[Novel] Just friends

[Novel] Just friends

Book Title: Just Friends (Never Just Friends #1) by Saxon James

Published: August 27, 2020

Synopsis (from Goodreads):

Roo

Five years ago, I walked away from Sunbury, Oregon, and left my best friend behind.

The move was supposed to get my life on track. I even had a list.

Life changing epilepsy surgery. Check.

See the world. Check

Get over my straight best friend … Not exactly.

No matter where I go or who I meet, I can’t let Tanner go.

I’m back to tell him how I feel. To get the closure I need once and for all.

Only now I’m here and falling for him all over again, it’s getting harder to say the words.

Because once I have my closure, I’ll be gone.

And this time it will be for good.

Tanner

When my best friend, Roo, left for Australia, it was the worst day of my life.

I thought we’d have each other always.

But Roo needed the surgery so I let him go, thinking he’d come straight back.

Five years is a long time.

Now he’s here, all I want is to hold on tight.

I need to show him what he means to me.

The problem is, I’m not exactly sure what that is.

My draw to him has always been confusing and different—everyone in town says so. But I struggle to understand it.

All I know is I won’t survive him leaving again.

And I’ll do anything to make him stay.

Just Friends is a best friends-to-lovers romance with an oblivious MC, only one bed, and terrible kangaroo jokes.


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[Novel] Rocket Science

[Novel] Rocket Science

Book Title: Rocket Science by KM Neuhold

Published: September 27, 2019

Synopsis (from Goodreads):

Relationships aren’t rocket science. If they were, I might stand a chance of figuring one out.

Elijah

Saying I’ve had a crush on my best friend’s older brother, Pax, most of my life is like saying the big bang was just an explosion. It’s true, but I’m not sure that quite captures the essence of its true enormity.

I know he’s only hanging out with me because I’m new in town and getting my PhD doesn’t leave me with much time to make friends. And even if it did, my strength is mathematics, not friend-making. What I don’t understand is why he kissed me… why he seems to want to keep kissing me. I don’t think my advanced physics knowledge is going to help me figure this one out. But I think for once I’m okay with not knowing, as long as Pax and I don’t know together.

Pax

He’s still the awkward Nerdlet I remember…he’s also probably the cutest, most tempting man I’ve laid eyes on. I know I should keep my hands off him, but this thing between us is like a force of nature. I want to be his first everything. He says we’re nothing more than atoms crashing into each other. I’m no scientist but I don’t think either of us are braced for the explosion.

**** Rocket Science is a stand-alone MM romance featuring an inexperienced nerd, a cocky player, and a satisfying HEA

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[Novel] The Sugared Game

[Novel] The Sugared Game

Book Title: The Sugared Game (The Will Darling Adventures 2) by KJ Charles

Published: August 26, 2020

Synopsis (from Goodreads):

It’s been two months since Will Darling saw Kim Secretan, and he doesn’t expect to see him again. What do a rough and ready soldier-turned-bookseller and a disgraced shady aristocrat have to do with each other anyway?

But when Will encounters a face from the past in a disreputable nightclub, Kim turns up, as shifty, unreliable, and irresistible as ever. And before Will knows it, he’s been dragged back into Kim’s shadowy world of secrets, criminal conspiracies, and underhand dealings.

This time, though, things are underhanded even by Kim standards. This time, the danger is too close to home. And if Will and Kim can’t find common ground against unseen enemies, they risk losing everything.

A 1920s m/m romance trilogy in the spirit of Golden Age pulp fiction.

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[Novel] Terms of Service

[Novel] Terms of Service

Book Title: Terms of Service by Marie Sexton

Published: June 25, 2018

Synopsis (from Goodreads):

Dr. River McKay moved to Denver with his husband, Terrence, hoping to give their failing marriage a new start. A year later, Terrence is gone and River’s left brokenhearted. Now, he’s decided it’s time to get back in the game. A chance encounter at the hospital introduces him to Phil, a strong-willed pharmacist who isn’t impressed by River’s degree.

Phil can’t deny his attraction to River, but dating is out of the question. Phil only does one kind of relationship — domestic servitude, where he gives the orders and his partner obeys. To his surprise, River agrees — not because he likes the idea, but because anything’s better than being alone.

They know the arrangement won’t last. Phil’s set in his ways and incapable of showing affection outside the bedroom. River’s unused to obedience and still in love with his ex. But their time together will change them, making them question everything they thought they knew about love, control, and relationships. When the unexpected threatens to tear them apart, they’ll have to choose between the comforts of the past and a future they can only find together.


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[Novel] The Experiment

[Novel] The Experiment

Book Title: The Experiment by Rebecca Raine

Published: August 17, 2020

Synopsis (from Goodreads):

When a single kiss calls your sexuality into question, there’s only one sure path to a reliable answer: further research.

Patrick

I like to think I know myself outside and in. What you see is what you get, and what you get happens to be straight. This is no mere opinion. It’s a fact – tried and tested. So, when I end up kissing my best friend to satisfy a lost bet, I already know I’ll hate every second of it.

Until I don’t.

The intense desire aroused by Logan’s kiss has me asking all sorts of new and exciting questions. Thankfully, as a developmental psychologist, I know exactly how to find the answers I need.

Logan

I’ve put a lot of effort into keeping Patrick out of my fantasies and in the friend-zone. Our recent lip-lock may have unleashed my feelings for him temporarily, but I’ll get them back on their platonic track in no time. Falling for a friend, especially a sexually ambivalent friend, is a one-way ticket to heartache.

Then Patrick announces his intention to conduct an experiment into the extent of his bisexuality. I can’t resist volunteering to help. If any man is going to join Patrick on his journey of self-discovery, it’s sure as hell going to be me.

