Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: Burning Fall
Author: E.J. Smyth
Series: Frankfurt Hot Seasons #1
Heroes: Damien & Yannik
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 156 pages
Publisher: Unapologetic Romances
Release Date: June 18, 2018
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Opposites attract, but can they ever work together?
Damien is an ambitious young lawyer. After moving to Germany, he doesn’t expect to feel quite so out of his element. Apart from hating his job, a rumor spreads that he is a homophobe.
To redeem himself, he is put in charge of the firm’s signature event Burning Fall. He has no choice but to hire Yannik, a gorgeous yet unconventional event manager.
But from their first disastrous meeting, everything possible goes wrong.
Can the two men find a way to work together, or will Damien’s career, Yannik’s future, and the most important client event of the year go down in flames?
When I first started this book, I was sure that Yannik would be the one that’s a bit rude with how much Damien was commenting on the ‘Germans’ behavior. I didn’t expect to see that Damien was actually the one being a bit distant and cold, which really spiked my curiosity. It was interesting to see how Damien put himself in a situation that everyone considered him a bigot and him trying to redeem himself. As for Yannik, I liked him but felt he didn’t take much serious in life. They are complete opposites but somehow they have to make a professional relationship work, which leads them to more of a personal relationship.
This one had a lot of potential but I had a lot of issues with it. I didn’t like the fact that we not only experienced Yannik with another guy but then we got the scene again from Damien’s POV as a creeper, which really annoyed me. It didn’t add anything to the story, IMO. Add to that, Damien and Yannik never really talk through their issues. Whenever they would make progress, Damien would do something that pushed them back four steps. The push and pull became a little aggravating after the 2nd time.
All in all, I liked the premise of the story but felt the execution could have been handled better. I liked the characters but they solved their problems by sex and that’s not my thing. I’m not sure what the sequel will be about but I will probably read it to see where this series is going.
Overall Impression: It was good
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*