Lollipop (Lili’s review)

lollipopTitle:Lollipop (Candy Man #3)
Author: Amy Lane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: January 25th 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance/Series
Page Count: 250
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 3 star out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Blurb:

Ezra Kellerman flew across country to see if he had another chance with the man he let slip through his fingers. He didn’t. Rico has moved on, but he doesn’t just leave his ex high and dry. Instead, Rico entrusts his family and friends with Ezra’s care. Ezra, confused, hurt, and lost, clings to Rico’s cousin and his boyfriend as the lifelines they are—but their friend Miguel is another story.

Miguel Rodriguez had great plans and ambition—but a hearty dose of real life crushed those flat. When Miguel finds himself partially in charge of the befuddled, dreamy, healing Ezra, he’s pretty resentful at first. But Ezra’s placid nature and sincere wonder at the simple life Miguel has taken for granted begin to soften Miguel’s hardened shell. Miguel starts to notice that Ezra isn’t just amazingly sweet—he’s achingly beautiful as well. Suddenly Miguel is fending off every single man on the planet to give Ezra room to get over Rico—while fighting a burning suspicion that the best thing to help Ezra get over his broken heart is Miguel.

Lollipop Cast

Lollipop is the third book in the Candy Man Series and starts off directly where book two ends. Ezra finally freed from his father has come to win back Rico only Rico has moved on. Rico has entrusted the gang to take care of Ezra.

Just as in the previous books, Amy Lane has delivered another lovely, feel good story that will steal your heart.

My highlights:

    *Rico. Hot damn. I loved everything about him. His strength, loyalty, and gentleness. I’ve got another Book Boyfriend to add to my list.
    *Ezra. Despite his past hurts like a phoenix he rises from the ashes. He brought out my maternal instincts, and I wanted to protect him along with the rest of the gang.
    *Relationship development. I love a great friends to lovers tale, and Amy did an outstanding job in this aspect of the story.
    *The gang. This series is a perfect example of why I love series. It’s such a joy to catch up with past characters and to see where they’re at in their life and relationships.
    *Steam. Um… HOLY. SMOKES.
    *This is a low angst, feel good story.
    *The pace of the story was smooth and effortless.
    *I was emotionally satisfied with where she left the boys.

As far as negatives… I got nothing.

Quick Note:

As far as this being book 3 in a series- can you read this out of order? My answer would be no. For maximum enjoyment, they should be read in order. Plus, they’re awesome you may as well.

I know Ms. Lane is known as the Queen of Angst, but she could easily also be known as the Queen of Feel Good. She has delivered a beautiful story of perseverance, friendships, family, and love. 5 Stars!!!

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ARC of Lollipop provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange for an honest review.

Author

I’m a romance junkie, who loves when books make her cry from heartbreak and happiness.

A few of my favorite tropes:

-Friends to lovers
-Hurt/comfort/healing
-Age gap

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