A feel good book with some angst and a HFN. Jun 21, Lorraine rated it really liked it.
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This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Mike and Johnny were at school together, when Mike's alcoholic parents died when he was 12' Johnny's parents took him in. The two joined the army together and then became policemen together, but one day when they are on separate duties Johnny is shot and goes into a coma. Mike, who has already been struggling with his desire for his step-brother really does not know how to cope.
When he is released from hospital, Johnny opts to move into Mike's half renovated house, than in with his parents and over time, Mike finds it harder and harder to cope with his growing feelings towards his brother. Johnny knows something is wrong with Mike, but whatever he does, Mike won't talk to him. The story was sweet and cute, but I am not sure that neither of them wouldn't have been concerned about how their police employers would take the burgeoning relationship, even if their parents were happy, and although they started off calling each other their own names an increasing use of the word Bro, which didn't feel quite right to me as they edged towards a deeper relationship got a little annoying.
A good 4 stars, but not quite 5. I liked the idea of this book i also liked the blurb. But the story itself was just ok. The story is told by Mike, we learn hes having feelings for Johnny his brother by adoption, so not blood related. Johhny is shot they are both cops and falls in a coma, after he wakes Mike takes him home to heal. So far so good but there is reall I liked the idea of this book i also liked the blurb.
So far so good but there is really no chemistry between Mike and Johnny, as a reader you never get answers to when Johnny was starting to have feelings for Mike? There was line that the dokter held Mike's hand a little longer than necessary hinting that he was attracted to Mike but we didn't see him again! Why mention something and then don't follow up on it? It's a slow pace story in the beginning but at the end it's very rushed it left me unsatisfied.
Nov 02, Pippii rated it it was amazing. This is exclusively from Mikes POV. Mikes thoughts and feelings are heartbreakingly real through this story.
Mike is a sweet and caring character here. Johnny is a great character too, even seen through Mikes eyes, where he is the womanizer, comatose or not ; He love his parents and his BFF. Mr and Mrs B are just fantastic. This is just a wonderful read. Jan 29, Camfaz rated it it was ok Shelves: romance , adventure , m-m.
Mike morgan and Johnny Baxter are best friends and adopted brothers and have been through life's ups and downs together that is until Mike fall's in love with his adopted brother and now fear's him finding out about it. For those who are twitchy about such subject matters of siblings falling in love even though they are not technically related. This is where you stop reading the book, am a twitchy one but i managed to power through the book barely.
Its a well written book, about finding your tru Mike morgan and Johnny Baxter are best friends and adopted brothers and have been through life's ups and downs together that is until Mike fall's in love with his adopted brother and now fear's him finding out about it. Its a well written book, about finding your true love and finding courage to claim that love. But as i said before the underlying theme of incest even though the main characters were not related by blood may not be to everyone's cup of tea. Feb 16, Lydia Gastrell rated it really liked it.
I like this story very much and the author has a tight, flowing writing style that I have always preferred. While I would place this in the area of a novella, it does,however, read like a short story. That is not a bad thing--I do love short stories--but it certainly left me wanting more.
I would love to this story play out further.
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How will their friends and fellow cops react to this? Can their friends handle the gay thing but not the sort-of-pseudo-sibling thing? Will it damage their careers? Sep 30, A Girl Has No Name rated it it was amazing Shelves: m-m , m-m-l-medium , m-m-t-coming-out , m-m-g-contemporary , m-m-stand-alone , m-mstars , m-m-sc-first-time , m-m-p-law-enforcement-pi , m-m-t-friends-to-lovers , Wow, I definitively loved this story.
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It was sweet and emotional and I really couldn't get enough of the two lovely main characters. I would have loved to read more about them. In my opinion the story was developping in exactely the right pace and I also enjoyed the writing style of the author.
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However there were a few words bro, best friend, May 19, blub rated it it was ok. There were things about this story that bugged me i. The ending left me a bit unsatisfied but wasn't altogether a bad ending. Nov 03, Lena rated it did not like it Shelves: smashwords , all-romance-ebooks.
How many times can you write 'bro' and 'best friend' - this book had them on every page page count and used several times like 5 time pr page maybe I'm exaggerating but that's what it felt like - the premise was good but damn the execution sucked and not in a good way. Stay clear of this because it is not worth your money.
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Jun 28, Avril rated it liked it. Should have been better than it was. The blurb promised all kinds of conflict so you know I was all up in there. The author did not deliver. I overlooked the errors and other obvious mistakes that begged for a good editor, but man. I never hated the word Bro as much as I did reading this book. I'll all bro'd out. Aug 02, Carrie rated it really liked it Shelves: gay , friends-to-lovers , erotica , gfy-bfy-ofy , romance , lgbtqia , short-stories , contemporary , law-enforcement , medical. Too many "bros" in the dialogue, that got irritating fast, other than that no real complaints but no real praises either.
Though I did laugh my ass off at the cum sliding down the refrigerator. Actually that whole scene went from hot to hilarious, so yup that was my favorite. Word Count: 39, Sep 15, Rachel rated it did not like it Shelves: angst , mm , d-n-f , mc-is-tstl. Started then skipped to the end within 2 chapters.
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