Monday, November 27, 2017

Infamous by Jenny Holiday

Title: Infamous
Author: Jenny Holiday
My Rating: A+

Genre: Contemporary Romance (m/m)
Series: Famous #2
Main Characters: Jesse and Hunter
Release Date: November 2017
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
All that up-and-coming musician Jesse Jamison has ever wanted is to be on the cover of Rolling Stone. When a gossip website nearly catches him kissing someone who isn’t his famous girlfriend—and also isn’t a girl—he considers the near miss a wake-up call. There’s a lot riding on his image as the super-straight rocker, and if he wants to realize his dreams, he’ll need to toe the line. Luckily, he’s into women too. Problem solved.

After a decade pretending to be his ex’s roommate, pediatrician Hunter Wyatt is done hiding. He might not know how to date in the Grindr world, how to make friends in a strange city, or whether his new job in Toronto is a mistake. But he does know that no one is worth the closet. Not even the world’s sexiest rock star.

As Jesse’s charity work at Hunter’s hospital brings the two closer together, a bromance develops. Soon, Hunter is all Jesse can think about. But when it comes down to a choice between Hunter and his career, he’s not sure he’s brave enough to follow his heart.

My Review:
This was my first book that I've read by Jenny Holiday, but it certainly won't be my last. Wow...this book was so, so good!

Jesse and Hunter meet on the train. It's a chance meeting...before Jesse's band have really made it big and just after Hunter had broken up with his boyfriend of 8 years. They hit it off in a spectacular way...but Hunter has no idea that Jesse is bisexual. 

Hunter is a doctor...pediatrics and two years later when he sees Jesse's poster on the wall of one of his patient's rooms, he calls in a favor. A friendship develops. 

This book covers years. These guys are the best of friends, and while both of them are attracted to the other, they know they can't act on it. For Jesse, he's agreed that to make his music and be successful, that he'll stay in the closet. For Hunter, he has no idea that Jesse might even consider something between them. But regardless, Hunter spent years hiding a relationship with a man he loved. He won't do it again.

Friends to lovers is an amazing trope just because best friends already know how well they get along. This book had all the things...an incredible friendship that both these guys need in their lives. They count on the support from the other guy. But the feelings are slowly deepening which is where the conflict comes in. Jesse's a rock star. His life is not his own. It plays out in a very public way.

The emotional impact of this story was phenomenal. I was swept away in the romance between these two guys...it was so, so gorgeous. At the same time, I ached for the pain they're going through. They most definitely don't have a smooth road to happily ever after, but the bumps along the way were exactly what they needed to show them how to appreciate everything they had together. 

I adored this book. It's definitely a favorite going onto the keeper shelf. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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