Melissa reviews Scorpio Hates Virgo by Anyta Sunday, self-published; 245 pages.
Percy Freedman is not grieving. Absolutely not, take that back at once. No, he’s entirely sure that selling his dead aunt’s home and leaving the neighbors he’s known for years is the sane thing to do. Who in their right mind would keep the house that smells like all the hugs he’ll never have again?
Nobody, that’s who.
Well, except his cul-de-sac neighbors. They all seem to think some paint and new furniture will clean the emotional slate. They all want him to stay.
Even his nemesis, Callaghan Glover.
Especially his nemesis, Callaghan Glover.
Lured into a game of Sherlock Gnomes, Percy finds himself hanging out with his neighbors more than might be considered healthy. Along with juggling new and surprising verbal grenades from Cal, and his burgeoning friendship with Gnomber9, Percy is starting to wonder if selling might have been the grief talking after all . . .
That’s right, Scorpio. With a little patience, heartbreak might be a thing of the past . . .
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“Scorpio Hates Virgo” contains sarcasm, sexual content, a slightly sappy HEA, and an unhealthy obsession with dinosaurs.
It can be read as a standalone.
Themes: friends-to-lovers, slow burn
Genre: New Adult, light-hearted contemporary gay romance
An ARC was provided by the author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Why I read this book: Because Leo Loves Aries was soooooo good. 🙂
Despite the title, there is no hate in this story. 🙂 There is good natured banter/teasing, and though they call themselves enemies, everybody knows they are just biding their time until they stop tiptoeing around each other.
Percy and Cal have known each other since they were in their early teens and Percy fell off his bike at the vision that was Cal mowing a lawn. Percy knows Cal is straight so to protect himself he makes them “enemies.”
When Percy’s aunt passes away, Percy returns to her home and the very close knit community. I would love to live in a neighborhood like this one and was so delighted to learn about all the games they played. Those games play a big role in bringing Cal and Percy together.
This is a slow burn but oh so worth it, and Cal is totally open to starting his fantasies sooner rather than later.
Theo and Jamie and Leone from book 1 are here too with their mother, Crystal, being a member of the cul-de-sac. It’s always nice to see beloved characters again.
This is a great continuation of book 1 I am a big fan of Anyta’s writing style. The character’s don’t just jump into a relationship – they flirt and tease and dance around each other just enough to make it interesting – to make you question do they know what they are doing? Are they doing it on purpose? I will admit I was disappointed they didn’t really show any animosity towards each other (I like that in a man, lol), but at the same time I couldn’t help but laugh at their antics.
I do recommend this book; you don’t have to read book 1 to read this one. I would consider this a stand alone novel.
Where to buy: Amazon
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.
I’m a member of Romance Writers of America.
For more of my stories, check out my website: http://www.anytasunday.com.
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