5 Stars by Gay Book
"This was a wonderful short story about two young men coming into their own. It is about friendship. It is about sticking by each other through thick and
thin. It is about forgiveness when one messes up. And most of all it is about acceptance and love. That is the reason that I say this book is so refreshing. I really enjoyed this read and hunk others will feel the same way."
5 Stars by MM Good Book
"Oh WOW. I absolutely love Friends to Lovers stories and this author nailed it for me. I’ve never read from this author before, but if all of her
books are like this. I’ll be reading more of her works. From beginning to end, she was consistent with her story line and it didn’t veer off into anything else, but the two main characters. -- I would definitely recommend this light short story
for anyone that is looking for friends to lover’s stories."
4 Stars by OptimuMM Book Blog:
"For a short book, the plot and characters are well developed, and the sex is steamy! The ending
ties up the plot lines well -- I enjoyed the book a lot, and I immediately empathized with both Adam and Evan. It was easy to understand their emotional confusion and motivation. The plot is original, and it really works with the characters which isn’t
easy in a book of this length, credit to the author."
4 Stars by Divine Magazine:
"A sweet angst free story about to young men who find their way to each others heart. Short but nice
read, somewhat adorable to watch them experiment with their strong feelings and how they become lovers. Written in a really lovely positive way a book which is enjoyable to read."
4 Stars by Rainbow Book Reviews:
"This is an endearing friends-to-lovers story. -- It does remind me of how much angst there is in a teenager's life and how almost everything is the end of the world, as well as
the danger of assuming too much. If you like a short, cute story involving two young men as they explore their sexuality, you may enjoy this one. Thanks, Susan, for the reminder of high school days."
4 Stars by Bayou Book Junkie:
"A really sweet, 'open-thinking' novella of best friends to lovers. Had me feeling warm and fuzzy. -- This is a very short read that needs no intro, as the author sets the scene really well
-- I loved how the author both kept it realistic in the way that the secret coming out into the open changed their lives, their friendship, their thinking and their feelings. I loved how mature these kids were at 17 -- had me smiling and envisioning them together,
living their lives and their HEA."
4 Stars by Boy Meets Boy Reviews:
"I loved that the boys really were best friends and knew one another and yet, this step from
friends to boyfriends, this step from buddies to lovers was one they wanted to get right regardless of how badly they wanted to get it on. This was super sweet and even sexy at the end for a YA novel, but with Evan having all that research experience
writing his novels and all the research that Adam began doing, it was only inevitable that they would end up tangled in the sheets heading toward an optimistic HEA. -- If the next books are as sweet as this? I’m in."
4 Stars by Gay Book Reviews:
"While only 65 pages, this novella does an admirable job of portraying young / first love, in all its glory and just plain awfulness and angst. -- Laine captures that feeling of heartbreak when
you put your heart out there and it’s not accepted, or the gesture is misunderstood. -- really shows the chemistry and the possibilities this relationship holds as it moves from best friends to real love with trust, honesty and acceptance. A solid 4
stars for After the Romance Novel."