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Show Me Yours (Love is Always Write)

3.61  ·  Rating Details  ·  857 Ratings  ·  138 Reviews
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 b
ebook, 116 pages
Published July 29th 2012 by M/M Romance Group @ goodreads
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Jul 29, 2012 Ami rated it really liked it
Trey Halgersen has been keeping a secret from his best friend, Josh Campbell: he is gay and has been having crush on Josh for years. The eight years separated from Josh, living in different coast helps Trey to keep his feeling in check. However, when Josh returns for one week on summer to take care of his Aunt's antique store, Trey wonders how he can still keep his feeling a secret. Only, unbeknownst to Trey, Josh has also been keeping a secret -- he is bi, and he is unsure how to tell Trey that ...more

Offered FREE from the M/M Romance Group, Love Is Always Write: Volume Eight.

4.5 stars I've read tons of these friends-to-lovers where one guy is gay but the other one doesn't know and they both think the other is straight yada yada yada. But it's all in the execution. I cared about these guys. I understood where they both were coming from. It's been a day already since I finished and I keep thinking about them! That's a good story. I was iffy about the ending at first because I wanted everything
Heather C
*sigh* I just love friends-to-lovers!

This was a really sweet story about two long-lost "best-buds". Due to a tragic event in their past, each man believes the other to be extremely homophobic. Surprisingly, one man is gay, the other is bi.

This story touches on so many dark topics including homophobia and child rape, but over all it turns out to be fairly light and not heavy on the angst. I think this could have reached a higher rating from me if it would have went into more depth with Trey and J
Jan 20, 2013 Gigi rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mm-ftl-gfy
Loved this friends-to-lovers story! The emotions were extremely strong between the two MCs from the very beginning, even through they had seemingly drifted apart over the years. Circumstances throw them together again for a week where a romance blossoms.

I had thought that I'd give this book 4 stars up until the epilogue. The epilogue deserves a star of its own. HEA with a cherry on top. I love that shit!

Recommended for those that love childhood friends becoming lovers as adults, angst and misund
Rain ~miss kinky knickers~
Jan 12, 2013 Rain ~miss kinky knickers~ rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult, m-m
Hello, lovelies!
Enjoy reading good m/m stories, do you? Wanna see what happens in one about friends-to-lovers, with a dash of angst, homophobia, rate-the-sexual-kink game, and some elephants tap dancing around? Well, I've got just the thing for you!


Trey and Josh have been friends since they were kids. Best friends ever. But, when they were seventeen, Josh's family moved away because of one event that made both boys think of all gays as pedophiles... or not. Actually, Trey was already sure he's
Jul 29, 2012 Natalie rated it really liked it
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2.8 stars

I LOVE Kaje Harper! I really love her writing style, and her style in general!
But unfortunately, this one was not up to her standard, IMHO.
It was full of unneeded details, the MCs annoyed me with their some what childish behavior, and their sex problems felt weird.
Everything was legit, but... it felt off.

I did round it up to 3 stars for two main reasons:

1. The "incident" that left the two MCs traumatized, felt real and was 100% reasonable, AND, it was a "refreshing" idea for a sto
Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
Jul 12, 2012 Bubbles Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions marked it as didnt-finish
Shelves: free
Kaje said I could read this one *

At 11%. It's really slow and too wordy. By this point I don't care at all about either character and nothing interesting has happened. They both just over think about nothing so far. And then a flashback to when they fifteen. Boring. And the dream fantasy in the flashback when they 15? What's the point? We already read these type of thoughts with the present day older guy.

Then all these details are so mundane. Like him pouring his drink and what it is. H
Don Bradshaw
Aug 26, 2014 Don Bradshaw rated it really liked it
I loved these two guys together. I'd like to browse around Aunt Julie's store. I think that Trey and Josh worried too much about sex when it's a lack of communication that breaks a couple up.
A really sweet story, but not at the same level of writing of some of Kaje Harper's other works. For one thing, it was a bit too wordy. A number of descriptive passages could have been cut, making this a tighter, more streamlined story. I liked the characters, but the plot was too predictable. Basically, I've read this story before, with different character names and slightly different circumstances.
Apr 11, 2015 Elsbeth rated it really liked it

I love friends-to-lovers stories and I love Kaje Harper's writing!! So this was a winner, no doubt..

Josh and Trey had been drifting apart for years, keeping secrets from each other. Too afraid to come out so they would loose their friendship.
Their bonding was quite emotional and their intimate connection surpised me!!
I loved Trey being okay with it and reasuring Josh that he would always be his love of his life!!

"You're not some kind of get-off-quick one night stand to me. Sex is supposed to
Feb 05, 2013 Nic rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm, free, dritc-liaw
This was a wonderful story. I can't believe it is free especially considering all the money I have spent buying books that are nowhere near this quality. Thank you Kaje!

Josh and Trey reunite face-to-face after only communicating via email and IM for many years. Once best friends, they each had their own reasons for drifting apart. The story provides insight into the lives the pair have been leading, each questioning their own sexuality, largely impacted by an event in their childhood.

The highlig
Aug 23, 2015 Pixie rated it it was ok
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Katrina Passick Lumsden
The dreaded Big Misunderstanding device that keeps characters apart for years.

I hate that. Authors need to stop using it.
****Reviewed for Prism Book Alliance****

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
Edina Rose
Jul 31, 2012 Edina Rose rated it really liked it
This cover has something magical...


Friends-to-Lovers story with little angst, lots of love and a bisexual man who does not like anal sex and strongly believes that money is to be saved, not spent. He is soooo cheap it's hilarious! I loved it! Definitely Refreshing.

