Hopelessly Devoted, an all new forced proximity MM novella from Piper Sheldon, is LIVE in Kindle Unlimited!
I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Hopelessly Devoted by Piper Sheldon
Published by Smartypants Romance on October 14, 2021
Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance, Adult LGBTQ Romance
Source: the publisher
Skip has one goal: retrieve his romantically reckless best friend from Green Valley, Tennessee and get back to their normal life. Then Skip meets Jack. The handsome and caring stranger is just another distraction from his careful plans.
Jack has dealt with more than his fair share of troubled men and is done with letting his guard down. When he meets walking red flag, Skip, he knows he should run the opposite direction and ignore their chaotic attraction.
Only, fate seems to have other plans when they are stuck on a camping trip together. Jack and Skip are convinced they can put their attraction aside and focus on helping their friends.
One quick trip, one shared tent, what could possibly go wrong?
‘Hopelessly Devoted’ is a contemporary romance novella and can be read as a standalone. Book #3.5 in the Scorned Women’s Society series, Green Valley Chronicles, Penny Reid Book Universe.
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I was very excited to read this once I realized it was Skip’s story! I loved the meet-cute for Jack and Skip in this story. I loved their romance. The two of them were perfect for each other. They had the similar backgrounds that shaped the type of person they grew up to be, but used that mostly to help others, especially the boys as part of the Triple F group that needed good role models. It was neat to get Sanders and Roxy’s story woven in as small details of this story. While their book, The One That I Want had more of a feel to the musical that line is from, Grease, this story started with a scene that matched the title of this book, also from that same musical. And of course I had to love their cab/Uber driving friend that I’m hoping/assuming the next book in the Scorned Women’s Society book will be about. Her part in this story was perfect.
I don’t read a lot of M/M romances, but I do quite enjoy them when I like the characters as much as I did with this one. And the steamy scenes don’t bother me, but I feel a little as if I’m peeking into someone’s business when I read them. Like since I’m not a gay male I shouldn’t know how their bedroom activities work. But I find myself curious and reading and wanting to understand.
Oh, there was one thing I wondered about. Skip was a stutterer when he was younger, but sometimes he would start to stutter in stressful situations in this story. Which makes sense, except he always seemed to stutter the letter s, even if that wasn’t what it would seem the next word would be. So that was a little confusing a couple times for me, wondering what he was really trying to say there. Nothing bad or really that confusing, just made my brain wonder what really was supposed to go there.
Overall this is a great addition and part of this series! And as usual, such a gorgeous and perfect cover! I will be purchasing a physical copy as well just to put on my bookshelves with the rest of the series so I can gaze at it whenever I want!
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About the Author:
Piper Sheldon writes Contemporary Romance and Paranormal Romance. Her books are a little funny, a lotta romantic, and with just a little twist of something more. She lives with her husband, toddler, and two needy dogs at home in the desert Southwest. She finds writing bios in the third person an extreme sport of awkwardness.
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