Fence #2 by C.S. Pacat & Johanna the Mad

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5stars

“He’s just some fencer I beat at regionals.”
“I’m not some fencer. My name’s Nicholas Cox. And I’m going to make you remember it.”

Title: Fence
Author: C.S. Pacat (Author), Johanna the Mad (Artist)
Series: Fence #2

Number of pages: 27 (kindle edition)
Good things about this book: The drawings and the story make you want more and more. It tests your patience.
Bad things about this book: It’s a comic book so it’s short. It requires patience!
Do I recommend it? Yes, it’s still lacking the romance part but we are getting to know the characters and I love that.
Rate: 5/5

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Why are comic books so short? I can’t binge read them if they are still being published. This is a nightmare. A good nightmare, though, because the comic is great; I love the characters, the drawings and how the story is progressing.

New characters are introduced and we see how the cohabitation of Nicholas and Seiji is going. Guess what? It’s not going well, but they’ll get through it. I wonder when and, more importantly, HOW the sexual tension is going to build itself. Until now there’s no spark, not a single one, so I’m curious to know how these two boys who hate each other are going to find themselves involved romantically.

Fence is a really interesting sport and I actually learned a lot about it in just a couple of comics. I did watch it during the Olympics but it’s not explained; you just watch it and it ends so fast you don’t even see who makes a point. Do they make points? Do they score? I guess I’ll learn it in time.

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I kind of love Nicholas Vision of Seiji better. It’ll be fun seeing those two become friends and question said friendship while fencing their butts off. I can’t wait! See you next month!

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Gemini Keeps Capricorn by Anyta Sunday

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5stars

“I always say yes to Wesley.” He looked fleetingly back at him. “No matter what insane thing he asks me to do. I can’t help it. I’m in love with him.”

Title: Gemini Keeps Capricorn
Author: Anyta Sunday
Series: Signs of Love #3
Number of pages: 285 (kindle edition)
Good things about this book: Wesley and everyone and everything. I loved this book.
Bad things about this book: Nothing.
Do I recommend it? Yes! Yes!! YES!!!
Rate: 5/5

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This book was insanely cute. Slow burn love, friendship, coffee shops, tiny misunderstandings, not much drama, beautiful people, and a wonderful love story. And have you seen that cover? The model is HOT! I was sold even before reading the blurb. Sold, I’m telling you!! I have loved all the others Signs of Love books but I think I can say for certain that this is my favourite now. I just loved everything about it; I wanted to read it every single free time I had. I’m so sleepy right now. Give me my bed!

“Aren’t you searching for a new man in your life?”
Wesley sighed. “Not just any man. Not anymore.”
“The One?”
“I have a dream of saying the words ‘I love you.’”

Wesley is a Gemini law student living in a dorm. His floor’s RA is the handsome Capricorn Lloyd with whom Wesley loves to flirt and has a huge crush on that he doesn’t acknowledge. Lloyd from his part is a rule follower, very poised, and it’s quite evident he likes Wesley but doesn’t want to lose his job by being with him. Wesley is funny and a great friend but he is also pretty oblivious; he needs the words spelled out loud to understand what’s really going on. That’s the whole reason for this slow burn love. Everything was in place but the mist of misunderstanding was in the way. As usual, but strangely, this time it didn’t bother me. I enjoyed every single word of it.

“Hundreds of fights are ahead of us, Wesley. I’ll still want you around at the end of them.”

Wesley is easily one of the cutest characters to have ever existed on paper. I loved him from the start. He is not without flaws but he is honest, lovely, caring, and not a bit annoying. I liked him from the bottom of my heart. I did also like Lloyd and how patient he was with Wes’ obliviousness. Lloyd and the coffee his favourite barista Wes made him every morning. Lloyd and the little smiles reserved only to the randomness of Wes the Flirt. This was a sweet and slow love story that also involved very important side characters, like Caleb, Wesley’s younger brother: he was adorable! Wesley called him Hazelnut; how cute is that?

