Fool of Main Beach (Tosha’s Review)

Title: Fool of Main Beach (Love in Laguna #5)
Author: Tara Lain
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 21, 2017
Genre(s): Gay contemporary romance, unlikely love, construction worker, actor, attacked, dogs
Page Count: 294 pages
Reviewed by: Tosh
Heat Level: 3.8 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

Merle Justice wants to reach for the stars, but it’s tough to get respect when playing a teenybopper vampire on TV. Then he meets a famous director anxious to give him all he thinks he wants—and maybe a bit more. Everything’s looking up until a life-threatening encounter with some homophobes on Main Beach puts Merle face-to-face with a Sasquatch-sized hero in a pink puffer coat.

Tom Henry defies description. As unsophisticated and simple as an angel, he walks through life content with who he is and asking for very little except to care for his sister, Lily, and the dogs he loves. Then he meets Merle, the embodiment of dreams he barely knows he has. Merle knows the people who hold his future in their hands might love Tom—but they’ll never understand Merle and Tom together. Tom knows it too. With lives this far apart, who’s really the fool of Main Beach?

I have to be completely honest when I say that I found myself smiling so many times through this book. It is what I would describe as a sweet love story. Yes there is some angst and a little bit of back and forth on whether these two beautiful men should be more then friends but there is just no other way to honestly describe this book other then a sweet love story.

It is not necessarily what happens in this book that makes it so sweet. It is one of the main characters that makes this book so sweet. Tom is one of those people that when you first meet him you know he is special. He may not seem all that smart but in reality he is probably smarter then most people are. He is one of those people that sees the world as a wonderful place but knows not everything is so wonderful. But he does not let the D ad affect him negatively.

When Tom stumbles upon four guys beating on one guy he jumps in to save him. Neither him nor Merle realizes this would change both of them and their views on people and happiness forever.

Merle is happy in his life for the most part when he gets jumped. Merle never realized that he was missing something in his life until he met Tom. Tom changed everything for Merle. Now the question is can Merle accept what he is feeling for Tom?

I truly enjoyed this book so much. It really was an incredible read. It is one of those books that leaves that warm, fuzzy feeling inside of you when you are done reading it. I hope there will be another book in this series in the future because this one was amazing.

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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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