Love You Like That by Scarlett Cole

ALL THE DAMN STARS

Release Date: May 17, 2022

SYNOPSIS: Zoe Atkins wanted exactly one thing. To be the world’s greatest percussionist. Instead, she’s on a tour bus engaged in a stupid bet with rock star, Alex King, trying to fill the hole left behind when her dream gave up on her. The prickly former percussionist wasn’t supposed to steal his heart. With her distrust of lipstick and love of men’s pyjamas, she was everything playboy, Alex, didn’t want in a lover. At least, that’s what he thought when he bet her he could find her a hook up during their tour. Until he’s forced to watch the woman he’s come to desire leave the bar with her perfect guy, taking a piece of his already bruised and battered heart with her. Now it’s up to the Sad Fridays’ rocker to use his passionate powers of persuasion to convince Zoe he’s more than her wingman. He’s her everything.


REVIEW: I knew Alex‘s book had the potential to be my favorite, because Alex has been one of the most interesting characters throughout the series. He has shown emotionally intelligence and caring every single time he’s interacted with the main characters of the first three books. I wanted to know more about him and have been counting the days until we got his story. The wait was absolutely worth it.

I am in love with Alex and Zoe. Both of them have these aspects of their lives that are painful, traumatic, and heart wrenching to read about, yet they are both such awesome caring characters. And the things that make them “difficult” in others’ eyes are what make them perfect for one another.

It’s almost hard for me to write this review, because this book hit me so deep. I have so many amazing feelings about it that I don’t even know where to start. This whole series has been great and pulled at my heartstrings so much. The characters have gone through so many challenges, and readers get to see them work through everything that has happened them, see the impact it has on their relationships with each other and with their significant others. I think what I like about the series is it’s so freaking real. There are these difficult times that they grow through that are just so magical. The connections, the feelings, and the support of everyone in these books is just so fantastic. While I personally can identify with some of the things that Alex is going through, I can only imagine what Zoe is going through. Losing your hearing when being a musician is vital to who you are must be an absolute nightmare. Something I appreciated was seeing the people around her think they were helping/supporting her, but Alex being helpful and supportive in a way that actually worked. It was such a good example of not putting your beliefs and solutions onto another person, and I think that’s what made it even better. Alex has shown his emotional intelligence throughout the whole series when he has given advice or helped handle situations in the previous books, so I knew that he was going to being that into his own story. He has his own insecurities and hangups, but he takes the time to pause and reflect and really deal with what’s going on in the moment. It is just so refreshing to see all of it play out. The relationship that Alex and Zoe have is absolute relationship goals!

Honestly, I think I could talk all day about this book, but I think I’d rather just recommend you all read it! Do yourself a favor and read the whole series!! Feel all the emotions, learn about the different perspectives, and enjoy the wild ride the Sad Fridays are on.

Lastly, I want to sincerely thank Scarlett Cole for writing a Pansexual character so well. For showing what it actually means to be supportive and an ally. Showing that there will be mistakes, but the effort and willingness to learn and change is all that matters. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for this story.

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Scarlett Cole

The tattoo across my right hip says it all really. A Life Less Ordinary. Inked by the amazingly talented Luke Wessman at the Wooster Street Social Club (a.k.a. New York Ink). Why is it important? Well, it sums up my view on life. That we should all aspire to live a life that is less boring, less predictable. Be bold, and do something amazing. I’ve made some crazy choices. I’ve been a car maker, a consultant, and even a senior executive at a large retailer running strategy. Born in England, spent time in the U.S. and Japan, before ending up in Canada where I met my own, personal hero – all six and a half feet of him. Both of us are scorpios! Yeah, I know! Should have checked the astrological signs earlier, but somehow it works for us. We have two amazing kids, who I either could never part with or could easily be convinced to sell on e-bay. I’ve wanted to be a writer for a really long time. Check through my office cupboards or my computer and you’ll find half written stories and character descriptions everywhere. Now I’m getting the chance to follow that dream. I am represented by Beth Phelan at The Bent Agency, NY.

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Leif’s Serenity by K Webster

4.5 STARS

Release Date: May 26, 2021

SYNOPSIS: Leif – The world knows me as Leif in Wanderlust, travel blogger. Through the lens of my camera, I take my followers along as I vacation in some of the most beautiful places all over the world. Sure, it can get lonely, but I’m literally living everyone’s best life and loving every second of it. Until I’m hired for a job in Brigs Ferry Bay, Maine, where I meet a local diner owner, Fernando. One steamy night together turns into two, and two… turns into a week of bliss. Our instant connection leaves me questioning my motives for why I do what I do. Am I replacing meaningful relationships with the approval of strangers? And why can’t I get Fernando out of my head?

