Show Me Yours by Kaje Harper ~ Book Review by Teresa

Available in the Love is Always Write: Vol 8 collection

Show-Me-Yours Title: Show Me Yours

Author: Kaje Harper

Publisher: M/M Romance Group

Cover Artist: unknown

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Blurb:

Dear Author,
It seems like we’ve known one another for ever, but he doesn’t really know me at all. He doesn’t know I’m gay and I’m really scared what will happen when he finds out. Especially when he finds out that I don’t want to be just friends anymore.

Josh and Trey have been friends since they were kids, but Josh moved away when they were both seventeen. Their bond has been thinned by distance, by the weight of secrets withheld and a trust betrayed. For years now they’ve only exchanged short emails and occasional calls, over too many miles to cross. Trey’s been willing to live with that, even encouraged it. Because letting Josh get close again might make keeping Trey’s secrets impossible.

When Josh shows up on Trey’s doorstep with a request for help, it could well be an unmitigated disaster. But Trey finds he can’t say no. This is Josh asking Trey to lend a hand. Josh, the guy who still pushes every other man Trey ever looked at to second place. So Trey’s going to take the chance and say yes. He’s going to grab a few days with the straight guy he never stopped loving, take what crumbs he can get, and damn the consequences. Although those consequences may not turn out to be the ones Trey’s expecting.

Teresa’s View:

Show Me Yours was a little angsty to start, with mentions of a secondary characters childhood sexual abuse and general lack of communication between the main characters. However it moved on to sweeter moments and dealt with themes of friends to lovers, bi-sexuality and a sexual hang up that you don’t often see in m/m romance (though it is common in real life, I’ve heard).

This story was created from a prompt provided during the Love is Always Write event in the M/M Romance Group on Goodreads. I loved that the author included the scene in the photo in the story. It was a great scene that showed how the two were friends.

I mourned for the years these two lost together because they couldn’t be themselves, but loved that when they finally came together they dealt with the fact that there were years apart and everything wasn’t easy; new difficulties arose but they faced them.

Overall, a good story with a great epilogue.

Buy Links

M/M Romance Group
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This review is based on a copy purchased by the reviewer independent of any review copies offered.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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