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This is just a wonderfully sweet novella from Eli

67525050_401344830491873_4086493410268020736_n.jpgPuzzle Me This by Eli Easton

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

NOTE: Re-reading as Eli has republished it.

06/09/2919

Well, this is still just a wonderfully sweet and touching novella that hits all the right notes and has one of the most original meet/cutes I’ve ever read in a book.

I still love Alex and Luke and the disability element of the narrative is still handled with ultimate sensitivity and respect.

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review

****

Original Review

Arghhh too short! What a delightfully sweet novella with all the feels.

Just lovely from start to finish and little subtle touches of humour to stop it becoming mawkish.

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This enemies to lovers romance hit all my buttons

41579626James—Uncontrollable by Felice Stevens

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh lordy, Felice Stevens doesn’t just knock it out the park with this one, she takes the World Series.

I have enjoyed every book in the Man Up collection but hands down this is my favourite.

Felice not only makes the name Malcolm sexy, she turns it into the embodiment of a man who just hit every one of my buttons.

He’s the perfect foil for James, annoyingly (for James at least!) on the sidelines from his first steps into this world, Mal is so much more than his flighty and inconsequential outward image.

James has my heart since the start of this series, but I always just wanted to wrap him up in a fluffy blanket and give him a cuddle.

Here we see two men with UST hitting the stratosphere and they always say it’s a thin line between love and hate so its no wonder that when the pressure finally hits maximum there is so much steam.

Everything about this book worked for me. There’s relatively little angst, the bantering and snarking is on point throughout.

These two men fight so hard because they have those pesky feelings and oh boy, do they burn it up when given free reign.

Now, while I believe this is the final book in this particular instalment, I do hope it won’t be the last time we visit this wonderful world of characters.

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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My favourite of the series

All Note Long (Perfect Harmony, #3)All Note Long by Annabeth Albert

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Loved this one, just shades as my favourite of the three because Michelin needed Lucky to help him find his way but when he decided to go for it, he took it full on with no apology.

I felt so bad for Michelin through most of this book, I loved his demisexual status too and I think Annabeth did really well getting it across how he needed the emotional connection to let loose with his desires.

The sexual tensions in this one were both hot and steamy but also hugely emotional and tender and I loved how Lucky was quick to pick up on what was needed for Michelin to let himself free.

Great to see the guys from the other books, even in passing, and I liked the exploration of that last bastion of ‘traditions’ – country music – which is also finding it needs to move with the times when it comes to LGBTQ+ representation.

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Bittersweet feelings as this brings the Unbreakable Bonds to a close

Unbreakable Stories: Ian (Unbreakable Bonds #4.5)Unbreakable Stories: Ian by Jocelynn Drake

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It’s with a lot of love and not a little bit of sadness that I write the review for this as it closes the door on the incredible Unbreakable Bonds series.

Finally Ian and Hollis get their set of short stories and an extended novella to round off a journey which began seven books previously with Lucas and Andrei and the ending to this one is truly perfect.

I won’t spoil anything but will just say that the message left by Hollis at the final moment sums up for me everything these books have been about – loyalty, friendship, love and passion – a hope for something not necessarily better but something everyone deserves to have.

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