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3.86  ·  Rating details ·  72 ratings  ·  23 reviews
After a tragic accident, aspiring pro-surfer Brad Morris, leaves his hometown of California to try to forget his pain. Unable to swim or surf since his loss, he focuses on a new career as a car mechanic and restorer. After years of struggling, Brad finally agrees to get help and attempts to gain back the parts of himself he lost that day in the ocean.

Colton James gave his
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108 pages
Published January 28th 2017 by Hot Tree Publishing
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☆ Todd
Feb 12, 2017 rated it it was ok

This was definitely one of those times when I was thinking, "Is everyone else reading the same book that I was?," because this wasn't even close to a 4-star read for me.

I felt that the writing was pretty simplistic, with very little depth. And corny, with a side of flat out odd.
Just warning you, I’m slippery when wet.

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Are you sucking up to me?
I’ll always suck you up,” he said, wiggling his eyebrows.

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While the physical part of our relationship is mighty fine”—I grinned—“I know someday
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Victoria  love books
Mar 02, 2017 rated it it was ok
Overall rating: 2 stars
Audio book: n/a
Book Cover: 2.5 stars
MC1: Colton
MC2: Brad


I don't do it often but sometimes I read a blurb and well I did it with this book and I loved the idea of the plot. I went in knowing all to well this was a short read and the chances of it being" wow" was slim to none but being me, a kinda gal with her glass always half full and not half empty I started to read.....1st mistake the jumping oh man do I hate jumping in a book it takes away the getting to know the ch
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Amy  Crull
Jan 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was so unbelievably beautiful. I was sucked into this quickly, had my heart broke and repaired along with Brad. Colton and his niece melted my heart. I seriously loved these two characters, they balance each other so well. Brad supports Colton in everything he does and sincerely cares for him. Colton, in turn, helps Brad heal and move on with his life. He knows he's had tragedy in his life and moves at his speed. I was doing so well until the ultimate happens.. I was crying so hard, I ...more
Renee Mccleary
Jan 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So I do not like to put spoilers or too much of the story line in my reviews but here we go. I have loved everything I have read by Gen Ryan but I was hesitant to read this because I do not typically read a lot of M/M romance. I am so glad I read this because I would have missed out on this Beautiful, sexy book! This is a wonderful story about two people falling in love and healing each other. I immediately fell in love with Brad and Colton and I was rooting for them from the beginning. The chem ...more
Alicia
Feb 15, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf, mm-read
DNF at 51%
I can't believe I even got this far. I must be reading a different book to everyone else? But whatever, I'm completely done with this below par writing and story line.
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
Losing You is the sweet and hot story of Brad and Colton. Both of them have suffered in the past in various ways that can still have an effect, even if you think one way is worse than the other. They meet by chance, although there might be a hand of fate (sisters) involved. The sparks between these two are instantaneous, but they both have issues to deal with.

There is a little bit of everything in this book, which makes it a delight to read. There is love, danger, friendship, and betrayal, to na
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~lil maso~
Dec 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
I have debated on this review for what seems like forever so I am going to get the thing I didn't like out of the way because it really bugged me.

Not Everyone needs to be connected to each other in the story!
Like you don't have to have "Lead A" friends/acquaintances with "Lead B's" brother/sister/cousin/bestie and it be "Oh! you already know each other!". Seriously, it's not needed, it was so predictable it had me rolling my eyes.

Ok, now on to the story.

Semi Pro Surfer Brad heads to Rhode Island
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Smashlybookalicousreviewingchicks
Losing You is a must read for those of you who not only love a M/M read, but for those of you who love a HEA after finding yourself and someone who accepts you for you. At first I thought the title referred to the events of how Brad and Colton lost a part of them and didn't want to risk losing what they were yearning for. Wrong! It was about accepting what they lost and how they couldn't imagine not getting the HEA they deserved. Losing You is a very touching story with some tragic events though ...more
Beverly Southern Babes Book Blog
I'm so glad we got Brad's story.
Brad's story made me cry. It was a sad story so be prepared.

