Thursday, March 16, 2017

Review: Leo Loves Aries by Anyta Sunday

Leo Loves Aries 
(Signs of Love #1)
by Anyta Sunday
Release Date: December 4, 2016
Genre: M/M Romance

A new person will enter your life in the early year, Leo. Look past any moments of frustration they might bring and laugh—this could be the start of a thriving friendship.

Theo Wallace usually laughs at the horoscopes his mom sends. Still hung up on his ex-girlfriend and practically friendless, this one begs him to reconsider. Because a friendship that stuck, that thrived…

Well, that would be a reason to leave past pains behind and look to the Bright Future.

When his sister Leone challenges him to find her the perfect date for a spring wedding, Theo uses it as a chance to make new friends. Theo’s ex economics tutor and newest roommate Mr Jamie Cooper seems to be a possible and convenient match. Real convenient. Like written in the stars, convenient.

All he has to do is make sure this Jamie is good enough. Could really be the one for her, and the friend for him.

But watch out, Leo, the stars have a surprise in store…

This story is so damn cute and the plot is very refreshing. This is the first time I read about a straight guy not knowingly attracted to his new best friend and even intending to set him up with his twin sister. 

Theo recently got dump by his girlfriend for his twin sister's boyfriend. Sounds so convoluted, if you ask me. While Theo and his visually impaired sister are licking their wounds, they found themselves a special Aries that entered into their life in the form of Mr. Jamie Cooper.

Jamie is the type of man every woman and man wanted as their husband. He is mature, dependable, kind and simply wonderful. He used to be Theo's tutor and now in his quest to score an A for Econ, Theo lured Jamie to be his new roommate. 

Theo and Jamie have a great platonic, but flirty relationship with Theo trying to annoy Jamie at every turn with his laziness and overall nuisance. Although Theo is suppose to be straight here, I can see he is a bit bend with the way he unknowingly flirts with Jamie, while trying to set Jamie up with his sister.

Although this story is told entirely in Theo's POV, which is funny to boot, we also get to understand what is hiding behind Jamie's perfect facade through the little hint here and there. I love the slow burn aspect of their romance from friendship to eventual lovers. The way Theo was so possessive and protective towards Jamie is awe inducing. It took a long time for Theo to realize their connection is something deeper than just best friend. But the journey is definitely enjoyable and hilarious.