Tailor Made (Beau Ties Series Book 5) by Freesia Woodley

Bully redemption is done perfectly in Tailor Made the next book in the Beau Ties series by Freesia Woodley. Carmelo and Britt connect over their painful pasts and find their way together with some delicious kink thrown in.

From the blurb:

There is a fine line between love and hate.

Carmelo Castillo-Luna and Britt Ivarsson have hated each other since their freshman year of high school. Carmelo’s relentless bullying of Britt’s gender fluidity has left deep scars on Britt’s soul that may never heal. Unfortunately, Carmelo’s job as a wedding planner often brings him into contact with Britt at his formal wear shop, Tailor Made.

On the anniversary of his lover’s death, a lover who also happens to be Carmelo’s cousin, Britt finds that one empathic moment leads to an unexpected friendship.

As they grow closer, Carmelo and Britt are forced to confront long-buried feelings that lead to new beginnings.

With past traumas, sexual awakenings, and a family full of more hate than love, can these two find a way forward together? Or will their past catch up with them?

Trigger Warnings: Mentions of suicide, on-page homophobic language from family members, and bullying.

Molly Otto's review:

Will be the first to admit I am a sucker for former bully redemption romances. And man, this one does not disappoint!. Carmelo comes from a very religious bigoted background and from that took out his frustration on Britt a beautiful gender fluid character who was always their true self.

When Carmelo goes away to serve the Air Force, he learns to accept and grow and realize how wrong he was. Britt lost his first love, Javier, who also happens to be Carmelo's cousin to suicide for not being able to move past his families views. When the two year anniversary comes, Carmelo is forced to see the pain Britt has been dealing with. They strike a friendship that leads them into the kink world, and their passion is long awaited and pure fire. Together, they learn to stick up for what they believe in and put their past behind them and move forward.

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