Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Hard Candy by Amy Jo Cousins

Title: Hard Candy
Series Bend or Break, 7
Author Amy Jo Cousins
Publisher:Samhain Publishing
Genre: MM, Contemporary
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's Blurb
How to get over someone? Get under someone else—as soon as possible.  
Bend or Break, Book 7
Vincent Lim always assumed his best friend (and occasional hookup) Austin would be waiting for him—that eventually they’d end up together. But now that Austin’s in love with another man, Vinnie is at a loss.
After the world’s most awkward one-night stand with a dance major, Vinnie knows the drill. Minimize the embarrassment by pretending they’ve never met. Yet Bryan’s vibrant spirit and calm center lure Vinnie like a shelter from an emotional storm. 
But Vinnie’s thrown off his game by the rest of Bryan’s total package. Vinnie’s a rowing jock with a single-minded focus on living up to his parents’ academic and social expectations. Bryan might as well be outfitted with glittery butterfly wings—with plenty of pride to match. Vinnie’s haphazard attention to a lover won’t cut it this time.
Physically, they can match each other stroke for booty pop. But for the lovers to meet on common ground, they’ll have to find a way to get moving in the same direction.

This is my first time reading the Bend or Break series by Amy Jo Cousins. I happened to really like Hard Candy. I specially like the jaded Vincent being paired with the flamboyant Bryan. This is the case of a one nightstand bringing two men together.
Vinnie is getting over some heart break. He is a rowing jock and focused on doing what his parents want. He really is not following his own dreams. Just existing.
Bryan is a dancer with colors, and vibrancy. He lives life on his own terms. He has a lot to teach Vinnie if the man sticks around long enough for him to teach him.
Sometimes love comes to us in packages we don't always expect that is the case with Vinnie and Bryan. These two have what the other needs if they open their heart and just see it.
When you want a college romance that will make you smile and be on the steamy side, this is the one to pick up. 

                     Four Twinkling Stars

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