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So many things just didn't make sense:
Why did Sheila want to get back together with Tristan if she was really in love with John?
Why is Simone marrying a homophobe when she has gay brothers? ...more
This story worked pretty well for me. Mostly.
▶ I loved the humor, which was pretty constant throughout.
▶ There were a decent number of feels.
▶ Blue's family was really great and accepting.
▶ "Blue's bells." *swoon*
▶ This book had tons of family drama, mostly from Tristan's side of the family, but I was oddly okay with that, since the author didn't wallow and wallow in a cesspool. Events happened, then you just sort of moved along.
▶ I think the resolution at the end was ...more
But I encourage M/M romance fans to give this one a try! Sometimes good old-fashion hot sex is just what the doctor ordered.
This is a beautiful, sweet yet hot and sexy read.
Blue is still getting over being dumped by his ex when he has to attend the week long festivities leading up to his sisters wedding. He knows his ex will be there but he's not prepared to see him walk in with what looks to be his new incredibly young hot husband. The only thing keeping him sane is the absolutely gorgeous man next to him at the bar, the man in question is Tristan and apart from the fact that he's obviously straight he seems perfec ...more
This one was pretty good. I'm always a little scared with a new author. But it was on Kindle Unlimited and the blurb intrigued me.
And overall it was pretty good. The writing was good.
There wasn't too much to the story, just what the blurb says. Tristan jumping in to "save" Blue at the family wedding from his ex. The rest of the story is their time at the Vineyard leading up to the wedding.
There was some cheesy dialogue here and there. A few times I had to roll my eyes, but overall I ...more
This book features
271 fuck and derivatives
32 assorted vulgarities (bitch, slut, etc.)
and that's only the ones I looked for. In short, these two guys are pottymouthed like giggling teenagers, and just as attractive (not).
Indeed, the "teenager" verdict stays with this book, for the author's narrative and prose as much as for the characters. It's childish, super-melodramatic, it's clearly written by a female author trying hard, but never succeedin ...more
This is a wonderful tale of true love, found by destiny at a wedding week.
Blue, 32, a graphics design expert, was sitting at the Vineyard bar,
when his ex strolled in with someone new. The man sitting next to Blue noticed Blue's reaction and decided to help out. He'd kissed men before, so he kissed Blue. Blue was stunned by this beautiful man with dark hair and gray eyes, and a dimple. Tristan, 34, 6'2", a lawyer and own ...more
Surprisingly thoroughly enjoyable, this formula would typically not work out so well for my jaded heart, but for some reason (perhaps buoyed by the enthusiastic narration by Michael Pauley) this was a really sexy and delicious over the top romp!
Our protagonist Blue, serendipitously meets up with a beautiful stranger at the weekend getaway for his sister’s wedding. What Blue doesn’t realize is that the sexy guy he’s flirting with is none other than his future brother in law, Tristan. Spark ...more
This book was free on Amazon and has a pretty good rating on GR, so I said I could give it a try.
It's my first book by this author but I really enjoyed the writing! The story was pretty engaging. I was super curious about all the drama surrounding the Marian family! So many brothers and sisters. A wedding, then some pretty nasty homophobic remarks...Ugh! But what won me here would be Tristan. The perfect boyfriend!!! He was supposed to be straight, but he chose ...more
I enjoyed this story way more than I expected. It was funny, sweet, uncomplicated, steamy and at times a bit cheesy. It has some angst, but not much and most of that angst is caused by other characters. It wasn't a very deep storyline and not a whole lot happens, yet I didn't get bored. It just made me feel really good.
Blue and and Tristan meet, when Bleu is sitting at a bar at the Vinyard, where his sister will be marrying in a week. When Blue's ex walks in with his new boytoy, Bue isn't re ...more
This was written with a lot of humor. This book was not trying to be overly funny, but its subtle humor was therefore even more enjoyable.
Blue (real name Bartholomew, I like Blue way better) just arrived at a vineyard for his sister’s wedding when he spots his ex at the bar, kissing his new boyfriend. Blue has no idea how to deal with his ex and he tells this to the stranger sitting next to h ...more
The book had OTT drama, did a care? nope i was so hooked on Tristan and Blue, they were so cute together that i did not even mind their insta-Love .
“Before I met you, I thought love was a nice, steady flame based on companionship and shared history. I ...more
One of the things I loved was that Tristan and Blue each had reasons to shy away from their attra ...more
I fricken loved this!
Firstly, I have some serious cover-lust going on where this series is concerned. Talk about PRETTY!
Secondly, this is exactly the kind of GFY/OFY story I like to get my claws into. At first I worried it would be a little heavy on the gay-for-you themes, but that shit was pushed aside when Tristan quickly admitted that he'd just been suppressing his sexuality because of a bad experience in his younger years. I felt sorry for the guy, but I was so proud of how he embr ...more
A bit OTT and with some eye-rolling because of all the “ex” but not enough to annoy me. The feels aplenty, the lovable MCs and the hotness made up for it. An enjoyable read.
Sometimes I crave a super low angst/sexy as fuck/light, love and romance book and this book is everything.
Blue and Tristan are lovely together. Sure, the premise and circumstances are far fetched and silly at times but I do not care. I smiled The whole time.
And the sex....just take my word for it.....it's not kinky or filthy but it WORKS!
I ended up enjoying this new-to-me author more than I thought I would. Blue and Tristan meet at their siblings' wedding to each other, and it's instant connection and chemistry.
The beginning was a bit rocky for me. Tristan is straight, or at least has always identified that way. But what starts out as lending a new friend a helping hand by kissing him in front of his ex to show the ex that Blue is just fine without him......winds up being a little more scorching hot than either of t ...more
The storyline had great promise but it just felt like it was all over the place ...more
I had high hopes for this. The cover was beautiful, the reviews were great and the blurb sounded promising. I was born in a town colonized by Italians, so the whole vineyard thing called to me in a flash. Romance and wine: how could this possibly go wrong?
Well, the amateurish writing made it wrong. There's no subtler way to say this. The feeli ...more
I may have this new guilty pleasure reading disorder!!
Gimme more of those Marian boys!!!
This was sweet, sexy and funny. Just a perfect read for this weekend.
I'm off to reading about Jamie, the 2nd Marian boy. I sure hope Ms Lennox will keep those boys coming..
I was utterly charmed by both the story and the narration. I liked both Blue and Tristan very much. I loved that even though this is a super fast insta-love sort of story, I totally bought into it.
A thousand tiny bells started tinkling in my stomach the same way they did the night we first met and every other time I set eyes on Tristan Alexander. I was such a goner and had known it from the beginning.
But, most of all, I absolutely adored Michael Pauley's narration. Terrific character voices ...more
Audio Book: Michael Pauley – 4.5
Book Cover: 4.5
I did the audio on this one and I’m greatly convinced that it’s one of the reasons I enjoyed it so much. I swear I could listen to Tristan all day.
About the story: I don’t really care how many times it’s been done. I still enjoy the meet a stranger in a bar thing when it’s done right and this one I enjoyed.
I just loved Tristan. Right from the start. I fell head over heels for him and his ‘easy’ way of handling things. I loved ...more
I had a feeling going in that Lucy Lennox was going to be too sweet for me after binge reading Sloane Kennedy who tends to be darker and I was correct.
I felt no connection to Blue and Tristan and seriously they were calling each other baby in less than a day and had sex twice, and too many family members early on I w ...more
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