The Queen of slow burn banter nails the romance again
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I love the way Anyta Sunday can take a slow burn romance and have the reader absolutely wrapped in the narrative as two people who everyone can see clearly are perfect for each other stumble their way into happiness.
This one gives us Mort’s story, last seen in the festive anthology entry Shrewd Angel where he was a secondary character helping out rock star Pax Polo and it’s a delicious mix of banter and witty dialogue coupled with intense yearning and lots of pining.
It’s a classic brother’s best friend/best friend’s younger brother romance, but there’s also a depth to the story which comes as the plot unfolds and more is found out about why Mort wasn’t with the family during their most difficult time.
There’s angsting because Felix still thinks Mort’s in love with his older brother (the said best friend Roch – and yes that might be meant to be pronounced rock ala the book’s instructions but sorry, I called him Roach all the way through in my head 😉 )
But ultimately there’s the gorgeous fall into love which Anyta is just so, so good at.
#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review