Blow Me Away is the latest book by Billie Bloom and the first one that isn't centered around a hockey player... it's a cute, funny romp to Hawaii with fake boyfriends, bi-awaking and lots of great side characters!
From the Blurb:
Red's Book Reads Review:
Blow Me Away was the first book I have read from this author but I really enjoyed this book. Noah wants to make sure he isn’t embarrassed at his sisters wedding so hires his best friends straight brother Noah to be his fake date.
I loved how Noah and Nick interacted with each other and how the potential lasted further than the wedding. This book has it all for me and I was intrigued from the minute I picked the book up I didn’t wan to put it down. This book really worked for me and I loved how the relationship developed and the interaction between the characters here. Such a great best friend's brother book and I def recommend!
Rating: 5 Stars
Low drama, medium heat bi-awakening fake relationship
After a slightly rocky start, I warmed into it - I really don't appreciate insulting your bestie as a form of love. Reclaiming slurs is not my thing.
Nick and Noah were fun. I love the fake relationship trope and it was done well. Nick got curious fast but the relationship took a while to develop which worked.
While I enjoyed them together I didn't feel that much beyond physical attraction between them. They had a great friends vibe.
The highlight for me was the lack of family drama. Everyone was really supportive
Rating: 4 Stars
Fake dating to what happens in Hawaii stays in Hawaii... Blow Me Away is a low angst, low drama bi-awakening fake relationship trope that was well written and schmoopy in a good way.
For me it got off to a bit of a slow start and as a speed reader, I stumbled over the fact that not only were Nick and Noah the protagonists, but Noah's mom was Nora and his grandmother was Nana - and it meant that sometimes I had to go back to catch exactly who was speaking about whom... otherwise, the story flowed well and I did find the fledgling romance fun and readable.
Rating: 4 stars