This was such a fast-paced and fun MM romance! I binge-read it in just a few hours, so smitten by the charming story and the adorable characters, not the least the wonderful father-son relation that was utterly heartwarming!
The story starts off with Nathan returning home from a college year abroad, to meet up with his lifelong friend and secret love Lorcan. Only to find out that Lorcan who has never seemed anything but straight, suddenly has developed feelings for another guy, Miles. So good news, Nathan might actually have a chance after all, but bad news, Lorcan wants him to be the wingman and help him get lucky with Miles. When Miles turns out to be a gorgeous, sweet, talented and intriguing musician with more depth than could first could be anticipated, things get even more complicated…
Love triangles can be a bit too angsty and over the top sometimes, but here it was very well done and with a lot of humor and sweetness. The minor complaint I have though was the relationship between Nathan and Lorcan. I never really rooted for Lorcan and couldn’t see why Nathan was so in to him, not even as friends and even less as his long time secret crush. Lorcan came across as quite selfish and immature, always counting on Nathan to help him out, but never really doing the same for Nathan. So the love triangle plot was very one-sided for me already from the start as I never even wanted Nathan (nor Miles for that matter) to end up with Lorcan…
But where Lorcan was a bit underwhelming, the rest of the cast in this book more than made up for it. Sweet, afraid-of-outdoors, clumsy and kind Nathan, Miles with his sad and gripping background, his amazing family and over-protective, fierce and badass sisters (I pictured them all as a bunch of Gal Gadot Wonderwomen) and Nathan’s dad who was deaf but never missed a thing. The relationship between Nathan and his dad was one of the things I loved most in this book. It was so tender and heartwarming, and so full of respect, love and trust.
All in all, this was such an enjoyable, fun and charming story! One of those binge-worthy, happily-ever-after stories that we all need once in a while to brighten up the day!
Thank you to Gay Book Promotions and NineStar Press for the ARC and blog tour invitation for this wonderful book! All opinions are my own and I am leaving this review voluntarily.
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