Series: Heartbelt Records #3 (Standalone)
Author: Logan Grey
Publication Date: June 2, 2020
Length: 276 pages
Reviewed by Jenn
After years of hustling their music and uploading vlogs, Jayce and Blaine have finally landed the record deal of a lifetime.
When the label gets a taste of their chemistry on screen, the album vision is changed from a lyrical tale of two friends to one of a budding romance.
And that’s not all.
Even when the cameras stop rolling, Jayce and Blaine are expected to sell their new story.
The thing is, for Jayce, it’s a little too easy to play the role of 'boyfriend' instead of 'best friend', until he realizes it’s not pretend at all.
With a life-long friendship and life-changing careers on the line, they’ll have to put their feelings aside and fake it ‘til they make it, or watch their dreams go up in flames.
*This friends to lovers romance is a standalone in the Heartbelt Records Series, and can be read as such.
I love a best friends to lovers book and a love a book centered around a band…Logan Grey’s Love in Progress gave me both! I adored this book and the two main characters so much!
Jayce and Blaine have been best friends since the second grade. They do almost everything together still as adults. They live together, they are a musical duo and have a very popular vlog on YouTube. Blaine is straight, Jayce is gay, and their fans “shipped” them so hard. #Jaine is always trending. Seeing them together filming a vlog, eating a pizza or just sitting on the couch…I get the shipping of these two. They are so committed, affectionate, and dedicated to each other, they’re basically dating without the sex.
After a couple years of YouTube success, this passionate duo has finally been signed to a record deal by Heartbelt Records! It’s time to celebrate and get in the studio and start making their dreams come true. When the tone of their songs come into question a bit…are they romantic love or just friendship songs, they have to decide which direction to take their music and videos in. Blaine has no problems singing songs about romantic love with his adorable best friend. The whole world already thinks they’re a couple. What begins as a way to give young LGBTQ kids music they can relate to makes Blaine wonder how he really feels about his bestie. For Jayce, it makes his love for Blaine harder to deny. This is where I really fell for this book, I loved seeing that friendship spark and begin to burn differently.
This book is so good and it’s so sweetly written. The relationship between Blaine and Jayce is so sincere, affectionate, true and has forever written all over it. I love how comfortable and honest they are with each other. The only thing that’s held back is Jayce’s feelings of romantic love for Blaine. The bond of friendship comes first with these two. Watching them navigate their new career and the budding feelings between them are handled beautifully by this author. I love the value that friendship is given, the care. No one just leaps, there’s much thought behind changing the dynamics of their relationship. Saying that, trust me that when #Jaine sparks, they burn brightly. Jayce and Blaine have electric chemistry both on stage and in the bedroom.
I highly recommend this book. This is a stand-alone, but is Book 3 in the Heartbelt Records series. The only connection each book has is the record company. I’ve already downloaded the first two onto my kindle because I’m very intrigued by them. I’m also really interested in Jason and Caleb the owners of the record label! My fingers are crossed that we’ll get a book about them as well.
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