Second High Rise book hits all the right notes

50402024._SY475_André by Jayce Ellis

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Full review tomorrow when I’m at the laptop.

I am neither a gay man nor a person of colour but that didn’t prevent me from thoroughly enjoying this book and I am so glad to see more diverse representation within the MM world.

Book one in this series really surprised me, but this one was even better, very low angst, some internal conflict over what it means to be a gay black man and a bit of outside interference is all that was needed to create tension.

This felt completely real, both André and Marcus were fully fleshed out characters, their personalities distinct and their experiences different. There’s a small age gap between them and it worked completely for the narrative.

A hook-up turned into a work relationship, into friendship and then into a true partnership, with all the hurdles to overcome on the way. With a fabulous cast of secondary characters, a teeny guest appearance from Collin and Jeremiah from book one which make me squeal just a bit 😁 and a dreamy Epilogue, this is a fantastic second edition to this series from Jayce Ellis.

As the series is only loosely connected, I have no clue who will be the subject of book three but I can’t wait to find out! Add in another fabulous cover and this new series is shaping up to be a favourite.

#ARC kindly received from the publisher Carina Press via NetGalley in return for an honest and unbiased review

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