My Ex’s New Boyfriend is a Murderer (Miles & Kieran Book 1) by Gaia Tate

"When does acting become real? Is it for real? Hopefully, they'll find out!!" Miki J read My Ex’s New Boyfriend is a Murderer.

From the blurb:

Dive into Book 1 of a thrilling MM romance series following an unlucky wannabe singer and a world-famous actor who decide to pose as boyfriends and end up on a rollercoaster adventure of crime and mayhem. This book is just the beginning of a story full of false impressions, slow burn, and sizzling tension.

Miles Rivera is the biggest loser in the world. Who else can get dumped twice, lose his job, and end up living on his best friend's couch? And when her brother shows up on the porch, Miles is officially, royally screwed.

Kieran Callahan is everything Miles is not: a famous actor all over the tabloids. Tall, gorgeous, with razor-sharp cheekbones, bottomless blue eyes, and a muscular body that turns heads everywhere he goes. Kieran Callahan is also straight. At least, Miles thinks he is. Having him wandering shirtless around the house is a distraction Miles can't afford while figuring out how to get his life back together.

The cherry on top of that cake? Miles' ex announces a sudden engagement to his new boyfriend and invites Miles over to their house for a weekend-long celebration.

Taking pity on Miles, Kieran suggests posing as his boyfriend. But the whole thing gets quickly out of hand. The public displays of affection are getting not-so-public. Their looks, kisses, and touches don't feel so fake anymore. The lines start blurring. Or is Miles imagining things?

As he tries to navigate his feelings for Kieran, something else is going on in the house, something dark and sinister.
A sudden realization dawns on Miles, which he is horrified to say out loud. He thinks his ex's new boyfriend is a murderer.

This is Book 1 in a series of five books about Miles and Kieran. The next book is a Christmas novella, and it will be released before the end of 2023.

Miki J's Review:

What an absolute hoot of a story!!! I loved it!! Fake boyfriend trope mixed in with mystery/suspense - it certainly grabbed my attention from the first chapter and couldn't put the book down. 

It was awkwardly cute to see this fake relationship crossing into more... but then they'd back again!!! argh!!! Fair warning - this is very much a slow burn story, no steamy scenes... and ends on a soft cliffhanger with regards to the MC's, but the mystery gets solved!!!  

My Ex's New Boyfriend is a Murderer has a very well written plot, the simmering suspense kept me... well, in suspense (hehehehe) and the hot'n'cold between the MC's had me going "yes!!" to "noooo" quite frequently.  

Really really good and I am sooo looking forward to next in series!

Rating: 5 Stars

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