“Apparently I like half-naked cuddles with my brother.” He hummed. “I think we both need therapy.”

All in all, this story was entertaining beyond my expectations. The misunderstanding and obliviousness didn’t make this book one bit dreading like those situations usually make me feel. Wesley was so cute I was absorbed into the story immediately and it kept me glued to the pages even with one eye closed due to sleepiness. It was really what I needed right now; I’m kind on a reading slump. I have been “reading not reading” a couple of books for weeks and that’s not my usual modus operandi. I was worried. This fun love story was needed and I’ll thank it forever.

“I’m going clubbing this weekend, you can come along and hunt for him if you want.”
“Unless you mean book-clubbing, I dislike my chances.”

Oh, if that isn’t me!

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Lovers Like Us by Krista Ritchie & Becca Ritchie

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5stars

“We’re fucking different but we’re still two superheroes who’d die for each other. In any era, any alternate universe. Like Captain America and the Winter Solider.”

Title: Lovers Like Us
Author: Krista Ritchie & Becca Ritchie
Series: Like Us #2
Number of pages: 365 (kindle edition)
Good things about this book: Fun, interesting, hot, well-written, you will keep reading until you finish it. Guaranteed.
Bad things about this book: Nothing.
Do I recommend it? Yes, this series is beautiful.
Rate: 5/5

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I know I loved Damaged Like Us because it was different from any other book I’ve ever read. Its pace was different, fresh, it kept me glued to the virtual pages and I didn’t want it to end. So I knew I was going to love this sequel but I wasn’t expecting to love it this much. There is not much drama, there’s action, steamy and not, we get to know more relatives and we have the exclusive of Moffy and Farrow’s relationship. Did I say there is little to no love drama? Oh, how I love that, you have no idea!
I loved everything. I was on edge so many times, a little scared, super happy, very entertained, and more often than not, awfully turned on. I’m only human, after all.

“Vote for whoever looks the best.” Farrow, my mind blurts out in response. I swear my brain is one terrifying step from making shrines of the guy. Which is not cool. Not cool.

Damaged Like Us ended with the whole family finding out Farrow and Moffy were boyfriends and hell broke loose. Harsh words were said, people got offended, things were changing but maybe that wasn’t a bad thing. Now, as damage control, Moffy and the oldest Hales-Cobalts-Meadows are going on tour with their bodyguards: all of them, cramped inside a bus for four months. Things are going to get heated. There is a troll account threatening Moffy and Farrow is restless because he needs to save the man he loves both as his boyfriend and as his personal bodyguard. It will get messy and butts will be seen; so many butts it’s glorious.

“She’ll ‘revoke’ your membership to that Rainbow Brigade shit if you’re not careful.”
Oscar almost laughs, and he reties a rolled bandana around his forehead. “It’s not real until she makes pins.”

Maximoff, Jane, Charlie, Beckett and Sulli are participating in a few fan conventions to raise money for lgbtqia youth all around the US and of course their bodyguards came along. I was happy to see more of the famous kids and also I loved the bodyguards; they were all hilarious, even Thatcher, and they made the book richer and more interesting. They are as much part of the story as the rich and gorgeous: and they are also quite hot! The camaraderie between bodyguards and the love and care they have for the families they serve is profound and true; they share almost every second of their lives with them and they are like their own families. It’s lovely!

My eyes burn. I wake up every morning, and I’m more in love with him than the day before.

Besides the obvious bonding and some pretty interesting events that happen on the bus, the book’s story is told from Farrow and Moffy’s POV and so we are inside their heads while they brood, while they flirt, while they desire nothing more than kiss each other’s faces and get naughty. It’s hilarious and adorable. They love each other and they can barely believe they have found someone who knows, supports and understands what the other is going through. Moffy may not know everything about Farrow’s past but he is absolutely certain that if he asks, the answers are going to be 100% true. There’s so much trust between the both of them and that is the reason there is no love drama; they communicate trying not to leave anything left to be misunderstood. I hate miscommunication because people aren’t mind readers; you need to say out loud if something is wrong or else suck it, the world isn’t waiting for you. Do something and stop whining!

