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As Big as the Sky

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  81 Ratings  ·  38 Reviews
Sam wants nothing to do with his irresponsible, sarcastic neighbor...or does he?

Sam McAuley is having a rough start to the summer: Not only is he being sued, but the new guy running the animal rehabilitation center next door has no idea what he's doing and his runaway chickens constantly end up in Sam's pristine yard.

Everything is temporary for Bo Novak. For as long as he
ebook, 140 pages
Published August 4th 2017 by MLR Press
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Aug 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is my first Amy Aislin book, which appears to be only her second published book, and she has written an entertaining, romantic story. It has an element of hurt/comfort with just a touch of enemies to lovers, as Sam is initially quite abrasive with Bo. Bo dropped everything to cover for his unappreciative sister while she’s away from her animal rehabilitation center for several months. He’s grumpy over his neighbor Sam’s attitude towards him, feeling lonely and isolated, when Sam overhears B ...more
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
A Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Review An Alisa Review:

Rating: 5 stars out of 5

This was a beautiful story and I loved it. Sam and Bo don’t start out on the right foot due to Sam’s assumptions based on Bo’s sister’s warning before he came but Bo’s heartbreaking moment on the back porch give him some clarity about his neighbor.

All Bo wants is a friend, he doesn’t think he will ever find someone who would really love him. My heart broke for him when he thought about being abandoned by his fam
Jan 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved Sam and Bo together. This was a super sweet book. This is the second book I've read by this author. I really enjoy her writing.
Sep 14, 2017 rated it liked it

Everything about this book was ... fine. The main characters were fine, Sam's family was fine, the premise was fine (although the twists were boring and predictable), and the editing and writing were fine. It was all just ... fine. Soooo! I'll try to explain why I'm about as excited about this book as this guy looks:


It was boring. That is probably a function of the fact that there were themes, but nothing to the plot, at all. Sam is facing a specious law suit that an idiot could have
3.5 Stars This was ridiculously sweet, but I was left wanting more from it. The rough beginning for these two just didn't seem to fit with the rest of the story. It was there and then over so quickly that it didn't really affect how things played out. The blocks that were put in these guys' path felt a little arbitrary and didn't feel like they had much impact in the long term to how things developed between them.

Bo is a sweetheart with a gentle soul and I liked him. I wanted him to get his hap
Sep 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 00-lgbtq-read
Simplistic (I am not sure that I have ever used that word before to describe a book, but I feel it applies to this one), but sweet...

I think a few more details and a bit more... I don't know what, but it felt like "something" was missing... just not sure what! Truth be told, though, I enjoyed the story and would have paid good money to smack Laura right upside the head... just sayin'! ;p
Roger - president of NBR United -
I got this book for free in exchange for an honest review through the DBML program.

If I had one major complaint it was that the book ended too soon. There where a few inconsistancies that didn't detract but was enough to slighty diminish my pleasure.

Sam McAuley is a graphic novelist and graphic designer who is being sued for a logo he made years ago by a relatively new company (2 years old) saying he stole the design. If that wasn't bad enough the person taking over the animal rehabilitation cen
Aug 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was my first read from Amy Aislin and As Big As The Sky was a sweet read. Its a no angst slow paced read sort of friends to lovers. I enjoyed that it was easy read it was one that i could just sit back and enjoy.

Bo is house sitting and running his sister's animal rehabilitation while she is away on a four month course. Bo will do anything for his sister and after his sister told him about his soon to be neighbour Sam he was looking forward to making a new friend. Bo is left feeling disappo
⚣❣☙ Michaelle ❧❣⚣
3 Stars

New to me author, read for the Author of the Month and UTC challenge. I might read others by AA, but as for this one? Meh. Not terrible, not outstanding. Just...meh.

