Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: Falling into Love
Author: Kris T. Bethke & Nell Iris
Series: Family Found #1
Heroes: Liam & Austin
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 112 pages
Publisher: JMS Books
Release Date: September 1, 2018
Available at: JMS Books & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Liam O’Donoughue is happy with his life. He runs V Wilderness Adventures with his best friends, his chosen brothers, and gets to spend his days hiking in the gorgeous Adirondacks. What’s not to love? But when he meets Austin on a hike, he thinks he’s found something he didn’t even know was missing.
Austin Jock is content with his work as a radiology tech and playing bass in a cover band. Someday he wants to find his forever person but doesn’t believe in romantic fireworks and isn’t sure it’ll ever happen. Then Liam comes crashing into his life, igniting sparks. Huge, life-altering sparks.
The connection between the two men is instant, and things move fast. But Austin isn’t sure what to do with everything he’s feeling inside. Can Liam convince him falling in love is the easiest thing in the world?
This was such an adorable book! I loved that Liam was so accident prone but always had an uplifting attitude. It was amusing hearing about how many injuries he’s had but also made my heart all warm to find out that’s how him and his ‘brothers’ ended up becoming so close. I loved the guys and I loved that Austin was able to get along with them. It was interesting to see how Austin felt left out at first when he met Liam’s friends but still tried to show each of them that what he and Liam had was something special. As a character, I liked that Austin seems so settled but then you find out he’s a musician and that he overthinks everything and it made me fall in love with them. Liam turned out to be the settled one and the one that knew their relationship was going to be something amazing.
While I enjoyed this one, I wasn’t a fan of the alternating first person style. I kept getting confused on who’s POV it was so I’d think it would be Austin and then it turned out to be Liam. It grew a little frustrating. Yes, there are names at the start of the chapter but that doesn’t help when you’re in the middle or at the end of one, I just couldn’t remember and their ‘voices’ weren’t distinct enough for me to differentiate.
Overall, this was a very sweet story about an accident prone adventurist and a radiology tech slash musician. I loved that Austin and Liam had met before but they didn’t really do anything about it until Austin went on a hike led by Liam. While I didn’t appreciate the alternating first person POVs, I still found them super sweet and I adored all the guys. I can’t wait to see who gets their story next!
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*