4.5 out of 5 stars.
Borrowing Blue is the first book in the Made Marian series by Lucy Lennox. This is a romance series about gay men and finding their true love. A friend of mine had listed it as “read” on her Goodreads page and it sounded really good so I bought the ebook. I was not disappointed in the least and immediately went out and bought the rest of the books in the series.
Blue: When my ex walks into the resort bar with his new husband on his arm, I want nothing more than to prove to him that I’ve moved on. Thankfully, the sexy stranger sitting next to me is more than willing to share a few kisses in the name of revenge. It gets even better when those scorching kisses turn into a night of fiery passion.
The only problem? Turns out the stranger’s brother is marrying my sister later this week.
Tristan: I have one rule: no messing with the guests at my vineyard resort. Of course the one exception I make turns out to be the brother of the woman my brother’s about to marry. Now we’re stuck together for a week of wedding activities, and there’s no avoiding the heat burning between us.
So fine, we make a deal: one week. One week to enjoy each other’s bodies and get it out of our system. Once the bride and groom say I do and we become family, it’ll all be over between us. Right?
When I first picked up Borrowing Blue, I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into. This is the first M/M romance that I’ve read so I was slightly hesitant, but the description had really sounded great and one of my friends had read it and had given it a high rating, so I went into it with an open mind. I was not disappointed at all. The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is because it didn’t have that little extra emotional “hook” or “pizzazz” I need for 5 star ratings.
Tristan and Blue are awesome. 🙂 Blue is short for Bartholomew. All of the Marians’ biological children are named after apostles, but his oldest brother couldn’t pronounce Bartholomew, so it came out as Blue and the nickname stuck. Then, on top of the six biological children they have, the Marians also adopted three children from a local shelter for LGBTQ teens. Tristan on the other hand only has his brother.
The more I learn about these quirky, lovable characters, the more I love them. They’re complex and well-developed. They’re realistic and fun. I really enjoy them.
This particular book takes place at Tristan’s vineyard in California wine country. The descriptions are adequate. I wouldn’t have minded a little bit more descriptions of the settings, but they weren’t overly sparse. I was able to imagine most of the areas they talked about.
The story line moves along at a good pace. It’s not too slow but not so fast that you’re in a whirlwind. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with where a story is going, but the tempo this one worked well.
All in all, I highly recommend this book and the whole series actually! Enjoy!
About the Author
Lucy Lennox is a mother of three sarcastic kids. Born and raised in the southeast, she now resides outside of Atlanta finally putting good use to that English Lit degree.
Lucy enjoys naps, pizza, and procrastinating. She is married to someone who is better at math than romance but who makes her laugh every single day and is the best dancer in the history of ever.
She stays up way too late each night reading M/M romance because that stuff is hot.
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