Cruising (Belen’s Review)

Title: Cruising
Author: Cate Ashwood
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: December 7th 2017
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance
Page Count: TBC
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Best friends Dylan and Jake have been inseparable since college, but Dylan has one secret he can’t bring himself to share with Jake—he’s completely, utterly in love with him.

Jake’s friendship is the most important thing in the world to Dylan, so as much as it hurts to see him with other people, Dylan keeps his mouth shut about his true feelings. When Jake wins a cruise to Alaska, he asks Dylan to go along, but what Dylan doesn’t know, is that there’s more on offer than a dream vacation.

Can Dylan and Jake sail off to their happily ever after, or are they cruising toward disaster?

Ohmygosh that was exactly the sort of sweet, short fluffiness I needed!

Told in first person, dual POV this was a delightful best friends to lovers confection. Dylan has been in love with Jake since the first moment he set eyes on him, but has kept it strictly platonic so as not to lose his friendship.

The thought of losing him was scarier than the thought of him never knowing how I felt, and so I kept my mouth shut.

What Dylan doesn’t realize is Jake is in love with him too. I loved how Jake orchestrates everything and confronts Dylan when he starts to back away.

Great for those looking for something quick, sweet, and sexy! Recommended.

(And it’s free right now!)

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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 OceanThe Half of UsRed Dirt HeartAdulting 101Tied Up In Knots
Shelter the SeaManties in a TwistDavid, RenewedEthan who Loved CarterPerfect Imperfections
WolfsongFight the TideHow to Walk Like A ManThe Lightning-Struck HeartForging the Future