After finishing my lit degree, I completely stopped reading.  I had lost the ability to read for pleasure.  But in early 2013 I discovered reading could be social.  And in the autumn of 2013 I discovered MM romances and that reading could be downright HOT.  I haven't stopped reading since!


I live on Goodreads but I promise to figure out Booklikes eventually.

The Family We're Born With

The Family We're Born With - Kaje Harper I loved that this book was about being in love, about being with someone with whom you share memories and traditions. I have read tons of books about falling in love, but the magic of being in love and comfortable in a relationship, that is a story line we don't often enough, especially when it involes a young couple like Jesse and Deven.

I also liked that this story is not about coming out, but wondering if the family who says they accept you as you are, really does 100%. Jesse's need to overcome this second hurdle and the insecurities that come with it was well developed even in such a short story. The author also did a beautiful job of addressing the delicate balance of being yourself and maintaining who you are while fitting into a larger dynamic. A situation that plays out over and over again for all of us in all sorts of relationships.

I look forward to the rest of this series. Although I am pretty sure this book was setting us up for a story about Clint, this was one of those rare cases where I didn't mind the set up. It synthesized nicely with the story being told and Clint's situation wasn't just thrown in as a tease for book 2. I also hope to get a lot more of Jesse and Deven. I love them already.

Currently reading

Maybe Matt's Miracle
Tammy Falkner
The Family We Make
Kaje Harper
Steamed Up
Amy Rae Durreson, Eli Easton, Bell Ellis, Kim Fielding, Anka Grace, R.D. Hero, Mark Lesney, Augusta Li, Mary Pletsch, Angelia Sparrow, Layla M. Wier
Double Up
Vanessa North
Hot Head
Damon Suede