Brad has had a good life. The surfer boy who loves his family. Never in a million years did he think some tragic would happen, until it does. It's changes Brad, an he moves to a different state to start over. But the past just won't leave him. He's having a hard time trying to move on. He has his job and his friends but nothing seems to be working. Then Colton walks into his life, and everything might b
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Rock Hard Romance
Jan 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
*Review copy received*
'I craved a connection,someone to make me forget,and so far I'd come up empty.'(Brad)
'The Scars and pieces that are left behind from our past lead us to a future that can be whatever we want it to be.'(Colton-Brad)

This M/M story,another in the 'Trade Me' Collection was enjoyable,with the book blurb giving enough away to hook the reader,it is told in dual POV,which I love,both leads dealing with their own issues,one of tragic circumstances,there is an instant attraction when
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United Indie Book Blog
Jan 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was so unbelievably beautiful. I was sucked into this quickly, had my heart broke and repaired along with Brad. Colton and his niece melted my heart. I seriously loved these two characters, they balance each other so well. Brad supports Colton in everything he does and sincerely cares for him. Colton, in turn, helps Brad heal and move on with his life. He knows he's had tragedy in his life and moves at his speed. I was doing so well until the ultimate happens.. I was crying so hard, I ...more
Laura Andrews
Apr 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
I liked Brad and Colton's story, their meeting each other was fate. The worst thing after finding your soulmate though? Is facing the possibility of losing them.
michelle Shelly
Dec 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Wonderful emotional read!

After a tragic accident Brad heads off across the country to start over. Battling his demons and trying to move on he finally accepts help and starts to slowly heal.
Being so invested in his job caused A long term relationship end for Colton. Up for a big promotion he decides to put all his energy in making the promotion happen. That is until he picks his niece up from swim class and is face to face with a hot guy in board shorts.
We all wanted Brad to get his happy ever
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Katie Townsend
Jan 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved

Losing you sent me on a emotional rollercoaster I loved it

Brad and colton's was so intense I was addicted to there journey on every page

Brad and colton had me laughing and crying there journey was heartbreaking heartwarming intense and a lot of fun to follow to I loved

Brad and colton stole my heart

Thank you gen Ryan for this beautifully written story
Casey
Mar 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So sweet

Love the story of brad and Colton. Love the way the story brought two ppl together with past that had them stuck and unable to move forward. A must read on how fate brought them together.
Amy
May 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic read from this author! I loved her other book in this collection, Fix You. It was great to see how Maxwell and Jason were doing in this book. Brad's story is such a heartbreaking one. Losing his sister the way he did was unimaginable, especially when associated with something his life revolved around. When he meets Colton, sparks fly! Romance, heartache, a little humor, a little steaminess, combine together to make for a perfect read.
Tailtiu
Feb 01, 2019 marked it as maybe
Shelves: anthology
Part of the Trade Me Anthology
Pianisuparse
Feb 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.25 'Was excited to see this Brads book. Was happy for him to get his HEA and Colton was the perfect man for the job' stars.
Lisa
Feb 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sweet, so sweet.

Whilst cop Colton was focused on getting his man the house of his dreams, his man walked out the door, leaving him alone once again. Brad is avoiding living fully, leaving his family and his passion for the water behind. It is the water that brings Brad back to life and brings Colton into his life.

Whilst Colton has been focused on his career, Brad helps him realise he can have both love and a career.

These two men deserve someone who will cherish and love them for who they are: fl
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books are love
Jan 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Loved this. I cried for Brad. He lost so much of himself that you just want to hold him and never let go. Seeing him flounder and in pain was hard but his journey to finding strength and his passion again was beautiful. As was Colton’s journey to seeing that there is more to life than work-like love and family. I hated to see him hurt by Ben but can understand why. He was a workaholic.

Brad starts to get his life going again and this is when Colton comes about. the attraction is so heartfelt and
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Kim Ginsberg
Feb 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Brad Morris moves across the country at 21 after a tragic loss. Brad is working as a mechanic on the east coast with one of his friends from middle school back in California. She helps him realize he needs professional help to grieve his loss and tells him where to go. The therapist gets him to go back in the water by teaching kids how to swim. One man picking up a little girl from class catches his eye. Colton James is a cop trying to make his boyfriend happy by working a ton of overtime to buy ...more
Nn1
Jan 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved Brad and Colton .. their growth and development ♡
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Gen Ryan is an international best-selling author that spends her days as a forensic psychologist filling the minds of college students with everything they need to know to be good at their jobs. From profiling, to interrogation and ending with her absolute favorite, serial killers. Her nights, however, are spent crafting stories that will tear a reader’s heart out and twist their minds at the same ...more
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