Monday, December 22, 2014

Review of There's Something About Ari by L.B. Gregg

There's Something About Ari
There's Something About Ari by L.B. Gregg

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ohhhh, you are a cruel, cruel woman Ms. Gregg. I cannot believe that you gave us a television-style fade-to-black ending. That was so not nice … lol. While this is only the second book in the Bluewater Bay series, I am completely enamored with the series so far. In There’s Something About Ari, we meet Buck and Ari – both are men who grew up in Bluewater Bay, but whose lives took entirely different paths. Buck never left Bluewater Bay; he gave up his scholarship in order to take care of his younger brother when their mother died. In contrast, Ari fled Bluewater Bay, found his way to Hollywood and broke into acting.

Buck is bewildered when he learns that Ari is not only returning to Bluewater Bay for a role in Wolf’s Landing, but he’s also moving in next door. Ari was Buck’s best friend growing up and as their past is revealed it is easy to understand his reaction to Ari’s return. What Ari did not know was that Buck is gay and was in love with him – something Buck never revealed in fear of losing his best friend. But Buck learns that he was not the only one keeping secrets back then and his world is turned upside down when Ari tells him why he left. But is an understanding of the past enough for these two to be able to move forward toward a future together?

I loved both Buck and Ari. Ari’s outgoing personality and quirks made him easy to love. Although much more reserved, I found Buck just as lovable. He made a huge sacrifice to insure his brother had stability in his life when their mother died – it was a situation that no 18 year-old kid should ever have to deal with, yet he did so automatically. As much as I liked the guys individually, it was their chemistry and Ari’s pursuit of reestablishing their friendship that make There’s Something About Ari a 5-star read for me. Even if Ms. Greg only treated us to one sex scene, it was a hot one. Actually, considering how much damage had to be repaired to their relationship, the lack of sex was actually appropriate – no matter how much I wanted more sexy fun times between the two. I absolutely loved this book and is has been added to my reread list. I am looking forward to my next stop in Bluewater Bay already.

I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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