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Reviews of Cousins's Previous Novels:
Off Campus (#1) -- TBQ
Nothing Like Paris (#2) -- TBQ
The Girl Next Door (#3) -- TBQ
Level Hands (#4) -- TBQ
Real World (#5) -- TBQ
Love Me Like a Rock (#6) -- TBQ
There's so much to love about this book. Vinnie has his awkward moments, but it's impossible not to love him even as he fumbles his way through scenes. Bryan is fabu-fucking-lous and doesn't apologize for who he is, ever. Again, how could you not love him?!
AJC also plays around with stereotypes and has the couple actually work through the issue. Vinnie doesn't just fall for Bryan and forget that Bryan is proudly femme; nope, it takes some time, and a few fuck ups on Vinnie's part, before he realizes he doesn't care how the world wants to label Bryan, he loves him just the way he is and that's all that matters.
Obviously, these two have great chemistry. But I was happy that AJC also explored what sex can mean for different couples. That's so very important and more realistic. But just because Vinnie and Bryan are more interested in using their hands and mouths doesn't mean it's any less steamy, trust me! The sensual build up is so well done and fits perfectly.
There are so many sweet moments, too, as Bryan takes care of Vinnie, as well as moments where Vinnie protects and cares for Bryan. Their story has some angst, but overall it'll leave you with all the happy sighs. All. Of. Them.
This series just keeps getting better and better, and covers a wide variety of characters and couples, which I love. And while I may love some books more than others, not one of these 7 books has received lower than a 3 1/2 star rating from me. And that, I think, says a lot all by itself. I see many rereads of the series in my future. Even just looking for quotes for this review had me tempted to dive into the book all over again, and that is always a good sign.
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I received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for my honest opinion.
*Note: The quotes used belong to Amy Jo Cousins; TBQ's Book Palace does not claim them. Any mistakes or typos in the quotes are my own fault.
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I really hope we get more books in this series later on. If not, I'll have to be content with rereading 1-7 again and again. :)
Until Next Time,
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