Wednesday, October 18, 2017

What Are You On? by light_wood

What Are You On? by light_wood

After Sam's death, Connor spirals out of control. One pill to calm his anxiety turns into two, which turns into harder drugs, and before he knows it, he's addicted. How did it come to this?

This is an interesting look at a "what if" situation in the HTGAWM universe. What if Connor really  was addicted to drugs and how would Oliver handle it? light_wood handles the tension, despair and helplessness of both men well and I'm looking forward to seeing how Oliver and Connor's relationship fares. Check it out!

~ M

image: ABC

Monday, October 16, 2017

Flames by jadegreendragon

Flames by jadegreendragon

When closeted firefighter, Alec, rescues Magnus from his burning building, sparks (literally) fly. Magnus can't seem to get the beautiful angel who saved him out of his mind, and Alec seems to inexplicably drawn to the dazzling man with an easy smile and radiant disposition.

*swoon* With each chapter that is released, I fall more in love with this story. Alec and Magnus are two of the sweetest people ever and I can't help but revel in their interactions with each other and their family and friends. This story has a great mix of tension, angst and cavity-inducing fluff that will definitely make it a new favorite of yours! Give it a try!

~ M

photo credit: Freeform

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Book Review: The Past Comes Home (Ames Bridge #2) by Silvia Violet

Twenty years ago, Paxton Marshall realized he liked boys, in particular his brother’s best friend, Brad. Pax now runs a successful art gallery, but he’s never found anyone who stirs his heart the way Brad did.

Brad Watson is back in town for his twentieth high school reunion. However, the celebration of long-ago days is the last thing on his mind. He’s there for one reason: to finally tell Pax how he feels.

Pax is shocked to learn Brad is not only gay but also interested in him. Dating a man in Ames Bridge isn’t as simple as it sounds, though. In order to make a relationship work, both men will have to bolster their courage and alter their expectations.


This is an enjoyable read with likable characters that will make you root for their happiness and success. I really liked Brad and his strength, tenacity and big heart. Pax was a little more difficult. Don’t get me wrong, I liked him, but his persistent, and often unfounded, doubts about Brad grated my nerves a bit. Even though several background characters were introduced throughout the book, I didn’t feel as though it was weighed down by them. They were all necessary to effectively tell Brad and Pax’s story.

If you’re in the mood for a sweet, second-chance-at-love story, The Past Comes Home is the one for you!

3.75 stars

I received a copy of this book from the author and voluntarily provided my honest review.

Buy Link
Amazon

~ M

I ❤️ Yaoi: Children’s Toys by Aozora Megumi (Free! Doujinshi)

Hello, yaoi lovers! This week's feature is the Free! doujinshi, Children’s Toys by Aozora Megumi!

Makoto can't stand it when his friend Haru has to go home with his mom after a play date. Their mothers soon discover that the little boys adore each other very much and rely on one another in many ways.

This is pure, unadulterated fluff that will truly warm your heart! Makoto and Haru are so adorable and I love the way that the artist portrayed them. If you're in the mood for a quick, but very sweet, read, this is perfect for you!




4.5 stars

Read Children's Toys here.

~ M

Monday, October 9, 2017

Open Up, Everything's Waiting for You by WasabiMalec

Open Up, Everything's Waiting for You by WasabiMalec

Alec is running; running from pain and running from the past. When he finds himself in a sleepy town, he thinks he might be able to have a fresh start, especially after meeting the friendly and enchanting local art teacher. Will he be able to move on for good or will ghosts reappear and haunt him forever?

I was slightly apprehensive about reading this story since it's inspired by a Nicholas Sparks book, his stories aren't my cup of tea, but I was very pleasantly surprised. The author took Alec and Magnus and placed them in a really interesting AU that had me riveted. This is definitely one to check out!

~ M

photo credit: Freeform

Friday, October 6, 2017

Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY: Picture Winter by Amy Aislin



Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Cover Design:
Melody Pond

Publisher:
MLR Press

Length:
47,000 words approx.
Blurb

Do something new today.

Why he looks at his horoscope every day, Elias Hood doesn't know. It's all garbage, and no nickel fortune ever helped him climb all the way up the corporate ladder. He's about to make Vice President. Rocking the boat with "something new" is the last thing on his mind.

But there's this guy.

