Monday, December 18, 2017

Release Blitz Review: Gemini Keeps Capricorn by Anyta Sunday

Gemini Keeps Capricorn 
(Signs of Love #3)
by Anyta Sunday
Release Date: December 18, 2017
Genre: M/M Romance

Sometimes, one stubborn Capricorn is all it takes… to drive Wesley Hidaka to crazy, flirtatious lengths.

Wesley loves annoying his RA, Lloyd Reynolds. He just can’t help it. Lloyd is focused, decisive, grounded. He has this amusing ability to follow rules.
Of course Wesley wants Lloyd to break one… or three hundred.

Sometimes, one smirking Gemini is all it takes… to have Lloyd laying down the law and marching Wesley straight back to his dorm room.

It doesn’t stop Wesley teasing again. And again. And again…
But damn. Lloyd doesn’t crack easily. He’s full of principles. He’s unshakable.
He’s the perfect friend to have when Wesley needs help. Like with his truant brother and his old high school principal.

Sometimes, one little lie is all it takes… to find Wesley fake-engaged to his off-limits RA.

What can he say? It seemed like a good idea at the time…

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“Gemini Keeps Capricorn” serves up a double shot of cluelessness, with a side of rock’n’roll and topped with a slow burn HEA.
It can be read as a standalone.

Tropes: friends-to-lovers, slow burn, will-they-or-won’t-they, fake fiancé
Genre: New Adult, light-hearted contemporary gay romance

I love this 3rd installment of Signs of Love, in fact this entire series is kickass. Gemini Keeps Capricorn reminds me very much of the first book, due to the college setting and of course the clueless hero and the other oh-so-responsible hero.

Wesley is a flirty brat that love to bug his RA aka resident assistant (not research assistant!), Lloyd. This story is told entirely from Wesley's POV and as expected it was hilarious and fun. He had so much shenanigans up his sleeves and love to haunt Lloyd's room daily for every little problem. 

Lloyd has a very uptight name, but I find him being his modest, responsible and mature personality most charming. He reminds me very much of Jamie in the first book. Sexy geek just do it for me. And he is such a papa bear looking after his residents and always there to the rescue, especially rescuing Wesley. 

This romance is absolutely slow burn, it was so slow until it didn't occur to me that they are already in a pseudo relationship. Unbeknownst even both the hero, they have been spending so much time together and helping each other out during some family crisis. Mostly, Wesley's family crisis. The whole fake fiance thing is just make me laugh, Wesley just love to have the upper hand and so damn proud to make Lloyd his, despite complaining about him being a grumpy Capricorn. Theo and Jamie make a little appearance and I'm so glad to reunite with them once again. 

“We can’t have coffee. We have to leave. Now.”
“What do you mean, we can’t have coffee?” Lloyd sounded incredulous, as though Wesley had casually suggested castration as an alternative to daily washing.
Wesley tugged Lloyd out of the line they’d been waiting in for ten minutes. “I’m the one up at nine in the morning with a grumpy RA. If anyone needs coffee, it’s me.” He glanced across the room at a top-button-collared man weaving his way in their direction. “But it has to wait.”
“Wesley? Right now? I legitimately fear for your life.”
“I’ll get us coffee later. More than one. My treat.”
Lloyd gave up resisting, and they almost escaped the bustling café.
“Young Mister Hidaka!”
Wesley swallowed a groan and clutched Lloyd’s forearm as he turned them around to face his childhood pastor. Pastor Geoff had a gray beard, rim-free glasses, and a condescending regard—like usual.
“Your mother prays every week that you come back home.” Pastor Geoff registered Lloyd’s presence, and his face shadowed. “You’ve lost your way, son.”
That was about as much as Wesley would put up with. “I am very sure of my way, and I’ll keep walking it. In fact, I’m going to walk it right now. Vigorously. With my fiancé.”
Wesley steered Lloyd out the door, leaving the pastor gaping behind them. He didn’t stop walking or let go until they were safely ducking down behind Lloyd’s car. Well, Wesley was ducking down. Lloyd was staring at him with disbelief and amusement—and something else.
“Has he stopped watching us yet?” Wesley asked, noticing how close his face was to Lloyd’s crotch. Lloyd jerked and bumped against the car door.
Wesley took a moment to absorb Lloyd’s reaction, and a smile quivered at his lips. He straightened, keeping barely an inch between them.
Lloyd caught his elbow and helped him along, muttering under his breath. “I really need coffee.”
“Is that what they’re calling it these days?”
Lloyd closed his eyes and took a calming breath, then opened the passenger door. “Get in, flirtster.” 
Wesley smirked, and jumped in.

Heart-stopping slow burn.

Anyta Sunday 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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