GENRE: Gay Romance
LENGTH: 10,892 words
Thom Novak feels like a walking cliché: the gay guy desperately in love with his straight best friend, Lee. But he's willing to keep his feelings hidden, to do whatever it takes, as long as they stay friends forever.Lee Conway loves sharing an apartment with Thom, his best friend since birth, and would be happy doing it for the rest of his life ... no matter his current girlfriend's opinion on the matter. But he's never been known for being in contact with his emotions.When something happens to upset the status quo, Lee pulls away. Has Lee learned how Thom feels about him? Will it mean the end of their friendship? Or is there another reason Lee needs time to think? A more ... hopeful reason?EXCERPT:
I know I've said it before but it's worth repeating: Nell Iris is my favorite author of MM short stories. I think it takes a special talent to write a good short story and I've never read one by Nell Iris that wasn't fantastic.
She is able to convey a story that feels much longer – in the best way – than only 10,000 words. Her stories stay with me for days after I read them and Always You is no exception. Even though I knew from the blurb what was likely to happen, the journey that Nell took me on to get to the HEA was so satisfying. I really can't say enough good things about this story.
If you've never read a Male Male romance but have been a bit curious about them, I don't think you can go wrong with just about any Nell Iris story. They usually tend to be on the sweet side with themes that will definitely tug on your heartstrings.
A copy of this book was provided to me but my review was voluntary and not influenced by the author.
Thom and Lee
Romance... sigh, warm, comfortable, sweet!!! If you are looking for a short story with romance stop right now!
Thom and Lee are best friends since birth. They share an apartment and have fun together and share everything. Except, Thom is in love with Lee since forever but will never jeopardize their friendship, he’d rather live without a love life than live without Lee. So Thom always tells Lee he doesn’t want a boyfriend and rather stay home.
“Ogling one’s straight best friend isn’t allowed, no matter how much one wants to.”
When Lee returns early in the evening he has a strange look on his face and doesn’t want to talk. Thom is terrified.
Just like this story, this author’s stories always feel like a warm, caressing soft blanket. Full of heartwarming tenderness. The characters are always from the warmest and kindest qualities. The feelings expressed are from an almost impossible prime level.
No need to say Nell Iris is one of my favorite authors and she n