The Experiment is a steamy, best friends to lovers, bisexual awakening, gay for you story with high heat and low angst. It is a standalone novel set in Australia. Swoon-worthy HEA included.


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Dark Nights

Dark Nights

Developer: Pinlin

Platform: PC

Category: Mystery, Horror, Supernatural, Romance

Official Site: http://darknights-time.weebly.com/

Available at: Itch.io

Walkthrough used: https://souldimension.tumblr.com/post/189630916146/dark-nights-walkthrough

What it is (from the official site)

You live in a small, peaceful village. Every day is the same as any other; boring. Right when you wish for something exciting to happen, strange things start to occur, stemming from the nearby forest. If that isn’t enough, the locals have begun disappearing. At the same time you meet four mysterious guys. Will you discover the truth before becoming the next target?


Heya folks!

The developer, Pinlin, reached out to me last year about their new game. Dark Nights is a passion project that took a whopping six years in development with Pinlin as the only one who worked on this in all those years. Talk about dedication!

Dark Nights is a name-your-price indie game that you can get on their Itch.io website. It is a medium-length game with each route spanning over 5-7 hours. I thought it’s an interesting game based on the visuals and its premise so I thought why not give it a try.


May contain spoilers so proceed with caution!


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[Manga] Given 5 (ギヴン 5)

ギヴン(5) | Given (5)

Mangaka: Kizu Natsuki (キヅナツキ)

Status: Ongoing

Volumes: 5 (Current) [v1, v2, v3, v4]

Summary:

With the upcoming fest, the band is ever busy creating their music. Mafuyu still stumped in writing the lyrics, Uenoyama struggles with his unnamed feelings about his and Mafuyu’s relationship, Haruki tries to move on, and Akihiko coming in terms with his love. How will these tangled emotions affect their music?

Have you guys seen the anime!?!?!?!

..

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I haven’t yet. LOL


May contain spoilers so proceed with caution!


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[Manga] Neon Ginza Paradise (銀座ネオンパラダイス)

銀座ネオンパラダイス | Neon Ginza Paradise

Mangaka: Unohana (ウノハナ)

Status: Completed

Volumes: 1

From Renta!

Aoi reunites with his old friend Takahiko, who was sent to war. Takahiko’s family ran a kimono business for generations, but he was a selfish womanizer and they disowned him. His charisma made it hard to hate him though, and he and Aoi spent a night together… Afterward, Aoi feels alive again, but although they’re living together, Takahiko won’t touch him…… A love story set in the late-40s unfolds!!

I skimmed through this a few years back and swore that I would get back to this one day to relish at Takahiko and Aoi’s feels.


May contain spoilers so proceed with caution!


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[Webnovel] Evil Cult Undercover Gets Exposed Everyday (魔教卧底每天都在露馅)

魔教卧底每天都在露馅 / Evil Cult Undercover Gets Exposed Everyday

Author: 吕天逸 / Liu Tianyi

Raws: http://www.jjwxc.net/onebook.php?novelid=2548968

Translation: http://thisisbananatl.com/%EF%BB%BF%E9%AD%94%E6%95%99%E5%8D%A7%E5%BA%95%E6%AF%8F%E5%A4%A9%E9%83%BD%E5%9C%A8%E9%9C%B2%E9%A6%85-evil-sect-undercover-gets-exposed-everyday/

Novel Updates: https://www.novelupdates.com/series/evil-cult-undercover-gets-exposed-everyday/

Status: Completed

Chapters: 12

From Novel Updates:

When Lin Ran woke up, he found out that he has unfortunately transmigrated into the body of the Evil Cult Founder’s 18th little concubine. Even more unfortunate was his true identity is actually a guard (名捕/míng bǔ). He married the Founder in order to spy on him.

 

Idiotic protagonist could only ‘bite the bullet’ and be undercover. All sorts of bad luck, all sorts of incidents in ‘getting exposed’… however, he found out that this Founder’s attitude is very very strange…

I found this randomly and it’s very short so why not give it a try.

Word of advice before you start reading this novel: This is not supposed to be taken seriously.

Are we clear or are we clear? 😂


May contain spoilers so proceed with caution!


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[Webnovel] It’s Not Easy Being Your Love Rival’s Big Brother (情敌他哥不好当)

情敌他哥不好当[重生] / It’s Not Easy Being Your Love Rival’s Big Brother

Author: 精分柚子茶

Raws: http://www.jjwxc.net/onebook.php?novelid=2372300

Translation: https://oldmosstree.wordpress.com/love-rivals-brother/

Novel Updates: https://www.novelupdates.com/series/its-not-easy-being-your-love-rivals-big-brother/

Chapters: 60

Summary from Novel Updates:

The 27-year-old Wei Han is a slightly fat, slightly chicken-livered, and slightly foolish, pure-hearted and besotted top, and his sweetheart who had been together with him for seven years, in the end, was stolen away by Qi ZhiFan one morning.

 

Deeply broken-hearted and in despair, he went overboard with binge eating, and ended up pathetically choking to death…

 

Luckily, he received a second chance, yet his timing, position, and destiny all got warped, and the him who returned to being twenty followed his remarried mother into the Qi family, turning into Qi ZhiFan’s non-blood-related older brother.

 

Well, Wei Han swore that this time, he must alter his dumped-as-cannon-fodder fate, and since he’s become his love rival’s big bro, he can definitely torment this scumbag little brother to death, restoring his position as the rightful top and quickly carry his bottom home!

 

However, why is the development of the plot spiraling further and further out of his control?

 

Why is Qi ZhiFan looking at him with a scorching, burning gaze, acting more and more questionable ( ⊙ o ⊙ ) eh?!

 

Thus, Wei Han was pushed down into an official bottom…

In the search for another light and easy read, I decided to pick up this novel!


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