I loved watching Todd and Ash start to learn a bit about masochism. It was interesting getting Ash’s POV about being paddled, which he clearly despised, and Todd’s POV, who definitely enjoyed it. I also liked how Todd stood up for himself about what he wanted out of life. The only thing that didn’t work for me was how Ash talked about Todd like a prized possession instead of somebody he cared about. His actions made it clear, but I wish his words and thoughts would have too.
New college roommates become best friends who enjoy doing everything together. It was sweet how they were always taking care of each other in their own way. Fielding is the genius without a lot of friends, and Mick is the athlete who everybody loves. After Fielding asks Mick to teach him how to kiss, their relationship goes through some significant changes. I really liked watching Mick work through his feelings. It wasn’t easy or instant, which made it even more realistic and touching.
I absolutely adored this sweet and extremely steamy romance with lifelong best friends turning into lovers. The plot focused around getting Jake and Nate to realize that they should take their relationship to the next level. Jake has a strong, gruff personality with everybody except Nate. He treats Nate like the treasure that he is. Nate is just a sweet gentle guy except when protecting Jake. These two are the definition of soul mates, and I loved how their feelings for each other were never in question. They absolutely adored each other, and it came through in all of their actions throughout their lives. I loved the flashbacks which helped us get to know them even better. They were always trying to protect each other and help the other one be successful. The chapters switched between their points of view allowing me to really feel like I got in their minds and truly understood why they said and did everything. There were even a few scenes that had me tearing up with happiness.
Best friends to lovers theme, this erotic romance focused on Rigby’s realization that maybe he wasn’t straight after all. Hearing the thoughts of both Rigby and Brennan, and seeing them work through this major change in their relationship, made for a very touching read.
My second time with this amazing story! Although part of a series, stories are not related and order is not important. However, I’ve read all of them and highly recommend each one.