Love You So Hard (The Love You So Stories #1)

Title: Love You So Hard (The Love You So Stories #1)
Author: Tara Lain
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press, 3rd Edition
Release Date: April 6, 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 85 pages
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5


A Love You So Story

Craig Elson’s life has hit rock bottom. Even though he’s one of the best strategic planners around, a more confident guy takes credit for his work, and despite being a good-looking man, he suffers insults from the slimiest creep at the bar. Taking care of his beloved mom, who has Alzheimer’s, uses all his funds, leaving him in a plain, depressing car… and a plain, depressing life.

Until he sees gorgeous grad student Jesse Randall and his T-shirt that reads “I Would Bottom You So Hard.” The message seeps into Craig’s soul, and he asks Jesse to teach him to top.

Jesse’s had his eye on the quiet hottie who comes into the coffee shop, and he’s more than eager to perfect his tutoring. He sets out to get Craig a new job, a new apartment, and a new life so far outside plain and depressing that it’s unrecognizable.The problem is, Craig loves his lessons—and his teacher—too much to want to graduate. How can Craig reach the top without losing his sassy bottom?

Third Edition, First Edition published by Love Has No Boundaries, June 2013. Second Edition published by Tara Lain, October 2013.

This was a decent short story. More on the erotica side than a love story. To me there was something that was missing or maybe it was because I was not that impressed with Jesse, one of the main characters. He is a college student about to become a teacher but in some ways it seemed that he was not really bright. I am not trying to say that in a bad way but it was just that I guess a better word for it is ditzy.

Anyway, regardless, it was still a decent read. Craig is at a point in his life where everything just feels that it is at a stand still. He is not going up or down but just stuck. When Craig is passed up for a promotion that he was sure he was going to get, he does not cope well with it. He decides that he needs to take a vacation and figure out what to do with his life from this point on since he truly is not happy with where he is in life. Nor is he happy with the way others view him.

Craig may be tall but most view him as a bottom verses a top that he would love to be. A lot of it is the lack of confidence in himself to believe but this is also one of his biggest issues with his life. He wants so much more.

In walks Jesse and when the opportunity to have the man he has been crushing on tutor him on being a top, Craig is not going to pass it up.

What will happen when these two get to the point that Craig wants to be in his life? Will they go there separate ways or will feelings develop between them?

Like I said this was a good read but something was just missing from it. Maybe it was just that it was unrealistic in my opinion. I don’t know. Regardless it was an entertaining read. I will continue to read books by Tara Lain in the future.

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Galley copy of Love You So Hard (The Love You So Stories #1) provided by Dreamspinner Press 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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