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(Twilight Falls #1)

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  120 ratings  ·  37 reviews

Alex Hancock needs money to salvage his career. Finn West needs a spouse to stop his aunt from sabotaging his future. Can the two men make more of the fake marriage they enter into?

When Alex's business partner runs off to Mexico with their company funds, the lawyer has little choice but to return to his hometown of Twilight Falls to marry someone he’d never met in orde

ebook, 170 pages
Published September 20th 2019 by A.M. Salinger
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Oct 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, 2019
4 Stars

Alex wasn’t in a good situation; his business partner of two years had embezzled from their law firm and ran off. Now he was in so much debt and needed money. He had a friend that said one of her clients is in need of a groom. The said client had to get married immediately to not lose his state. It just she’d forgotten to mention that the client was a guy and impotent…

Told in dual POV, 3rd person, it’s the first installment in the "Twilight Falls" series and can be read as a standalone. I
~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~

This is by no means a perfect book, but it was exactly what I needed: SEXY, easy, not too angsty, growly possessiveness, HEA. All that AND the fake husbands trope, which I happen to LURVE. I was in hog heaven, y'all.

Alex and Finn were super hot together, even if Finn's confession regarding his relationship with his deceased wife didn't make a whole lot of sense.

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Sep 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Intimate, sensuous, and fervent!

Alex is a passionate, heartwarming novel that features the easy-going, cash-strapped Alex, and the resigned, creative Finn as they discover that sometimes when you take a chance and keep an open mind a marriage of convenience can quickly become something more.

The writing is light and sweet. The characters are flawed, supportive, and kind. And the plot is a sultry, push-pull tale full of red-hot chemistry, familial drama, friendship, understanding, support, accepta
Nadine Bookaholic
As with all new to me authors, I never know what to expect when I go in to the first book but when I read the book synopsis I new it was something I was definitely intrigued by so I took the plunge and I am glad I did. Not only did I find a book that I liked and would recommend but I found an author that I would be willing to read again, win win!

Alex found himself in some trouble when his partner in their law firm ran off with all the funds in the companies bank account, so now he is need of a c
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Sep 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 Cranky Stars

What started as a marriage of convenience turned into a marriage of self-discovery for Finn West. He swore he was straight because he married his childhood sweetheart Catherine and then lost her. His great aunt is holding his inheritance over his head and says he must get married to obtain the rights to his money. He tells his friend Izzy that he doesn’t care who it is but he will pay them handsomely if they stick it out for 6 months. He is an artist and a recluse and is desperate
Dec 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice read

This was my first book by the author and I was easily entertained by this story. It was a nice and easy read. We were able to get a glimpse of both main characters. We were also able to see how and if a relationship developed.

Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian, I was gifted my copy of this book.

Alex’s business partner scammed him for the tune of half a million dollars. His friend, Izzy, has the perfect solution. Marry her client, live with said client for 6 months, and get his half million back. Finn’s great aunt is a manipulative woman, but she loves him, she really does. Getting Finn out the house to meet someone new was not going to work while the artist hides himself away following the death of his wife
Oct 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In my opinion, there's things to like and dislike about this book, but on balance, the good outweighs the bits I wasn't so fond of.

For me, there was a lot of this book that was simply a little too convenient - I strongly suspect that this was due to the novella format, and the truncated page count to get the story detail across, but nevertheless, it was a niggle for me.  I don't put it as anything stronger than that.

As for the relationship?  Well there's no surprises about where this is going, a
Maria Vickers
Oct 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Alex and Finn, two men thrown together by necessity, but there is so much more, and not even they know to what extent. Take two men, throw in some steam, a good plot, and a dash of humor and emotion and you get Alex by A.M. Salinger. I loved this book and the way it developed. It felt natural, and the chemistry was great! This story moves quickly and holds your attention. I thoroughly enjoyed this one and can't wait for the next book in the series! If you love a good MM, if you like the straight ...more
Sep 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Four stars for the cover and three for the story, my final words.
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3 fake marriage stars

I love a good fake marriage story now and then. this particular story had it all - money situation, ex boyfriend, misunderstanding, banter and what not.

