Love Conventions (Belen’s Review)

Title: Love Conventions (Dreampsun Desires #81)
Author: Morgan James
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: May 7th 2019
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 248 pages
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5


A happy ending worthy of a TV fantasy… in real life?

Ashland Wells is an actor of sci-fi cult fame but with little direction for the future, when handsome grad student Remy Beaumont lands in his lap at a fan convention. Remy is everything Ash ever wanted and wished he could be—including out and proud. For twelve hours they’re the best of friends. But the convention ends, and saying goodbye to Remy might be the biggest mistake Ash has ever made.

A few months later, they’re reunited on a new production—Ash as an actor, Remy a writer—and though Ash doesn’t plan to let him go twice, being with Remy means going public about being gay. He’s not sure that’s a risk he—or his career—can handle, no matter how great the temptation.

If only they could write themselves the romantic happily ever after they both need.

I’m bummed, but Love Conventions just wasn’t my cup of tea. I found the pacing to be too slow, I didn’t connect to the characters, I got actively and acutely angry towards the end when some massive miscommunication came to its logical conclusion, and felt like the ending was a bit too little too late. In my opinion, the single POV does not serve the story well leaving the reader to wonder at Remy’s thoughts/feelings. That being said, what I learned from Ash’s POV, I did like Remy. I just wanted to know him better so I could connect fully to the story.

Feel free to take my complaints with a grain of salt, as I really think I’m going to be in the minority disliking this.

Single POV contemporary romance with some angst and miscommunication, some humor, light heat, a happy ending, and my new favorite insult “you numpty”.

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Galley copy of Love Conventions provided by the publisher in exchange of an honest review.

Single POV contemporary romance with some angst and miscommunication, some humor, light heat, a happy ending, and my new favorite insult "you numpty".


  • Liked your review, and Paris Dude’s as well for this title. This is the thing I love about Gay Book Reviews – you really get a wide range of reviews for the same book, all with different viewpoints.

  • Ah see this is why I love and hate reviews in equal measure. I love them ‘cos I get to know a bit more of the book and if it’ll suit me or not and I hate them because I might see in them all the things I know that will niggle and annoy me when reading it that I’ll DNF but you can never know if you’ll power through or end up throwing your kindle outta a window xDDD. All this because the red-head in the cover intrigued me and I wanted to read the book and now I’m skeptical.

    • There’s a hat for every head. What didn’t work for me may be just what you love about it. Always remember: Reviews are entirely subjective. No two people will take away all the same things.


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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 Ocean The Half of Us Red Dirt Heart Adulting 101 Tied Up In Knots
Shelter the Sea Manties in a Twist David, Renewed Ethan who Loved Carter Perfect Imperfections
Wolfsong Fight the Tide How to Walk Like A Man The Lightning-Struck Heart Forging the Future
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