Gabe (Boys of Brighton #1)

Title: Gabe (Boys of Brighton #1)
Author: M. Tasia
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group
Release Date: September 8th 2016
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Erotic Romance
Page Count: 119 pages
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

Fifth-generation firefighter Gabe Mason saves Johnny from the flames of an office building fire, and Johnny will save Gabe from himself.


Gabe Mason is a fifth-generation firefighter unable to move forward with his life after a devastating betrayal two years earlier. Graphic designer Johnny Jeffrey relocated to Brighton, Texas, to flee persecution and fear, and to begin living again on his own terms. The two meet amidst fire and smoke, and soon Johnny is in Gabe’s arms, right where he should be. The connection is palpable, undeniable, and hot, and healing from the past is within reach of both men. And yet, the office-building blaze that brought them together is only the beginning of their struggles. Not family, not faith, not a lunatic’s rage. It took a fire to bring Gabe and Johnny together. Nothing will tear them apart.

I wanted to read something sweet and ridiculous. This absolutely fit that bill.

Instant love at first sight to the nth degree. Calling someone else’s parents “mom” and “dad” within minutes of meeting them. Huge, glaring, enormous plot holes. Blatantly ridiculous plot points.

Even with all of that…I enjoyed it.

And you know what I liked most? Johnny is seriously injured several times, and he never gets miraculously better. He has scars and lasting damage.

Nothing else in this approached reality, but that did. And it offset a lot I would have nitpicked otherwise.

Boys of Brighton series

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I am an unapologetic book addict/lover. I'm happiest when reading and I spend most of my time with my Kindle, which is never far from my hand. I love to be told a good story! I mostly read fiction: Romance, Erotica, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal (shifters? Yes, please!), a little BDSM when I'm in the mood, and I love a good ménage story. I DEFINITELY PREFER A HFN/HEA! My biggest no-no's are cheating, miscommunication / misunderstanding plots, unnecessary angst, and cliffhangers.

A sampling of my "Favorite M/M" stories:

Carry the Ocean The Half of Us Red Dirt Heart Adulting 101 Tied Up In Knots
Shelter the Sea Manties in a Twist David, Renewed Ethan who Loved Carter Perfect Imperfections
Wolfsong Fight the Tide How to Walk Like A Man The Lightning-Struck Heart Forging the Future