Shane and Trey
Series: Enemies to Lovers (Book 1)
Free for a limited time only: January 20th – 24th
Length (Print & Ebook): 66000 words / 230 pages (print)
Subgenre: Light hearted, sweet, new adult gay romance
Tropes: enemies-to-lovers, sister's boyfriend, college, roommates, forced proximity, inconvenient attraction, first time, slow burn romance
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About the book:
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Shane is a little bit screwed, he's just started college and stuck rooming with that bastard Trey. His sister's boyfriend. His sister's damn fine boyfriend. Uh-oh. This so wasn't going to happen. But try as he might, there's just a little too much to ignore between the two of them...
Each of the four fun & sexy gay romance novels in the "Enemies to Lovers" series can be read as a stand-alone and in any order.
An easy read by a great author! Shane and Trey were easy to love even with their flaws and baggage.
It was easy to fall into this world with Shane coming out and the consequences that follow. And some of those consequences were sad—losing people in his life—and some were good finding a true friend in a what could’ve been a meet-cute moment. I felt for Shane through some of the story. He struggled with his attraction to Trey and was often left confused as to what was going on between them. Because to him, Trey was straight and his twin sister's boyfriend.
I know this is labeled an enemies-to-lovers romance, but for me, it wasn’t. because for much of the story Shane and Trey got along and even became friends. The enemies-to-lovers was a very short part of the storyline, even though the explanation and forgiveness for that didn’t come until near the end. But that never surprised me because of who Shane was.
There were many things that I loved in the book. The many secondary characters that were important, Syd and his storyline, Trey and his sly flirting and the German saying that had me cracking up, but one thing I did not like was June, Shane’s twin sister. The way I viewed her in this book was selfish. Yes, I get that she had dated Trey first, so it was expected to be a hard pill to swallow for her that he was gay and liked her brother. BUT she only dated him for a short time (6months), and she even said she had an idea that he might be gay (they never slept together). She strung her brother along for the permission he needed to move forward with Trey because he wouldn’t betray her that way. Then knowing how mentally abusive their father was to him growing up, she asked him to try with the man and forgive him FOR HER. Like…no. Because it’s not about you, June. It’s about the abuse and oppression your dad pushed onto your brother that maybe you should have some compassion for him.
I could go one about that because really it pushed some buttons for me. I never hated her but never liked her either. She didn’t ruin my overall enjoyment of these guys and their evolution because the rest was so well done and so easy to love. Trey and Shane were such good men, and they truly were very opposite in most ways, they truly fit together, and it felt right. I loved them, and I was so happy to see Shane start to stand up for himself and Trey reveal his secrets and accept himself.
Near the end of the movie, Trey took another handful of chips. Actually, it might have been the rest. But he balanced them poorly and one fell onto the bed between my legs. In a movement so fast it may as well have blurred, Trey stuffed the chips in his mouth and shoved his hand down the tiny triangle of space in my lap.
I sucked in a hard breath, holding it as Trey moved about trying to find his chip. I should have found it for him, or moved or something, but I’d frozen. There was only one muscle able to move now, and I was doing my best to avoid that happening. Trey was still glued to the screen, like he had no real idea what he was doing. Just a voice in his head whispering for him to find the chip. That delicious crunchy chip. Fucking chip!
Finally he found it and came out, managing to brush his hand over my inner-thigh as he did. Bastard. I scowled as he brought the chip to his mouth and began nibbling it. Nibbling it. Like, what was this guy doing to me?
Was it possible to wish for scary Trey back? The Trey that made me want to be best buddies with my dictionary. Because, in all honesty, I think that might have been easier to handle.
As the credits rolled up, Trey rested a hand on my shoulder. I jumped a bit, and he met my gaze directly.
Trey spoke, dropping his hand suddenly, like before. “Guess it’s about time to get ready for that date of yours.”
Syd. Shoot! I sprung off his bed and checked the time. I had ten minutes before I was meant to meet him. I shrugged out of my T-shirt, quickly folded it, and slipped on a causal black shirt. Patting myself, I calculated what else I needed. I turned around, and Trey held my wallet out to me.
I shoved it in my pocket and found my keys, slipping those in behind my phone. “Right. I gotta run.”
Trey opened the door wide, but as I passed him, he stopped me, one hand curled around my wrist. His warm breath tickled my neck, and, in the lightest of whispers, he said, “Don’t sleep with him.”
About the Author
A bit about me: I'm a big, BIG fan of slow-burn romances. I love to read and write stories with characters who slowly fall in love.
Some of my favorite tropes to read and write are: Enemies to Lovers, Friends to Lovers, Clueless Guys, Bisexual, Pansexual, Demisexual, Oblivious MCs, Everyone (Else) Can See It, Slow Burn, Love Has No Boundaries.
I write a variety of stories, Contemporary MM Romances with a good dollop of angst, Contemporary lighthearted MM Romances, and even a splash of fantasy.
My books have been translated into German, Italian, French, and Thai.
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