5 stars for Music of Us by @skyburton28 #romance #mmromance #LGBTQ #gayromance #pridebooks
Title: Music of Us (book 1 in series)
Author: Sky Burton
Genre: Contemporary romance, LGBTQ romance, gay romance, MM romance, friends to lovers romance
Ryan, a 21-year-old actor starts the year frustrated with his life and can’t seem to commit to his on and off again friends-since-grade school girlfriend. But he was just cast in a gay romance movie, so at least he’ll be busy for a while. At the urging of his sister, Ryan goes to a club to hear David, the young singer songwriter for the movie.
David’s inner and outer beauty catches Ryan off guard as he experiences an unexpected desire for a man he just met. A surprise encounter with David at a party one night awakens new passions but leaves him confused enough to break it off with David. Yet, everything the thought he knew about himself has changed.
At the initial cast meeting Ryan meets his straight co-star, 30-year-old Josh. Soon they are both swept up in the on-screen movie drama and romance as well as their own off-screen blossoming friendship and love that goes beyond what either of them expected.
“Is this real love or just a sexy fantasy rooted in the passionate movie? Do you ever fall out of love with your best friend?”
Music of Us is the first in the series. Steamy beginning to a MM friends to lovers. Sweet love to laugh and cry a bit.
Best followed with book 2 – Dry Drowning that continues the love story as they face the media and their families with the realization that they fell in love with their best friend.
Music and Movie backdrop. Sweet, funny and 4 out of 5 chili pepper hot! Happily-ever-after stories worthy of true romantics. It's easy to fall in love with these guys! I did!
A startling encounter unleashes passion, unlike anything Ryan has ever known. Just cast in a gay romance movie, actor Ryan isn’t quite sure where his life is headed. He feels restless and can’t quite figure out his love life. He meets David, the young songwriter for the movie, and before he knows what’s hit him, raw passion for David surges within him. Confused, he breaks it off. When he meets his new co-star, Josh, they become fast friends. While they have electric chemistry on-screen, their off-screen attraction surprises them both. Can two straight men fall in love with each other? As they explore their relationship and what love truly means, can Ryan and Josh avoid the pitfalls of falling in love with their best friend?
Music of Us is a glued-to-your-seat, can’t stop reading, MM romance. Without a doubt, Music of Us is a romance for all readers who love romance. I don’t normally read MM romance, but I couldn’t help but fall in love with Ryan and Josh. These guys are best friends who find love. On many levels, their love is an example of why I love romance. I connected with Ryan right away. His journey of self-discovery was so addictive to read, that I read late into the night. The chemistry between Ryan and Josh is electrifying but so is the tension and angst. There’s an undercurrent of forbidden love as the story progresses. The plot moves at a steady pace with a full cast of characters to interact with. I found the minor characters just as enticing as the main characters. The romance is so well done, all the credit goes to the author. Every breathless moment is beautifully captured. If you’re a romance reader, pick up Music of Us. If you love MM romance, you’ll want to read Music of Us. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. Highly recommend!
My Rating: 5 stars
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Sky grew up along the beaches of Orange County, California and, at one time, was a gallery represented artist with work in Palo Alto, California and Los Alamos, New Mexico. When she’s not writing, she’s painting, walking, or reading and always with music in her ear.
Much of her career incorporated her background in behavioral science working with companies in advanced technology marketing in Silicon Valley. She also designed and manufactured one of the first children’s shopping cart seats, started the first Silicon Valley VIP Tech Tour (she was a technology history nerd), and was founder of a public relations firm.
She reinvented her life from business writer to creative in 2014 when she went rogue, became fully self-employed, bought a tiny trailer and traveled alone for 18 months writing and volunteering.
Other books include Road Noise, the three-month road trip memoir; Running With Chickens, (co-authored with her son) published in 2016 but currently expanding and will re-publish later in 2022. She also wrote Leaving Madmen, published in 2001 and updated in 2016, and a variety of other nonfiction including In The Land Of Bugs And Rain and the wildly entertaining InternationalPublic Relations Guidebook.
Books in the works: Third book in the Music Of Us series (the MM romance continues) she plans to write while in Italy Fall 2022, Elements (sci-fi Winter 2022), and Essays After A Lot Of Tequila (2023).
She is an eclectic reader from nonfiction, true adventure, and romance to her obsession with all the Dugald Steer pop-up books.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N