I was the kid in school that was always reading, but I always preferred short stories. Why? because I am all about the instant gratification, of course. I have found an author I love that offers high quality short stories, and am slowly making my way through her back list.
Author: Brigham Vaughn
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
From the Publisher:
When Spencer Abrams surprises Austin Mead with tickets to Antigua, he’s hoping a romantic trip will finally give him the courage to confess his feelings for his best friend. Austin thinks he’s just there to help Spencer get over a breakup with his ex. If Spencer finally tells Austin how he’s feeling, will Austin be willing to take the leap from friendship to love?
Another sweet, and hot, friends to lovers tale from Ms. Vaughn. This time, however, there is a little twist. It is the straight best friend who is pursuing the clueless gay friend. I liked that little wrench in the equation. Austin thinks he is just being the supportive best friend, in reality, however, he is being wooed. Things, of course, go wrong for Spencer, at first, but soon things are straightened (ha!) out.
I loved the interaction between the Austin and Spencer. You can tell, even in a few short pages, that they care deeply for one another. You can see the struggle Spencer is going through to profess his feelings for Austin. You can see the lightbulb moment for Austin. There are some subjects that could have been addressed in a longer format, but I didn’t feel we were missing anything.
Not So Suddenly isn’t quite as tight as many of Vaughn’s other works, but that isn’t to say the quality isn’t miles above many of the short stories I see in eInk out there. As always, I am looking forward to my next Brigham Vaughn fueled diversion.
I would like to thank Brigham Vaughn for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
This review is based on a copy purchased by the reviewer independent of any review copies offered.
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