The characters weren't deeply developed and the "drama" was kind of anything but. (I know it's set in Canada but did the company suing Sam have to offer to pay legal fees - essentially effusively apologizing - once they realized their mistake? So much eye-rolling at that.) Plus, hella fast instalove, quickly imagined "forever
*~*~*Hyperion & Interabang*~*~*
Started off well enough but in the end was just "okay"!! There were a few significant mistakes here that annoyed me too much to ignore (they're in my updates, which I'll post here as well, at some point)!! In the meantime, this was just okay!!
Sep 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was really sweet,but I wish it was longer.
Bo is housesitting his sisters house and business and living next door to Sam. The start to their relationship wasn't the best but after a few weeks, Sam apologizes for his behavior and the 2 start a relationship.
I really enjoyed this book. A nice sweet read, no angst. Bo and Sam were a great couple.
I have read other books by this author which were also very goos. She is fast becoming an autobuy for me.
The Novel Approach Reviews
Oct 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
Aren’t you guys so glad when you take a chance on a new-to-you author, and it pays off? I love it when that happens. Because we all know how much it stinks when it goes the opposite way instead! In this case, though, I needn’t have worried. Amy Aislin’s As Big as the Sky was a delight. Well-written, cute premise, very low angst, and likeable main characters. All in all, a nice romance, and a fun read.

Bo and Sam are not on friendly terms in the beginning of the story. Bo is taking care of his sis
Oct 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m-romance
3.5 stars

** I received a copy in exchange for an honest review through the DBML program**

As Big As the Sky tells the story of Bo, a 24 year old, house/pet-sitting for his older sister over a 4 month period and the relationship that he then develops with his cranky neighbor.

When I initially started this book, I thought that it would take longer to read because of the premise - guy getting sued and hating his neighbor. But the character development in As Big As the Sky was so freaking adorable th
Sep 10, 2017 rated it really liked it

Premise of the book is Sam is renting the house next to Big Sky Animal Sanctuary. He’s got his gardens, he’s got his problems and the loose animals next door are only one small part.

Bo is holding down the fort for his sister while she’s away at a four-month training on running an animal sanctuary. He’s put his job in Ottawa on hold, his friends haven’t called, and his sister doesn’t trust him even though he’s done this before. To top things off, one evil rooster insists on getting into Sam’s ga
Aug 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sam likes his house and usually likes his life, but right now things are a little out of control. He’s being sued for copyright infringement, for one. He is friendly with his neighbor, Laura, who unfortunately has gone away to study, leaving her brother, Bo, in charge of her animal rehab center. Now, random chickens are showing up and Sam already knows Bo is “..a bit of a flake. He sucks at making decisions and he’s never really there when you need him.” These words came straight from Laura and ...more
*a free copy was received in exchange for an honest review via the MMRG DBML program*

2.5 stars
Synopsis: Bo is looking after his sister's animal care facility, which is where animals who are well enough to leave the vet, but not well enough to resume regular activities at home, while his sister takes a course. Even though Bo essentially quit his job to help his sister out for 4 months, she doesn't consider him reliable and checks up on him multiple times a day. Added to Bo's frustration with that
JoAnna G
Aug 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is my first book by this author. I liked the premise of this book and the writing. I thought it was sweet and endearing. Though for me I had a hard time, in the beginning, trying to connect with them. It was a little slow moving as well. Once it got going it was a pleasure to read this slow burn romance.

Bo is asked by his sister to come to Big Skye an animal rehab center, and help her out while she has to go take a four-month class. So he moves in and takes care of the evil chickens and Po
Aug 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this a lot!

As Big as the Sky is the first book I've read by Amy Aislin and I liked it a lot. As far as I can tell she's a fairly new author with only two books showing on Goodreads. Based on this story, I think she has a bright future as an author.

As Big as the Sky has a lot of interesting elements. Sam and Bo are living next door to each other because Bo is house-sitting for his sister. He's also managing her animal rehabilitation center while she is away for two months. Sam is angry
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As Big As The Sky is my first exposure to this author, and she’s definitely got me hooked. After all, she made me happy-sigh not just once, but multiple times while reading this sweet story with a nice touch of heat. I loved the characters—yes, I say that about many characters in books I read, but my goodness these two…and there goes another happy-sigh. The story is relatively low-angst, is written so smoothly that you don’t even realize the time passing by, and Sam and Bo’s relationship never f ...more
Aug 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 – 4 Stars

This is a fun, sweet read about two great but lonely men that will definitely put a smile on your face. As Big As The Sky is that feel-good read you want to pick up when you are looking for something without the angst and drama but still delivers a good story.

