Booking Love was a sweet. quick read... and a perfect way to kick off a new reading year!
From the blurb:
Spencer Heans should be having the time of his life. His latest series hit the bestseller list and he’s headlining the biggest Paranormal Romance Convention held in the UK alongside the amazing Marcus Black. If only his younger, embarrassing, self wasn’t coming back to haunt him.
Trapped in a character of his own creation, Marcus Black is fed up of faking it with a smile. His life is spiralling out of control and the very last thing he wants to deal with on top of a convention full of rabid fans is a fellow author with a crush.
Events conspire, landing the two men at Podlington Guesthouse and offering the opportunity to get to know one another as real people. The beautiful village is the perfect setting for Spencer’s next romance. The only question is whether he gets to be the star...
Welcome to Podlington! The fictional English village where magic happens and dreams come true. This LGBTQ+ Second Chance story is part of the Podlington Village Romance series and can be read as a standalone novella. Booking Love features adorable nerds, terrible flirting, far too much coffee, and a guaranteed happy ending.
The Podlington Village Romance series is written in British English and includes at least one non-binary character. Therefore, they/them is sometimes correctly used as a singular pronoun.
Booking Love is 24,000 words.
I started off the new year with a short, sweet read called Booking Love - the characters were fun and well thought out for such a short story. It was a great contrast between the sunny Spencer and the grumpy/anxious Marcus and just what the doctor ordered for a fresh start a new year!
Riza Curtis was able to pack a little bit of everything into this short story - a little hostility, some angst, some anxiety, some heat and some sweet!
Rating: 5 Stars