Review: Crossroads (Crossroads #1) by Riley Hart

Saturday, February 18

My rating:
5 Stars…

Quote…"I'm sorry I hit you."
"I'm sorry I kissed you. I think. Maybe not. No, I think I'm just sorry you hit me, too."


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Image unrelated, but seriously, how adorable is that laugh?

Synopsis:

After divorcing the woman he’d been with since he was seventeen, Nick Fuller is starting over. He owns the restaurant of his dreams and he’s determined to meet new people, find new passions, and experience life to its fullest. Easier said than done—that is until he meets his new neighbor, Bryce Tanner…

Bryce is all about a good time. He plans to show Nick how it’s done, help him meet a few women, and enjoy the gift of the single life he’s been given. But things don’t go as planned, and soon they realize they’d rather be together than with anyone else.

Neither man has ever wanted another guy, but there’s a connection between them from the start—a spark they can’t deny. They find themselves navigating an unfamiliar new world and dealing with unforeseen obstacles. Physical desire isn’t enough, and now Nick and Bryce are at a crossroads. They have to decide which way to go: the easy path they’ve always followed, or the one that's determined to trip them up at every turn.

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What I loved:

Both Nick & Bryce are new to the guy on guy thing (which I personally find mad hot yo... and don't talk to me about how unrealistic it actually is.) They are funny, curious, experimental, open, and adventurous. I loved the realism of their experiences, and even how their sexual journey plays out. It's all super cool.

There's a lot of cheekyness in this one - funny situations, great banter, awesome character dynamics. I did that stupid grinning-to-yourself-so-hard-people-look-at-you-funny thing repeatedly throughout this story.

Riley Hart knows some smut. The pornographic level is set way high on this one, and it was awesome.

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The dramatic stuff that pulls them apart and tests their relationship isn't angsty. It's just a lot for two previously straight people to deal with, and it's real, and it's sad, and it made my heart cry and scream and yell at them. But it's not OTT tragic or anything, which I really appreciated after some super heavy reads lately. Shout out to Riley Hart for that.

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What I didn’t love:

I can't think of anything. The story flowed beautifully, the writing was flawless, the editing was top notch, and the characters were fab.

Overall…

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