfinished Business #1) by BARBARA ELSBORG

LIES & LULLABIES (Hush Note #1) by SARINA BOWEN

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‘Real love wasn’t set to a four-four drum beat in a recording studio. Real love was accomplished this way – by caring for the people who needed you. I would try not to forget that.’

Lies and Lullabies by Sarina Bowen is the first instalment in the Hush Notes series which is a rock star romance, each written by a different Author, about a different band member of -you guessed it- the über popular band, Hush Notes.  Lies and Lullabies is Jonas’ story, the lead singer.

We really enjoyed Lies and Lullabies and read it in one sitting. Small town meets rock star romance, it’s like catnip for us! We fell in love with Jonas and Kira from the get go as well as Kira’s brother, Adam, who’s story we are begging Sarina Bowen to write! The relationship between Kira and Adam was just beautiful and pulled at our heartstrings. Rifts and Refrains, which is book two and Quinn’s story is next and is written by Devney Perry, we can’t wait because she’ll be a hard nut to crack!

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LIES & LULLABIES (Hush Note #1) by SARINA BOWEN

PERFECT WRECKAGES (Wrecked #2) by CATHERINE COWLES

'I'd been left in wreckage, broken pieces that would never fit together perfectly again.'

Perfect Wreckage is the second standalone in the Wrecked Series by Catherine Cowles. We're loving our journey through the series, getting to know the characters through each book, and you can bet we'll be here for the whole series! A small town emotional romance that encapsulates friendship, love with a powerful message about not letting your past define you. Not to mention the wonderful writing!

Anyone who loves stories with a breathtaking setting, wonderfully relatable characters are written with heartfelt emotion, wit and endearing prose then you need to add this series to your TBR's! As the walls crumbled, so did our hearts. What a fabulous series! We're officially hooked!

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PERFECT WRECKAGES (Wrecked #2) by CATHERINE COWLES

HEART BONES by COLLEEN HOOVER

“You can fill your life with nice things, but nice things don’t fill the holes in your soul.”
“What fills the holes in a soul?”
Samson’s eyes scroll over my face for a few seconds. “Pieces of someone else’s soul.”

We can’t envisage a time when we’re not overcome with excited anticipation at the release of a Colleen Hoover book. We’ve been overwhelmed with emotion so many times by her phenomenal writing, been enveloped in love with her beautiful characters, had our hearts soaring and crushed by her stories, oh and yes, we’ve even shocked to the core by her suspenseful thrillers! What an incredibly gifted storyteller this lady is.

Colleen has a way of delving into real emotions. You become so acquainted with her characters, their pain becomes your pain. And in Heart Bones, she has once again wormed her way into our…well… our heart bones, brilliantly manipulating our emotions, and we love it!

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HEART BONES by COLLEEN HOOVER

VIOLENCE (Antihero Inferno #3) by LILY WHITE

5 intense and fantastic stars!

'I guess that's what happens when you hold a person so deep in our heart. You consume them and make them part of you. You share their pain. You experience their trauma. You choke on their truth because it's impossible to swallow.'

Lily White is a master manipulator, a temptress and creative storyteller. Each book consistently sends us in a tailspin of emotions time and again with her little morsels of information, uncovering just enough secrets in an appetizing yet torturous fashion. Oh, we do love it as we're torn between rushing to the end and savouring every wonderfully seductively mouth-watering word. Her visual prose had our imaginations going into overdrive - there were times we could visualise these men standing as a force - we felt them, all around us. Their strength, their power and their potency. We could see them, standing there looking gorgeous and menacing, all thanks to Lily White's words.

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VIOLENCE (Antihero Inferno #3) by LILY WHITE