Ty Green can make friends with a tree and Elias can't help falling for his easy-going vibe and his perfect smile. He's a fellow Capricorn, like Elias, but that's as far as their similarities go. Ty works to live--he doesn't live to work. When Elias takes his horoscope's advice and asks Ty out, both men are in for a shock. But as Elias's walls start to come down, they might just realize that they have more in common than they think. In fact, they might even want the exact same thing.

Who knows? Maybe horoscopes aren't just trash after all.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Blog Tour: All or Nothing by Felice Stevens

SBPRBanner-AllorNothing-BT.jpg
All or Nothing an all-new, steamy MM romance by Felice Stevens
is available NOW!

All or Nothing by Felice Stevens Publication
Date: October 3rd, 2017

Genre: Contemporary MM Romance
A past he couldn’t forget.
 
Adam Barton is living his dream of working as a firefighter in his small Texas town, but a tragedy from his youth continues to haunt him. He decides New York City is the perfect place to start a new life and joins the FDNY, living and loving his own way—no strings and nothing personal. Until he catches sight of Rico Estevez, the sexy chef with the mysterious smile who rocks his world. After one explosive night together, Adam craves another….And then another. The more he and Rico are together, the more Adam wants him. 

A future he never imagined 

AllOrNothing-400x600Rico Estevez is living a lie. For years he’s hidden his sexuality, afraid to hurt the career of his politically ambitious father. He’s the perfect American―the best schools, top of his class and most importantly, to his father, a successful businessman. Who needs a boyfriend when sex is so easy to find? Starting a torrid love affair with Adam Barton isn’t a problem; neither one is looking toward forever. But Rico’s father is about to get the chance of a lifetime and Rico feels forced to play by his rules. 

Rules are made to be broken.
 
Adam proves more unforgettable than Rico ever imagines, but he gives in to family pressures above personal desire. When a fire reunites them, both men discover their passion for each other hasn’t died; rather it’s stronger than ever. Want turns to need and something more dangerous to their hearts—love. Adam and Rico know if they want to have it all, they can let no one and nothing stand in their way of a life together.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Mine Alone by Oxymoroff

Mine Alone by Oxymoroff

Haru loves listening to all of the reasons Makoto loves him.

This is a very quick read, but it is extremely sweet and heartwarming. It's just a moment in time where Makoto and Haru reflect about their love for one another, and I can't think of anything better from these characters. 💚💙💚💙

~ M

picture credit: Kyoto Animation

Monday, October 2, 2017

Lay It All on Me by deathdario

Lay It All on Me by deathdario

Alec offers himself as a stand in for a corporate marriage after he realizes how much Isabelle loves her boyfriend. Magnus has a girlfriend, whom he loves with all his heart, but tries to fight his developing feelings for Alec, his arranged husband.


The arranged marriage trope is quickly becoming a favorite of mine in the Malec fandom, and Lay It All on Me does not disappoint! I absolutely adore this story! You will want to wrap Magnus up in the biggest hug and protect him from the cruel world, and your heart will melt by how utterly incredible, both inside and out, Alec is. I highly recommend this engrossing story! It's one of my favorites!

~ M

picture credit: Freeform

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

A Baby? by deathblade8

A Baby? by deathblade8

Connor and Oliver have been hooking up for a few weeks now and what they have is comfortable and nice. However, one day Oliver reveals some rather life-changing news: he's going to be a father in the few months' time. How will Connor handle the news? Will he run or will his growing feelings for the adorable IT guy make him want to stay?

I know some of you may be wondering if this is mpreg after reading the summary, and I can tell you that it is not. Oliver provides a thorough explanation and it does not involve male conception. lol Now that I've gotten that out of the way, I can tell you that this is a very sweet, domestic and fluffy story that will make you fall even more in love with Coliver as a couple. Check it out! ❤️

~ M

picture credit: ABC

Monday, September 25, 2017

From the Couch by mansikka

From the Couch by mansikka

Jace is staying over at Magnus and Alec's apartment while he recuperates from a pretty serious injury. While resting on the couch, he silently watches the couple and revels in their easy rapport and immense love for one another.

Wow! This story is gorgeous! mansikka beautifully writes out very simple situations and conversations between Alec and Magnus with such gauzy softness that I felt like my heart was going to float away. Jace's internal musings are also wonderfully captured in this short story. I know that once you read it, From the Couch will easily become one of your favorites!

~ M

photo credit: Freeform

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

A Summer's Day by twinkiecas

A Summer's Day by twinkiecas

The boys go out and have some fun at a water park!

