MY BEST FRIEND’S EX by MEGHAN QUINN
“She doesn’t need to protect her heart from me. She holds mine in her hands, and I’ll never take it back.”
When I first saw the title for Meghan Quinn’s newest release, I was a little on the fence about actually picking it because I’m not a big fan of the “dating my best friend’s ex” trope. It’s honestly just a personal preference because the one’s I’ve read in the past have been over the top and I just couldn’t deal with it. But it’s Meghan Quinn so I was willing to give her the benefit of the doubt and hoped she wouldn’t let me down.
After being evicted from her apartment, Emma Marks is forced to find a new home immediately. When she runs into an old childhood friend and tells him about her troubles, he offers her a place to stay. With no other options in sight, she takes Tucker Jameson up on his offer. But the last thing Emma expected was to start falling for her old childhood friend because he’s more than just a friend: he’s her best friend’s ex.
GOODBYE PARADISE by SARINA BOWEN
“And then he kissed him. Right on the lips. In front of God and everybody.”
When Sarina Bowen first announced that she was republishing two M/M romances she had previously written under another name, I had two reactions: (1) shock, because I never came across these two books when I was first discovered Sarina Bowen, and (2) excitement, because the Him series is my all-time favorite M/M series so of course I knew I was going to be in for a treat when I started Goodbye Paradise.
Despite its name, growing up in a place called Paradise has been anything but for young Joshua Royce. With no connection to the outside world, the only thing getting him through the past few years is his best friend, Caleb Smith. Josh has had a crush on his best friend for as long as he could remember, but never dared to act on his feelings as he feared what might happen if anyone found out. But when Caleb suspects that Josh may be thrown out from the cult, he must figure out a way to save his best friend before it’s too late.