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Review – Gemini Keeps Capricorn

 

Blurb

Sometimes, one stubborn Capricorn is all it takes… to drive Wesley Hidaka to crazy, flirtatious lengths.

Wesley loves annoying his RA, Lloyd Reynolds. He just can’t help it. Lloyd is focused, decisive, grounded. He has this amusing ability to follow rules.
Of course Wesley wants Lloyd to break one… or three hundred.

Sometimes, one smirking Gemini is all it takes… to have Lloyd laying down the law and marching Wesley straight back to his dorm room.

It doesn’t stop Wesley teasing again. And again. And again…
But damn. Lloyd doesn’t crack easily. He’s full of principles. He’s unshakable.
He’s the perfect friend to have when Wesley needs help. Like with his truant brother and his old high school principal.

Sometimes, one little lie is all it takes… to find Wesley fake-engaged to his off-limits RA.

What can he say? It seemed like a good idea at the time…

“Gemini Keeps Capricorn” serves up a double shot of cluelessness, with a side of rock’n’roll and topped with a slow burn HEA.
It can be read as a standalone.

Tropes: friends-to-lovers, slow burn, will-they-or-won’t-they, fake fiancé
Genre: New Adult, light-hearted contemporary gay romance

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Review

I always enjoy Anyta Sunday’s stories. Her writing and characters always draw me in and keep me reading to the end.

Signs of Love is a light-hearted series. Each story has a little angst and a lot of UST.

Gemini Keeps Capricorn is a slow burn (more so than the others), and although the characters are endearing and there’s plenty of witty banter, this story didn’t grip me quite as much as the previous 5* story (Scorpio Hates Virgo). The writing is snappy with plenty of short sentences and the action is quick-paced, yet the plot seemed to plod a little. The UST is maintained for the best part of three-quarters of the book. I kept thinking, “Are they finally going to kiss now?”

Wesley is a law student and Lloyd is the RA for their dorm. He is patient and helpful and has great self-control. As he’s not allowed to be in a relationship with any of the students under his care, he has to bide his time and maintain a friendship with the needy Wesley. Even so, they spend a lot of time together as friends, teasing about not being suitable for each other due to their birth signs, and end up in a sort of quasi engagement as part of a plot to annoy Wesley’s homophobic mother.

My heart went out to Wesley towards the end when he thought Lloyd had a real boyfriend. Wesley is a very likeable character, full of fun, and considerate of his brother, his friends, and also his customers at the coffee shop where he works.

I enjoyed the coffee quips at the beginning of each chapter and the last quarter of the story in particular. We are treated to a few kisses and one detailed steamy scene.

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