6.7.2023 | Wednesday

Under the Blazing Stars

category: Book Reviews

Under the Blazing Starstitle: Under the Blazing Stars
author: Becca Seymour
series: Love Abroad
published: 24 May 2023
publisher: Rainbow Tree Publishing
genre(s): lgbtqia+, romance
pages: 156
source: client
format: manuscript
buy/shelve it: Amazon | B&N | Goodreads

rating: four-half-stars | series rating: five-stars

the blurb

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.

Alec Rose.

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
HEA: yes
keywords/phrases: mm romance, bi-awakening, Aussie, low angst, brother’s best friend

my review

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.

About Becca Seymour

Becca Seymour lives and breathes all things book related. Usually with at least three books being read and two WiPs being written at the same time, life is merrily hectic. She tends to do nothing by halves so happily seeks the craziness and busyness life offers.

Living on her small property in Queensland with her human family as well as her animal family of cows, chooks, and dogs, Becca appreciates the beauty of the world around her and is a believer that love truly is love.

Rating Report
Overall: four-stars

reading challenges:

  • 2023 Beat the Backlist Reading Challenge
  • 2023 PopSugar Reading Challenge
  • 2023 What’s In A Name Reading Challenge
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