Review: Gemini Keeps Capricorn (Signs of Love #3)

Author: Anyta Sunday

Publisher: Self

Rating: 4 stars

Buy Links:  Amazon

Type: Novel

Received from Publisher

 

Blurb: Sometimes, one stubborn Capricorn is all it takes… to drive Wesley Hidaka to crazy, flirtatious lengths.

Wesley loves annoying his RA, Lloyd Reynolds. He just can’t help it. Lloyd is focused, decisive, grounded. He has this amusing ability to follow rules.
Of course Wesley wants Lloyd to break one… or three hundred.


Sometimes, one smirking Gemini is all it takes… to have Lloyd laying down the law and marching Wesley straight back to his dorm room.

It doesn’t stop Wesley teasing again. And again. And again…
But damn. Lloyd doesn’t crack easily. He’s full of principles. He’s unshakable.
He’s the perfect friend to have when Wesley needs help. Like with his truant brother and his old high school principal.

Sometimes, one little lie is all it takes… to find Wesley fake-engaged to his off-limits RA.

What can he say? It seemed like a good idea at the time…

* ~* ~* ~*

“Gemini Keeps Capricorn” serves up a double shot of cluelessness, with a side of rock’n’roll and topped with a slow burn HEA.
It can be read as a standalone.

 

Review: The life of the seemingly carefree Wesley Hidaka isn’t actually carefree. Wesley has quite a few problems he’s been avoiding. Wesley’s RA Lloyd Reynolds is a great distraction. He’s probably more than a distraction. Wesley has a full blown crush. When problems start with Wesley’s younger brother, of course it’s a good idea to pretend to be engaged to Lloyd. Surprisingly, Lloyd helps Wesley. They can’t actually be engaged, or date, because you can’t date your RA. That doesn’t mean Wesley doesn’t pine for Lloyd a bit. And possibly scheme. As he grows up, Wesley is pretty sure he can count on Lloyd, however there were some important changes he didn’t see coming.

This book is sweet, but like, good sweet. The kind of sweet that leaves you smiling for no apparent reason. As much as this story was about Wesley trying to get the man he loves, it was really about Wesley growing up. Wesley may have been born to parents with a decent amount of money, but his father’s early death and his mother’s reaction to his sexuality have left Wesley raising himself. Suddenly, he finds himself raising his brother as well.

Wesley’s mother leaves me feeling a mix of things. I have a lot of frustration with parents who refuse to accept gay kids. Apart from feeling enraged when this happens in the real world, I have fears that in books this has become a crutch for conflict with family. I was much more interested in Wesley’s mother’s refusal to parent and manipulations to make Wesley the head of the family against his apparent wishes. And he does it! But everything was okay at the end because she’s begun to accept his sexuality? Yeah no. Seriously, this was a family that was perfect for a case of emancipation. I would have much preferred to have seen this dealt with than the somewhat tired story arc of rejecting a gay kid. However, this is still a germane topic. As tired as I am of reading about the rejection of gay kids, there are way more people tired of living it.

This book is a very enjoyable read, and I would heartily recommend it to anyone who likes new adult or slow burn romances. In spite of my frustrations with Wesley’s mother, I liked this book quite a bit. Had I been able to read it in one long sitting I would have.

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