Series: Mixed Tape Series, Volume #2
Author: Lex Valentine
Genre: Contemporary / Erotic Romance
Publisher: MLR Press
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥2.5 Hearts
Blurb: Decades define a young man’s life as he goes from a virgin discovering his sexual orientation to a rock star fending off masses of lovestruck fans to a composer of Broadway musicals while an epic love for his best friend commands his heart, permeates his soul and flows through his music.
Jay Sparks lost his virginity and found his true sexual orientation at a rock festival on his eighteenth birthday. He also gave away his heart. Through the years, Jay’s love for his best friend and first lover Matt Langdon has never died. The one thing Jay has always known to be true was that he and Matt loved each other. Even when they were apart, Jay always felt Matt’s presence within him and beside him. When fate finally brings them back together, finding a way to blend their lives becomes a labor of love. Through their years together, the love they found at eighteen grows and matures but remains an eternal flame that burns unwavering in both their hearts.
Product Link: http://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=LV_SYLFM
Review: This is a nice and sweet little short story, perhaps a bit too sweet for me.
Jay and Matt have been friends since they were eight years old, but it’s only on Jay’s birthday when he gets eighteen, that Matt makes a move. Jay has always had one love in his life, music, but that day he discovers he’s been wrong, because not only he feels the greatest happiness when Matt kisses him, he also feels complete. There is nothing he wants more than music and Matt.
This story follows Jay’s life, how he finds love, how he finds wholeness in his friendship with Matt, how he must be apart with his lover so that they can both follow their path in life, all the while saving their love for each other.
Their story is very sweet and angst free, there might be some bumps on their path but we don’t witness them. What made an impression in me was the frustration and jealousy I felt on Jay’s behalf during their “apart” time frame, when Jay had to tour with his band. It was quite strong and hit me unaware. But other than that this story flows almost like a dream with some hot scenes and two very devoted to their love men.
I recommend this to all romantics and fans of the everlasting love.