Moonlight Cherries by Alexa Piper

Alexa Piper's Moonlight Cherries has such a romantic and sweet vibe while still having darker content. 

From the blurb:

"I couldn’t change that I was…attracted to a guy I’d watched getting murdered on the subway."

Amory lives a quiet life as a waiter. The Moonlight Diner is the home he found after he was kicked out and disowned by his family for no other crime than who he loves.

Amory's life is shaken to its very foundations after a chance meeting that has Amory witness a murder--except the man who dies in Amory's arms doesn't stay dead.

Far from being a ghost, Soyer is very real. He pulls Amory into a world in which magic exists and wreaks havoc on the life of unsuspecting people. But within what remains of the spell that touches both their lives, Amory and Soyer may just find love.

Warning: This m/m romance contains sexual content only suitable for mature audiences. It also contains graphic depictions of violence, past experiences of homophobia experienced in adolescence, and allusions to conversion therapy.

Jacquie's Review:

Moonlight Cherries was unique and utterly charming. It was impossible not to fall in love with Soyer like Amory did.

From the start Soyer is devoted, caring and careful with shy Amory. He's sweetly possessive, but would never harm a hair on Amory's head.

There's some darkness and violence in the book, but it's offset with so much sweetness.

I really want more from this world, we are given crumbs like Amory. Just enough for things to make sense, but I get the feeling there is a rich world in hiding underneath.

There's a wealth of great side characters like Elias and Ben that I already adore.

I'm glad I picked this one up.

Rating: 5 Stars

Janet's Review: 

Moonlight Cherries is the first in an exciting new series, Phoenix Immortal. Amory and Soyer’s story starts off with a bang. I totally fell in love with Amory and Soyer! Soyer’s romance of Amory was swoon worthy! I loved the way Soyer courted him.  

Amory is sweet and shy, an innocent really. Soyer is an old soul completely enamored with Amory. Loved, loved, loved their banter, chemistry, connection, romance!! 

Overall, a fantastic read that is well written with pacing that hooked me. Highly recommend. 

Rating: 5 Stars

Moonlight Cherries is available to buy as an ebook and paperback wide.