Brass & Keys-Sophomore Rising

Title: Brass & Keys-Sophomore Rising
Author: Russell Soots
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: March 15, 2017
Genre(s): Gay contemporary romance, multiple points of views, unwavering love
Page Count: 237 pages
Reviewed by: Natosha
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

Together for a year now, Keldon Stonebridge and Tyler Lawrence are ready to embrace a summer ahead that is filled with love and music in beautiful Asheville, NC. Their sophomore year in college lingers on the horizon. But just as they begin to enjoy such pleasures, they also struggle with new challenges. The arrival of Keldon’s icy grandmother requires a major adjustment for everyone and Keldon is forced to confront a long-held family secret. As Tyler warmly welcomes a new friend and fellow college student who ultimately is not all that he seems to be, he is also revisited by a painful element from his tragic past. Together, Keldon and Tyler will lovingly face the chaos that is life.

I am being completely honest in saying that I did not read book one in this series and after reading this book Ifeel like I greatly missed out and will be going back and reading it even though I am ahead as of now in this series.

This was such an amzing read. The writing style that Russell Soots incorporated into this book was simply incredible. I love that even though it is mainly about Tyler and Keldon, their was many different view points from whatever character was in that scene in the book. So instead of only getting the piints of view of what was happening at any given moment, we as a reader got to read several different points of views. This in my opinion made this book so much more incredible because it gave so many different perspectives.

As far as Tyler and Keldon goes, I truly fell head over heals for these two men. The have this truly inspiring kind of love for each other. It does not matter the situation they are in, whether it be them upset with one another or a situation that involves someone else, you can always feel the love these two men have for each other flying off the pages and smacking you in the face.

Tyler and Keldon have the type of relationship that others aspire to have and pray is in their future. They support one another unconditionally and have one another’s backs against the world. They support not only each other but those that are friends and family. They even support those that have harmed them in some way in the past and forgive them for the grief that they brought to either one or both men. These two men are truly amazing and I am glad I got to read about their lives togther.

I truly hope there will be another book in this series because I would love to see where these two end up and what may happen next in their lives.

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Galley copy of Brass & Keys-Sophomore Rising provided by Russell Soots in exchange of an honest review.


Hello, I am an avid reader of male/male books. I do not have a favorite genre when it comes to male/male books because I love all of them from romance, dark reads, paranormal, shifter, threesome, whatever I see that catches my eye at the time.

I read books about rock stars, CEOs, military, cops, and just the original plain old good boy types of books.

Basically when it comes to a book, I read whatever I am in the mood for at the time. So my tastes varies from day to day and sometimes even hour to hour.

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