His mouth curves upward. “Welcome back, space cadet.”
I scowl and unbutton my jeans. “I barely spaced out.”

The ending was perfect, just as much as it was perfect everything else. Sweetness galore and happy smiles: my favorites. Everything I needed to have the dumb face I usually have when a story is dreamy and I’m jealousy wishing I could have what they have. This series was a surprise; I am scared about the third and last book but I trust the authors. They won’t disappoint me because until now these books have been flawless so I don’t expect they’ll stop now, right? Give me Alphas Like Us right now or right this moment, either is fine by me.

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[ARC] An Unsuitable Heir by K.J. Charles

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5stars

Title: An Unsuitable Heir (Sins of the Cities #3)
Author: K.J. Charles
Release date: October 3rd 2017
Good things about this book: Happy ending.
Bad things about this book: The series is over and I’m going to miss the guys.
Do I recommend it? Yes, the third and final book didn’t disappoint.
Rate: 5/5

Read the summary and add this book on Goodreads: here

*I was given this ARC by Netgalley and I love them for it*

You could say I am a K.J. Charles fan and you wouldn’t be wrong. You could say I am a K.J. Charles super fan and you wouldn’t be wrong, not at all. You could say I am a K.J. Charles mega fan and you would see my heart-eyed expression while nodding enthusiastically. I am a fan, that’s 100% right.

What is with K.J. Charles that makes me love everything she writes? Hell if I know, that woman owns my money and me!

This third and last book of this trilogy was the perfect ending to a mystery series with characters that you can’t help but love. Each of them layers and layers of surprises and wonder. The first half of “An Unsuitable Heir” is set at the same time as the second half of the previous book. The events take place simultaneously and you see the story unfolding from a different point of view.

Mark, a man we know because he is friends with Clem and Nathaniel, is the private enquirer asked to find the heir to the Moreton fortune. By the end of “An Unnatural Vice” we know who are the twins, the children of the late Lord Moreton, children he had from his first wife, one of them male so the rightful heir. The twins are the famous Flying Starlings, trapeze artists well known among Londoners.

The real names of the twins are Repentance and Regret. What kind of woman gives those names to their children no matter how much hatred she had for their father? Of course the poor kids went by the names of Pen and Greta, much better alternatives. Greta is a great woman, strong built, she doesn’t left words unsaid, she knows what she wants, and loves her brother with all her heart. She would do anything for him.

Pen is genderfluid; he feels like a man some days and some other days she feels all woman. Pen likes wearing feminine clothes, he has very long hair and loves earrings: his body doesn’t always fit the image he has of who he is inside. Pointless saying how people treat him because of it. Oh, the anger!!! Mark accepts Pen and everything about Pen is precious to him. Mark is new to what Pen is and asks for directions, for explanations, for whatever thing may Pen feel uncomfortable. Mark is sweet and the love blooms almost immediately between them yet it doesn’t feel forced or rushed. It all feels right. They have some issues along the way, with the earldom and all but the story is set to have a happy ending so we must enjoy the journey knowing it will end the best way it can.

The infamous Fogman, the killer that’s been murdering people since book 1 is finally revealed and, surprise surprise, I didn’t see it coming. I should’ve seen it but I’ve been distracted by the romance. The romance was really nice, steamy and adorable; it has their flaws but they all know love is not perfect and they have to fight for it to work.. All the characters are trying to be comfortable in their own skin, with their own sexuality, in a world that does not go easy with people like who doesn’t resemble their idea of normality.

This series is really worth your time: mystery, nobility, murders, and romance. There’s a little bit of everything and it won’t disappoint. I’m glad I got to read the ending of this story a few months before its release. I hope once everyone have read it, the love for this series will spread!

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