Awakenings and French Songs (Susan’s Review)

Title: Awakenings and French Songs
Author: Nell Iris
Publisher: JMS Books
Release Date: January 12, 2019
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary
Word Count: 11,120
Reviewed by: Susan
Heat Level: 1 flame out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5


Iggy Wilker never expected his 36th birthday to turn into an existential crisis. When Iggy’s friends celebrate him with his usual favorite pastime — drinking, dancing, and willing guys — he suddenly wants nothing to do with any of it. He’s fed up and ready for something else. The question is what?

Ronan Clenney has had his eye on his neighbor forever, but as a single father of a precocious eleven-year-old, he’s never believed he stands a chance. But over a late night cup of tea, it seems circumstances have changed. Is this the right time, finally?

Iggy has never believed in romance, but can Ronan show him he’s wrong? That love is a real thing?

Iggy is a real party animal, but somehow on his 36th birthday he comes to the conclusion that the foam party he is at just isn’t doing it for him anymore.

So he goes home and decides to turn over a new leaf. And that includes his hot neighbor Ronan and his daughter. Iggy has always had the hots for Ronan, but never wanted a serious relationship so he just stayed friends. But now the time has come to let Ronan know he has different intentions…

I’m becoming quite the Nell Iris fan these days. Her writing is fluffy and it just clicks with me. But…. I do have to say that this one felt a bit superficial. I never really got to know Iggy and Ronan. And the two basically start a relationship simply because they both decide it is so.

I get that they’ve been friends forever and there was always something there, but still, I wanted something more romantic than them simply decided it was time to become a couple.

So while this was still fluffy and gave me the happy feels, I wished it was it was just a bit more.

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