Friday, September 1, 2017

Release Blitz Review: Scorpio Hates Virgo by Anyta Sunday

Scorpio Hates Virgo 
(Signs of Love #2)
by Anyta Sunday
Release Date: September 1, 2017
Genre: Contemporary M/M gay romance, friends-to-lovers

This year is all about healing the heart, Scorpio. It’s time to leave negative attitudes and stoic facades at the door and let others see the real, more vulnerable you.

Percy Freedman is not grieving. Absolutely not, take that back at once. No, he’s entirely sure that selling his dead aunt’s home and leaving the neighbors he’s known for years is the sane thing to do. Who in their right mind would keep the house that smells like all the hugs he’ll never have again?

Nobody, that’s who.

Well, except his cul-de-sac neighbors. They all seem to think some paint and new furniture will clean the emotional slate. They all want him to stay.

Even his nemesis, Callaghan Glover.

Especially his nemesis, Callaghan Glover.

Lured into a game of Sherlock Gnomes, Percy finds himself hanging out with his neighbors more than might be considered healthy. Along with juggling new and surprising verbal grenades from Cal, and his burgeoning friendship with Gnomber9, Percy is starting to wonder if selling might have been the grief talking after all . . .

That’s right, Scorpio. With a little patience, heartbreak might be a thing of the past . . .

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“Scorpio Hates Virgo” contains sarcasm, sexual content, a slightly sappy HEA, and an unhealthy obsession with dinosaurs.
It can be read as a standalone.

Themes: friends-to-lovers, slow burn
Genre: New Adult, light-hearted contemporary gay romance

This is absolutely adorkable. For fans of Leo Loves Aries, this is just as awesome. Filled with much sarcasm, humor and playful banter that drives us madly in love with the characters. Though is the Book 2 of the series, there isn't much connection between these two books and can totally work as a standalone. Theo and Jamie, the couple from previous book only had a small cameo to join in the fun. 

Percy is back to the cul de sac neighbourhood to sell off his aunt's house and definitely does not plan to stay. But during his short stint in town, he got embrace back into their intimate neighborhood, which reminds him of what he will leave behind for good, especially a certain frenemy name Cal.

Cal is the guy next door that Percy had a crush on, but like any teenager, they turned frenemy instead of giving in to their mutual attraction. Their banter and sarcasm remark are the highlight of the story. Cal is a fascinated character simply because I don't know what he is thinking most of the time. I wonder what goes on in his geeky head. 

I just love everything about this story, especially the whole neighborhood camaraderie, the Sherlock Gnomes they are playing at, figuring out who is plotting what behind the scene, it all add up to a very engaging read. Finally, it all boils down to how Percy figuring how much Cal cares for him and for him to finally take a leap of faith for love. 

The heat level is pretty moderate to low, but the author did add in the sex scenes towards the end to satisfy us, the pervy ones. I honestly don't mind the low heat, the book is just too lovely and cute for me to care for anything sexual. I don't even know much about the physical attribute of both Percy and Cal. They can be asexual for all I care.

noun / per . cal . i . nary

Definition of PERCALINARY
: a reference containing words and their definitions and usage according to Percy Freedman and Callaghan Glover
: a reference explaining the implied meanings of words as used by Percy Freedman and Callaghan Glover

Example of PERCALINARY in a sentence
My first time watching Percy and Cal interact required frequent recourse to a percalinary to understand what the hell type of flirting these two were up to.

Slow burn romance that quickens the heart.

Anyta is a big, BIG fan of slow-burn romances. She loves to read and write stories with characters who slowly fall in love.

Some of her favorite tropes to read and write are: Enemies to Lovers, Friends to Lovers, Clueless Guys, Bisexual, Pansexual, Demisexual, Oblivious MCs, Everyone (Else) Can See It, Slow Burn, Love Has No Boundaries.

Anyta writes a variety of stories, Contemporary MM Romances with a good dollop of angst, Contemporary lighthearted MM Romances, and even a splash of fantasy. Her books have been translated into German, Italian and French. 

Member of Romance Writers of America.

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