Fernando – Tourist season in Brigs Ferry Bay is the best season when your number one rule is to not sleep with the locals. Small towns get six degrees of incestuous if you’re not careful. So when a sexy travel blogger with a nerdy vibe struts into my diner, I call dibs. He’s the perfect distraction from the dumpster fire that is my life right now, since Pops was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. I didn’t expect to actually like the guy or miss him after he went on his way. But I do, and I can’t stop the intrusive thoughts telling me what we have is more than lust. Now my biggest problem is convincing a wanderer to stay in one place with me. I’m the cat, he’s the mouse. Game on.


Brigs Ferry Bay is a steamy MM romance series.
While each book can be read as a standalone, in order to get the full experience, they’re best read in order. Enemies to lovers, friends to lovers, hurt comfort, age-gap romance, and so much more. Fall in love with the charming small-town gay romances of Brigs Ferry Bay…


Review: I’m really enjoying the Briggs Ferry Bay series, because all of the characters have so much depth. There’s so much going on in their lives that impact them. I love seeing the characters from each book pop up in the different books. I also like that I feel a lot of emotion and am completely invested in how these characters will find their happy ever after! every single one definitely deserves that HEA! Leif was such an interesting character with how he handled what happened to him and how successful he became. I really enjoyed the fact that him and Fernando just clicked in their connection. The chemistry was steamy! Fernando is so wonderful, he does so much for everyone else, and it makes him extremely endearing. The way these to go back-and-forth, and yet show up for each other, is really heartwarming. The end of this book and the end of Callan’s Atlas made me so freaking excited for the next books in the series. I cannot wait for Zac’s story from K Webster and Ricky’s story from Misty Walker!

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MISTY WALKER

Misty Walker is a romance author with books in multiple subgenres, including gay, biker, and contemporary. She’s been in the book and audiobook industry for many years, though she’s only been publishing since 2019. Misty currently resides in the high desert of Reno, NV with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys camping in her comfy travel trailer, reading, and writing.


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Callan’s Atlas by K Webster

4.5 STARS

Release Date: May 11, 2021

SYNOPSIS: When we moved from New York to Maine, life was supposed to get easier, not harder.
Change, for me, was difficult. I became the target of terrible crimes that resulted in sending a once-beloved man of the community to prison for a very long time. Now that I’m eighteen, I could move back to the Big Apple, but fear has me rooted in place. I hate what that monster did to me. Looks like I’m stuck here for good. Brigs Ferry Bay’s unhappiest gay. Each day, the darkness closes in around me more and more.Black clothes. Black mood. Black thoughts. Black eyeliner. The color in my life bled from me months ago and never came back. Until him. Atlas Larson. Newest cop on the BFB police force. Too hot. Too strong. Too old for me. Too…everything. Atlas is a rebellious, bossy, mouthy brute who likes to provoke me. Every encounter starts with heat and ends with an argument. Color begins sneaking back into my world little by little. He reminds me of who I once was and shows me who I’m meant to be. I crave to leave this town once and for all. But now that I’ve found the courage to do it, the arrogant jerk with a badge might find a way to keep me here and in his arms forever.


Brigs Ferry Bay is a steamy MM romance series.
While each book can be read as a standalone, in order to get the full experience, they’re best read in order. Enemies to lovers, friends to lovers, hurt comfort, age-gap romance, and so much more. Fall in love with the charming small-town gay romances of Brigs Ferry Bay…


Review: I was really excited to get Callan’s story after seeing everything that happened in to him in Sheriff’s Secret. I feel like Callan has been through too much, so he definitely deserves a happy ending. This one’s definitely a little sexier, with lots of details and kink. Not to mention, you get a little bit of danger and mystery with the romantic suspense aspect as well! Atlas is the perfect mixture of protective but also supportive. He treats Callan like an adult, which is so different from Callan’s family and friends. They’re just worried about him and a little over protective of him, and for good reason after what has happened, but it’s not helping him get past it. It’s nice to see him find himself again. I also really enjoyed Callan’s love of art! His colors and his outfits just put a smile on my face. There is quite the age-gap, but these two just work together!

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Meet K Webster

K Webster is a USA Today Bestselling author. Her titles have claimed many bestseller tags in numerous categories, are translated in multiple languages, and have been adapted into audiobooks. She lives in “Tornado Alley” with her husband, two children, and her baby dog named Blue. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and researching aliens.