This is a cute day-in-the-life one shot of Rin, Sousuke and the Iwatobi boys. The story is filled with sweet moments between the characters as well as fluffy moments between the three couples. I know this quick read will bring a smile to your face!

~ M

picture credit: Kyoto Animation

Monday, September 18, 2017

We Are Not Our Influences by blushingalec

We Are Not Our Influences by blushingalec

During and argument, Magnus says something out of anger that he instantly regrets, unintentionally adding to Alec's already fragile self-esteem. He knows he needs to make this right, so he sets out, with great determination and love, to comfort his Alexander.

Talk about emotionally gripping! This story will pull you from the very beginning and will have you feeling a gamut of emotions: frustration, anger, sympathy, sadness and joy. Definitely give this beautifully written one-shot a try! I highly recommend it!

~ M

photo credit: Freeform

Friday, September 15, 2017

Book Review & GIVEAWAY: Be My Best Man by Con Riley

~ Will Jason’s third time as a best man lead to first-time love for Vanya?

After fleeing violence in Moscow, student teacher Vanya Petrov winds up lonely in a run-down London hostel. At least visiting the Bond Street store where his roommate works lets him practice his English, but as Vanya's vocabulary expands, so does his isolation, especially when he sees happy couples planning their perfect weddings.

According to Jason Balfour, weddings are a waste of time and money. After all, he’s been best man for his brother twice already. Saying that a third marriage will end in divorce too leads to an angry ultimatum: to save his relationship with his brother, Jason must meet his fiancée, at last, and make a good first impression.

Jason’s need to dress to impress brings him and Vanya together. Language is no barrier to falling in love with the young and fragile Russian, and neither is their age difference. But Vanya’s bruised soul carries secrets that could rip them apart. As the wedding draws near, Vanya must confess, and soon, or risk losing Jason—his own best man in Britain.


I thought this was a beautiful story about a man who escapes the pain and torment of the past and finds solace, not only in a new location, but also through the love and encouragement of a new friend and man in his life. This is not to imply that love is a magic cure-all, but watching the growth and development of Vanya and Jason's relationship was quite nice.


If you're interested in an engrossing read with interesting and complex characters, this is the book for you!

I received a copy of this book from the author and voluntarily provided my honest review.

~ M

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Last Worthless Evening by connorwalshruinedmylife

The Last Worthless Evening by connorwalshruinedmylife

After suffering a huge tragedy two years prior, Connor's best friends, Michaela and Asher, decide to push him back into the dating scene. They set him up on a blind date with a sweet guy who is everything Connor could ever want at this point in his life. The only problem is that he feels like he's betraying his former love by finding new love with Oliver. Will Connor be able to move forward or will he stay forever locked in grief and memories of love lost?

This is a very enjoyable story that will definitely pull at your heartstrings. Your heart will break for Connor as he deals with his grief and lingering memories, but you will also root for him and his happiness. Oliver, as always, is the sweetest cinnamon roll who is too good for this world. If you're looking for a pretty quick read that will take you on an emotional roller coaster, this is for you!

~ M

photo credit: @shea.renne

Monday, September 11, 2017

Plus One by AlxSteele

Plus One by AlxSteele

After receiving an invitation to his brother's wedding, Alec is saddened by the fact that he doesn't have a "plus one" to name on the RSVP. Even though he's been in love with his best friend and roommate, Magnus, since forever, he can't bring himself to confess his feelings out of fear or ruining their friendship. When Magnus comes up with the idea that they pretend to be in a relationship for the sake of appearance, Alec is both enraptured and scared. He'll finally get to experience many of things he's only dreamed of with Magnus, but at the same time he knows this is all fake. Will he and Magnus be able to make it through the wedding without getting their hearts broken?

I loved every moment of this story! It is a monster of a read, clocking in at over 75,000 words, but I assure you, you will not be bored! This story is full of angst, pining, romance and heat and you'll fall in love with Alec and Magnus all over again. Check it out!

~ M

picture credit: Freeform

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

There's a Tear in My Heart Where Your Lies Left a Mark and Now Nothing is Clear by Madalena

There's a Tear in My Heart Where Your Lies Left a Mark and Now Nothing is Clear by Madalena

Betrayal, anger and insecurity lead Magnus to trust in the Seelie Queen when it's revealed that the Soul Sword is lost. He thought this would be the best option for protecting his people, but soon realizes he made the wrong choice. Through an unfortunate series of events, it's his Alec who suffers because of it. However, in an effort to save the love of his life, he may have unlocked something much greater.

