Book Review: Something About You by Riley Hart

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: Something About You
Author: Riley Hart
Series: Saint & Lucky #1
Heroes: Lucky & Grayson
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: June 17, 2018
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Lucky Tyler Holloway has never felt particularly lucky. Frankly, he’s about as regular as can be. He works construction with his brothers, loves his small-town life, and shares a close bond with his family—especially his grandmother. Okay, so maybe he has a few secrets in his closet, like his bisexuality…and that other thing he doesn’t talk about… Maybe that’s why he’s always felt a little like an outsider.

Grayson St. Claire has it all: a dream job in LA, money, freedom. Saint has no attachments, which is just the way he likes it. Still, he’d be lying if he didn’t admit he missed his deceased parents who were the only family he had… Until he gets an e-mail from some guy named Tyler revealing the existence of a grandmother he’s never met, and prompting Saint to drop everything to drive across the country.

Saint and Tyler couldn’t be more different. Tyler hates the guy on sight, but there’s something about Tyler that gets under Saint’s skin. It’s not until they get to know one another that everything begins to change. But the Holloways and St. Claire’s have secrets, and their pasts are tied together in tragic ways they don’t know about. The odds are stacked against them and between their distance and their differences, Lucky and Saint have to admit that love alone might not be enough.

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Review:

First off, look at that beautiful cover. Full disclosure, I know Jared and David, the cover models, and I can’t get over how perfect that cover is for this story.  Jared and David make for the perfect characterization of Lucky and Saint. I admit, it was a bit difficult separating the models that I know from the characters in the book, but seriously, what an awesome problem to have. Bravo to the author for choosing a beautiful, real life couple as the representation for the characters in this book.

I loved the small town setting for this story, and the relationship that Lucky has with his grandma and her bestie, Alice. I never tired of reading about the golden boy who had a beautiful heart and soul, and was just a naturally sweet and loving person. And Saint, who is a sexy, confident, dirty talking rich boy from LA. He was the perfect complement to Lucky’s innocence. Both are bi-sexual, but living in a small town left slim pickings for Lucky, whereas LA was a near smorgasbord for Saint. They say opposites attract, but to me, I think Saint and Lucky were one in the same but whose life path was set more from their environments.

Saint, for all his cockiness, was lonely and distressed to have been deprived of family. But, Lucky has more than enough family for Saint to share. Especially Alice and Helen. Seriously, I think my favorite part of this whole story was the interactions with the old women. They were hilarious, dirty talkers, and real. The biggest impact I took away from this story was the realism and the family dynamics. It has its sexy parts, and it has some awesome dialogue, but more than anything, it was full of love.

Overall Impression: I really liked it!

*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*

Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2018, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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