This theme has been done again and again and it's a favorite in MM romance. The story didn't grab me from the beginning because I had trouble picturing the characters and therefore I had trouble caring
Vfields Don't touch my happy!
I'd say Kaje Harper had a goal in mind when she wrote this '.the doors we're afraid to open' would be my guess. Two friends separated by a continent and the trials of life come together to manage an antique shop for a family-friend. There were a lot of painful choices to be made by almost every character but it was handled with that trustworthy style of Harper.
Booklover, Indianapolis
(July) Boy, Kaje Harper's books have such a ring of realism about them - perhaps a bit dramatic at times but overall the just seem so true! I didn't love this one quite as much as Into Deep Waters which I thought was beautiful - but I liked it a whole bunch! I'm a sucker for friends-to-lovers, but I just wish there'd been a little less fear-of-talking between them for much of their lives! I liked how it ended as well - again, a touch of realism as you know Josh's parents are never going to come ...more
Aug 03, 2016 Karlijn rated it really liked it
Holy shizzle, this was such a nice read! Totally in love with Trey and Josh and so angry at Josh his parents. Ugh, I can't believe their reaction. Yes, what happened to Will was horrible, but I thought we are living in the 21th century so there is no way people can really believe that everyone who loves the same gender is a molester. Like, hallooooo how can you think that? Okay, I will calm down, but parents like that make me SO angry.

Trey's and Josh' love story is amazing and I wish everyone th
Sep 03, 2013 Candice rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle, m-m
I LOVE Kaje Harper, but this one was a little too...ummm...wordy? I don't know. It also made me very angry. Why? Too many misunderstandings. Trey distancing himself from Josh because Josh is a homophobe and Trey is gay (but Josh doesn't know). Josh all of a sudden becoming bi, but lies to Trey about it since he thinks that Trey is a homophobe. Both of them drifting apart from even being friends because of a horrific incident.

I will say YAY! for Josh to saying eff you (view spoiler)
Jul 31, 2012 Gyn rated it liked it
Considering this was a free story I would probably give more than 3 stars but in general I found it to be 3. It started off real strong for me. Lots of tension. Lots of background. Unique setting. There was a big build up to Trey and Josh finding out they were attracted to each other and they were in love. After they discover they come out to each other and start getting it on, however, I felt the story got a little bland. It broke into several smaller issues, none of which I thought was dealt w ...more
Major English (Laura)
Jan 21, 2013 Major English (Laura) rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars - There is really a lot to this short novella. Like other reviews I have read of this story, when you read this story, you will really care for these characters and root for them! It's definitely in the friends-to-lovers m/m genre which I like! I really liked both of these characters and liked how the story unfolded. I am definitely going to look into other works by Kaje Harper.
Aug 04, 2012 Anke rated it it was ok
2 stars means it was ok and that sums it up neatly. Most of the story I couldn't really relate to either Trey or Josh. I had the feeling as if the 'problems' of their relationship were blown out of proportion. What saved it for me was the last third after the return of the aunt. It was nice to see them working around Josh's hangups.
Aug 02, 2012 Brittany added it
Shelves: m-m
Not the best friends to lovers M/M stories I've read. I didn't think Josh's thought process was all that believable. He went from finding Trey hot to wanting to build a life with him rather quickly. As nice as HEAs are, I like to see them built up with a little more subtly.
Jess Candela
Jul 11, 2012 Jess Candela rated it it was amazing
I beta'd this, so my rating is based on the penultimate version. The first draft I saw was really good and the most recent draft I saw was wonderful, so I'm looking forward to reading the final version. :)
Aug 12, 2012 Julesmarie rated it really liked it
Friends-to-lovers and gfy/ofy are my two favorite tropes, and when they're combined, I'm almost guaranteed to love the result. This was no exception. The thing I loved most about this, though, was that it didn't follow the predictable path of either of those tropes. It felt fresh and unique and I enjoyed it very much!

I especially loved that this story addressed things that aren't brought up often in romance novels. The issues the boys dealt with as kids were handled very well, and it made the mi
Caroline Åsgård
Apr 20, 2014 Caroline Åsgård rated it really liked it
Yup! Another gay novel. And this time it was 111 pages, and I loved it.

Josh, Trey's old best friend he had secretly been in love with, suddenly rings the doorbell after several years. Trey is shocked, but lets him in and they talk and catch up. Josh is in town to help his aunt and uncle who are on a cruise, by running their antique store and small farm - he asks Trey to come out and help, but since Trey is still in shock, he refuses and lies about being busy at work, even though that's a total l
Mary Mary
Jun 16, 2014 Mary Mary rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m
I LOVED the end of this story!

''The question was on one sheet of paper, words and a printed picture: My ring on your finger? Yes? No? The picture was two male hands, clasped tight, with a gold ring on the fourth finger of each strong hand. (...) Eleven - Trey said - Definitely an eleven''.
Wasn't it great that in the scale from zero to ten it was eleven? It wasn't original, i am fully aware of that, but it still made me like this book more. just because of these few sentences in the end:)

The who
Jul 30, 2012 Sunne rated it it was amazing
How comes that Kaje Harper can make any book special?

This could have been a normal "friends to lover"-story and yet again, she added unexpected twists to it. A wonderful story that adresses more than one problem in a way that is neither superficial nor to obsessive.

Thank you for another wonderful and free story, you are more than generous with your talent.
Sep 04, 2012 Audrey rated it really liked it
Shelves: man-love
3.5-4 stars. Really enjoyed how the original photo was incorporated into the story. The ending seemed a little rushed for me, but it was sweet, too. Very nice friends-to-lovers book.

This story was written as part of the Goodreads M/M Romance group's Love is Always Write event. It is available as a free download on the Goodreads book listing.
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