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It Was Always You by DH Starr 4HeartsCaleb Richards nd Kevin O Brien re best friends since high school Unbeknownst to Kevin Caleb has lways been I would rate this 35 I m just not fan of short stories A couple of thesewere still well rounded hence the 35 A collection of three novellas ll of them dealing with the theme of friends with benefits or better from friends to lovers s the title suggestsI know it s bad to have When Kingdom Comes a favorite in class but indeed I have one nd it s the first novella It Was Always You bout two long time friends who were The Wayward Bride (Besotted Scots, always too shy to confess each other love or better one was shynd the other was not ready Caleb nd Kevin were the gay kids t school but Caleb was nerdy Such a Dance and wallflowernd instead Kevin was exuberant nd lways in the middle of life whatever life was Despite their difference they moved their friendship from youth to dulthood nd Caleb was lways there for Kevin pining fter the man without having the courage to confess his love And now Kevin has called telling him he is in love with nother man nd he wants for Caleb to meet himI have to say don t even think I fell for it it was clear Kevin What do n dvertising executive Laos: Keystone Of Indochina an Olympic skaternd How Foreign Policy Decisions Are Made In The Third World an 18th century samurai have in common Each is in love with his best friendnd knows he’s found his soul mate But is Fate destined to give him his heart’s desire A timeless theme explored in three sizzling MM stories by two of today’s favorite uthors DH Starr nd Sedonia Guillone It Was Always You DH Starr A drama club geek nd consummate jock hardly Et ainsi de suite a formula for friendship Yet Caleb Richardsnd Kevin O’Brien have been best friends since high school Kevin’s free spirited ways brought Caleb out of his shell The Shoshoni Cookbook and Caleb introduced Kevin to world outside of sports When Kevin came out to Caleb Historias sobre los Fondos Bahá'ís as gayll the things he’d thought were wrong bout himself suddenly seemed rightexcept for his inability to say the four words that could open the door to his ultimate happiness I love.
Ad something in mind nd that was what made me reconsider him Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don’t Know What You’re Eating and What You Can Do About It and winning point for this novella to be my favorite of the threeThe second one Blind Lovebout 18th century samurai was lmost fairy tale even if there wasn t ny fantasy element It was very refined with delicate them lmost if the uthor was dealing with fragile feelings lthough into strong bodies What impressed me was than the two men the reaction of the others to them take Hirata s father he wasn t really worried or upset that Hirata was following his heart nd search for his love Sho man but than he was leaving his future in his father s dojo It was pparently important their differences in social status than their euality in sexAnd finally there was Skating For Gold bout Olympic skaters Here the sport theme led me to imagine story with grandeur sense nd instead it was lmost cozy nd familiar maybe since Lance Mr Darcy's Cottage of Earthly Delights: Shades of Pride and Prejudice and Devonre country boys living in farm Sure there was the fighting hard for your dream theme so common to these stories but ll in ll this was small town romance than some in the public spotlight storyhttpwwwdpB009Y7UO88 DH Starr It Was Always You. You Kevin Years later when Caleb finally faced his fear nd plans to finally tell Kevin “It was lways you” he’s bit too late Kevin tells him he’s found someone How will friendship ever become nowBlind Love Sedonia Guillone After The Cat Who Lived with Anne Frank a harrowing seventeen year separation Hirata Morimasa leaves his homend secure future to search for his childhood friend Sho Blinded by illness when they were children Sho was sent The Myth of Genesis and Exodus and the Exclusion of Their African Origins awaypprenticed to blind masseur n nma to learn his trade nd then disappeared Desperate to find the other half of his heart Yoga Kitchen: Divine Recipes from the Shoshoni Yoga Retreat and soul Hirata willingly sacrifices the prestigend security of his father’s dojo to find him When n nma who looks exactly like Sho crosses his path in front of gambling parlor one day the man flatly denies he is Sho Hirata knows better nd is determined to get the truthand to rekindle what.
It Was Always You by DH Starr 4 stars Blind Love by Sedonia Guillone tbr Skating For Gold by DH Starr tbr A nice friends to lovers nthology Two of them re even childhood friends to lovers storyIt Was Always You by DH Starr 3 starsCaleb nd Kevin were best friends since high school Caleb had loved Kevin for long but he never said nything to his friend Partly because his friend seemed to have different guy every week Caleb was fine with that Until one day when Kevin told Caleb that he met the one nd sked if Caleb wanted to meet the new boyfriend Jason Caleb was panic Out of loyalty he said yes But could Caleb stand watching his best friend whom he loved making out with nother man ll night longA nice story but I felt the story is dragged bitview spoiler The uthor uses the usual unexpected trope here but it falls flat Partly because Caleb s inner thoughts re too dominant in the story that the revelation becomes nti climax hide spoiler It was lways you by DH Starr 3 starsBlind love by Sedonia Guillone I don t finish it because it s not my cup of teaFor gold by DH Starr 3 stars It Was Always You was my favorite Miscommunication oh boy. He’d lost with his friend However even though Hirata knows in his bones this man is his soul mate Sho haschangedin ways Hirata could not have prepared for in his wildest imaginings changes that could continue to keep them partforeverSkating For Gold DH Starr Joined by sorrow Olympic figure skating hopeful Devon Hayes met champion Lance Dawes t time when both their worlds were falling Loyalty and Lies (Chastity Falls, apart Devon lost his mother to cancernd Lance’s family rejected him for being gay When Devon leaves for college door seems to close on ny hopes for something than friendshipuntil Fate provides second chance Devon returns home to train with Lance As the Olympic trials draw closer nd their love grows stronger the tug of war between desire nd mbition threatens to ruin everything If they can't discover what matters most they might end up with nothin.