Author: L.B. Gregg
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Genre: Contemporary, Gay, M/M Romance
Buck Ellisâ€™s future seems pretty damn bright. With a full college scholarship in hand, heâ€™s going to ditch Bluewater Bay and pave the way for his kid brother Charlie to do the same. The only fly in Buckâ€™s ointment is his ten-year addiction to his best friend since second grade, his true love, and his Achilles heel: Ari Valentine, Mr. Least Likely to Succeed.
But then Buckâ€™s mother dies, changing everything, and five years later, his future is still on hold. Itâ€™s a struggle to keep food on the table, a roof over their heads, and Charlie on the straight and narrow. Buck canâ€™t afford any temptation, especially in the form of the newly returned, super hot, super confident, super successful television star Ari Valentine.
ADHD poster-child Ari Valentine left for Hollywood and lost everything, including his bad reputation. Then the breakthrough role of his skyrocketing career lands him back in Bluewater Bay, to the stunned disbelief of, well, everyone. But thereâ€™s only one person Ari longs to impressâ€”the only person who ever really mattered to him, the person he left behind: Buck Ellis.
Just as the title suggests, there is something about Ari, and Buck as well, that drew me in and stole my heart. This story was not at all what I was expecting. It was emotional and raw and barely touched on the movie star life. Both Buck and Ari have had a hard life. Both secretly pining away for the other but life and miscommunications got in the way. Years later, those past secrets come to light and I wanted to reach into the book and hug them both. I wanted to protect them from the world they way they had not been as children.
LB Gregg created two men who captured my heart and would not let go. I just wish there was more to their story. This was so short and rushed that I felt their development and reunion was cheated and had there been a bit more, this would have been fantastic. Even so, I really enjoyed this short novella and hope to see more from Ari and Buck in the future. I would eagerly read more about these men.
Oh and Charlie made for the perfect amount of comic relief.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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