Nose in a Book Reviews: Out of Bounds by A.R. Barley

Out of BoundsOut of Bounds by A.R. Barley

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4star

I really enjoyed this book, the plot was well thought out, and the characters were absolutely endearing.

Nick Moretti is used to being on his own. He’s gruff, and a little rough around the edges, but is loyal to a fault. When Jesse Cole is assigned to his room because of altercation with his previous roommate, Nick doesn’t really know what to do with the man. Unaccustomed to having someone share his space, he does his best to just avoid him.

Jesse is suffering from PTSD after his previous roommate attacks Jesse after he mistakenly made a pass at him. Being placed in the room with Nick Moretti, was not the comforting roommate Jesse was expecting. Every time Nick walks around room, Jesse is jumpy, just waiting for the brusque man to  make his move.

Nick eventually grows tired of tiptoeing around the scared man. He finally comes up with a compromise, and like a sibling you have to share a room with, he puts some tape on the floor and promises to always stay on his side.

The pair eventually become good friends that perfectly evolves into something more. I loved how well Nick cared for Jesse without being controlling or condescending. This story had just the right mix of plot, steam and swoon.

If you’re looking for a fabulous M/M story with heart and steam, pick this one up. You won’t be disappointed.

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Nose in a Book Reviews: Rock N Soul by Lauren Sattersby

Rock N SoulRock N Soul by Lauren Sattersby

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4star

This book was an unexpected surprise. I didn’t really have any preconceived notions about it, but ended up really enjoying it.

The story revolves around Tyler Lindsey, a normal bell hop at a swanky hotel, with a bitchy girlfriend and a crappy apartment. His life takes an unexpected turn when he finds rock star, Chris Raiden dead on his hotel room floor from an overdose. Little does he know a few month’s later, when he finds Chris’ ring, by putting that ring on his finger, he’s about to be haunted by the ghost of a snarky rock star.

Tyler can’t believe he’s being followed around by Chris, but what’s more, he’s asking Tyler to help him resolve some unfinished business. Business that’s located in California.

The story is one of friendship that blooms into something more. Its development through the course of the story is really well done. The pace does drag a bit about two thirds of the way in, but the plot and lively banter between Chris and Tyler make up for it.

The writing was well done, the plot was unexpected and the dialogue was snappy and entertaining. The ending, of course was a little cheese-tastic, but all in all a fun little read about a ghost who haunts someone into helping him with his unfinished business.

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Nose in a Book Reviews: Call Me, Maybe by Ellie Cahill

Call Me, MaybeCall Me, Maybe by Ellie Cahill

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4star

 

A really cute, fluffy and sweet story.

I really enjoyed this story, even though there was a bit of an insta-love feeling in it.

The story revolves around Clementine, a woman from an extremely wealthy family, who’s just completed college, but has no idea what to do next. Her family is pressuring her to figure out what division of their empire to join.

Her family sends her and her brother to San Diego to visit their uncle’s property management empire to see if that might be something she’d be interested in. While waiting for her flight, her brother accidentally grabs the wrong phone that was charging along the wall. It isn’t until they land in California that she realizes the mistake.

Justin, the man who’s phone she ‘stole’, is in Florida, stuck with phone that’s not his own. The pair eventually start texting each other trying to figure out when they can make the switch back.

The easy banter of Clementine and Justin was lovely and fun to read. The plot moved along nicely. Clementine had dealt with a scandal in her teenage years, causing the family to be a bit overprotective of her, and causing her to make a bunch of mistakes when dealing with Justin. The climax of the story is a little bit predictable and the insta-love is a little annoying, but I loved the story anyways. It left me smiling throughout the whole story.

If you’re looking for a sweet, fluffy and quick read, this one is an easy choice.

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