Even though I'm still relatively new to the fandom, I've immersed myself in Malec fanfic, especially since the end of season two. I must say that this is one of the BEST Malec stories out there! Madalena perfectly captures the emotions of all of the characters, so much so that they're palpable; and creates so much tension and suspense that I found myself on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen next. Definitely give this story a try! I highly recommend it!

~ M

photo credit: Freeform

Friday, September 1, 2017

Book Review: His Manny Omega (Cafe Om #3) by Harper B. Cole

Wyatt's has no interest in confusing his daughter by bringing a female nanny into their house.

The three years since his wife Jen's death, their neighbor has been more than willing to take on the role as Chloe's nanny. But she's ready to move near her own grandchildren, and Wyatt has to find a replacement. The requirements are that they be willing to live in his home, love children, and be male.

Oliver has found fulfillment taking care of other people's children since he can't have his own.

After his alpha broke up with him because he couldn't have children, Oliver found a job at the Omega House, running their childcare program. He finds the job fulfilling, but it's not easy, keeping up his optimism in the constant evidence of the result of evil.

It seems like a perfect match.

Oliver is certain he can keep his attraction for his straight boss under control, but he can't help the way Wyatt and Chloe have captured his heart. Wyatt has never been with anyone but his wife, but it's becoming harder to deny that his thoughts toward Oliver are straying into decidedly dangerous territory.

As for Chloe? She has only one wish: for Oliver to become her daddy.


I don't often read A/B/O or mpreg stories, but this one piqued my interest and I gave it a try. This is a heart-felt story about two men who open their lives and hearts to one another, work through past trauma and insecurities and ultimately find more happiness than they could have imagined. It's relatively uncomplicated and the angst is kept to a minimum. If you're looking for an enjoyable and quick read, this is the one for you!


Buy Links
Amazon

~ M

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Time Bring Back to Time by samyazaz


Connor receives news that Oliver has been in an accident. Even though they're not on speaking terms, he's willing to do anything, even fake a relationship, to ensure Oliver is okay and well taken care of.

This fic was written during season one when the Coliver relationship was still very much in the air. I enjoyed taking this step back in time, even with a AU story, and reliving some of the struggles Oliver and Connor endured. Definitely give this story a shot. You won't be disappointed!

~ M
 
picture credit: ABC

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

I ❤️ Yaoi: Two Strip Tease by Tata (Free! Doujinshi)

Hello, yaoi lovers! This week's feature is Two Strip Tease by Tata!

Rei and Nagisa are enjoying their time in college and in their relationship. They're happy, but they also want their best friends, Makoto and Haru to be happy as well. The penguin and butterfly are determined to do their best and make it happen!

This is a really sweet dj. Nagisa and Rei and so adorable that my heart melted. Nagisa's perverted yet innocent nature is a great juxtoposition that made me chuckle on several occasions. I wish more could have been explored regarding Makoto and Haru's storyline, but all in all, this was an enjoyable read.


3.5 stars

Read Two Strip Tease here.

~ M

Monday, August 28, 2017

Oil on Water by MadamPuddifoot9

Oil on Water by MadamPuddifoot9

Magnus and Alec have reconciled, but still have some issues to work through. Alec suggests they take things slowly, but for two people who are so passionate and head over heels in love, is that even possible?

Over the past two weeks, I've read plenty of reconciliation Malec stories, but this one surprised me. Not only does the author explore the realistic feelings, insecurities and regrets both men share, but they also took it to a place that had my heart thundering in my chest. I don't want to give away what that is, but I'm sure you'll feel the same way. *wink*

~ M

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The Adventures of the Silver Spyglass Crew by LilacChocolate


Pirate captain Matsuoka Rin kidnaps Prince Nitori Aiichirou of Iwami and starts to fall in love with him. His little servant, Nagisa, is forced to share quarters aboard the ship with navigator and inventor, Rei. Rin's first mate, Makoto, is in a secret relationship with a beautiful blue-eyed mermaid. There must be something in the water.

This is a really sweet, epic story that any fan of Free! would enjoy! All of our favorite characters stay pretty close to their canon personalities, and there is a wonderful mix of adventure, angst, romance, mystery and heat. Check it out!