Sep 24, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, lgbt, m-m, novella
Two men, each one with problems of their own, but, hey! they can be fixed with a fake marriage.

Alex is a lawyer with huge monetary problems, and Finn is a widower who either gets married or loses his money. Oh, and he's impotent, too. And he never managed to consummate his marriage.

Of course, the impotence was because he was repressing his sexuality and as soon as he discovers he can have sex with Alex, he is keen to recover all the lost time.

Short, filled with sex to the rim, and with the oblig
Sep 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Low angst, easy read with a silly premise that I won't get into. Lets just say one of the MCs is supposedly straight and never had gay sex or even any thoughts about it. But he really jumps into the gay with both legs when presented with the opportunity.
So I wish that first part of the story was a bit more drawn out and a little less insta.
But the book is just the right length not to get boring, and most of it is filled with hot sex.
So there's that.
Mar 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Alex and Finn

I enjoyed this story and the sex was steamy between Alex and Finn. What I didn't like was that we only got to see the love form through sex and not because they were getting to know each other. We were told that they were getting close outside the bedroom but you don't actually get to experience it with them.
Trixie Rose
3 1/2 stars. Cute and relatively hot with very low angst and only mild misunderstandings.
Apr 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
I would have liked it more if there is more of an angst in this book. It's an enjoyable read.
Laura ~Passion flower
Aug 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm-romance, arc

"An Exciting, Emotional, Beautifully Hopeful Story"     

Ever look forward to reading a new story based mostly upon its primary setting?  *Raises hand*  Well, that would be yes for this reader.  As soon as I came across a new and upcoming story based in..Twilight Falls..I knew I had to read it.  Boy, am I glad that I did!     

Alex, by A.M. Salinger, is a heart-warming, sizzling, heart-breaking, beautiful story filled with intrigue, angst, humor, and, numerous moments filled with self-discovery

Title: Alex: Twilight Falls #1
Author: A.M. Salinger
Release Date: 9/20/2019
Genre/ Trope(s): MM Romance; Contemporary
Page Count: 170p.
SteaMMy Swordplay: 4 out of 5⚔
Sharonica-Stars: 4 out of 5✨
GoodReads AVG: 3.90🌟

MMy Thoughts and Review:

🎶Finn and Alex sitting in a tree, K.I.S.S.I.N.G. First comes love, then comes marriage...🎶 SCRATCH THAT! Reverse it, take out the tree, add floor to ceiling glass windows, and you have it about right.

You should also, include a large sum of cash, a nosey but sassy
K.R. Phoenix
🌟🌟🌟🌟 4.5 stars
🔥🔥🔥🔥 Heat Level: 4

An enjoyable, easy read that will whisk you away to Twilight Falls!

This was my first book by Ava and I really enjoyed it! I was a breeze to read, I just flew through it and went along for the ride. I found the characters were relatable, real and emotive. I enjoyed the unusual path of the "fake-marriage" trope and loved the gay awakening Finn goes through. I found Finn a wonderfully deep character with a tragic past, guilt and a new path he begins to come to terms
Amy  Crull
Oct 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
So this was my first book by this author and I didn't know what to expect but the blurb drew me in. I do love me so thrown together and straight turned gay romances. I don't know what it is but the awkwardness at first to realizing they are gay and in love with a guy is just awesome! This book has the awkward first meet along with the friends getting to know Finn. Alex didn't want to come home but he had no choice. Getting screwed from his business partner and needing to start fresh, he wasn't c ...more
United Indie Book Blog
Oct 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
So this was my first book by this author and I didn't know what to expect but the blurb drew me in. I do love me so thrown together and straight turned gay romances. I don't know what it is but the awkwardness at first to realizing they are gay and in love with a guy is just awesome! This book has the awkward first meet along with the friends getting to know Finn. Alex didn't want to come home but he had no choice. Getting screwed from his business partner and needing to start fresh, he wasn't c ...more
Sep 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
The truth is when Alex first started, I didn’t know where it was going to go. I knew that it was a marriage for money basically, but Finn had been married to a woman. It had me questioning everything. I wanted the story to be believable. I wanted Alex and Finn’s love to be real. I didn’t want it to be forced.

