The Fall of Elijah Gray (Moonlight Falls) by Colette Rivera

A cute prequel novella which introduces us to a town full of witches and the crazy things that are bound to happen there! Dive into the supernatural world of Moonlight Falls with me and fall in love with the quiet town of acceptance!

From The Fall of Elijah Gray blurb:

Focus on magic (not the hot chef) and everything will be fine.

Elijah Gray didn’t want to end up back in Moonlight Falls, but when he’s sent to the spooky small town as part of his magical research, he has no choice but to return home.

Parker Hayes is Eli’s brother’s best friend. He’s older, a powerful magical practitioner, and a pillar of the Moonlight Falls community. Eli has known Parker for years and isn’t sure why it feels like he’s never seen Parker properly…

Until now.

Eli has always considered himself straight, but he’s flustered around Parker. He’s noticing Parker in ways straight guys don’t usually think about other men.

He wants Parker but will never act on it. Something casual with his brother’s best friend would be a mistake, and anything more would mean accepting life in a town he can’t wait to escape.

All Eli has to do is ignore his new, confusing desires until he leaves Moonlight Falls. But every casual touch from Parker feels like a revelation, and Eli can’t help wondering if letting himself fall would be so bad.

The Fall of Elijah Gray is a stand alone prequel novella to the Moonlight Falls Trilogy. This MM paranormal romance ends in an HEA and is perfect for fans of the small town, age gap, and brother's best friend tropes. CW’s can be found using the look inside feature and on the author’s website.

Jacqueleen the Reading Queen's review:

"I liked you before I knew what my feelings meant. That's how drawn to you I am. Not even believing I was straight could stand in the way."

This prequel novella to the new Moonlight Falls series was seriously cute! I loved getting to know Elijah and Patrick. Patrick was so patient and sweet. He'd had a much longer time to come to terms with his growing feelings for his best friend's little brother. Not to mention Patrick actually identifies as queer. Up until this point, Elijah always considered himself straight. Needless to say, Elijah had a lot more to work through before getting to a place where he felt comfortable acting on his newfound feelings.

This book also introduces us, albeit briefly, to the MCs that will be starring in the remaining trilogy. On the one hand, we have Elijahs older brother James who had already made it clear that dating is not on top of his to-do list. On the other hand, we have Sebastian, a rude recluse of a man that I absolutely cannot wait to find out more about in The Seduction of James Gray!

Nedra's review:

New author to me and I really enjoyed the storyline. There is so much more that can be done within this little town and I’m excited for its future.

Elijah and Parker were added bonuses to the ordeal. Witnessing Eli’s growth while accepting his feelings for Parker was such an incredible experience! He couldn’t have fell for anyone else more perfect than Parker!

I’m so excited to see where Colete goes with this! Specifically, Eli’s need to research more in depth about Moonlight Falls, there’s no limits to what can happen!

The Fall of Elijah Gray is currently available as an e-book and can be read as part of your Kindle Unlimited Subscription