~ M

artwork credit: aku-usagi.tumblr.com

Monday, August 21, 2017

Alec Lightwood Likes to Quote His Boyfriend by thenovaksisters

Alec Lightwood Likes to Quote His Boyfriend by thenovaksisters

Alec always pays attention and manages to surprise his boyfriend, Magnus, even more by turning his wise words back on him.

*happy sigh* This is nothing but pure fluff that all Malec fans can appreciate. Your heart will swell at all of Alec's sweet gestures and Magnus' words of encouragement and love. Give it a try!

~ M

picture credit: Freeform

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Book Review: Year One (Would It Be Okay to Love You?) by Amy Tasukada

An robot fanboy. An erotic voice actor. Will their secrets overwhelm their love?

Sato doesn’t get out much. The anime company accountant spends his days at a desk and his nights working on his own small-scale robots. His geeky life is like a dream, but it has just one piece missing…

The world only knows Aoi for his moans. The erotic voice actor has legions of fangirls obsessed with his gasps of simulated ecstasy. And his new boyfriend Sato can barely handle the attention.

As Aoi’s popularity rises and secrets about his past begin to reveal themselves, can the accountant and the voice actor rise above their problems to create something real?


This is a sweet, "slice of life" story about two men traversing through life and their relationship. Both characters are very likeable and there is very little angst. The book basically consists of small moments in their relationship put on display for readers to enjoy. I must admit that I really enjoyed learning about cheese and honey pizza. I never thought about putting honey on pizza before, but after reading this book, I definitely want to try! I felt like the book ended kind of abruptly and left me with questions, especially regarding Sato's parents. Maybe this is going to be a series and we'll find out more in "Year Two".

I received a copy of this book from the author and voluntarily provided my honest review.

Buy Links
Amazon

~ M

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A Date in the ER by fieryphoenix

A Date in the ER by fieryphoenix

Connor and Oliver meet while in the hospital following surgery.

This is a sweet AU one shot that shows Connor and Oliver as they take their first tentative steps towards friendship...and an eventual relationship. I know you won't be able to keep a smile off of your face as you watch their adorable interactions. Check it out!

~ M


picture credit: Conrad Ricamora's Instagram

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

I ❤️ Yaoi: Dependence & Coexistence by Junky Crown (Free! Doujinshi)

Good morning, yaoi lovers! This week's feature is the Free! doujinshi, Dependence & Coexistence by Junky Crown!

After some prodding from Nagisa, Haru realizes just how important Makoto is in his life.

This is a short, but sweet dj featuring Makoto and Haru being completely clueless about their feelings for one another. It takes a mischievous friend to open their eyes, but the rewards are totally worth it! Give it a try!


Read Dependence & Coexistence by Junky Crown here.

~ M

Monday, August 14, 2017

Protect by GoldenDaydreams

Protect by GoldenDaydreams

Someone hurts Magnus and Alec makes them pay.

*swoon* All I can say is if you're a Malec fan, you will absolutely ADORE this story! Alec defending Magnus is swoon-worthy and incredibly hot! Check it out! You won't be disappointed.

~ M

picture credit: Freeform

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The Boogeyman by I_Still_Believe_In_Heros123

The Boogeyman by I_Still_Believe_In_Heros123

Alec just wanted to have a good life, but outside forces keep pulling him back into a world that at one time served a purpose, but has now become stale and unsatisfying. When tragedy strikes, he is forced to return to his old life to exact vengeance. Along the way, he meets someone who could be the one to heal his heart once and for all.

I absolutely loved this story! If you're a fan of the John Wick movies, you are in for a real treat! Seeing Alec as the most feared and respected assassin in the world is really cool, and, as always, I couldn't help but fall in love with Magnus. Don't underestimate him, though. He just as much of a BAMF, and I loved every moment! Definitely give this one shot a try if you're in the mood for action, suspense, UST and romance!