It turned out to be a beautiful story. I loved to see the dynamic between the two of them. I will say though that there was a little too much sexy time and not enough relationship developmen
Amy Dufera
Oct 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

Alex is a fun, sweet, and tender romance by AM Salinger. My first time reading AM Salinger, I am impressed, as I thoroughly enjoyed it and hope to read more.

It's the story of a marriage of convenience between two strangers that ends up as a marriage of self discovery instead. After entering this marriage, Alex experiences a sexual awakening. And Finn, omg, Finn's past with his wife left me in tears. The poor man was so clueless. My heart hurt for Finn and all that he never knew, always
Mari  Cardenas
Oct 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 Stars!

Alex is book 1 in the Twilight Falls series by A.M. Salinger. If you're familiar with this author, you'll know she writes uber-hot books with likable characters and Alex is not the exception.

I really liked Alex and Finn, and I especially loved the GFY vibe, even if Finn wasn't really straight, just unaware that he was gay. They had scorching chemistry and it was nice to see their relationship progress.

I liked the secondary characters and I'm eager to find out who of them are getting thei
Kelly-Jo Sweeney
Sep 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
A while ago now I read and enjoyed the Nights Series by A.M. Salinger. That was a series of short, hot reads. Most of them focused on male/male couples and it looks as though Twilight Falls will follow a similar route.
Alex left Twilight Falls after a car accident that he felt responsible for. After his business partner runs off with his money, he returns to the town to take part in a fake marriage. Finn needs to marry if he isn't going to be cut off from his funds by his aunt. After the death of
Beverly Southern Babes Book Blog
I fell in love with the Night series so I just had to read this one. A.M. Salinger never disappoints and I can’t wait for the next book in the series.

Finn needs a fake wife to save his fortune before his Aunt does something crazier. Alex need money to save his law firm which his ex- partner stole all the funds and took off.

Imagine Finn and Alex’ surprise when they find out they are marrying a man. One is gay one is straight or so he thinks. These two are polar opposites but they fit so well to
Oct 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was an incredible love story and I’m very happy to have read an ARC copy of this book. It’s my first read by A.M. Salinger and I cannot recommend it enough. Alex is desperate after his business partner embezzles money from their firm and Finn is a famous artist still mourning the passing of his wife. In an attempt to shock him back to the land of the living, Finn’s aunt lays down an ultimatum - either get married or lose his estate. A mutual friend sets them up and the two men tie the knot. ...more
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Marriage than love

What do you get when you are forced into a marriage for a sizable amount of money? Let’s see...Finn needs to marry and stay married for six months to keep his trust fund, Alex is broke and needs money to continue his law practice.
What you get?...2 hot guys that didn’t know just how right they were for each other.
I really enjoyed this book as it was quick paced, full of lusty adventures, great family and friends and a few hometown secrets thrown in for good measure.
I would defi
Jessica Alcazar
Okay, so Finn needs a marriage to get his inheritance and Alex needs money because his business partner took it all … not a real complicated story-line or one I haven’t read bunches of times in romance fiction but the twists of man and man and sexual exploration/growth was just too good to pass up and for me it delivered! :)

The journey of Finn and Alex is one of exploring yourself and being open to possibilities. It’s about discovering what and who are important in life and moving forward. It’s
Ravenclaw Silverstripe
So this had potential but it really fell flat for me.

The character of Izzy and actually quite a few of the other female characters in this story came off as invasive as fuck.

I don’t know about everyone’s custom greeting when being introduced to strangers, but mine surely isn’t declaring to see two strangers fuck each other. Nor do I loudly exclaim “Who is the bottom?” or “I want to know every sticky detail [about your sex lives]”.

This smacks of fetishizing gay men to the point that you forget
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