So far, neither Sam or Bo are having a great summer! Sam is dealing with being sued over a logo he created years ago and stressed to the max, plus his neighbor seems to have no control over the animals he is taking care of and
I received As Big as the Sky through the Goodreads ‘Don’t Buy My Love’ program. The story stars Sam McAuley a gardener, and Bo Novak, who is living temporarily next door. He’s minding the animal rehabilitation center his sister runs while she’s away. This book is told in third person through both MC’s povs.

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Joyfully Jay
Aug 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kenna
A Joyfully Jay review.

4.5 stars

I really enjoyed this little story. It was a light, comfortable read with friendship, romance, smexytimes, and lots of warm, fuzzy moments. Sam and Bo are both lovely and sweet characters. Yes, they both have some flaws, but they’re still lovable, and that lovability (is that even a word?) made me fall head over heels for them.

Bo and Sam meet cute. Seriously, what’s cuter than a wandering chicken? I know! How about Sam bringing a pot full of carrots he planted as
Sara MacRae Long
Aug 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was the first offering I’ve read by author Amy Aislin, and I doubt it will be the last. Aislin did a magnificent job of creating a pleasant, endearing, and naturally evolving relationship between Sam and Bo. What started out as a rebuff when Bo came to oversee his sister’s animal rehabilitation center for four months – Sam took his next door neighbor’s ill-worded description of her brother to heart – turns into the perfect opening for a fresh romance built on mutual respect, affection, lust ...more
Mary Mary
Sep 24, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: m-m, dbml
* A copy was provided for free by the author in exchange for an honest review via the MMRG Don’t Buy My Love Program *

Amy Aislin is a new author to me, I like her writing style and after reading this book's blurb i craved to know the whole story.
In theory Bo and Sam's story should be amazing. It had potential, but unfortunately it was TOO SHORT for my liking. The first 20% (or something like this) was pretty good, I liked Bo, I felt how lonely he was and I liked how he was taking care of anima
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Bo and Sam, two men in sync even before they met in person. i really liked Bo and Sam together, they just kinda were perfect for each other. Story was well written, characters were well drawn and there were so many beautiful touches of romance throughout this story. The love of the night sky and telescopes that Bo shared with Sam was really cool!

Their shared interests and their innate kindness was beautiful. Comics was a great foundation for a friendship that these two men didn't even know they
Angus Harris
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book under the DBML scheme in return for an honest review.

Let's cut to the chase. I shall be buying more books by this author. As Big As The Sky is a charmer; The situations, the plot, the characters and the storylines all conspire to deliver a book which I am already looking forward to reading again. Sam and Bo are two men who are real... and really believable. They are attractive without being hyper-anything... their appeal lies mainly in each other's eyes and this ma
A free copy of this book was given in exchange for an honest review through the M/M Romance Group’s Don’t Buy My Love program

This was a nice feel-good read, no angst, no dramatics, starring two lonely men who find comfort in each other’s company.

Sam McAuley, is a gardening enthusiast with a lot on his plate. Between a law suit, getting his garden ready for a feature in a magazine, and his regular job, he doesn’t have time for himself nor the time to deal with his neighbour’s brother. Sam, even
Oct 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
* A copy was provided for free by the author in exchange for an honest review via the MMRG Don’t Buy My Love Program *

Sam and Bo are neighbours but at the beginning they star on the wrong foot (Bo's chickens keep on ending on Sam's pristine garden) and bang after one overhead coversation a dinner bang! they fell in love and then the happy ending. I must admit i'm not a big fan of instant love and here there's a classical example Sam and Bo in a few week they fell in love, Sam introduce Bo to his
Tracy~Bayou Book Junkie
4 Stars

Awww, this was such a sweet story. A little instalovie and a bit mushy, but I guess it's what I was in the mood for, because it really worked for me.

I loved Bo and Sam. They fit perfectly together and were both sweet, caring and considerate of one another. The relationship moves pretty fast, but the story was great. Both Bo and Sam were lovable guys you can't help but root for. They also had amazing chemistry.

The story was well-written, a light, quick and easy read with just a little a
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I started writing on a rainy day in fourth grade when my class was forced to stay inside for recess. Tales of adventures with my classmates quickly morphed into tales of adventures with the characters in my head. Based in the suburbs of Toronto, I'm a marketer at a large environmental non-profit in Toronto by day, and a writer by night. Book enthusiast, animal lover and (very) amateur photographer ...more