Show Me How to Love (Juniper Creek Book 1) by Ray Celar

Autumn says that Show Me How to Love had "the perfect amount of angst, slow burn and sweetness."

From the blurb:

Owning my own bookstore had always been my dream, so when my grandma offered for me to buy and take over hers for a steal, the decision had been an easy one and I jumped on it.
The only downside? The store is in my sleepy little hometown of Juniper Creek, the very place I lived through the worst years of my life.
But with my toxic family gone and having no idea of my whereabouts, it’s actually a peaceful and quiet existence — just like I’d always wanted.
Then my big brother’s best friend suddenly moves back to town and threatens to disturb the untroubled life I’ve made here for myself.
There’s only one solution: I have to avoid him at all costs — which proves to be harder than I thought.

I never wanted to move back to Juniper Creek. I loved Seattle and my job there as a realtor. I was even offered a promotion to take over our high-profile clients.
Then my father had a stroke, decided to retire, and asked me to take over his real estate agency to carry on the family legacy. I couldn’t deny him, could I?
So here I am, back in Juniper Creek and trying to make peace with the turn my life has just taken.
The last thing I expected was to meet my new business neighbor and realize it’s my best friend’s little brother.
While talking about some unresolved issues from the past, I discover he’s a really great guy. A like-minded spirit I definitely want to be friends with. So, I do whatever I can to be around him.
Maybe I’ll even get to find out why my best friend rarely talks about Avery and what happened in their family all those years ago.

"Show Me How to Love" is a hurt/comfort mm romance with approximately 74,000 words featuring an adorable bookstore owner and his big brother's best friend who slowly realizes he might not be as straight as he thought. It's the first book in the Juniper Creek series; each book in the series can be read as a standalone. Please check the front matter for content warnings.

Autumn's Review:

I enjoyed Show Me How to Love. It had all the emotion a book needs. Okay, maybe I'm just a sucker for a brother's best friend romance anyways.

I loved Avery. He was sweet, shy and a bit adorable. His family is horrible, and I'm glad this author wrote a family who isn't perfect, and the MC is able to walk away from them.

Rating: 5 Stars

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