~ M


picture credit: Freeform

Monday, August 7, 2017

Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY: The Crimson Nights Saga by V.L Moon & J.T Cheyanne

   
 
Title: Crimson Storm (Book Three in The Crimson Nights Saga)
Authors: V.L. Moon and J.T. Cheyanne
Genre/s: Gay, Romance, Paranormal
Length: 155K/658 Kindle pages
ISBN: 978-0-9899725-6-7
 

Blurb

As their allies grow and their circle of friends discovers true love, their enemies advance. Shadows watch, waiting in the distance as an age old power threatens to reveal the secrets of a past steeped in sorrow. War is upon them and with its advance comes a force of unity bound by love and sealed by blood. Together, Malachi and Laziel fight to protect those they hold close. When Rome trembles and the bowels of Hell spew forth its spawn, the wolves and the rogue Nephilim join forces with Malachi Denali and his vampires to fight against evil and tip the scales in favor of the just. Fractions divide, lives lay in ruin. Is the call of the wild their only hope of survival? Or will Rome finally fall under the weight of an angel’s untold grief? Read on to assuage your thirst as the Crimson Nights Saga continues.  

Buy Links:

Available on KU
 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY: Trust with a Chaser by Annabeth Albert


Title
:  Trust with a Chaser
Series: Rainbow Cove, Book 1
Author: Annabeth Albert
Publisher:  Annabeth Albert
Release Date: 08-01-2017
Heat Level: 4 - Lots of Sex
Pairing: Male/Male
Length: 75,000
Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Law Enforcement, Small Town, May/December

Add to Goodreads

 

Synopsis

One hot cop. One bar owner out for redemption. One smoking-hot summer fling destined to leave scorch marks…

Mason Hanks has returned to Rainbow Cove, Oregon with one goal in mind: turn the struggling coastal community into a thriving LGBTQ tourism destination. Step one is transforming an old bar and grill into a gay-friendly eatery. Step two? Don’t piss off Nash Flint, the very hot, very stern chief of police who’s not so sure he’s on board with Mason’s big plans.

Nash Flint just wants to keep his community safe and enjoy the occasional burger in peace. He’s not big on change nor is he a fan of Mason’s troublemaking family, especially his rowdy older brothers. But Mason slowly wins him over with fantastic cooking and the sort of friendship Nash has been starving for.

When their unlikely friendship takes a turn for the sexy, both men try to steer clear of trouble. Nash believes he’s too set in his ways for Mason, and Mason worries that his family’s reputation will ruin any future with Nash. Burning up the sheets in secret is a surefire way to crash and burn, and discovery forces a heart-wrenching decision—is love worth the risk of losing everything?

Trust with a Chaser is a 75,000 word stand-alone gay romance with a May/December theme, a hot law-enforcement hero, opposites attract, plenty of sexy times, and one hard-fought, guaranteed happy ending with no cliffhangers.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Priorities by deathdario

Priorities by deathdario

When Magnus and Alec meet each other on the subway while Magnus is trying to entertain his son, sparks fly. They can't deny their chemistry, but Magnus comes with a ready-made family. Is Alec prepared for the responsibility?

I can't even explain how cute and fluffy this story is. I loved the relationship between Magnus and Alec, as well as Alec and the kids. Every interaction will warm you heart and make you fall in love with Malec even more. Check it out!

~ M

photo credit: Freeform

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

On Vacation

Hey everyone!

Just wanted to let you all know that I'll be on vacation until the end of the month, but please feel free to go through the archive for fanfiction, m/m romance and yaoi manga reviews you may have missed, or to rediscover things you loved!!!

~ M

photo credits: SuBLime, ABC, Guilt | Pleasure, Starz, Freeform, MAPPA & Kyoto Animation

Monday, July 17, 2017

Book Review: Up in the Air: Johannesburg by George Loveland

Looking for love is the last thing air steward, James Foster, is thinking about when he swaps flights to save his hung-over best friend’s job. He doesn’t know that fate has other ideas and he would fall for the tall, bearded passenger, Darren Busby, sat in 14D. Up in the air, James finds that the connection he has with Darren is too strong to ignore.

After missing the opportunity to ask for Darren’s number, James' jaw hits the floor when Darren walks into the same hotel he is staying at. Butterflies and nerves take over, but soon give way to excitement as they get to know each other on the ground.

When James' ex, Richard, shows up and begs for forgiveness, James has to decide if going back to the man who broke his heart would be worth it, or if he should finally move on and take a chance on Darren.


This is a pretty quick read, but very sweet and enjoyable. The main characters are both likeable people, and I appreciated the fact that James' friends played integral parts of the story, but didn't take a up a lot of time. The focus was on James and Darren. All in all, I think this would be a great book for a lazy summer afternoon sitting by the pool. I look forward to reading Max's story. His character intrigued me.


I received a copy of this book from the author and voluntarily provided my honest review.

~ M