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I've been an avid reader for as long as I can remember and a romance junkie since the twelfth grade. These days I read M/M romance novels almost exclusively. I can't help it - I love boys who love other boys! If you don't believe in equality or that all love is beautiful, we probably won't have a lot to talk about. But, if you do, feel free to make a friend request, comment on a review, or recommend your favourite guilty pleasure. I'd love to hear from you!

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Special Forces - Soldiers - Directors Cut
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Laura Kaye

A Reason To Stay

A Reason To Stay - R.J. Scott *** DNF @ 45% ***

It's not a poorly written story, but it's just not what I'm looking for at the moment. I want a romance novel with a hint of mystery, but this is the complete reverse. I also feel like the author has made some questionable choices regarding time jumps and what to show on the page versus what to leave to the reader's imagination.

But I think my biggest pet peeve with this one so far (it gets a qualifier because I may come back to it at some point and be proven wrong), is that I don't feel a meaningful connection between the characters. Viktor's a giant, closed-off douche bag that has never once cared about Aiden's feelings or put them before his own. Yet Aiden has fallen in love with him... twice. I'm sorry, but I can't help feeling as if Aiden deserves FAR more than what Viktor may one day reluctantly offer.

Le sigh. I just don't see the point in continuing to read a "romance" novel if I'm consciously rooting against the main characters achieving a HEA together.