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Reading and Rambling

I am a single mom who spends all my free time reading to escape the craziness of real life.  Everything I read features hot men loving other hot men, probably due to the lack of hot men in my own life.  I recently tried my hand at the writing game.  My first short, Risking the Field, will be hitting the public this summer thanks to the Don't Read in the Closet event held every year by the M/M Romance Group on Goodreads.  I write under the name Jean McGray, an hommage to my grandfather and my high school nickname.

Choosing Happy

Choosing Happy - Aria Grace I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through the DBML program in the M/M Romance group.

I was not a fan of the second book in the series, [b:Drunk in Love|20647672|Drunk in Love (More Than Friends, #2)|Aria Grace|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1390937733s/20647672.jpg|39941157], but I decided to give the series a second chance. I am glad I did.

I did not think it was possible to like Steve after what he did in the last book, but he most definitely redeemed himself in my eyes. He essentially finds himself alone and friendless, running a waffle stand, with only occasional one-night stands. He lives for 6:10 everyday when his Little Duck walks by, his dream man that he has only been face-to-face with once. Until that Little Duck, Joey, needs his help escaping his abusive ex.

Joey is sweet as pie and I wish we had gotten more from him, but that is the downside of first-person POV. There was the perfect amount of heat and I thought Steve handled Joey perfectly.

This was a quick read, it took me about an hour, but kept me entertained the entire time. My biggest issue? I HATE books written in present tense. So much so that it distracts me. It takes away from the story. What was an easy 4 star read turned into a 3 star read for that simple reason. It was too damn distracting for me. I will be reading Spencer's story, though!