author: Becca Seymour
series: Love Abroad
published: 24 May 2023
publisher: Rainbow Tree Publishing
genre(s): lgbtqia+, romance
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Find Love Abroad Under the Blazing Stars of the Aussie Outback
I’m a glutton for punishment.
The reason? My foolish pursuit of straight guys. Correction. One straight man.
For twelve long years, my best mate’s brother has starred in practically every fantasy I’ve had.
Massage… oops… my towel slips.
Swimming adventure mishap with a huge wave. Yep. Alec gives me mouth-to-mouth.
Shower with soap that refuses to stay in my hands. I best bend over.
Now, it’s become something of a game. I flirt outrageously, just to see the big guy blush. The thing is, he takes it all in his stride. Even attempts sweet, flirty moments back, but he will never be mine.
Until the impossible happens and interest sparks in his eyes and shines bright. Just maybe, under the blazing stars of the outback, we can navigate this connection and Alec will finally give me a chance.
a few notes
steamy content: 🔥🔥🔥
POV: dual, 1st person
keywords/phrases: mm romance, bi-awakening, Aussie, low angst, brother’s best friend
Under the Blazing Stars is a standalone book in a multi-author series, and it was such a fun read!
Sometimes, with such a short read, the romance can feel rushed, even forced. But there was none of that in this story. Patrick has known Alec, who his older brother’s best friend, for most of his life, so the change from friend’s to lovers didn’t seem at all disingenous. Their changing dynamic is beautiful to read, as they find their way to this new normal between them. Their flirting and the banter between them was so sweet, and it makes the reader really get behind both characters.
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