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Torn Apart by K. Webster & Nikki Ash

5 STARS!

Release Date: October 20, 2020

SYNOPSIS: I’ve spent the past three years in college terrorizing the dean, also known as my father.
I’m everything he hates.

Troublemaker.
Slacker.
Gay.

But I’m only getting started.
I’m about to make Dad really proud with my newest life choices… I fall for my best friend, Mia, who’s a freaking chick. I’m dying to make out with my enemy, dude bro Brayden. And best of all, I want to bone my new roomie, Drew, who happens to also be the school’s new hockey coach. Senior year’s great. I’m still the world’s worst human. I’ve made all the wrong decisions, and when Dad gets wind of my newest mess, he might actually disown me this time. But I can’t stop. I don’t want to stop. In typical Ashton Carter fashion, I wreck my life in the worst possible way. It isn’t until it’s all torn apart, I realize I have a problem. Me.


REVIEW: Holy crap. I don’t know where to even begin about this messy, amazing story that has left me in a tangled web of feelings and emotions. These are some very confused people that all care about each other, yet are having so much difficulty figuring it out. Something I do really appreciate is Drew’s outlook:

“But then reality hit. I reminded myself I was gay.”
“So you’re a labels guy then, huh?” I frown at him.
“What?”
“The kind of guy who sticks everyone into a category. Mia: best friend and a girl. Brayden: asshole jock. Me: dad’s live-in spy.” He smirks at me. “You: openly gay, sarcastic little shit.”
My lips curl into a wicked grin. “You forgot to add hot for me.”
“And hot,” he indulges, making the hairs on my arms stand on end. “Sound about right?”

This brings up something that I believe people in our society get really stuck on. Labeling people. It’s like we feel most comfortable putting people in their correct boxes, but the truth is we are all messy. We all move in and out of different boxes throughout our life depending on our experiences–who we meet and who are around. This book demonstrates this very well in the sense that the characters can have a lot of different feelings and care for different people in really different ways. Of course as a Romance book, it’s a little more dramatic and things happen a lot quicker than they may in real life. Both authors did a really great job of bringing the story together in a way that was entertaining and sucked me in. I was completely invested in all of the characters being happy. I have some feelings of who belongs with who, but we’ll see what they do with book two of this duet. I seriously cannot wait to read Bound Together on November 17th!

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Meet Nikki Ash:

Nikki Ash resides in South Florida where she is an English teacher and mom by day and a writer by night. When she’s not writing, you can find her with a book in her hand. From the Boxcar Children to Wuthering Heights to the latest Single Parent Romance, she has lived and breathed every type of book.

“Reading is like breathing in, writing is like breathing out.” – Pam Allyn While reading and writing are her passions, her two children are her entire world. You can probably find them at a Disney park before you would find them at home on the weekends!

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Meet K Webster:

K Webster is a USA Today Bestselling author. Her titles have claimed many bestseller tags in numerous categories, are translated in multiple languages, and have been adapted into audiobooks. She lives in “Tornado Alley” with her husband, two children, and her baby dog named Blue. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and researching aliens.

To learn more about K Webster, visit: https://www.authorkwebster.com

Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall

4.5 STARS!

Release Date: July 7, 2020

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

SYNOPSIS
Wanted:
One (fake) boyfriend
Practically perfect in every way

Luc O’Donnell is tangentially–and reluctantly–famous. His rock star parents split when he was young, and the father he’s never met spent the next twenty years cruising in and out of rehab. Now that his dad’s making a comeback, Luc’s back in the public eye, and one compromising photo is enough to ruin everything. To clean up his image, Luc has to find a nice, normal relationship…and Oliver Blackwood is as nice and normal as they come. He’s a barrister, an ethical vegetarian, and he’s never inspired a moment of scandal in his life. In other words: perfect boyfriend material. Unfortunately apart from being gay, single, and really, really in need of a date for a big event, Luc and Oliver have nothing in common. So they strike a deal to be publicity-friendly (fake) boyfriends until the dust has settled. Then they can go their separate ways and pretend it never happened. But the thing about fake-dating is that it can feel a lot like real-dating. And that’s when you get used to someone. Start falling for them. Don’t ever want to let them go.

REVIEW: I just adored this book. The writing pulled me in from the very start, and the witty banter and British humor kept me enthralled. There was just enough drama while watching the growth of the characters. I felt so invested in Luc from the very first scene, Alexis Hall did a wonderful job of making the characters endearing and human. It is always such a joy to read a romance where characters are dealing with real life issues while finding their HEA!

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