Thanks for stopping by our blog tour! Today, we are hosting V.L. Locey with her newest friends to lovers romance titled Improper Fraction. In this book, O’Malley Ramsey, math aficionado, falls in love with Garrison Rook, an All-American athlete. Having grown up as best friends, a heated kiss drives them apart for years. Their story is a complicated equation to solve but they will eventually get their happily ever after. I received one copy of this book at no charge in exchange for my review. Keep reading for my review, tour info, and a giveaway!
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Friends to Lovers Romance: Improper Fraction
by V.L. Locey
Length: 68,690 words
O’Malley Ramsey, math aficionado, grew up next door to Garrison Rook, All-American athlete. While O’Malley dreamed of numbers and kissing Garrison, Garrison’s tastes ran to home runs and hot chicks. During a family celebration the night before both young men were heading off for college, O’Malley joyously discovers that Garrison isn’t quite as straight as the star athlete had been pretending to be. Vows to return to each other quickly followed a few clumsy kisses in the old treehouse in the Rook’s backyard.
O’Malley came home to Garrison. Garrison never returned to O’Malley.
Four years later, the two ex-friends meet up at a summer camp where O’Malley is serving as a counselor. Garrison is desperate to make things right with his childhood friend, but can O’Malley, still nursing the pain and mistrust of Garrison’s betrayal, ever forgive or love Garrison again?
Improper Fraction by V.L. Locey is your classic friends to lovers romance, however, there is a span of several years where these guys lose touch completely. V.L. Locey does a great job of setting the stage for this book with a beautiful prologue that shows just how deep their friendship really is. On the night before Garrison and O’Malley leave for college, they share a heated kiss. O’Malley thinks it is the start of a beautiful relationship. Garrison, however, freaks out a bit and avoids his best friend for years. The damage he does to O’Malley’s heart is pretty extensive and it takes years before he gathers the courage to start looking for another relationship. Right as he admits that he wants something long term, Garrison shows back up wanting to explore a relationship.
I loved the characters that the author creates and as a bit of a geek myself, I seriously loved the math angle. Who knew math could be so romantic, right? I loved that Garrison finally found the confidence to accept his feelings for O’Malley. And that O’Malley was finally brave enough to open his heart again after being hurt so badly.
The conflict in the story basically came about as they worked on their happily ever after. Homophobia rears it’s ugly head and gets in the way of these guys coming out and declaring to the world that they are in love. Not the most unique conflict but definitely one that a lot of real-life couples have to deal with.
Overall, Improper Fraction by V.L. Locey is a well-written story about young love, second chances, and the classic combination of geeks falling in love with jocks. If you love friends to lovers romance books, this one will be a hit!
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V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, walking, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.) She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, a flock of assorted domestic fowl, and two Jersey steers.When not writing spicy romances, she enjoys spending her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in hand. She can also be found online on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and GoodReads.Website
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