Friday, February 13, 2015

There's Something About Ari by L. B. Gregg

Title: There’s Something About Ari
Series:  A Bluewater Story
Author: L.B. Gregg
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, MM
Pages: 107
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher’s Blurb
Buck Ellis’s future seems pretty damn bright. With a full college scholarship in hand, he’s going to ditch Bluewater Bay and pave the way for his kid brother Charlie to do the same. The only fly in Buck’s ointment is his ten-year addiction to his best friend since second grade, his true love, and his Achilles heel: Ari Valentine, Mr. Least Likely to Succeed.
But then Buck’s mother dies, changing everything, and five years later, his future is still on hold. It’s a struggle to keep food on the table, a roof over their heads, and Charlie on the straight and narrow. Buck can’t afford any temptation, especially in the form of the newly returned, super hot, super confident, super successful television star Ari Valentine.
ADHD poster-child Ari Valentine left for Hollywood and lost everything, including his bad reputation. Then the breakthrough role of his skyrocketing career lands him back in Bluewater Bay, to the stunned disbelief of, well, everyone. But there’s only one person Ari longs to impress—the only person who ever really mattered to him, the person he left behind: Buck Ellis.

There’s Something about Ari is a heartwarming story by L.B. Gregg. It is one of those bitter sweet stories that comes together at the end of the book.
Buck has always been shy, a little awkward, and unsure of himself.  His first real childhood friend was Ari. Ari the polar opposite was high strung, always moving, gregarious and full of mischief.  They were the perfect friends. That is until Ari vanished and Buck’s life fell apart around him.
Right when Buck needed Ari the most, Ari vanishes. Years later Ari is back. And Ari seems determined to prove to Buck that they belong together. Buck has to take care of his little brother and doesn’t forgive the past easily.  Can he do it for a happy ending with the man he has always wanted is the question.
I liked watching these characters grow.  This is a slow sweet romance where both characters take time to grow form a friendship before the love. I like that. I think everyone should be with their best friend.   The ending for me made me want much more so I hope to visit Bluewater again and see how Ari and Buck are doing. I know they will be together in whatever venture their futures hold.   
Though this book is part of a series it can be read alone and understood just fine.
This is the story you pick up for slow sweet love that has the just right amount of heat to keep you coming back for more. 

                                                Five Shooting Stars 

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