Saturday, February 25, 2017

Book Review: Leo Loves Aries by Anyta Sunday

Book Review: Leo Loves Aries by Anyta Sunday

A new person will enter your life in the early year, Leo. Look past any moments of frustration they might bring and laugh—this could be the start of a thriving friendship.

Theo Wallace usually laughs at the horoscopes his mom sends. Still hung up on his ex-girlfriend and practically friendless, this one begs him to reconsider. Because a friendship that stuck, that thrived…

Well, that would be a reason to leave past pains behind and look to the Bright Future.

When his sister Leone challenges him to find her the perfect date for a spring wedding, Theo uses it as a chance to make new friends. Theo’s ex-economics tutor and newest roommate Mr. Jamie Cooper seems to be a possible and convenient match. Real convenient. Like written in the stars, convenient.

All he has to do is make sure this Jamie is good enough. Could really be The One for her, and the friend for him.

But watch out, Leo, the stars have a surprise in store…

"Leo Loves Aries" is a sweet, slow burn, M/M romance with HEA. This New Adult, college, GFY, friends-to-lovers novel can be read as a standalone.

5 Stars!!!

I had read one other story by Anyta Sunday, Rock, before Leo Loves Aries and I loved it to bits, but it was angsty as all hell—which I love, don’t get me wrong, it’s just that sometimes I’m in the mood for light and sweet. Leo Loves Aries is just that, a low angst, adorable book, with great characters and a fantastic storyline.

Theo was such a fascinating character, quirky and sweet, but oh so very oblivious. Really, there were times I would roll my eyes at how blind he could be to what was happening between him and Jamie and then smile, because, well, frankly Theo was too charming for his own good. The story is told entirely in his POV and it was so much fun to read, from the chapter and daily quotes, to the growing friendship between Theo and Jamie, to Theo thinking Jamie could be good date material for his sister and so forth. I guess you could say this is a GFY kind of book, but really, Theo is more like a go-with-the-flow kind of guy and since all his family is like him, his sexuality wasn’t even a blimp on the angst-radar. I loved the progression, it was a slow-burn and it does take a long time for Theo to finally realize what he’s been feeling for Jamie is more than friendship, but they were so good together and their banter and the UST were amazing enough to make up for the time it took them to get things going romantically speaking. And when it did? Damn, but it was just the icing in the cake and hot, hot, HOT!

I adored Jamie as well. I loved all the little clues that he was more interested than Theo realized, and boy, if he wasn’t patient and understanding (and with Theo, he so needed to be).

The secondary romance between Leone and Sean and the inclusion of Theo’s very quirky/horoscope loving mom added a lot of depth to the story and I just adored them all.

All in all, a sweet, fun slow-burn friends to lovers romance that I’ll most definitely read again while I wait (im)patiently for book 2 in this series!

Highly recommendable!!!

*** Copy provided to the reviewer via NetGalley for my reading pleasure. ***

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