There’s Something About Ari, (A Bluewater Bay Story), L.B. Gregg


There’s Something About Ari, (A Bluewater Bay Story), L.B. Gregg
Review from Jeannie Zelos book review
I seem to be coming to the Bluewater Bay books out of order, but as each are standalones so its not a problem. This time we meet one of the TV series stars Ari, and resident Buck. They were best friends at school but then Ari left suddenly, and at the same time Buck became responsible for his younger bother when their remaining parent, their mother, died suddenly. He was just 18 and terrified that Charlie would be taken from him, so he’s worked hard at making a stable, solid home for him, giving up his full scholarship in writing to work in a coffee shop and support them both. He’s 23 now and his perfect ordered, but dull world has been turned upside down by Ari’s return.
These two remind me of Sam and Aaron (Men of Smithfield 5) with Buck being like the solid, responsible Sam, who’s given up his dreams to do the responsible thing, and then gets his life exploded by the irrepressible Aaron. Ari does the same to Buck. Bucks been secretly in love with him since they were teens but never told him he was gay, then Ari left before he had a chance. Since then after a wild year Buck has been whiter that white and concentrated wholly on Charlie. Now it’s five years later, Ari’s back and he just won’t leave him alone, won’t take the cold shoulder Buck gives him, won’t just ignore Buck however hard he tries to shrug him off. Buck is still feeling irritated at the lack of contact, left behind while Ari moved on but he doesn’t know the full story, only that he felt abandoned by his best friend disappearing like that.
Its a shortish read, but I know about Bluewater Bay by now, so much of the background and characters doesn’t need to be covered and we can go straight into the story. It’s a really sensitive read, where we see just how much Buck gave up for Charlie, though he doesn’t regret any of it. Ari too has things he hasn’t told Buck, and they both have things to learn about their perceptions of the past before they can move forward.
Stars: Five from me, an excellent addition to the series.
ARC supplied by Netgalley and publishers

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About jeanniezelos

I'm an avid reader, love my kindle and I have my head in a novel for hours daily : ) Mum used to say I'd read toilet paper if it was printed- it wasn't, so i had to contend myself with the back and sides of the cereal packets. I've always Needed to read and we had few books when i was a child hence my penchant for reading anything including adverts then... I review mainly contemporary, erotic and paranormal romance books though dystopian and urban fantasy also appeal. I'm currently rated around the 300 mark on for my reviews. I try to keep them structured and to say what I do and don't like about a book so other readers can use my review as a guide to whether they may enjoy the book.

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