The Rivals of Casper Road by Roan Parrish (Garnet Run book 4)

The Rivals of Casper Road
is a sweet, fluffy Halloween themed MM Romance.

From the blurb:

He’s in it to win it

Until he falls under his neighbor’s spell.

Bram Larkspur’s rugged, sexy looks belie his fear of all things horrifying. But as Casper Road’s newest resident, he’s excited to join the annual Halloween decorating contest. The competition is keen, especially from six-time champion, architect Zachary Glass. But when enigmatic Zachary sparks a prank war, it’s game on—until one sizzling kiss turns these rivals into allies. Now only one thing scares Bram: how quickly he’s losing his heart to Zachary.

Heather's Review:

Like the previous Garnet Run books, The Rivals of Casper Road is a sweet, mildly steamy MM Romance that has a Hallmark movie vibe.  It was sweet, with quirky characters, some fun Halloween scenes, a prank war and a haunted hay ride... 

But for me, this one just lacked that je ne sais quoi that makes me such a fan of M/M romance.  I get that Harlequin is trying to integrate MM Romance into their general romance lines, but as a M/M romance reader, this one lacked depth and spark that I expect from my mm reads... it was sweet and the plot was good, but the number of fade to black scenes and the complete lack of angst made me crave just a little bit of conflict.

If you're looking for a not-so-spooky, fluffy Halloween read, pick up The Rivals of Casper Road and enjoy it for what it is... the Hallmark/Harlequin version of a mm romance.

Rating: 3.5 Stars