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”.