Erryn reviews ‘Secret Admirer’ by D.J. Jamison. This book was released by the author on June 25, 2020, and is 222 pgs long. The audiobook version of this story was narrated by Darcy Stark. It was released on September 11, 2020, and is 6 hrs and 49 mins long. A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Why I read this book: I’ve heard good things about this book.
You deserve all the kisses you want….
I want you to know how amazing you are. You won’t believe me, because I’m just your brother’s best friend, but it’s true. Each day my feelings for you grow, confusing but undeniable.
With a few anonymous love tokens, I finally have an outlet for all the things I can’t say. And with each gift and note, you smile. For me. Not your brother’s straight friend, but something new. Something more. Something that will change everything if we can both find the courage to believe.
All I have to do is confess who I really am:
Your Secret Admirer.
I adore Benji. He looks in the mirror and sees what’s wrong. I adore Ace. He looks at Benji and sees everything that is awesome. When Ace finds Benji after the young man has been stood up, he takes him for ice cream and acts like the supportive friend he is. Now, Benji only perceives Ace as his brother’s best friend, oblivious to the fact Ace sees Benji as so much more than his best friend’s little brother.
The set-up is perfect. Ace wants to raise Benji’s self-esteem so he sends little anonymous gifts. What he doesn’t anticipate is Benji’s manic and obsessive search for his secret admirer. Benji takes a few wrong turns before Ace finally reveals the truth.
And then…? Well, let’s just say the attraction is mutual and all is well.
Except they don’t live in a college bubble. Both have families and how those families might react weighs heavily on them. Does that cause hesitation? Yes. Does it cause them to stop? Oh hell no. Now they’ve found each other, they’re in it for the long haul. Or at least until big brother/best friend finds out.
This was a simple romance and I enjoyed that. Low-angst with some funny moments. Darcy Stark narrated the book and I thought he did a wonderful job. I always enjoy his work.
9/10 Pots of Gold (90% Recommended) – Compares to 4.5/5 Stars
DJ Jamison writes sweet but spicy M/M romance that most readers consider relatively low-angst. She grew up in a working-class family, and many of those influences can be found in her books: family drama, workplace conflict, and of course, love! DJ lives in Kansas with her husband, two sons, a timid snake, and a sadistic cat named Birdie.