Monday, April 24, 2017

Release Blitz Review: See My Words by Melanie Hansen

See My Words 
(Spectrum Nights #2)
by Melanie Hansen
Release Date: April 24, 2017
Genre: M/M Romance
Goodreads

Successful underwear model Scott Ashworth is lucky—his attack at the hands of an unknown assailant will leave no visible scars. His professional goals are still within reach, and best of all, his stepbrother Rylan Mahoney is back in his life, their teenage infatuation at last getting the chance to deepen into something more.

Thrown together by the circumstances of Scott’s injury, Rylan’s long-dormant feelings for him are quickly rekindled, though he’s haunted by the memory of Scott’s disappearance on the night of his eighteenth birthday and the six missing years that followed. Rylan pushes Scott for the truth, a firm believer in the maxim that secrets lose their power once they’re shared—but resurrecting old demons almost always comes with a price.

Before Scott knows it, his life is spiraling out of control, his toxic insecurities welling up to threaten the fragile relationship he’s building with Rylan. Learning to let go of the past and believe in himself will be Scott’s greatest challenge, or else he risks losing Rylan forever this time.

Tags: angst, family drama, friends to lovers, hurt/comfort, model (ish), Photographer/photojournalist, reunited, step brothers




After reading Piece of Me, I'm very anxious to get started on this one, as Book 1 didn't touch much on romance development. This time around, things are really heating up between Scott and Rylan, but at the same time full of drama and angst. 

I find that Melanie Hansen tensed to favor her flawed, tormented character and provide heavy dose of angst and frustration. Scott is not an easy person to love. The things he did makes me want to smack him seven ways to Sunday. But he is the kind that we end up rooting for. Why I feel all softhearted for this asshole, I'm not sure.

Rylan, dear Rylan. He is the best. His love for Scott knows no bounds and it amaze me to witness his conviction and commitment towards Scott. But I wish he actually grow a backbone and give Scott a taste of his own medicine. Show him some colors, dude!

Overall, this duet is pretty intense emotionally. It might started off kinda slow pace especially in Book 1, but there are a lot of history to cover, a lot of baggage to overcome and ultimate, I feel that the journey is totally worth it. 

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