This charmed me into loving its young pairing

6_V&V_Birk_ebook_FINALBooklover by J.E. Birk

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When I started reading this one, I wasn’t sure it was going to be one I would find myself enjoying as much as I did.

I don’t often read books with protagonists as young as these two because often I end up losing patience with the lack of maturity which comes with life experiences.

However, Briar has a past which has given him a more cynical and weary approach to life, and it makes him feel older. Jamie, although he’s 20, has had responsibility thrust on his shoulders because of his family farm.

Their happy ending felt earned and more than just a stepping stone for other relationships somewhere down the line.

The use of funny chapter headings and the creation of an author and her series of MM romances, which our two heroes identified with, is a clever idea that works well for the narrative.

There’s humour here to break up the sometimes more serious elements of the book, and I genuinely felt for Briar when it seemed his past was going to once again impinge in his new life.

A new author to me and one I’d happily read more from.

#ARC kindly received from the publisher Hearts Eyes Press in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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