Title ➷ Leo Loves Aries (Signs of Love #1)
Author ➷ by Anyta Sunday
Expected publication ➷ December 06, 2016
Published by ➷ Riptide Publishing
Genre ➷ Contemporary, M/M Romance
Type ➷ Standalone
Read ➷ Kindle Edition, English
Word count ➷ Approximately 269 pages
Price ➷ $5.26 (US)
A new person will enter your life in the early year, Leo. Look past any moments of frustration they might bring and laugh—this could be the start of a thriving friendship.
Theo Wallace usually laughs at the horoscopes his mom sends. Still hung up on his ex-girlfriend and practically friendless, this one begs him to reconsider. Because a friendship that stuck, that thrived…
Well, that would be a reason to leave past pains behind and look to the Bright Future.
When his sister Leone challenges him to find her the perfect date for a spring wedding, Theo uses it as a chance to make new friends. Theo’s ex economics tutor and newest roommate Mr. Jamie Cooper seems to be a possible and convenient match. Real convenient. Like written in the stars, convenient.
All he has to do is make sure this Jamie is good enough. Could really be The One for her, and the friend for him.
But watch out, Leo, the stars have a surprise in store…
“Leo Loves Aries” is a sweet, slow burn, M/M romance with HEA. This New Adult, college, GFY, friends-to-lovers novel can be read as a standalone.
Clueless is the keyword here.
I thought this was quite a winner though, especially character wise.
I so adore Theo.
His voice is the real deal—fun, fresh, cheerful, hip and real.
The fact that he was the most clueless a person could ever be could’ve easily ruined the story, because, really, wow.
He doesn’t see what’s right in front of him, like, ever.
Personally, I can not relate not knowing, seeing, things, reading people, despite being a Leo myself. Doubt it has much to do with Leoism, heh. It didn’t feel as annoying as it could’ve because he’s such a wonderful guy, so entertaining.
The story was pretty laid-back and lighthearted. There’s not much drama, angst or touches other kinds of dark topics. It’s just sweet, fun and lots of feel good.
Perhaps some scenes weren’t particularly needed for the story to progress, or a bit draw out, but liking the guys the way I did, it was still nice to read all about their days and activities.
Theo and Jamie made the book entertaining with their banter, their quirks.
The romance was extreme slow-burn. Hands down one of the most slow-burn-y reads I’ve come across—which isn’t a bad thing. I adore slow-burn, when done right.
And Leo Loves Aries was pretty right for me.
One of the things that can ruin a good book for me are sometimes the “side characters”. Didn’t happen here; I really liked Leone, Sean and the few other guys.
All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book 🙂
BTW, I adore that cover 🙂
Many, many thanks to the publisher who kindly provided a free copy for an honest and impartial review.
Ebook as well as a sample can be found here: