Just Be You

Just Be You

(This is a previously-published edition of ASIN B07FG1T414.) When Scott Cohen got word that he?d been nominated for a Grammy, he wondered if the universe was playing some cruel trick on him. Of all the songs he?d written, why did it have to be that song? Over ten years had passed since he?d written the song and even more since Scott had become obsessed with Marshall Donava (This is a previously-published edition of ASIN B07FG1T414.) When Scott Cohen got word that he?d been...

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Title:Just Be You
Author:M.E. Parker
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Genres:Romance
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:293 pages pages

Just Be You Reviews

  • JenMcJ
    Jun 18, 2018

    ??????*It's started out good and then...*?????? The story centers around Scott ?Scottie? Russell Cohen (26) and his brother's best friend, Marshall ?Marsh? Maxwell Donavan (30) who he hasn't seen in eight years. That all changes when both ends up in t...

    For the first half this book ticked all my boxes. A cute insecure guy with a crush on his brother?s best friend with lots of pining. Then the two end up in a remote cabin together where said best friend turns out not to be so straight after all. Oh yeah, I was in heaven. But?. I co...

    Your gay, Harry! All the sudden, there shined a shiny demon... *ugh* This story wasn't bad, BUT when I notice (and get annoyed about) the language and spelling mistakes, I don't even want to think about what my clever, educated friends here at GR will think. And I am not a native ...

    This appears to be a first all m/m book for this author. The writing is solid and the editing was ok but had issues. I liked this one and I'll commend the author for writing very good emotional connection on one side of the couple. I believed Marshall was in love but the effort with Sc...

  • Susan
    Jun 20, 2018

    ??????*It's started out good and then...*?????? The story centers around Scott ?Scottie? Russell Cohen (26) and his brother's best friend, Marshall ?Marsh? Maxwell Donavan (30) who he hasn't seen in eight years. That all changes when both ends up in t...

    For the first half this book ticked all my boxes. A cute insecure guy with a crush on his brother?s best friend with lots of pining. Then the two end up in a remote cabin together where said best friend turns out not to be so straight after all. Oh yeah, I was in heaven. But?. I co...

  • Em
    Jun 22, 2018

    ??????*It's started out good and then...*?????? The story centers around Scott ?Scottie? Russell Cohen (26) and his brother's best friend, Marshall ?Marsh? Maxwell Donavan (30) who he hasn't seen in eight years. That all changes when both ends up in t...

    For the first half this book ticked all my boxes. A cute insecure guy with a crush on his brother?s best friend with lots of pining. Then the two end up in a remote cabin together where said best friend turns out not to be so straight after all. Oh yeah, I was in heaven. But?. I co...

    Your gay, Harry! All the sudden, there shined a shiny demon... *ugh* This story wasn't bad, BUT when I notice (and get annoyed about) the language and spelling mistakes, I don't even want to think about what my clever, educated friends here at GR will think. And I am not a native ...

    This appears to be a first all m/m book for this author. The writing is solid and the editing was ok but had issues. I liked this one and I'll commend the author for writing very good emotional connection on one side of the couple. I believed Marshall was in love but the effort with Sc...

    ***I was lucky enough to BETA read this amazing story, and received an advanced copy. I did love the book so much, that I purchased my own copy today*** Have you ever wondered what would happen if your dreams did come true? If the guy you?ve been in love with for years and years s...

    3.5 stars Cute and fluffy story about childhood friends who meet again a decade later and fall in love. At one point, I thought it was gearing up for The Big Misunderstanding, but luckily that quickly wound down again. The first half was near perfect, but it lost a little bit of its...

    what a beautiful discovery! I discovered this book by chance but the plot struck me immediately and I bought it. Really loved this story!!!! ...

    This book is like strawberries with whipped cream, a bowl of beautiful juicy red cherries, lemonade on a summer day. Sweet, charming and lovely story about the song with a very important message, that always worth just be yourself and nothing is impossible. Even Marshall Donovan and ...

    I would've rated this higher, but unfortunately there were a bit too many grammatical errors that I wasn't able to disregard them anymore. Initially it was just my finicky problems with punctuation, like misplaced or missing commas, that sort of thing. But eventually there were mistake...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4 stars I read a shorter, erotic book from this author recently and I was interested to see what she would do with a longer novel. The book focuses mostly on Scott and then Marshall as they work toward a relationship. Scott has always been enamored of Mars...

    This books has the potential to be very good. This is my opinion only but for me there were a few problems. 1. Editing - I'm not a person that freaks out about this and I usually overlook it especially if they don't throw me off. Here though they threw me off and stood out. 2. The ...

    I only read 100'ish pages of this book. So NO rating. Cause that wouldn?t be fair. I don?t want to DNF it either. I don?t think it deserves that either. What I want to say is this book has it all. If you read the description, it makes you want to read it because who won?...

    Loved this book! What a pleasant surprise! I?m saying that because I decided to randomly pick a book from my almost 800 + unread books on my iPad?s kindle app. Scottie, who has secretly been in love with his older brother?s best friend since he was a kid, knows it was all ...

    Scott has always had feelings for his older brother's best friend Marshall. But it is not until his song that he wrote about Marshall is used in a movie and winning a Grammy for that song does Scott realize the feelings never went away. He needs to let it go - as Marshall is engaged an...

    Marshall and Scott What a well written romance. This is a friends to lovers story. Scott has always loved Marshall. The day Marshall saved him from a bully cemented that love. Fast forward right years, later because of circumstances they ended up in the cabin together. This gave ...

    1.75 stars I ended up skimming through big chunks of this. I found the characters to be very boring and bland, making me feel a sort of disconnect to the story itself. The writing style was a bit off putting as well. ...

  • Trish
    Jun 21, 2018

    ??????*It's started out good and then...*?????? The story centers around Scott ?Scottie? Russell Cohen (26) and his brother's best friend, Marshall ?Marsh? Maxwell Donavan (30) who he hasn't seen in eight years. That all changes when both ends up in t...

    For the first half this book ticked all my boxes. A cute insecure guy with a crush on his brother?s best friend with lots of pining. Then the two end up in a remote cabin together where said best friend turns out not to be so straight after all. Oh yeah, I was in heaven. But?. I co...

    Your gay, Harry! All the sudden, there shined a shiny demon... *ugh* This story wasn't bad, BUT when I notice (and get annoyed about) the language and spelling mistakes, I don't even want to think about what my clever, educated friends here at GR will think. And I am not a native ...

    This appears to be a first all m/m book for this author. The writing is solid and the editing was ok but had issues. I liked this one and I'll commend the author for writing very good emotional connection on one side of the couple. I believed Marshall was in love but the effort with Sc...

    ***I was lucky enough to BETA read this amazing story, and received an advanced copy. I did love the book so much, that I purchased my own copy today*** Have you ever wondered what would happen if your dreams did come true? If the guy you?ve been in love with for years and years s...

    3.5 stars Cute and fluffy story about childhood friends who meet again a decade later and fall in love. At one point, I thought it was gearing up for The Big Misunderstanding, but luckily that quickly wound down again. The first half was near perfect, but it lost a little bit of its...

    what a beautiful discovery! I discovered this book by chance but the plot struck me immediately and I bought it. Really loved this story!!!! ...

    This book is like strawberries with whipped cream, a bowl of beautiful juicy red cherries, lemonade on a summer day. Sweet, charming and lovely story about the song with a very important message, that always worth just be yourself and nothing is impossible. Even Marshall Donovan and ...

    I would've rated this higher, but unfortunately there were a bit too many grammatical errors that I wasn't able to disregard them anymore. Initially it was just my finicky problems with punctuation, like misplaced or missing commas, that sort of thing. But eventually there were mistake...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4 stars I read a shorter, erotic book from this author recently and I was interested to see what she would do with a longer novel. The book focuses mostly on Scott and then Marshall as they work toward a relationship. Scott has always been enamored of Mars...

    This books has the potential to be very good. This is my opinion only but for me there were a few problems. 1. Editing - I'm not a person that freaks out about this and I usually overlook it especially if they don't throw me off. Here though they threw me off and stood out. 2. The ...

    I only read 100'ish pages of this book. So NO rating. Cause that wouldn?t be fair. I don?t want to DNF it either. I don?t think it deserves that either. What I want to say is this book has it all. If you read the description, it makes you want to read it because who won?...

    Loved this book! What a pleasant surprise! I?m saying that because I decided to randomly pick a book from my almost 800 + unread books on my iPad?s kindle app. Scottie, who has secretly been in love with his older brother?s best friend since he was a kid, knows it was all ...

    Scott has always had feelings for his older brother's best friend Marshall. But it is not until his song that he wrote about Marshall is used in a movie and winning a Grammy for that song does Scott realize the feelings never went away. He needs to let it go - as Marshall is engaged an...

    Marshall and Scott What a well written romance. This is a friends to lovers story. Scott has always loved Marshall. The day Marshall saved him from a bully cemented that love. Fast forward right years, later because of circumstances they ended up in the cabin together. This gave ...

    1.75 stars I ended up skimming through big chunks of this. I found the characters to be very boring and bland, making me feel a sort of disconnect to the story itself. The writing style was a bit off putting as well. ...

    S?odka jak miód :) ...

    I was really liking this one but the overdramatic aspect of the book was a bit of a let down for me. ...

    4,5* sooo sweet ...

    3 and a half *s The story was okay but the editing really let it down. Missed words and words spelt wrong ...

    Rounding up to 2.5 because of the first half, the last 50% was just okay for me. ...

    I really thought I would love this.. but sadly enough the way Scottie pulled back so much was a huge turn off. If you have loved and trusted someone that long then why when finally things were happening would you be willing to throw it all away. And I never understood why Marshal kept ...

  • Shannon
    Jul 16, 2018

    ??????*It's started out good and then...*?????? The story centers around Scott ?Scottie? Russell Cohen (26) and his brother's best friend, Marshall ?Marsh? Maxwell Donavan (30) who he hasn't seen in eight years. That all changes when both ends up in t...

    For the first half this book ticked all my boxes. A cute insecure guy with a crush on his brother?s best friend with lots of pining. Then the two end up in a remote cabin together where said best friend turns out not to be so straight after all. Oh yeah, I was in heaven. But?. I co...

    Your gay, Harry! All the sudden, there shined a shiny demon... *ugh* This story wasn't bad, BUT when I notice (and get annoyed about) the language and spelling mistakes, I don't even want to think about what my clever, educated friends here at GR will think. And I am not a native ...

    This appears to be a first all m/m book for this author. The writing is solid and the editing was ok but had issues. I liked this one and I'll commend the author for writing very good emotional connection on one side of the couple. I believed Marshall was in love but the effort with Sc...

    ***I was lucky enough to BETA read this amazing story, and received an advanced copy. I did love the book so much, that I purchased my own copy today*** Have you ever wondered what would happen if your dreams did come true? If the guy you?ve been in love with for years and years s...

    3.5 stars Cute and fluffy story about childhood friends who meet again a decade later and fall in love. At one point, I thought it was gearing up for The Big Misunderstanding, but luckily that quickly wound down again. The first half was near perfect, but it lost a little bit of its...

    what a beautiful discovery! I discovered this book by chance but the plot struck me immediately and I bought it. Really loved this story!!!! ...

    This book is like strawberries with whipped cream, a bowl of beautiful juicy red cherries, lemonade on a summer day. Sweet, charming and lovely story about the song with a very important message, that always worth just be yourself and nothing is impossible. Even Marshall Donovan and ...

    I would've rated this higher, but unfortunately there were a bit too many grammatical errors that I wasn't able to disregard them anymore. Initially it was just my finicky problems with punctuation, like misplaced or missing commas, that sort of thing. But eventually there were mistake...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4 stars I read a shorter, erotic book from this author recently and I was interested to see what she would do with a longer novel. The book focuses mostly on Scott and then Marshall as they work toward a relationship. Scott has always been enamored of Mars...

    This books has the potential to be very good. This is my opinion only but for me there were a few problems. 1. Editing - I'm not a person that freaks out about this and I usually overlook it especially if they don't throw me off. Here though they threw me off and stood out. 2. The ...

    I only read 100'ish pages of this book. So NO rating. Cause that wouldn?t be fair. I don?t want to DNF it either. I don?t think it deserves that either. What I want to say is this book has it all. If you read the description, it makes you want to read it because who won?...

    Loved this book! What a pleasant surprise! I?m saying that because I decided to randomly pick a book from my almost 800 + unread books on my iPad?s kindle app. Scottie, who has secretly been in love with his older brother?s best friend since he was a kid, knows it was all ...

    Scott has always had feelings for his older brother's best friend Marshall. But it is not until his song that he wrote about Marshall is used in a movie and winning a Grammy for that song does Scott realize the feelings never went away. He needs to let it go - as Marshall is engaged an...

    Marshall and Scott What a well written romance. This is a friends to lovers story. Scott has always loved Marshall. The day Marshall saved him from a bully cemented that love. Fast forward right years, later because of circumstances they ended up in the cabin together. This gave ...

    1.75 stars I ended up skimming through big chunks of this. I found the characters to be very boring and bland, making me feel a sort of disconnect to the story itself. The writing style was a bit off putting as well. ...

    S?odka jak miód :) ...

    I was really liking this one but the overdramatic aspect of the book was a bit of a let down for me. ...

    4,5* sooo sweet ...

    3 and a half *s The story was okay but the editing really let it down. Missed words and words spelt wrong ...

    Rounding up to 2.5 because of the first half, the last 50% was just okay for me. ...

    I really thought I would love this.. but sadly enough the way Scottie pulled back so much was a huge turn off. If you have loved and trusted someone that long then why when finally things were happening would you be willing to throw it all away. And I never understood why Marshal kept ...

    Just Be You- is a fantastic title for this story. I have the great pleasure to read this. **arc received by author for my honest opinion** This story is a coming out and discovering yourself, acceptance and reaching out for what you need. It?s about finding love, even if it chall...

    Some people say romance readers are easy to please. I look at my own reviews and tend to think they're overly picky. Then I see so many rave reviews on something like this and understand what people are talking about. This book is the definition of mediocrity. It reads like the auth...

    This is tagged as a GFY. Which is fine except, I personally, have a hard time putting it in this category due to the simple fact .... mentioning of past thoughts or feelings towards the same gender. Even if theres no prior action taken. Again, maybe thats just me. I've read other books...

    Awwwww, this was such a sweet read! Scott had a crush (put mildly) on his big brother?s best friend, Marshall, in high school, but hasn?t seen him since graduation. He?s made a successful life for himself as a musician and songwriter in LA, on the other side of the US to his hom...

    Scott Cohen has had a crush on his brother's best friend, Marshall Donavan for as long as he can remember. After saving him the first day of his freshman year in high school, Scott wrote a song, "Just Be You," a song with a lot of heart and meaning. A song for Marshall. Marshall Donava...

    After reading the whole book, I had to give it one star instead, as the second half of the book is total waste of time with meaningless plots and repetitive lines. (view spoiler)[The accident indicates very bad story telling, as it's basically not related to the whole story at all. ...

    I think this is my favorite book so far by this author. I absolutely loved it! I loved getting to know Scottie and Marshal and witnessing Marshal's discovery of his true self. I've always loved older brother's best friend stories but this M/M version of it was a first for me and it cou...

    I read the reviews of this one and almost didn't read it because of them. I'm so glad I decided to ignore them and decide for myself. I will agree the editing errors were plentiful and annoying and some of the things Scottie did were childish but overall I really enjoyed this. Scottie ...

  • Amy Chichi Hsiao
    Jul 24, 2018

    ??????*It's started out good and then...*?????? The story centers around Scott ?Scottie? Russell Cohen (26) and his brother's best friend, Marshall ?Marsh? Maxwell Donavan (30) who he hasn't seen in eight years. That all changes when both ends up in t...

    For the first half this book ticked all my boxes. A cute insecure guy with a crush on his brother?s best friend with lots of pining. Then the two end up in a remote cabin together where said best friend turns out not to be so straight after all. Oh yeah, I was in heaven. But?. I co...

    Your gay, Harry! All the sudden, there shined a shiny demon... *ugh* This story wasn't bad, BUT when I notice (and get annoyed about) the language and spelling mistakes, I don't even want to think about what my clever, educated friends here at GR will think. And I am not a native ...

    This appears to be a first all m/m book for this author. The writing is solid and the editing was ok but had issues. I liked this one and I'll commend the author for writing very good emotional connection on one side of the couple. I believed Marshall was in love but the effort with Sc...

    ***I was lucky enough to BETA read this amazing story, and received an advanced copy. I did love the book so much, that I purchased my own copy today*** Have you ever wondered what would happen if your dreams did come true? If the guy you?ve been in love with for years and years s...

    3.5 stars Cute and fluffy story about childhood friends who meet again a decade later and fall in love. At one point, I thought it was gearing up for The Big Misunderstanding, but luckily that quickly wound down again. The first half was near perfect, but it lost a little bit of its...

    what a beautiful discovery! I discovered this book by chance but the plot struck me immediately and I bought it. Really loved this story!!!! ...

    This book is like strawberries with whipped cream, a bowl of beautiful juicy red cherries, lemonade on a summer day. Sweet, charming and lovely story about the song with a very important message, that always worth just be yourself and nothing is impossible. Even Marshall Donovan and ...

    I would've rated this higher, but unfortunately there were a bit too many grammatical errors that I wasn't able to disregard them anymore. Initially it was just my finicky problems with punctuation, like misplaced or missing commas, that sort of thing. But eventually there were mistake...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4 stars I read a shorter, erotic book from this author recently and I was interested to see what she would do with a longer novel. The book focuses mostly on Scott and then Marshall as they work toward a relationship. Scott has always been enamored of Mars...

    This books has the potential to be very good. This is my opinion only but for me there were a few problems. 1. Editing - I'm not a person that freaks out about this and I usually overlook it especially if they don't throw me off. Here though they threw me off and stood out. 2. The ...

    I only read 100'ish pages of this book. So NO rating. Cause that wouldn?t be fair. I don?t want to DNF it either. I don?t think it deserves that either. What I want to say is this book has it all. If you read the description, it makes you want to read it because who won?...

    Loved this book! What a pleasant surprise! I?m saying that because I decided to randomly pick a book from my almost 800 + unread books on my iPad?s kindle app. Scottie, who has secretly been in love with his older brother?s best friend since he was a kid, knows it was all ...

    Scott has always had feelings for his older brother's best friend Marshall. But it is not until his song that he wrote about Marshall is used in a movie and winning a Grammy for that song does Scott realize the feelings never went away. He needs to let it go - as Marshall is engaged an...

    Marshall and Scott What a well written romance. This is a friends to lovers story. Scott has always loved Marshall. The day Marshall saved him from a bully cemented that love. Fast forward right years, later because of circumstances they ended up in the cabin together. This gave ...

    1.75 stars I ended up skimming through big chunks of this. I found the characters to be very boring and bland, making me feel a sort of disconnect to the story itself. The writing style was a bit off putting as well. ...

    S?odka jak miód :) ...

    I was really liking this one but the overdramatic aspect of the book was a bit of a let down for me. ...

    4,5* sooo sweet ...

    3 and a half *s The story was okay but the editing really let it down. Missed words and words spelt wrong ...

    Rounding up to 2.5 because of the first half, the last 50% was just okay for me. ...

    I really thought I would love this.. but sadly enough the way Scottie pulled back so much was a huge turn off. If you have loved and trusted someone that long then why when finally things were happening would you be willing to throw it all away. And I never understood why Marshal kept ...

    Just Be You- is a fantastic title for this story. I have the great pleasure to read this. **arc received by author for my honest opinion** This story is a coming out and discovering yourself, acceptance and reaching out for what you need. It?s about finding love, even if it chall...

    Some people say romance readers are easy to please. I look at my own reviews and tend to think they're overly picky. Then I see so many rave reviews on something like this and understand what people are talking about. This book is the definition of mediocrity. It reads like the auth...

    This is tagged as a GFY. Which is fine except, I personally, have a hard time putting it in this category due to the simple fact .... mentioning of past thoughts or feelings towards the same gender. Even if theres no prior action taken. Again, maybe thats just me. I've read other books...

    Awwwww, this was such a sweet read! Scott had a crush (put mildly) on his big brother?s best friend, Marshall, in high school, but hasn?t seen him since graduation. He?s made a successful life for himself as a musician and songwriter in LA, on the other side of the US to his hom...

    Scott Cohen has had a crush on his brother's best friend, Marshall Donavan for as long as he can remember. After saving him the first day of his freshman year in high school, Scott wrote a song, "Just Be You," a song with a lot of heart and meaning. A song for Marshall. Marshall Donava...

    After reading the whole book, I had to give it one star instead, as the second half of the book is total waste of time with meaningless plots and repetitive lines. (view spoiler)[The accident indicates very bad story telling, as it's basically not related to the whole story at all. ...

  • Jennifer
    Jul 08, 2018

    ??????*It's started out good and then...*?????? The story centers around Scott ?Scottie? Russell Cohen (26) and his brother's best friend, Marshall ?Marsh? Maxwell Donavan (30) who he hasn't seen in eight years. That all changes when both ends up in t...

    For the first half this book ticked all my boxes. A cute insecure guy with a crush on his brother?s best friend with lots of pining. Then the two end up in a remote cabin together where said best friend turns out not to be so straight after all. Oh yeah, I was in heaven. But?. I co...

    Your gay, Harry! All the sudden, there shined a shiny demon... *ugh* This story wasn't bad, BUT when I notice (and get annoyed about) the language and spelling mistakes, I don't even want to think about what my clever, educated friends here at GR will think. And I am not a native ...

    This appears to be a first all m/m book for this author. The writing is solid and the editing was ok but had issues. I liked this one and I'll commend the author for writing very good emotional connection on one side of the couple. I believed Marshall was in love but the effort with Sc...

    ***I was lucky enough to BETA read this amazing story, and received an advanced copy. I did love the book so much, that I purchased my own copy today*** Have you ever wondered what would happen if your dreams did come true? If the guy you?ve been in love with for years and years s...

    3.5 stars Cute and fluffy story about childhood friends who meet again a decade later and fall in love. At one point, I thought it was gearing up for The Big Misunderstanding, but luckily that quickly wound down again. The first half was near perfect, but it lost a little bit of its...

    what a beautiful discovery! I discovered this book by chance but the plot struck me immediately and I bought it. Really loved this story!!!! ...

    This book is like strawberries with whipped cream, a bowl of beautiful juicy red cherries, lemonade on a summer day. Sweet, charming and lovely story about the song with a very important message, that always worth just be yourself and nothing is impossible. Even Marshall Donovan and ...

    I would've rated this higher, but unfortunately there were a bit too many grammatical errors that I wasn't able to disregard them anymore. Initially it was just my finicky problems with punctuation, like misplaced or missing commas, that sort of thing. But eventually there were mistake...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4 stars I read a shorter, erotic book from this author recently and I was interested to see what she would do with a longer novel. The book focuses mostly on Scott and then Marshall as they work toward a relationship. Scott has always been enamored of Mars...

    This books has the potential to be very good. This is my opinion only but for me there were a few problems. 1. Editing - I'm not a person that freaks out about this and I usually overlook it especially if they don't throw me off. Here though they threw me off and stood out. 2. The ...

    I only read 100'ish pages of this book. So NO rating. Cause that wouldn?t be fair. I don?t want to DNF it either. I don?t think it deserves that either. What I want to say is this book has it all. If you read the description, it makes you want to read it because who won?...

    Loved this book! What a pleasant surprise! I?m saying that because I decided to randomly pick a book from my almost 800 + unread books on my iPad?s kindle app. Scottie, who has secretly been in love with his older brother?s best friend since he was a kid, knows it was all ...

    Scott has always had feelings for his older brother's best friend Marshall. But it is not until his song that he wrote about Marshall is used in a movie and winning a Grammy for that song does Scott realize the feelings never went away. He needs to let it go - as Marshall is engaged an...

    Marshall and Scott What a well written romance. This is a friends to lovers story. Scott has always loved Marshall. The day Marshall saved him from a bully cemented that love. Fast forward right years, later because of circumstances they ended up in the cabin together. This gave ...

    1.75 stars I ended up skimming through big chunks of this. I found the characters to be very boring and bland, making me feel a sort of disconnect to the story itself. The writing style was a bit off putting as well. ...

    S?odka jak miód :) ...

    I was really liking this one but the overdramatic aspect of the book was a bit of a let down for me. ...

    4,5* sooo sweet ...

    3 and a half *s The story was okay but the editing really let it down. Missed words and words spelt wrong ...

    Rounding up to 2.5 because of the first half, the last 50% was just okay for me. ...

    I really thought I would love this.. but sadly enough the way Scottie pulled back so much was a huge turn off. If you have loved and trusted someone that long then why when finally things were happening would you be willing to throw it all away. And I never understood why Marshal kept ...

    Just Be You- is a fantastic title for this story. I have the great pleasure to read this. **arc received by author for my honest opinion** This story is a coming out and discovering yourself, acceptance and reaching out for what you need. It?s about finding love, even if it chall...

    Some people say romance readers are easy to please. I look at my own reviews and tend to think they're overly picky. Then I see so many rave reviews on something like this and understand what people are talking about. This book is the definition of mediocrity. It reads like the auth...

    This is tagged as a GFY. Which is fine except, I personally, have a hard time putting it in this category due to the simple fact .... mentioning of past thoughts or feelings towards the same gender. Even if theres no prior action taken. Again, maybe thats just me. I've read other books...

  • BookNerd
    Jun 25, 2018

    ??????*It's started out good and then...*?????? The story centers around Scott ?Scottie? Russell Cohen (26) and his brother's best friend, Marshall ?Marsh? Maxwell Donavan (30) who he hasn't seen in eight years. That all changes when both ends up in t...

    For the first half this book ticked all my boxes. A cute insecure guy with a crush on his brother?s best friend with lots of pining. Then the two end up in a remote cabin together where said best friend turns out not to be so straight after all. Oh yeah, I was in heaven. But?. I co...

    Your gay, Harry! All the sudden, there shined a shiny demon... *ugh* This story wasn't bad, BUT when I notice (and get annoyed about) the language and spelling mistakes, I don't even want to think about what my clever, educated friends here at GR will think. And I am not a native ...

    This appears to be a first all m/m book for this author. The writing is solid and the editing was ok but had issues. I liked this one and I'll commend the author for writing very good emotional connection on one side of the couple. I believed Marshall was in love but the effort with Sc...

    ***I was lucky enough to BETA read this amazing story, and received an advanced copy. I did love the book so much, that I purchased my own copy today*** Have you ever wondered what would happen if your dreams did come true? If the guy you?ve been in love with for years and years s...

    3.5 stars Cute and fluffy story about childhood friends who meet again a decade later and fall in love. At one point, I thought it was gearing up for The Big Misunderstanding, but luckily that quickly wound down again. The first half was near perfect, but it lost a little bit of its...

    what a beautiful discovery! I discovered this book by chance but the plot struck me immediately and I bought it. Really loved this story!!!! ...

    This book is like strawberries with whipped cream, a bowl of beautiful juicy red cherries, lemonade on a summer day. Sweet, charming and lovely story about the song with a very important message, that always worth just be yourself and nothing is impossible. Even Marshall Donovan and ...

    I would've rated this higher, but unfortunately there were a bit too many grammatical errors that I wasn't able to disregard them anymore. Initially it was just my finicky problems with punctuation, like misplaced or missing commas, that sort of thing. But eventually there were mistake...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4 stars I read a shorter, erotic book from this author recently and I was interested to see what she would do with a longer novel. The book focuses mostly on Scott and then Marshall as they work toward a relationship. Scott has always been enamored of Mars...

    This books has the potential to be very good. This is my opinion only but for me there were a few problems. 1. Editing - I'm not a person that freaks out about this and I usually overlook it especially if they don't throw me off. Here though they threw me off and stood out. 2. The ...

    I only read 100'ish pages of this book. So NO rating. Cause that wouldn?t be fair. I don?t want to DNF it either. I don?t think it deserves that either. What I want to say is this book has it all. If you read the description, it makes you want to read it because who won?...

    Loved this book! What a pleasant surprise! I?m saying that because I decided to randomly pick a book from my almost 800 + unread books on my iPad?s kindle app. Scottie, who has secretly been in love with his older brother?s best friend since he was a kid, knows it was all ...

    Scott has always had feelings for his older brother's best friend Marshall. But it is not until his song that he wrote about Marshall is used in a movie and winning a Grammy for that song does Scott realize the feelings never went away. He needs to let it go - as Marshall is engaged an...

    Marshall and Scott What a well written romance. This is a friends to lovers story. Scott has always loved Marshall. The day Marshall saved him from a bully cemented that love. Fast forward right years, later because of circumstances they ended up in the cabin together. This gave ...

    1.75 stars I ended up skimming through big chunks of this. I found the characters to be very boring and bland, making me feel a sort of disconnect to the story itself. The writing style was a bit off putting as well. ...

    S?odka jak miód :) ...

    I was really liking this one but the overdramatic aspect of the book was a bit of a let down for me. ...

    4,5* sooo sweet ...

    3 and a half *s The story was okay but the editing really let it down. Missed words and words spelt wrong ...

    Rounding up to 2.5 because of the first half, the last 50% was just okay for me. ...

  • ❤Bibi's Book Blog❤
    Jun 16, 2018

    ??????*It's started out good and then...*?????? The story centers around Scott ?Scottie? Russell Cohen (26) and his brother's best friend, Marshall ?Marsh? Maxwell Donavan (30) who he hasn't seen in eight years. That all changes when both ends up in t...

    For the first half this book ticked all my boxes. A cute insecure guy with a crush on his brother?s best friend with lots of pining. Then the two end up in a remote cabin together where said best friend turns out not to be so straight after all. Oh yeah, I was in heaven. But?. I co...

    Your gay, Harry! All the sudden, there shined a shiny demon... *ugh* This story wasn't bad, BUT when I notice (and get annoyed about) the language and spelling mistakes, I don't even want to think about what my clever, educated friends here at GR will think. And I am not a native ...

    This appears to be a first all m/m book for this author. The writing is solid and the editing was ok but had issues. I liked this one and I'll commend the author for writing very good emotional connection on one side of the couple. I believed Marshall was in love but the effort with Sc...

    ***I was lucky enough to BETA read this amazing story, and received an advanced copy. I did love the book so much, that I purchased my own copy today*** Have you ever wondered what would happen if your dreams did come true? If the guy you?ve been in love with for years and years s...

  • Michaela Krumlová
    Jul 18, 2018

    ??????*It's started out good and then...*?????? The story centers around Scott ?Scottie? Russell Cohen (26) and his brother's best friend, Marshall ?Marsh? Maxwell Donavan (30) who he hasn't seen in eight years. That all changes when both ends up in t...

    For the first half this book ticked all my boxes. A cute insecure guy with a crush on his brother?s best friend with lots of pining. Then the two end up in a remote cabin together where said best friend turns out not to be so straight after all. Oh yeah, I was in heaven. But?. I co...

    Your gay, Harry! All the sudden, there shined a shiny demon... *ugh* This story wasn't bad, BUT when I notice (and get annoyed about) the language and spelling mistakes, I don't even want to think about what my clever, educated friends here at GR will think. And I am not a native ...

    This appears to be a first all m/m book for this author. The writing is solid and the editing was ok but had issues. I liked this one and I'll commend the author for writing very good emotional connection on one side of the couple. I believed Marshall was in love but the effort with Sc...

    ***I was lucky enough to BETA read this amazing story, and received an advanced copy. I did love the book so much, that I purchased my own copy today*** Have you ever wondered what would happen if your dreams did come true? If the guy you?ve been in love with for years and years s...

    3.5 stars Cute and fluffy story about childhood friends who meet again a decade later and fall in love. At one point, I thought it was gearing up for The Big Misunderstanding, but luckily that quickly wound down again. The first half was near perfect, but it lost a little bit of its...

    what a beautiful discovery! I discovered this book by chance but the plot struck me immediately and I bought it. Really loved this story!!!! ...

    This book is like strawberries with whipped cream, a bowl of beautiful juicy red cherries, lemonade on a summer day. Sweet, charming and lovely story about the song with a very important message, that always worth just be yourself and nothing is impossible. Even Marshall Donovan and ...

    I would've rated this higher, but unfortunately there were a bit too many grammatical errors that I wasn't able to disregard them anymore. Initially it was just my finicky problems with punctuation, like misplaced or missing commas, that sort of thing. But eventually there were mistake...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4 stars I read a shorter, erotic book from this author recently and I was interested to see what she would do with a longer novel. The book focuses mostly on Scott and then Marshall as they work toward a relationship. Scott has always been enamored of Mars...

    This books has the potential to be very good. This is my opinion only but for me there were a few problems. 1. Editing - I'm not a person that freaks out about this and I usually overlook it especially if they don't throw me off. Here though they threw me off and stood out. 2. The ...

    I only read 100'ish pages of this book. So NO rating. Cause that wouldn?t be fair. I don?t want to DNF it either. I don?t think it deserves that either. What I want to say is this book has it all. If you read the description, it makes you want to read it because who won?...

    Loved this book! What a pleasant surprise! I?m saying that because I decided to randomly pick a book from my almost 800 + unread books on my iPad?s kindle app. Scottie, who has secretly been in love with his older brother?s best friend since he was a kid, knows it was all ...

    Scott has always had feelings for his older brother's best friend Marshall. But it is not until his song that he wrote about Marshall is used in a movie and winning a Grammy for that song does Scott realize the feelings never went away. He needs to let it go - as Marshall is engaged an...

    Marshall and Scott What a well written romance. This is a friends to lovers story. Scott has always loved Marshall. The day Marshall saved him from a bully cemented that love. Fast forward right years, later because of circumstances they ended up in the cabin together. This gave ...

    1.75 stars I ended up skimming through big chunks of this. I found the characters to be very boring and bland, making me feel a sort of disconnect to the story itself. The writing style was a bit off putting as well. ...

    S?odka jak miód :) ...

    I was really liking this one but the overdramatic aspect of the book was a bit of a let down for me. ...

    4,5* sooo sweet ...

  • Lisa Cullinan
    Oct 12, 2018

    ??????*It's started out good and then...*?????? The story centers around Scott ?Scottie? Russell Cohen (26) and his brother's best friend, Marshall ?Marsh? Maxwell Donavan (30) who he hasn't seen in eight years. That all changes when both ends up in t...

    For the first half this book ticked all my boxes. A cute insecure guy with a crush on his brother?s best friend with lots of pining. Then the two end up in a remote cabin together where said best friend turns out not to be so straight after all. Oh yeah, I was in heaven. But?. I co...

    Your gay, Harry! All the sudden, there shined a shiny demon... *ugh* This story wasn't bad, BUT when I notice (and get annoyed about) the language and spelling mistakes, I don't even want to think about what my clever, educated friends here at GR will think. And I am not a native ...

    This appears to be a first all m/m book for this author. The writing is solid and the editing was ok but had issues. I liked this one and I'll commend the author for writing very good emotional connection on one side of the couple. I believed Marshall was in love but the effort with Sc...

    ***I was lucky enough to BETA read this amazing story, and received an advanced copy. I did love the book so much, that I purchased my own copy today*** Have you ever wondered what would happen if your dreams did come true? If the guy you?ve been in love with for years and years s...

    3.5 stars Cute and fluffy story about childhood friends who meet again a decade later and fall in love. At one point, I thought it was gearing up for The Big Misunderstanding, but luckily that quickly wound down again. The first half was near perfect, but it lost a little bit of its...

    what a beautiful discovery! I discovered this book by chance but the plot struck me immediately and I bought it. Really loved this story!!!! ...

    This book is like strawberries with whipped cream, a bowl of beautiful juicy red cherries, lemonade on a summer day. Sweet, charming and lovely story about the song with a very important message, that always worth just be yourself and nothing is impossible. Even Marshall Donovan and ...

    I would've rated this higher, but unfortunately there were a bit too many grammatical errors that I wasn't able to disregard them anymore. Initially it was just my finicky problems with punctuation, like misplaced or missing commas, that sort of thing. But eventually there were mistake...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4 stars I read a shorter, erotic book from this author recently and I was interested to see what she would do with a longer novel. The book focuses mostly on Scott and then Marshall as they work toward a relationship. Scott has always been enamored of Mars...

    This books has the potential to be very good. This is my opinion only but for me there were a few problems. 1. Editing - I'm not a person that freaks out about this and I usually overlook it especially if they don't throw me off. Here though they threw me off and stood out. 2. The ...

    I only read 100'ish pages of this book. So NO rating. Cause that wouldn?t be fair. I don?t want to DNF it either. I don?t think it deserves that either. What I want to say is this book has it all. If you read the description, it makes you want to read it because who won?...

    Loved this book! What a pleasant surprise! I?m saying that because I decided to randomly pick a book from my almost 800 + unread books on my iPad?s kindle app. Scottie, who has secretly been in love with his older brother?s best friend since he was a kid, knows it was all ...

  • Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
    Jun 30, 2018

    ??????*It's started out good and then...*?????? The story centers around Scott ?Scottie? Russell Cohen (26) and his brother's best friend, Marshall ?Marsh? Maxwell Donavan (30) who he hasn't seen in eight years. That all changes when both ends up in t...

  • Bea
    Jul 14, 2018

    ??????*It's started out good and then...*?????? The story centers around Scott ?Scottie? Russell Cohen (26) and his brother's best friend, Marshall ?Marsh? Maxwell Donavan (30) who he hasn't seen in eight years. That all changes when both ends up in t...

    For the first half this book ticked all my boxes. A cute insecure guy with a crush on his brother?s best friend with lots of pining. Then the two end up in a remote cabin together where said best friend turns out not to be so straight after all. Oh yeah, I was in heaven. But?. I co...

    Your gay, Harry! All the sudden, there shined a shiny demon... *ugh* This story wasn't bad, BUT when I notice (and get annoyed about) the language and spelling mistakes, I don't even want to think about what my clever, educated friends here at GR will think. And I am not a native ...

    This appears to be a first all m/m book for this author. The writing is solid and the editing was ok but had issues. I liked this one and I'll commend the author for writing very good emotional connection on one side of the couple. I believed Marshall was in love but the effort with Sc...

    ***I was lucky enough to BETA read this amazing story, and received an advanced copy. I did love the book so much, that I purchased my own copy today*** Have you ever wondered what would happen if your dreams did come true? If the guy you?ve been in love with for years and years s...

    3.5 stars Cute and fluffy story about childhood friends who meet again a decade later and fall in love. At one point, I thought it was gearing up for The Big Misunderstanding, but luckily that quickly wound down again. The first half was near perfect, but it lost a little bit of its...

    what a beautiful discovery! I discovered this book by chance but the plot struck me immediately and I bought it. Really loved this story!!!! ...

    This book is like strawberries with whipped cream, a bowl of beautiful juicy red cherries, lemonade on a summer day. Sweet, charming and lovely story about the song with a very important message, that always worth just be yourself and nothing is impossible. Even Marshall Donovan and ...

    I would've rated this higher, but unfortunately there were a bit too many grammatical errors that I wasn't able to disregard them anymore. Initially it was just my finicky problems with punctuation, like misplaced or missing commas, that sort of thing. But eventually there were mistake...

  • Line
    Jun 20, 2018

    ??????*It's started out good and then...*?????? The story centers around Scott ?Scottie? Russell Cohen (26) and his brother's best friend, Marshall ?Marsh? Maxwell Donavan (30) who he hasn't seen in eight years. That all changes when both ends up in t...

    For the first half this book ticked all my boxes. A cute insecure guy with a crush on his brother?s best friend with lots of pining. Then the two end up in a remote cabin together where said best friend turns out not to be so straight after all. Oh yeah, I was in heaven. But?. I co...

    Your gay, Harry! All the sudden, there shined a shiny demon... *ugh* This story wasn't bad, BUT when I notice (and get annoyed about) the language and spelling mistakes, I don't even want to think about what my clever, educated friends here at GR will think. And I am not a native ...

  • Earlyn
    Jun 30, 2018

    ??????*It's started out good and then...*?????? The story centers around Scott ?Scottie? Russell Cohen (26) and his brother's best friend, Marshall ?Marsh? Maxwell Donavan (30) who he hasn't seen in eight years. That all changes when both ends up in t...

    For the first half this book ticked all my boxes. A cute insecure guy with a crush on his brother?s best friend with lots of pining. Then the two end up in a remote cabin together where said best friend turns out not to be so straight after all. Oh yeah, I was in heaven. But?. I co...

    Your gay, Harry! All the sudden, there shined a shiny demon... *ugh* This story wasn't bad, BUT when I notice (and get annoyed about) the language and spelling mistakes, I don't even want to think about what my clever, educated friends here at GR will think. And I am not a native ...

    This appears to be a first all m/m book for this author. The writing is solid and the editing was ok but had issues. I liked this one and I'll commend the author for writing very good emotional connection on one side of the couple. I believed Marshall was in love but the effort with Sc...

    ***I was lucky enough to BETA read this amazing story, and received an advanced copy. I did love the book so much, that I purchased my own copy today*** Have you ever wondered what would happen if your dreams did come true? If the guy you?ve been in love with for years and years s...

    3.5 stars Cute and fluffy story about childhood friends who meet again a decade later and fall in love. At one point, I thought it was gearing up for The Big Misunderstanding, but luckily that quickly wound down again. The first half was near perfect, but it lost a little bit of its...

    what a beautiful discovery! I discovered this book by chance but the plot struck me immediately and I bought it. Really loved this story!!!! ...

    This book is like strawberries with whipped cream, a bowl of beautiful juicy red cherries, lemonade on a summer day. Sweet, charming and lovely story about the song with a very important message, that always worth just be yourself and nothing is impossible. Even Marshall Donovan and ...

    I would've rated this higher, but unfortunately there were a bit too many grammatical errors that I wasn't able to disregard them anymore. Initially it was just my finicky problems with punctuation, like misplaced or missing commas, that sort of thing. But eventually there were mistake...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4 stars I read a shorter, erotic book from this author recently and I was interested to see what she would do with a longer novel. The book focuses mostly on Scott and then Marshall as they work toward a relationship. Scott has always been enamored of Mars...

    This books has the potential to be very good. This is my opinion only but for me there were a few problems. 1. Editing - I'm not a person that freaks out about this and I usually overlook it especially if they don't throw me off. Here though they threw me off and stood out. 2. The ...

    I only read 100'ish pages of this book. So NO rating. Cause that wouldn?t be fair. I don?t want to DNF it either. I don?t think it deserves that either. What I want to say is this book has it all. If you read the description, it makes you want to read it because who won?...

    Loved this book! What a pleasant surprise! I?m saying that because I decided to randomly pick a book from my almost 800 + unread books on my iPad?s kindle app. Scottie, who has secretly been in love with his older brother?s best friend since he was a kid, knows it was all ...

    Scott has always had feelings for his older brother's best friend Marshall. But it is not until his song that he wrote about Marshall is used in a movie and winning a Grammy for that song does Scott realize the feelings never went away. He needs to let it go - as Marshall is engaged an...

    Marshall and Scott What a well written romance. This is a friends to lovers story. Scott has always loved Marshall. The day Marshall saved him from a bully cemented that love. Fast forward right years, later because of circumstances they ended up in the cabin together. This gave ...

  • Alex
    Jun 22, 2018

    ??????*It's started out good and then...*?????? The story centers around Scott ?Scottie? Russell Cohen (26) and his brother's best friend, Marshall ?Marsh? Maxwell Donavan (30) who he hasn't seen in eight years. That all changes when both ends up in t...

    For the first half this book ticked all my boxes. A cute insecure guy with a crush on his brother?s best friend with lots of pining. Then the two end up in a remote cabin together where said best friend turns out not to be so straight after all. Oh yeah, I was in heaven. But?. I co...

    Your gay, Harry! All the sudden, there shined a shiny demon... *ugh* This story wasn't bad, BUT when I notice (and get annoyed about) the language and spelling mistakes, I don't even want to think about what my clever, educated friends here at GR will think. And I am not a native ...

    This appears to be a first all m/m book for this author. The writing is solid and the editing was ok but had issues. I liked this one and I'll commend the author for writing very good emotional connection on one side of the couple. I believed Marshall was in love but the effort with Sc...

    ***I was lucky enough to BETA read this amazing story, and received an advanced copy. I did love the book so much, that I purchased my own copy today*** Have you ever wondered what would happen if your dreams did come true? If the guy you?ve been in love with for years and years s...

    3.5 stars Cute and fluffy story about childhood friends who meet again a decade later and fall in love. At one point, I thought it was gearing up for The Big Misunderstanding, but luckily that quickly wound down again. The first half was near perfect, but it lost a little bit of its...

    what a beautiful discovery! I discovered this book by chance but the plot struck me immediately and I bought it. Really loved this story!!!! ...

  • Joyfully Jay
    Jul 14, 2018

    ??????*It's started out good and then...*?????? The story centers around Scott ?Scottie? Russell Cohen (26) and his brother's best friend, Marshall ?Marsh? Maxwell Donavan (30) who he hasn't seen in eight years. That all changes when both ends up in t...

    For the first half this book ticked all my boxes. A cute insecure guy with a crush on his brother?s best friend with lots of pining. Then the two end up in a remote cabin together where said best friend turns out not to be so straight after all. Oh yeah, I was in heaven. But?. I co...

    Your gay, Harry! All the sudden, there shined a shiny demon... *ugh* This story wasn't bad, BUT when I notice (and get annoyed about) the language and spelling mistakes, I don't even want to think about what my clever, educated friends here at GR will think. And I am not a native ...

    This appears to be a first all m/m book for this author. The writing is solid and the editing was ok but had issues. I liked this one and I'll commend the author for writing very good emotional connection on one side of the couple. I believed Marshall was in love but the effort with Sc...

    ***I was lucky enough to BETA read this amazing story, and received an advanced copy. I did love the book so much, that I purchased my own copy today*** Have you ever wondered what would happen if your dreams did come true? If the guy you?ve been in love with for years and years s...

    3.5 stars Cute and fluffy story about childhood friends who meet again a decade later and fall in love. At one point, I thought it was gearing up for The Big Misunderstanding, but luckily that quickly wound down again. The first half was near perfect, but it lost a little bit of its...

    what a beautiful discovery! I discovered this book by chance but the plot struck me immediately and I bought it. Really loved this story!!!! ...

    This book is like strawberries with whipped cream, a bowl of beautiful juicy red cherries, lemonade on a summer day. Sweet, charming and lovely story about the song with a very important message, that always worth just be yourself and nothing is impossible. Even Marshall Donovan and ...

    I would've rated this higher, but unfortunately there were a bit too many grammatical errors that I wasn't able to disregard them anymore. Initially it was just my finicky problems with punctuation, like misplaced or missing commas, that sort of thing. But eventually there were mistake...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4 stars I read a shorter, erotic book from this author recently and I was interested to see what she would do with a longer novel. The book focuses mostly on Scott and then Marshall as they work toward a relationship. Scott has always been enamored of Mars...

  • Rachel
    Jun 25, 2018

    ??????*It's started out good and then...*?????? The story centers around Scott ?Scottie? Russell Cohen (26) and his brother's best friend, Marshall ?Marsh? Maxwell Donavan (30) who he hasn't seen in eight years. That all changes when both ends up in t...

    For the first half this book ticked all my boxes. A cute insecure guy with a crush on his brother?s best friend with lots of pining. Then the two end up in a remote cabin together where said best friend turns out not to be so straight after all. Oh yeah, I was in heaven. But?. I co...

    Your gay, Harry! All the sudden, there shined a shiny demon... *ugh* This story wasn't bad, BUT when I notice (and get annoyed about) the language and spelling mistakes, I don't even want to think about what my clever, educated friends here at GR will think. And I am not a native ...

    This appears to be a first all m/m book for this author. The writing is solid and the editing was ok but had issues. I liked this one and I'll commend the author for writing very good emotional connection on one side of the couple. I believed Marshall was in love but the effort with Sc...

    ***I was lucky enough to BETA read this amazing story, and received an advanced copy. I did love the book so much, that I purchased my own copy today*** Have you ever wondered what would happen if your dreams did come true? If the guy you?ve been in love with for years and years s...

    3.5 stars Cute and fluffy story about childhood friends who meet again a decade later and fall in love. At one point, I thought it was gearing up for The Big Misunderstanding, but luckily that quickly wound down again. The first half was near perfect, but it lost a little bit of its...

    what a beautiful discovery! I discovered this book by chance but the plot struck me immediately and I bought it. Really loved this story!!!! ...

    This book is like strawberries with whipped cream, a bowl of beautiful juicy red cherries, lemonade on a summer day. Sweet, charming and lovely story about the song with a very important message, that always worth just be yourself and nothing is impossible. Even Marshall Donovan and ...

    I would've rated this higher, but unfortunately there were a bit too many grammatical errors that I wasn't able to disregard them anymore. Initially it was just my finicky problems with punctuation, like misplaced or missing commas, that sort of thing. But eventually there were mistake...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4 stars I read a shorter, erotic book from this author recently and I was interested to see what she would do with a longer novel. The book focuses mostly on Scott and then Marshall as they work toward a relationship. Scott has always been enamored of Mars...

    This books has the potential to be very good. This is my opinion only but for me there were a few problems. 1. Editing - I'm not a person that freaks out about this and I usually overlook it especially if they don't throw me off. Here though they threw me off and stood out. 2. The ...

    I only read 100'ish pages of this book. So NO rating. Cause that wouldn?t be fair. I don?t want to DNF it either. I don?t think it deserves that either. What I want to say is this book has it all. If you read the description, it makes you want to read it because who won?...

    Loved this book! What a pleasant surprise! I?m saying that because I decided to randomly pick a book from my almost 800 + unread books on my iPad?s kindle app. Scottie, who has secretly been in love with his older brother?s best friend since he was a kid, knows it was all ...

    Scott has always had feelings for his older brother's best friend Marshall. But it is not until his song that he wrote about Marshall is used in a movie and winning a Grammy for that song does Scott realize the feelings never went away. He needs to let it go - as Marshall is engaged an...

    Marshall and Scott What a well written romance. This is a friends to lovers story. Scott has always loved Marshall. The day Marshall saved him from a bully cemented that love. Fast forward right years, later because of circumstances they ended up in the cabin together. This gave ...

    1.75 stars I ended up skimming through big chunks of this. I found the characters to be very boring and bland, making me feel a sort of disconnect to the story itself. The writing style was a bit off putting as well. ...

    S?odka jak miód :) ...

    I was really liking this one but the overdramatic aspect of the book was a bit of a let down for me. ...

    4,5* sooo sweet ...

    3 and a half *s The story was okay but the editing really let it down. Missed words and words spelt wrong ...

  • Elizabeth
    Jun 25, 2018

    ??????*It's started out good and then...*?????? The story centers around Scott ?Scottie? Russell Cohen (26) and his brother's best friend, Marshall ?Marsh? Maxwell Donavan (30) who he hasn't seen in eight years. That all changes when both ends up in t...

    For the first half this book ticked all my boxes. A cute insecure guy with a crush on his brother?s best friend with lots of pining. Then the two end up in a remote cabin together where said best friend turns out not to be so straight after all. Oh yeah, I was in heaven. But?. I co...

    Your gay, Harry! All the sudden, there shined a shiny demon... *ugh* This story wasn't bad, BUT when I notice (and get annoyed about) the language and spelling mistakes, I don't even want to think about what my clever, educated friends here at GR will think. And I am not a native ...

    This appears to be a first all m/m book for this author. The writing is solid and the editing was ok but had issues. I liked this one and I'll commend the author for writing very good emotional connection on one side of the couple. I believed Marshall was in love but the effort with Sc...

    ***I was lucky enough to BETA read this amazing story, and received an advanced copy. I did love the book so much, that I purchased my own copy today*** Have you ever wondered what would happen if your dreams did come true? If the guy you?ve been in love with for years and years s...

    3.5 stars Cute and fluffy story about childhood friends who meet again a decade later and fall in love. At one point, I thought it was gearing up for The Big Misunderstanding, but luckily that quickly wound down again. The first half was near perfect, but it lost a little bit of its...

    what a beautiful discovery! I discovered this book by chance but the plot struck me immediately and I bought it. Really loved this story!!!! ...

    This book is like strawberries with whipped cream, a bowl of beautiful juicy red cherries, lemonade on a summer day. Sweet, charming and lovely story about the song with a very important message, that always worth just be yourself and nothing is impossible. Even Marshall Donovan and ...

    I would've rated this higher, but unfortunately there were a bit too many grammatical errors that I wasn't able to disregard them anymore. Initially it was just my finicky problems with punctuation, like misplaced or missing commas, that sort of thing. But eventually there were mistake...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4 stars I read a shorter, erotic book from this author recently and I was interested to see what she would do with a longer novel. The book focuses mostly on Scott and then Marshall as they work toward a relationship. Scott has always been enamored of Mars...

    This books has the potential to be very good. This is my opinion only but for me there were a few problems. 1. Editing - I'm not a person that freaks out about this and I usually overlook it especially if they don't throw me off. Here though they threw me off and stood out. 2. The ...

  • Nanna Sander
    Jun 25, 2018

    ??????*It's started out good and then...*?????? The story centers around Scott ?Scottie? Russell Cohen (26) and his brother's best friend, Marshall ?Marsh? Maxwell Donavan (30) who he hasn't seen in eight years. That all changes when both ends up in t...

    For the first half this book ticked all my boxes. A cute insecure guy with a crush on his brother?s best friend with lots of pining. Then the two end up in a remote cabin together where said best friend turns out not to be so straight after all. Oh yeah, I was in heaven. But?. I co...

    Your gay, Harry! All the sudden, there shined a shiny demon... *ugh* This story wasn't bad, BUT when I notice (and get annoyed about) the language and spelling mistakes, I don't even want to think about what my clever, educated friends here at GR will think. And I am not a native ...

    This appears to be a first all m/m book for this author. The writing is solid and the editing was ok but had issues. I liked this one and I'll commend the author for writing very good emotional connection on one side of the couple. I believed Marshall was in love but the effort with Sc...

    ***I was lucky enough to BETA read this amazing story, and received an advanced copy. I did love the book so much, that I purchased my own copy today*** Have you ever wondered what would happen if your dreams did come true? If the guy you?ve been in love with for years and years s...

    3.5 stars Cute and fluffy story about childhood friends who meet again a decade later and fall in love. At one point, I thought it was gearing up for The Big Misunderstanding, but luckily that quickly wound down again. The first half was near perfect, but it lost a little bit of its...

  • Ula'ndi Hart
    Jun 20, 2018

    ??????*It's started out good and then...*?????? The story centers around Scott ?Scottie? Russell Cohen (26) and his brother's best friend, Marshall ?Marsh? Maxwell Donavan (30) who he hasn't seen in eight years. That all changes when both ends up in t...

    For the first half this book ticked all my boxes. A cute insecure guy with a crush on his brother?s best friend with lots of pining. Then the two end up in a remote cabin together where said best friend turns out not to be so straight after all. Oh yeah, I was in heaven. But?. I co...

    Your gay, Harry! All the sudden, there shined a shiny demon... *ugh* This story wasn't bad, BUT when I notice (and get annoyed about) the language and spelling mistakes, I don't even want to think about what my clever, educated friends here at GR will think. And I am not a native ...

    This appears to be a first all m/m book for this author. The writing is solid and the editing was ok but had issues. I liked this one and I'll commend the author for writing very good emotional connection on one side of the couple. I believed Marshall was in love but the effort with Sc...

    ***I was lucky enough to BETA read this amazing story, and received an advanced copy. I did love the book so much, that I purchased my own copy today*** Have you ever wondered what would happen if your dreams did come true? If the guy you?ve been in love with for years and years s...

    3.5 stars Cute and fluffy story about childhood friends who meet again a decade later and fall in love. At one point, I thought it was gearing up for The Big Misunderstanding, but luckily that quickly wound down again. The first half was near perfect, but it lost a little bit of its...

    what a beautiful discovery! I discovered this book by chance but the plot struck me immediately and I bought it. Really loved this story!!!! ...

    This book is like strawberries with whipped cream, a bowl of beautiful juicy red cherries, lemonade on a summer day. Sweet, charming and lovely story about the song with a very important message, that always worth just be yourself and nothing is impossible. Even Marshall Donovan and ...

    I would've rated this higher, but unfortunately there were a bit too many grammatical errors that I wasn't able to disregard them anymore. Initially it was just my finicky problems with punctuation, like misplaced or missing commas, that sort of thing. But eventually there were mistake...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4 stars I read a shorter, erotic book from this author recently and I was interested to see what she would do with a longer novel. The book focuses mostly on Scott and then Marshall as they work toward a relationship. Scott has always been enamored of Mars...

    This books has the potential to be very good. This is my opinion only but for me there were a few problems. 1. Editing - I'm not a person that freaks out about this and I usually overlook it especially if they don't throw me off. Here though they threw me off and stood out. 2. The ...

    I only read 100'ish pages of this book. So NO rating. Cause that wouldn?t be fair. I don?t want to DNF it either. I don?t think it deserves that either. What I want to say is this book has it all. If you read the description, it makes you want to read it because who won?...

  • Karen Edwards
    Jul 02, 2018

    ??????*It's started out good and then...*?????? The story centers around Scott ?Scottie? Russell Cohen (26) and his brother's best friend, Marshall ?Marsh? Maxwell Donavan (30) who he hasn't seen in eight years. That all changes when both ends up in t...

    For the first half this book ticked all my boxes. A cute insecure guy with a crush on his brother?s best friend with lots of pining. Then the two end up in a remote cabin together where said best friend turns out not to be so straight after all. Oh yeah, I was in heaven. But?. I co...

    Your gay, Harry! All the sudden, there shined a shiny demon... *ugh* This story wasn't bad, BUT when I notice (and get annoyed about) the language and spelling mistakes, I don't even want to think about what my clever, educated friends here at GR will think. And I am not a native ...

    This appears to be a first all m/m book for this author. The writing is solid and the editing was ok but had issues. I liked this one and I'll commend the author for writing very good emotional connection on one side of the couple. I believed Marshall was in love but the effort with Sc...

    ***I was lucky enough to BETA read this amazing story, and received an advanced copy. I did love the book so much, that I purchased my own copy today*** Have you ever wondered what would happen if your dreams did come true? If the guy you?ve been in love with for years and years s...

    3.5 stars Cute and fluffy story about childhood friends who meet again a decade later and fall in love. At one point, I thought it was gearing up for The Big Misunderstanding, but luckily that quickly wound down again. The first half was near perfect, but it lost a little bit of its...

    what a beautiful discovery! I discovered this book by chance but the plot struck me immediately and I bought it. Really loved this story!!!! ...

    This book is like strawberries with whipped cream, a bowl of beautiful juicy red cherries, lemonade on a summer day. Sweet, charming and lovely story about the song with a very important message, that always worth just be yourself and nothing is impossible. Even Marshall Donovan and ...

    I would've rated this higher, but unfortunately there were a bit too many grammatical errors that I wasn't able to disregard them anymore. Initially it was just my finicky problems with punctuation, like misplaced or missing commas, that sort of thing. But eventually there were mistake...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4 stars I read a shorter, erotic book from this author recently and I was interested to see what she would do with a longer novel. The book focuses mostly on Scott and then Marshall as they work toward a relationship. Scott has always been enamored of Mars...

    This books has the potential to be very good. This is my opinion only but for me there were a few problems. 1. Editing - I'm not a person that freaks out about this and I usually overlook it especially if they don't throw me off. Here though they threw me off and stood out. 2. The ...

    I only read 100'ish pages of this book. So NO rating. Cause that wouldn?t be fair. I don?t want to DNF it either. I don?t think it deserves that either. What I want to say is this book has it all. If you read the description, it makes you want to read it because who won?...

    Loved this book! What a pleasant surprise! I?m saying that because I decided to randomly pick a book from my almost 800 + unread books on my iPad?s kindle app. Scottie, who has secretly been in love with his older brother?s best friend since he was a kid, knows it was all ...

    Scott has always had feelings for his older brother's best friend Marshall. But it is not until his song that he wrote about Marshall is used in a movie and winning a Grammy for that song does Scott realize the feelings never went away. He needs to let it go - as Marshall is engaged an...

    Marshall and Scott What a well written romance. This is a friends to lovers story. Scott has always loved Marshall. The day Marshall saved him from a bully cemented that love. Fast forward right years, later because of circumstances they ended up in the cabin together. This gave ...

    1.75 stars I ended up skimming through big chunks of this. I found the characters to be very boring and bland, making me feel a sort of disconnect to the story itself. The writing style was a bit off putting as well. ...

    S?odka jak miód :) ...

    I was really liking this one but the overdramatic aspect of the book was a bit of a let down for me. ...

    4,5* sooo sweet ...

    3 and a half *s The story was okay but the editing really let it down. Missed words and words spelt wrong ...

    Rounding up to 2.5 because of the first half, the last 50% was just okay for me. ...

    I really thought I would love this.. but sadly enough the way Scottie pulled back so much was a huge turn off. If you have loved and trusted someone that long then why when finally things were happening would you be willing to throw it all away. And I never understood why Marshal kept ...

    Just Be You- is a fantastic title for this story. I have the great pleasure to read this. **arc received by author for my honest opinion** This story is a coming out and discovering yourself, acceptance and reaching out for what you need. It?s about finding love, even if it chall...

    Some people say romance readers are easy to please. I look at my own reviews and tend to think they're overly picky. Then I see so many rave reviews on something like this and understand what people are talking about. This book is the definition of mediocrity. It reads like the auth...

    This is tagged as a GFY. Which is fine except, I personally, have a hard time putting it in this category due to the simple fact .... mentioning of past thoughts or feelings towards the same gender. Even if theres no prior action taken. Again, maybe thats just me. I've read other books...

    Awwwww, this was such a sweet read! Scott had a crush (put mildly) on his big brother?s best friend, Marshall, in high school, but hasn?t seen him since graduation. He?s made a successful life for himself as a musician and songwriter in LA, on the other side of the US to his hom...

    Scott Cohen has had a crush on his brother's best friend, Marshall Donavan for as long as he can remember. After saving him the first day of his freshman year in high school, Scott wrote a song, "Just Be You," a song with a lot of heart and meaning. A song for Marshall. Marshall Donava...

  • Bati
    Jun 19, 2018

    ??????*It's started out good and then...*?????? The story centers around Scott ?Scottie? Russell Cohen (26) and his brother's best friend, Marshall ?Marsh? Maxwell Donavan (30) who he hasn't seen in eight years. That all changes when both ends up in t...

    For the first half this book ticked all my boxes. A cute insecure guy with a crush on his brother?s best friend with lots of pining. Then the two end up in a remote cabin together where said best friend turns out not to be so straight after all. Oh yeah, I was in heaven. But?. I co...

    Your gay, Harry! All the sudden, there shined a shiny demon... *ugh* This story wasn't bad, BUT when I notice (and get annoyed about) the language and spelling mistakes, I don't even want to think about what my clever, educated friends here at GR will think. And I am not a native ...

    This appears to be a first all m/m book for this author. The writing is solid and the editing was ok but had issues. I liked this one and I'll commend the author for writing very good emotional connection on one side of the couple. I believed Marshall was in love but the effort with Sc...

    ***I was lucky enough to BETA read this amazing story, and received an advanced copy. I did love the book so much, that I purchased my own copy today*** Have you ever wondered what would happen if your dreams did come true? If the guy you?ve been in love with for years and years s...

    3.5 stars Cute and fluffy story about childhood friends who meet again a decade later and fall in love. At one point, I thought it was gearing up for The Big Misunderstanding, but luckily that quickly wound down again. The first half was near perfect, but it lost a little bit of its...

    what a beautiful discovery! I discovered this book by chance but the plot struck me immediately and I bought it. Really loved this story!!!! ...

    This book is like strawberries with whipped cream, a bowl of beautiful juicy red cherries, lemonade on a summer day. Sweet, charming and lovely story about the song with a very important message, that always worth just be yourself and nothing is impossible. Even Marshall Donovan and ...

  • Akknieszka
    Jun 20, 2018

    ??????*It's started out good and then...*?????? The story centers around Scott ?Scottie? Russell Cohen (26) and his brother's best friend, Marshall ?Marsh? Maxwell Donavan (30) who he hasn't seen in eight years. That all changes when both ends up in t...

    For the first half this book ticked all my boxes. A cute insecure guy with a crush on his brother?s best friend with lots of pining. Then the two end up in a remote cabin together where said best friend turns out not to be so straight after all. Oh yeah, I was in heaven. But?. I co...

    Your gay, Harry! All the sudden, there shined a shiny demon... *ugh* This story wasn't bad, BUT when I notice (and get annoyed about) the language and spelling mistakes, I don't even want to think about what my clever, educated friends here at GR will think. And I am not a native ...

    This appears to be a first all m/m book for this author. The writing is solid and the editing was ok but had issues. I liked this one and I'll commend the author for writing very good emotional connection on one side of the couple. I believed Marshall was in love but the effort with Sc...

    ***I was lucky enough to BETA read this amazing story, and received an advanced copy. I did love the book so much, that I purchased my own copy today*** Have you ever wondered what would happen if your dreams did come true? If the guy you?ve been in love with for years and years s...

    3.5 stars Cute and fluffy story about childhood friends who meet again a decade later and fall in love. At one point, I thought it was gearing up for The Big Misunderstanding, but luckily that quickly wound down again. The first half was near perfect, but it lost a little bit of its...

    what a beautiful discovery! I discovered this book by chance but the plot struck me immediately and I bought it. Really loved this story!!!! ...

    This book is like strawberries with whipped cream, a bowl of beautiful juicy red cherries, lemonade on a summer day. Sweet, charming and lovely story about the song with a very important message, that always worth just be yourself and nothing is impossible. Even Marshall Donovan and ...

    I would've rated this higher, but unfortunately there were a bit too many grammatical errors that I wasn't able to disregard them anymore. Initially it was just my finicky problems with punctuation, like misplaced or missing commas, that sort of thing. But eventually there were mistake...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4 stars I read a shorter, erotic book from this author recently and I was interested to see what she would do with a longer novel. The book focuses mostly on Scott and then Marshall as they work toward a relationship. Scott has always been enamored of Mars...

    This books has the potential to be very good. This is my opinion only but for me there were a few problems. 1. Editing - I'm not a person that freaks out about this and I usually overlook it especially if they don't throw me off. Here though they threw me off and stood out. 2. The ...

    I only read 100'ish pages of this book. So NO rating. Cause that wouldn?t be fair. I don?t want to DNF it either. I don?t think it deserves that either. What I want to say is this book has it all. If you read the description, it makes you want to read it because who won?...

    Loved this book! What a pleasant surprise! I?m saying that because I decided to randomly pick a book from my almost 800 + unread books on my iPad?s kindle app. Scottie, who has secretly been in love with his older brother?s best friend since he was a kid, knows it was all ...

    Scott has always had feelings for his older brother's best friend Marshall. But it is not until his song that he wrote about Marshall is used in a movie and winning a Grammy for that song does Scott realize the feelings never went away. He needs to let it go - as Marshall is engaged an...

    Marshall and Scott What a well written romance. This is a friends to lovers story. Scott has always loved Marshall. The day Marshall saved him from a bully cemented that love. Fast forward right years, later because of circumstances they ended up in the cabin together. This gave ...

    1.75 stars I ended up skimming through big chunks of this. I found the characters to be very boring and bland, making me feel a sort of disconnect to the story itself. The writing style was a bit off putting as well. ...

    S?odka jak miód :) ...

  • Sheila Schoenauer
    Jun 20, 2018

    ??????*It's started out good and then...*?????? The story centers around Scott ?Scottie? Russell Cohen (26) and his brother's best friend, Marshall ?Marsh? Maxwell Donavan (30) who he hasn't seen in eight years. That all changes when both ends up in t...

    For the first half this book ticked all my boxes. A cute insecure guy with a crush on his brother?s best friend with lots of pining. Then the two end up in a remote cabin together where said best friend turns out not to be so straight after all. Oh yeah, I was in heaven. But?. I co...

    Your gay, Harry! All the sudden, there shined a shiny demon... *ugh* This story wasn't bad, BUT when I notice (and get annoyed about) the language and spelling mistakes, I don't even want to think about what my clever, educated friends here at GR will think. And I am not a native ...

    This appears to be a first all m/m book for this author. The writing is solid and the editing was ok but had issues. I liked this one and I'll commend the author for writing very good emotional connection on one side of the couple. I believed Marshall was in love but the effort with Sc...

    ***I was lucky enough to BETA read this amazing story, and received an advanced copy. I did love the book so much, that I purchased my own copy today*** Have you ever wondered what would happen if your dreams did come true? If the guy you?ve been in love with for years and years s...

    3.5 stars Cute and fluffy story about childhood friends who meet again a decade later and fall in love. At one point, I thought it was gearing up for The Big Misunderstanding, but luckily that quickly wound down again. The first half was near perfect, but it lost a little bit of its...

    what a beautiful discovery! I discovered this book by chance but the plot struck me immediately and I bought it. Really loved this story!!!! ...

    This book is like strawberries with whipped cream, a bowl of beautiful juicy red cherries, lemonade on a summer day. Sweet, charming and lovely story about the song with a very important message, that always worth just be yourself and nothing is impossible. Even Marshall Donovan and ...

    I would've rated this higher, but unfortunately there were a bit too many grammatical errors that I wasn't able to disregard them anymore. Initially it was just my finicky problems with punctuation, like misplaced or missing commas, that sort of thing. But eventually there were mistake...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4 stars I read a shorter, erotic book from this author recently and I was interested to see what she would do with a longer novel. The book focuses mostly on Scott and then Marshall as they work toward a relationship. Scott has always been enamored of Mars...

    This books has the potential to be very good. This is my opinion only but for me there were a few problems. 1. Editing - I'm not a person that freaks out about this and I usually overlook it especially if they don't throw me off. Here though they threw me off and stood out. 2. The ...

    I only read 100'ish pages of this book. So NO rating. Cause that wouldn?t be fair. I don?t want to DNF it either. I don?t think it deserves that either. What I want to say is this book has it all. If you read the description, it makes you want to read it because who won?...

    Loved this book! What a pleasant surprise! I?m saying that because I decided to randomly pick a book from my almost 800 + unread books on my iPad?s kindle app. Scottie, who has secretly been in love with his older brother?s best friend since he was a kid, knows it was all ...

    Scott has always had feelings for his older brother's best friend Marshall. But it is not until his song that he wrote about Marshall is used in a movie and winning a Grammy for that song does Scott realize the feelings never went away. He needs to let it go - as Marshall is engaged an...

    Marshall and Scott What a well written romance. This is a friends to lovers story. Scott has always loved Marshall. The day Marshall saved him from a bully cemented that love. Fast forward right years, later because of circumstances they ended up in the cabin together. This gave ...

    1.75 stars I ended up skimming through big chunks of this. I found the characters to be very boring and bland, making me feel a sort of disconnect to the story itself. The writing style was a bit off putting as well. ...

    S?odka jak miód :) ...

    I was really liking this one but the overdramatic aspect of the book was a bit of a let down for me. ...

    4,5* sooo sweet ...

    3 and a half *s The story was okay but the editing really let it down. Missed words and words spelt wrong ...

    Rounding up to 2.5 because of the first half, the last 50% was just okay for me. ...

    I really thought I would love this.. but sadly enough the way Scottie pulled back so much was a huge turn off. If you have loved and trusted someone that long then why when finally things were happening would you be willing to throw it all away. And I never understood why Marshal kept ...

    Just Be You- is a fantastic title for this story. I have the great pleasure to read this. **arc received by author for my honest opinion** This story is a coming out and discovering yourself, acceptance and reaching out for what you need. It?s about finding love, even if it chall...

    Some people say romance readers are easy to please. I look at my own reviews and tend to think they're overly picky. Then I see so many rave reviews on something like this and understand what people are talking about. This book is the definition of mediocrity. It reads like the auth...

    This is tagged as a GFY. Which is fine except, I personally, have a hard time putting it in this category due to the simple fact .... mentioning of past thoughts or feelings towards the same gender. Even if theres no prior action taken. Again, maybe thats just me. I've read other books...

    Awwwww, this was such a sweet read! Scott had a crush (put mildly) on his big brother?s best friend, Marshall, in high school, but hasn?t seen him since graduation. He?s made a successful life for himself as a musician and songwriter in LA, on the other side of the US to his hom...

    Scott Cohen has had a crush on his brother's best friend, Marshall Donavan for as long as he can remember. After saving him the first day of his freshman year in high school, Scott wrote a song, "Just Be You," a song with a lot of heart and meaning. A song for Marshall. Marshall Donava...

    After reading the whole book, I had to give it one star instead, as the second half of the book is total waste of time with meaningless plots and repetitive lines. (view spoiler)[The accident indicates very bad story telling, as it's basically not related to the whole story at all. ...

    I think this is my favorite book so far by this author. I absolutely loved it! I loved getting to know Scottie and Marshal and witnessing Marshal's discovery of his true self. I've always loved older brother's best friend stories but this M/M version of it was a first for me and it cou...

  • sinayel
    Jul 02, 2018

    ??????*It's started out good and then...*?????? The story centers around Scott ?Scottie? Russell Cohen (26) and his brother's best friend, Marshall ?Marsh? Maxwell Donavan (30) who he hasn't seen in eight years. That all changes when both ends up in t...

    For the first half this book ticked all my boxes. A cute insecure guy with a crush on his brother?s best friend with lots of pining. Then the two end up in a remote cabin together where said best friend turns out not to be so straight after all. Oh yeah, I was in heaven. But?. I co...

    Your gay, Harry! All the sudden, there shined a shiny demon... *ugh* This story wasn't bad, BUT when I notice (and get annoyed about) the language and spelling mistakes, I don't even want to think about what my clever, educated friends here at GR will think. And I am not a native ...

    This appears to be a first all m/m book for this author. The writing is solid and the editing was ok but had issues. I liked this one and I'll commend the author for writing very good emotional connection on one side of the couple. I believed Marshall was in love but the effort with Sc...

    ***I was lucky enough to BETA read this amazing story, and received an advanced copy. I did love the book so much, that I purchased my own copy today*** Have you ever wondered what would happen if your dreams did come true? If the guy you?ve been in love with for years and years s...

    3.5 stars Cute and fluffy story about childhood friends who meet again a decade later and fall in love. At one point, I thought it was gearing up for The Big Misunderstanding, but luckily that quickly wound down again. The first half was near perfect, but it lost a little bit of its...

    what a beautiful discovery! I discovered this book by chance but the plot struck me immediately and I bought it. Really loved this story!!!! ...

    This book is like strawberries with whipped cream, a bowl of beautiful juicy red cherries, lemonade on a summer day. Sweet, charming and lovely story about the song with a very important message, that always worth just be yourself and nothing is impossible. Even Marshall Donovan and ...

    I would've rated this higher, but unfortunately there were a bit too many grammatical errors that I wasn't able to disregard them anymore. Initially it was just my finicky problems with punctuation, like misplaced or missing commas, that sort of thing. But eventually there were mistake...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4 stars I read a shorter, erotic book from this author recently and I was interested to see what she would do with a longer novel. The book focuses mostly on Scott and then Marshall as they work toward a relationship. Scott has always been enamored of Mars...

    This books has the potential to be very good. This is my opinion only but for me there were a few problems. 1. Editing - I'm not a person that freaks out about this and I usually overlook it especially if they don't throw me off. Here though they threw me off and stood out. 2. The ...

    I only read 100'ish pages of this book. So NO rating. Cause that wouldn?t be fair. I don?t want to DNF it either. I don?t think it deserves that either. What I want to say is this book has it all. If you read the description, it makes you want to read it because who won?...

    Loved this book! What a pleasant surprise! I?m saying that because I decided to randomly pick a book from my almost 800 + unread books on my iPad?s kindle app. Scottie, who has secretly been in love with his older brother?s best friend since he was a kid, knows it was all ...

    Scott has always had feelings for his older brother's best friend Marshall. But it is not until his song that he wrote about Marshall is used in a movie and winning a Grammy for that song does Scott realize the feelings never went away. He needs to let it go - as Marshall is engaged an...

    Marshall and Scott What a well written romance. This is a friends to lovers story. Scott has always loved Marshall. The day Marshall saved him from a bully cemented that love. Fast forward right years, later because of circumstances they ended up in the cabin together. This gave ...

    1.75 stars I ended up skimming through big chunks of this. I found the characters to be very boring and bland, making me feel a sort of disconnect to the story itself. The writing style was a bit off putting as well. ...

    S?odka jak miód :) ...

    I was really liking this one but the overdramatic aspect of the book was a bit of a let down for me. ...

  • Nicki - The Overflowing Bookcase
    Jun 18, 2018

    ??????*It's started out good and then...*?????? The story centers around Scott ?Scottie? Russell Cohen (26) and his brother's best friend, Marshall ?Marsh? Maxwell Donavan (30) who he hasn't seen in eight years. That all changes when both ends up in t...

    For the first half this book ticked all my boxes. A cute insecure guy with a crush on his brother?s best friend with lots of pining. Then the two end up in a remote cabin together where said best friend turns out not to be so straight after all. Oh yeah, I was in heaven. But?. I co...

    Your gay, Harry! All the sudden, there shined a shiny demon... *ugh* This story wasn't bad, BUT when I notice (and get annoyed about) the language and spelling mistakes, I don't even want to think about what my clever, educated friends here at GR will think. And I am not a native ...

    This appears to be a first all m/m book for this author. The writing is solid and the editing was ok but had issues. I liked this one and I'll commend the author for writing very good emotional connection on one side of the couple. I believed Marshall was in love but the effort with Sc...

    ***I was lucky enough to BETA read this amazing story, and received an advanced copy. I did love the book so much, that I purchased my own copy today*** Have you ever wondered what would happen if your dreams did come true? If the guy you?ve been in love with for years and years s...

    3.5 stars Cute and fluffy story about childhood friends who meet again a decade later and fall in love. At one point, I thought it was gearing up for The Big Misunderstanding, but luckily that quickly wound down again. The first half was near perfect, but it lost a little bit of its...

    what a beautiful discovery! I discovered this book by chance but the plot struck me immediately and I bought it. Really loved this story!!!! ...

    This book is like strawberries with whipped cream, a bowl of beautiful juicy red cherries, lemonade on a summer day. Sweet, charming and lovely story about the song with a very important message, that always worth just be yourself and nothing is impossible. Even Marshall Donovan and ...

    I would've rated this higher, but unfortunately there were a bit too many grammatical errors that I wasn't able to disregard them anymore. Initially it was just my finicky problems with punctuation, like misplaced or missing commas, that sort of thing. But eventually there were mistake...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4 stars I read a shorter, erotic book from this author recently and I was interested to see what she would do with a longer novel. The book focuses mostly on Scott and then Marshall as they work toward a relationship. Scott has always been enamored of Mars...

    This books has the potential to be very good. This is my opinion only but for me there were a few problems. 1. Editing - I'm not a person that freaks out about this and I usually overlook it especially if they don't throw me off. Here though they threw me off and stood out. 2. The ...

    I only read 100'ish pages of this book. So NO rating. Cause that wouldn?t be fair. I don?t want to DNF it either. I don?t think it deserves that either. What I want to say is this book has it all. If you read the description, it makes you want to read it because who won?...

    Loved this book! What a pleasant surprise! I?m saying that because I decided to randomly pick a book from my almost 800 + unread books on my iPad?s kindle app. Scottie, who has secretly been in love with his older brother?s best friend since he was a kid, knows it was all ...

    Scott has always had feelings for his older brother's best friend Marshall. But it is not until his song that he wrote about Marshall is used in a movie and winning a Grammy for that song does Scott realize the feelings never went away. He needs to let it go - as Marshall is engaged an...

  • Melanie Rawlinson
    Jun 21, 2018

    ??????*It's started out good and then...*?????? The story centers around Scott ?Scottie? Russell Cohen (26) and his brother's best friend, Marshall ?Marsh? Maxwell Donavan (30) who he hasn't seen in eight years. That all changes when both ends up in t...

    For the first half this book ticked all my boxes. A cute insecure guy with a crush on his brother?s best friend with lots of pining. Then the two end up in a remote cabin together where said best friend turns out not to be so straight after all. Oh yeah, I was in heaven. But?. I co...

    Your gay, Harry! All the sudden, there shined a shiny demon... *ugh* This story wasn't bad, BUT when I notice (and get annoyed about) the language and spelling mistakes, I don't even want to think about what my clever, educated friends here at GR will think. And I am not a native ...

    This appears to be a first all m/m book for this author. The writing is solid and the editing was ok but had issues. I liked this one and I'll commend the author for writing very good emotional connection on one side of the couple. I believed Marshall was in love but the effort with Sc...

    ***I was lucky enough to BETA read this amazing story, and received an advanced copy. I did love the book so much, that I purchased my own copy today*** Have you ever wondered what would happen if your dreams did come true? If the guy you?ve been in love with for years and years s...

    3.5 stars Cute and fluffy story about childhood friends who meet again a decade later and fall in love. At one point, I thought it was gearing up for The Big Misunderstanding, but luckily that quickly wound down again. The first half was near perfect, but it lost a little bit of its...

    what a beautiful discovery! I discovered this book by chance but the plot struck me immediately and I bought it. Really loved this story!!!! ...

    This book is like strawberries with whipped cream, a bowl of beautiful juicy red cherries, lemonade on a summer day. Sweet, charming and lovely story about the song with a very important message, that always worth just be yourself and nothing is impossible. Even Marshall Donovan and ...

    I would've rated this higher, but unfortunately there were a bit too many grammatical errors that I wasn't able to disregard them anymore. Initially it was just my finicky problems with punctuation, like misplaced or missing commas, that sort of thing. But eventually there were mistake...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4 stars I read a shorter, erotic book from this author recently and I was interested to see what she would do with a longer novel. The book focuses mostly on Scott and then Marshall as they work toward a relationship. Scott has always been enamored of Mars...

    This books has the potential to be very good. This is my opinion only but for me there were a few problems. 1. Editing - I'm not a person that freaks out about this and I usually overlook it especially if they don't throw me off. Here though they threw me off and stood out. 2. The ...

    I only read 100'ish pages of this book. So NO rating. Cause that wouldn?t be fair. I don?t want to DNF it either. I don?t think it deserves that either. What I want to say is this book has it all. If you read the description, it makes you want to read it because who won?...

    Loved this book! What a pleasant surprise! I?m saying that because I decided to randomly pick a book from my almost 800 + unread books on my iPad?s kindle app. Scottie, who has secretly been in love with his older brother?s best friend since he was a kid, knows it was all ...

    Scott has always had feelings for his older brother's best friend Marshall. But it is not until his song that he wrote about Marshall is used in a movie and winning a Grammy for that song does Scott realize the feelings never went away. He needs to let it go - as Marshall is engaged an...

    Marshall and Scott What a well written romance. This is a friends to lovers story. Scott has always loved Marshall. The day Marshall saved him from a bully cemented that love. Fast forward right years, later because of circumstances they ended up in the cabin together. This gave ...

    1.75 stars I ended up skimming through big chunks of this. I found the characters to be very boring and bland, making me feel a sort of disconnect to the story itself. The writing style was a bit off putting as well. ...

    S?odka jak miód :) ...

    I was really liking this one but the overdramatic aspect of the book was a bit of a let down for me. ...

    4,5* sooo sweet ...

    3 and a half *s The story was okay but the editing really let it down. Missed words and words spelt wrong ...

    Rounding up to 2.5 because of the first half, the last 50% was just okay for me. ...

    I really thought I would love this.. but sadly enough the way Scottie pulled back so much was a huge turn off. If you have loved and trusted someone that long then why when finally things were happening would you be willing to throw it all away. And I never understood why Marshal kept ...

    Just Be You- is a fantastic title for this story. I have the great pleasure to read this. **arc received by author for my honest opinion** This story is a coming out and discovering yourself, acceptance and reaching out for what you need. It?s about finding love, even if it chall...

    Some people say romance readers are easy to please. I look at my own reviews and tend to think they're overly picky. Then I see so many rave reviews on something like this and understand what people are talking about. This book is the definition of mediocrity. It reads like the auth...

    This is tagged as a GFY. Which is fine except, I personally, have a hard time putting it in this category due to the simple fact .... mentioning of past thoughts or feelings towards the same gender. Even if theres no prior action taken. Again, maybe thats just me. I've read other books...

    Awwwww, this was such a sweet read! Scott had a crush (put mildly) on his big brother?s best friend, Marshall, in high school, but hasn?t seen him since graduation. He?s made a successful life for himself as a musician and songwriter in LA, on the other side of the US to his hom...

  • Mark Wade
    Aug 04, 2018

    ??????*It's started out good and then...*?????? The story centers around Scott ?Scottie? Russell Cohen (26) and his brother's best friend, Marshall ?Marsh? Maxwell Donavan (30) who he hasn't seen in eight years. That all changes when both ends up in t...

    For the first half this book ticked all my boxes. A cute insecure guy with a crush on his brother?s best friend with lots of pining. Then the two end up in a remote cabin together where said best friend turns out not to be so straight after all. Oh yeah, I was in heaven. But?. I co...

    Your gay, Harry! All the sudden, there shined a shiny demon... *ugh* This story wasn't bad, BUT when I notice (and get annoyed about) the language and spelling mistakes, I don't even want to think about what my clever, educated friends here at GR will think. And I am not a native ...

    This appears to be a first all m/m book for this author. The writing is solid and the editing was ok but had issues. I liked this one and I'll commend the author for writing very good emotional connection on one side of the couple. I believed Marshall was in love but the effort with Sc...

    ***I was lucky enough to BETA read this amazing story, and received an advanced copy. I did love the book so much, that I purchased my own copy today*** Have you ever wondered what would happen if your dreams did come true? If the guy you?ve been in love with for years and years s...

    3.5 stars Cute and fluffy story about childhood friends who meet again a decade later and fall in love. At one point, I thought it was gearing up for The Big Misunderstanding, but luckily that quickly wound down again. The first half was near perfect, but it lost a little bit of its...

    what a beautiful discovery! I discovered this book by chance but the plot struck me immediately and I bought it. Really loved this story!!!! ...

    This book is like strawberries with whipped cream, a bowl of beautiful juicy red cherries, lemonade on a summer day. Sweet, charming and lovely story about the song with a very important message, that always worth just be yourself and nothing is impossible. Even Marshall Donovan and ...

    I would've rated this higher, but unfortunately there were a bit too many grammatical errors that I wasn't able to disregard them anymore. Initially it was just my finicky problems with punctuation, like misplaced or missing commas, that sort of thing. But eventually there were mistake...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4 stars I read a shorter, erotic book from this author recently and I was interested to see what she would do with a longer novel. The book focuses mostly on Scott and then Marshall as they work toward a relationship. Scott has always been enamored of Mars...

    This books has the potential to be very good. This is my opinion only but for me there were a few problems. 1. Editing - I'm not a person that freaks out about this and I usually overlook it especially if they don't throw me off. Here though they threw me off and stood out. 2. The ...

    I only read 100'ish pages of this book. So NO rating. Cause that wouldn?t be fair. I don?t want to DNF it either. I don?t think it deserves that either. What I want to say is this book has it all. If you read the description, it makes you want to read it because who won?...

    Loved this book! What a pleasant surprise! I?m saying that because I decided to randomly pick a book from my almost 800 + unread books on my iPad?s kindle app. Scottie, who has secretly been in love with his older brother?s best friend since he was a kid, knows it was all ...

    Scott has always had feelings for his older brother's best friend Marshall. But it is not until his song that he wrote about Marshall is used in a movie and winning a Grammy for that song does Scott realize the feelings never went away. He needs to let it go - as Marshall is engaged an...

    Marshall and Scott What a well written romance. This is a friends to lovers story. Scott has always loved Marshall. The day Marshall saved him from a bully cemented that love. Fast forward right years, later because of circumstances they ended up in the cabin together. This gave ...

    1.75 stars I ended up skimming through big chunks of this. I found the characters to be very boring and bland, making me feel a sort of disconnect to the story itself. The writing style was a bit off putting as well. ...

    S?odka jak miód :) ...

    I was really liking this one but the overdramatic aspect of the book was a bit of a let down for me. ...

    4,5* sooo sweet ...

    3 and a half *s The story was okay but the editing really let it down. Missed words and words spelt wrong ...

    Rounding up to 2.5 because of the first half, the last 50% was just okay for me. ...

    I really thought I would love this.. but sadly enough the way Scottie pulled back so much was a huge turn off. If you have loved and trusted someone that long then why when finally things were happening would you be willing to throw it all away. And I never understood why Marshal kept ...

    Just Be You- is a fantastic title for this story. I have the great pleasure to read this. **arc received by author for my honest opinion** This story is a coming out and discovering yourself, acceptance and reaching out for what you need. It?s about finding love, even if it chall...

    Some people say romance readers are easy to please. I look at my own reviews and tend to think they're overly picky. Then I see so many rave reviews on something like this and understand what people are talking about. This book is the definition of mediocrity. It reads like the auth...

  • Jessica Wannamaker
    Jun 19, 2018

    ??????*It's started out good and then...*?????? The story centers around Scott ?Scottie? Russell Cohen (26) and his brother's best friend, Marshall ?Marsh? Maxwell Donavan (30) who he hasn't seen in eight years. That all changes when both ends up in t...

    For the first half this book ticked all my boxes. A cute insecure guy with a crush on his brother?s best friend with lots of pining. Then the two end up in a remote cabin together where said best friend turns out not to be so straight after all. Oh yeah, I was in heaven. But?. I co...

    Your gay, Harry! All the sudden, there shined a shiny demon... *ugh* This story wasn't bad, BUT when I notice (and get annoyed about) the language and spelling mistakes, I don't even want to think about what my clever, educated friends here at GR will think. And I am not a native ...

    This appears to be a first all m/m book for this author. The writing is solid and the editing was ok but had issues. I liked this one and I'll commend the author for writing very good emotional connection on one side of the couple. I believed Marshall was in love but the effort with Sc...

    ***I was lucky enough to BETA read this amazing story, and received an advanced copy. I did love the book so much, that I purchased my own copy today*** Have you ever wondered what would happen if your dreams did come true? If the guy you?ve been in love with for years and years s...

    3.5 stars Cute and fluffy story about childhood friends who meet again a decade later and fall in love. At one point, I thought it was gearing up for The Big Misunderstanding, but luckily that quickly wound down again. The first half was near perfect, but it lost a little bit of its...

    what a beautiful discovery! I discovered this book by chance but the plot struck me immediately and I bought it. Really loved this story!!!! ...

    This book is like strawberries with whipped cream, a bowl of beautiful juicy red cherries, lemonade on a summer day. Sweet, charming and lovely story about the song with a very important message, that always worth just be yourself and nothing is impossible. Even Marshall Donovan and ...

    I would've rated this higher, but unfortunately there were a bit too many grammatical errors that I wasn't able to disregard them anymore. Initially it was just my finicky problems with punctuation, like misplaced or missing commas, that sort of thing. But eventually there were mistake...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4 stars I read a shorter, erotic book from this author recently and I was interested to see what she would do with a longer novel. The book focuses mostly on Scott and then Marshall as they work toward a relationship. Scott has always been enamored of Mars...

    This books has the potential to be very good. This is my opinion only but for me there were a few problems. 1. Editing - I'm not a person that freaks out about this and I usually overlook it especially if they don't throw me off. Here though they threw me off and stood out. 2. The ...

    I only read 100'ish pages of this book. So NO rating. Cause that wouldn?t be fair. I don?t want to DNF it either. I don?t think it deserves that either. What I want to say is this book has it all. If you read the description, it makes you want to read it because who won?...

    Loved this book! What a pleasant surprise! I?m saying that because I decided to randomly pick a book from my almost 800 + unread books on my iPad?s kindle app. Scottie, who has secretly been in love with his older brother?s best friend since he was a kid, knows it was all ...

    Scott has always had feelings for his older brother's best friend Marshall. But it is not until his song that he wrote about Marshall is used in a movie and winning a Grammy for that song does Scott realize the feelings never went away. He needs to let it go - as Marshall is engaged an...

    Marshall and Scott What a well written romance. This is a friends to lovers story. Scott has always loved Marshall. The day Marshall saved him from a bully cemented that love. Fast forward right years, later because of circumstances they ended up in the cabin together. This gave ...

    1.75 stars I ended up skimming through big chunks of this. I found the characters to be very boring and bland, making me feel a sort of disconnect to the story itself. The writing style was a bit off putting as well. ...

    S?odka jak miód :) ...

    I was really liking this one but the overdramatic aspect of the book was a bit of a let down for me. ...

    4,5* sooo sweet ...

    3 and a half *s The story was okay but the editing really let it down. Missed words and words spelt wrong ...

    Rounding up to 2.5 because of the first half, the last 50% was just okay for me. ...

    I really thought I would love this.. but sadly enough the way Scottie pulled back so much was a huge turn off. If you have loved and trusted someone that long then why when finally things were happening would you be willing to throw it all away. And I never understood why Marshal kept ...

    Just Be You- is a fantastic title for this story. I have the great pleasure to read this. **arc received by author for my honest opinion** This story is a coming out and discovering yourself, acceptance and reaching out for what you need. It?s about finding love, even if it chall...