ARC Review: Running With Lions by Julian Winters

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Running With Lions by Julian Winters
Published: Duet Books, Interlude Press (June 7th 2018)
Genre: ya; contemporary, romance
LGBT rep: bisexual MC, gay LI, m/m side ship
Rating: 3.5/5 🍑

 

Bloomington High School Lions’ star goalie, Sebastian Hughes, should be excited about his senior year: His teammates are amazing and he’s got a coach who doesn’t ask anyone to hide their sexuality. But when his estranged childhood best friend Emir Shah shows up to summer training camp, Sebastian realizes the team’s success may end up in the hands of the one guy who hates him. Determined to reconnect with Emir for the sake of the Lions, he sets out to regain Emir’s trust. But to Sebastian’s surprise, sweaty days on the pitch, wandering the town’s streets, and bonding on the weekends sparks more than just friendship between them.

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ARC Review: A Tiny Piece of Something Greater by Jude Sierra

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A Tiny Piece of Something Greater by Jude Sierra
Published:
Interlude Press (May 17th 2018)
Genre: new adult; contemporary, romance
LGBT rep: gay MC, m/m main pairing
Rating: 4/5 🍑

 

Reid Watsford has a lot of secrets and a past he can’t quite escape. While staying at his grandmother’s condo in Key Largo, he signs up for introductory dive classes, where he meets Joaquim Oliveira, a Brazilian dive instructor with wanderlust. Driven by an instant, magnetic pull, what could have been just a hookup quickly deepens. As their relationship evolves, they must learn to navigate the challenges of Reid’s mental illness—on their own and with each other.

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