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Series: South Haven #1
Published by: Self Published
on July 27, 2017
Genres: M/M Romance
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What if you had everything in the world you wanted…except the man you’d left behind?
Jackson Davenport, the charismatic, strait-laced heir to the Davenport fortune, has a secret. One he’s been hiding since he graduated from South Haven all-boys academy—and that secret’s name is Lucas.
When a work trip takes Jackson back to his old stomping grounds, memories of the year he shared with Lucas come crashing to the surface. With growing pressure from his father to settle down and take over the family business, Jackson knows he’s on borrowed time, and sets out to find the free-spirited daredevil he once knew.
But Lucas isn’t the same man he was eight years ago.
One night. A shattered heart. And an endless parade of nameless faces. Lucas Sullivan is South Haven’s ultimate playboy, a reputation he’s honed since the only boy he ever loved left without a trace. To the world, he’s brash and confident, an in-demand artist who spends his days designing one-of-a-kind pieces and his nights as king of the downtown scene.
Many have tried and failed to get past the barrier he’s carefully constructed, but it’s the shy, studious boy he once coaxed out of his shell who still haunts him.
Maybe it was a mistake. Maybe it was lust. Or maybe…it was a little bit like love.
When I see the name Brooke Blaine, I usually associate it with her co-written work with author Ella Frank. I’ve only read one author book by Ms. Blaine as an independent writer, and I’m kicking myself for not reading more of her own work. After finishing up A LITTLE BIT LIKE LOVE, I can easily say I’m ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE with her writing, with these characters, and with their epic journey back to one another. This is the type of romance that gets my blood pumping, my heart racing, and my entire body tingling. It hits all of my emotional buttons and it took my breath away, again and again.
“I don’t want to hurt you.”
“You may not have a choice.”
In looking at Brooke’s backlist, I think Jackson and Lucas’ story is the first MM Romance she’s done on her own. It’s possible I could be missing something, but if that is the truth, HOLY SHIT! She writes this genre like an absolute veteran. And with this being the first book in a brand new series titled ‘South Haven’, I can’t wait to see what Brooke has up her sleeve with this town, with these characters, with EVERYTHING! Because not only do you fall head over heels in love with Jackson and Lucas, you meet a couple of other characters that will steal a piece of your heart as well.
EVERYTHING about this book is FANTASTIC! From the book cover to the synopsis to the impeccable writing to the unforgettable characters…there is NOTHING in this book that MM Romance readers won’t fall hard for, or won’t become addicted to. When you are starting a brand new series, THIS is the kind of book you need to write. THIS is the type of journey that you need to bring your readers on. THIS is the type of book that fans will never forget. I’m addicted! I’m hooked! Sign me up for the next!
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