Title: Borrowing Blue (Made Marian, #1)
Author: Lucy Lennox
Release Date: November 23, 2016
Page Count: 282
Reviewed by: Renée
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.7 stars out of 5
Blue: When my ex walks into the resort bar with his new husband on his arm, I want nothing more than to prove to him that I’ve moved on. Thankfully, the sexy stranger sitting next to me is more than willing to share a few kisses in the name of revenge. It gets even better when those scorching kisses turn into a night of fiery passion.
The only problem? Turns out the stranger’s brother is marrying my sister later this week.
Tristan: I have one rule: no messing with the guests at my vineyard resort. Of course the one exception I make turns out to be the brother of the woman my brother’s about to marry. Now we’re stuck together for a week of wedding activities, and there’s no avoiding the heat burning between us.
So fine, we make a deal: one week. One week to enjoy each other’s bodies and get it out of our system. Once the bride and groom say I do and we become family, it’ll all be over between us. Right?Fair warning: Blue and Tristan’s story contains smoking hot scenes of man parts touching, pee-in-pants descriptions of grannies cursing, and the sweet improbability of two strangers finding their happily ever after when they least expect it
I ended up enjoying this new-to-me author more than I thought I would. Blue and Tristan meet at their siblings’ wedding to each other, and it’s instant connection and chemistry.
The beginning was a bit rocky for me. Tristan is straight, or at least has always identified that way. But what starts out as lending a new friend a helping hand by kissing him in front of his ex to show the ex that Blue is just fine without him……winds up being a little more scorching hot than either of them anticipated it to be. I thought this was unrealistic. What man, who identifies as straight, would agree to make out with a relative stranger, in public no less, with his own siblings and parents around? When that stranger is a man. Just no. I wasn’t buying it. And then Tristan agrees to be fake boyfriends for a week to continue the farce so that neither of them have to be set up with other people. It was all very fake to me. Not just the start of this relationship. Manufactured bullshit.
But then it got better. A lot better. The communication between the MCs, the issues, it all actually turned out written better than I thought from those first chapters. The sex was smoking hot, and I really wound up vested in the outcome of their relationship after the week-long wedding extravaganza was over.
I won’t lie and say that there isn’t some manufactured family drama. There totally is, but I honestly still liked the story.
There are 9 Marian siblings, not all of whom are gay, of course. Or are they? Tristan was straight before Blue, after all. Snort. The author did a fair job with Tristan’s sexuality after the first part of the book. Turns out he’s had same-sex encounters in college.
Anyway, the Marian siblings will start getting some of their own stories. The next up are Blue’s brothers, Jaime and Jude, for Books 2 and 3.
If you’re looking for a light hearted read with some fire-hot sexy times, I’d give this one a go. Just don’t take it TOO seriously, and you’ll have fun reading this one.