Title: My Anti-Valentine Collection
Author: DJ Jamison
Publisher: Self published
Release Date: February 7, 2019
Page Count: 282
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
A bundle of three novellas:
My Anti-Valentine: Jaded by relationships gone wrong, Bret throws an anti-Valentine’s Day party to celebrate being single and burn his ex-boyfriends’ belongings. Bret’s low interest in sex has destroyed every relationship he’s had and tarnished his view of romance, but a cute blond guy at the party who says all the wrong things inspires him to hope for more.
My Anti-Boyfriend: Brad has everyone fooled. He’s the casual, sexy friend. The fun-time guy who sleeps around. Except not really. There’s one man who holds his heart: his best friend — with benefits — Riley. Too bad Riley has no interest in a relationship, and as far as Brad can tell, never will. But once Brad acknowledges his feelings for Riley, he can’t continue to ignore them. Riley’s days of having his cake and eating it too are over. Then again, maybe Brad is tasty enough to keep a man satisfied.
My Anti-Marriage: Love has never been a good bet for Chris, so going on a Vegas wedding trip for his friends is bittersweet. Especially when Ant, the last man to break his trust, is suddenly along for the ride. Which explains why Chris wakes up in his hotel room with the mother of all hangovers. Not so much why Ant is in his bed … or worse, wearing a matching wedding band.
Each novella has previously been published. There’s been no changes to content.
This is an incredible series. I loved every minute of each of these short stories. I will be honest when I say I did not know at first if I would enjoy this series or not just because of the name but as it turns out I was so engrossed in this book that I finished it in one setting. This is three books in one and each one revolves a set of best friends.
The first story in this book was “My Anti-Valentine.” It is a story about a man named Harry who is sick and tired of the whole hooking up and never seeing that hook up again race. He has been there and done that and now he wants something more. When he meets a man that is dead set against Valentine’s Day he thinks maybe they could have something special together. The thing is Bret is not like most guys his age. He is not sure what he is but he does know sex just doesn’t excite him like it does most people. So when Harry and Bret decide they are somewhat attracted to each other, Bret knows he needs to be honest with Harry. Will Harry be able to handle the truth when it comes to Bret?
The second book is “My Anti-Boyfriend.” This boook also has Bret and Harry and their continuing relationship as it builds and grows but this book revolves mainly around two of Harry’s best friends, Brad and Riley. Brad and Riley have been best friends forever and they have a no strings attached hook up going on between them. But lately Brad has wanted more from Riley but he know Riley does not feel the same way. It is getting harder and harder for Brad to not let his feelings towards Riley show. It is starting to hurt each time worse than the last each time Riley leaves. So Brad has decided to end things as far as the no strings attached goes. Will Riley wake up and realize what the two of them have between them or will he lose Brad forever?
Last but not least is “My Anti-Marriage.” This was probably my favorite of all of the books because all of the characters from the previous books are in this one but so is the last best friend, Chris. Chris is the last to decide it is time to try and find that special someone. The problem is he thought he has that with a guy he dated named Bryant, Ant for short, but after misunderstandings they part ways. Ant is hoping he will be able to explain the misunderstandings to Chris at the wedding weekend for Riley and Brad but Chris is not wanting any of that. What will happen when after a drunken night out together Chris and Ant wake up together in bed and they both have wedding rings on?
This was a great collection of books. I enjoyed these stories so much. DJ Jamison did an incredible job on each of these stories and I look forward to more by DJ in the future.
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