Title: Sea of Love
Author: Nic Starr
Publisher: Independently Published
Cover Artist: Covers by Jo
Release Date: 10/20/2021
Heat Level: 3 – Some Sex
Length: 45,000 words
The cruise of a lifetime. A reality TV show about romance. Falling in love is inevitable.
Evan Williams is the type of guy to stick by his friends, especially when they’ve been hurt and need a favour. And if that favour involves the cruise of a lifetime, then how can he say no? Even when it means pretending to be a devoted boyfriend to Amber and having their fake relationship play out on a reality TV show for all the world to see.
Realising his boyfriend is a conceited jerk and dumping him doesn’t stop Harry Bishop from winding up as one half of a supposedly loved-up couple on the Sea of Love TV show. And if that’s not bad enough, he’s faced with temptation in the form of Evan, the perfect blend of boy-next-door-meets-sexy-stud he once crushed on. It’s going to be a long two weeks.
Two weeks of competitions, challenges, and confrontations. They’re here to take out the Sea of Love title—just not with each other—and there can only be one winner. But it turns out that true love isn’t about winning a contest; the real prize comes when you follow your heart.
Sea of Love is a feel-good romance featuring hidden attraction, fake relationships, and friends-to-lovers.
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Looking for a light read? An LGBT romance that could easily fall under Women’s Fiction? This is it! You’ll get humor, romance, friendship, and so much more.
Evan only wanted to help his friend Amber by joining her on the Sea of Love TV show. He didn’t realize he’d fall in love in the process… and not with the woman everyone thinks he’s dating.
Harry has had a crush on Evan for a while, but after agreeing to attend the Sea of Love show as his ex-boyfriends date, he tries to behave himself. John, his ex, doesn’t make it easy, as the man is completely self-absorbed.
The interaction between Evan, Amber, John, and Harry is what makes the book. Yes it’s a romance, but I enjoyed getting to know the characters. It’s a slow build and Harry and Evan only end up together closer to the end of the story, but it didn’t detract from the entertainment at all. In fact, I think it’s what I liked most. There’s no insta-love where they immediately hop into bed with one another. Not that there’s anything wrong with those books. I enjoy those too, but this one had a lighter feel that I loved.
All the stars for Sea of Love! I definitely need to go look up the author’s other books!
*Disclaimer: I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. The review above is only my opinion.
Meet the Author
Nic Starr lives in Australia where she tries to squeeze as much into her busy life as possible. Balancing the demands of a corporate career with raising a family and writing can be challenging but she wouldn’t give it up for the world.
Always a reader, the lure of m/m romance was strong and she devoured hundreds of wonderful m/m romance books before eventually realising she had some stories of her own that needed to be told!
When not writing or reading, she loves to spend time with her family–an understanding husband and two beautiful daughters–and is often found indulging in her love of cooking and planning her dream home in the country.