Thursday, July 21, 2022

Book Release Blast for Landon by Marie James (REVIEW)……

 For years two friends have fought their growing attraction to one another until the obvious can no longer be ignored in this New Adult m/m romance set amidst the backdrop of the MC world.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Landon by Marie James, along with my impressions of this emotional and steamy romance, then add this 22nd installment in the Cerberus MC series to your bookshelf!

He ruined a lifelong friendship the night he kissed me.
I spent the next three years avoiding him.
Well...I tried at least.
With my dad being a member of the Cerberus MC and his dad married to one of the members it was virtually impossible.
Just like it was impossible to keep from watching his mouth when he spoke.
The same went for staring at his hands and remembering how they felt on my skin that night. Senior year of college, after years of keeping our distance, we ended up in the same dorm room. Avoiding him now is no longer an option...
Landon is a bi-awakening, best friends to enemies to lovers novel.



The Cerberus MC series has been one heckuva rollercoaster ride through 21 previous books!  Number 22 is yet another winner, taking readers on an emotionally intense journey of two lifelong friends and the feelings that evolve to break them up before bringing them back together.  It's a journey of acceptance of yourself, embracing love whoever offers it, and not letting the judgements of others keep you from your HEA. This is a tale that spans years, breaks your heart early on, before putting a smile on your face with a satisfying conclusion.

Rick and Landon had been friends for years before a traumatic event led Rick to confessing his secret love for his best friend.  It's a moment that pulled them apart though with Landon unable to admit what he's spent years fighting...that he feels the same for his friend.  My heart broke for Rick at that moment, for being brave enough to admit the truth about what's in his heart and being turned away...being ignored for years in fact before fate brought them back together as roommates whose closeness led to Landon no longer being able to keep his true feelings hidden.

Throughout their frustrating and emotional journey I truly liked Rick.  He had a big heart that he simply wanted to give to Landon, he simply wanted to be seen as someone Landon could love, instead of being kept at arm's length.  Landon especially frustrated me because of the casualness of the hurt he caused Rick, hurt that was mostly because of his indecision and fear over how others might see him.  Once he admitted his feelings to himself though he was all in and his actions started to charm me.

Theirs was a hard-fought journey to HEA, one that put them and readers through the wringer.  Things might've started out slow but they turned steamy halfway through in encounters that were tender and sensual.  Once these two started to talk I was truly touched by their maturity and the openness of what their being together means. Though this book is part of the Cerberus MC series it focuses solely on Landon and Rick. Secondary characters, family and friends, are seen but the action is totally of the emotional kind as we watch these two become men in love with each other.  It's a heartfelt read that's a refreshing addition to the usual MC fare and is one I definitely recommend!

My rating for this is an A-

*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


Let's see...where to begin...
I'm inching up on the BIG 4-0. The gray hairs are doubling what seems like daily, and the wrinkles and laugh lines are more pronounced than ever.
I have an amazing husband (Married just over 15 years.)
We have two boys we're doing our best to raise as respectful gentlemen.
I have a master's degree in criminal justice which I used to work as a juvenile probation office until deciding to write full- time in June of 2019. So that means there's usually always some criminal/law element to my novels.
If I'm not writing; I'm reading.
My favorite genres recently are bully/reverse harem and enemies to lovers. Maybe I'm reliving my traumatic teen years through the girls who actually end up with the boys. (Not that I would change my history since it's gotten me exactly where I need to be!)
I love coffee. I miss carbs. Music is LIFE. I try not to be too serious.

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