Sunday, January 22, 2017

You Belong With Me by J.R. Loveless

Title: You Belong With Me
Author: J.R. Loveless
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM, Contemporary
Pages: 75
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's Blurb
Scott has been in love with his best friend Craig for years, but watching Craig with his manipulative boyfriend has worn Scott down, and he knows he needs a break from the pain and maybe a change of scenery and perspective. His twin sister, Karen, convinces him to spend a summer in Paris.

Karen is sick and tired of seeing Scott suffer, and she’s not going to stand for it anymore. She confronts Craig and tells him what he’s been missing by spurning Scott’s affection in favor of a jerk who mistreats him.

When Craig unknowingly breaks Scott’s heart, Craig opens his eyes—and his own heart—to the possibility of a future with Scott. He plans to use the time while Scott’s abroad to orchestrate a romantic surprise that will show Scott they belong together. But when he sees Scott with another man at the airport, Craig fears he’s too late.

You Belong With Me by J.R. Loveless is a great read. There is a ton of emotional angst in this book. The one draw back for me was how Craig come off as so oblivious to what he was doing to his best friend. There is one scene in particular I just could not redeem that character for me after it happened. Let's just say Scott is far more forgiving than this reader is.
Scott keeps watching his best friend, the one he wants as his own keep falling for the wrong guy. Craig's boyfriend treats him like dirt. Craig just cannot see it. Scott's heart bleeds for his best friend. He does decide to stop pining though and go on a trip. Maybe finally find his own person to love and who will love him back.
Craig, well oblivious would be a great word to describe him. He doesn't seem to take into account Scott's feelings till it is almost too late. I wanted to smack him up side the head a couple of times to wake him up and make him see what he was doing. I will say, he does say sorry with style though.
Over all this is a great falling in love with your friend read. Very angsty and you must have patience with Craig. But the ending is sweet and well worth the wait. 

                          Four Twinkling Stars 


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