A nice “no relationship drama” MM romance in this mainstream BILLIONAIRE series
Yours to Keep by Claudia Y. Burgoa
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
I picked up this ARC because I like to support any author who is willing to include an MM romance within a mainstream MF series and, on the whole, I enjoyed it.
As this was the sixth, and final, one in a six book series, I’m pretty sure I was missing out on some of the nuances.
But, overall, it worked fairly well as a standalone.
It wasn’t a higher rated read for me because of a couple of reasons.
Firstly, the steam level. There’s one on page blowjob, one on page full on sex scene and then everything else is referenced off page.
This could be the author’s style, as I said, I haven’t read any others in the series.
However, my preference is for the growing trust and emotional vulnerability which comes from a point in the relationship where you’ve connected with the other enough to reach that level of intimacy, should be on page.
It always leaves me feeling disconnected from the relationship when I’m reading they’re being intimate or just releasing sexual tension with a hot fuck but I’m not seeing it. YMMV here.
The second element was the rest of the plot. It was a bit hard to swallow tbh and I’m not going to spoil it for others, but I’d have to say that I was suspending an awful lot of disbelief.
I think this is fairly common in the billionaire trope though 😁
Still, there were cute bits too. Including how they fell for each other while protesting that they didn’t ‘catch feelings’.
And I liked the small town vibes. I also liked that there was no relationship drama or stupid miscommunication between Dare and Vance.
So, on balance, good but nothing out of the ordinary. I would read another MM from this author though.
#ARC kindly received from the author via Valentine PR in return for an honest and unbiased review.
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