Review: Strong Enough

Posted June 23, 2017 by sultrysirens in Reviews by Liz / 0 Comments

Review: Strong EnoughStrong Enough by Melanie Harlow, David Romanov
Published by Self on 06/19/2017
Genres: Gay Romance
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four-half-stars

I wasn’t looking for Derek Wolfe.

I wasn’t looking for anybody. All I wanted was to start a new life in America. But when I found myself stranded here with no place to go, he came to my rescue, offering me a place to stay.

He’s smart, successful, and sexy as hell—I can barely sleep knowing he’s right down the hall. And when the chemistry between us explodes one night with fierce, fiery passion, it’s hard to deny there’s something real between us.

But he does.

He says he was drunk. He says it was a one-time thing. He says he’s not into guys and what we did meant nothing.

He’s lying. Because it happened again, and again, and again. And it’s better every time.

I know we could be good together, and I want the chance to try, but I’m done hiding. If he’s not strong enough to admit the truth, I’ll have to be strong enough to walk away.

Strong Enough by Melanie Harlow and David Romanov was such an emotional, sexy and beautiful read about finding what you need when you least expect it. This is an M/M romance, but above that, it was a story about love, strength and courage.

Maxim Matveev came to America to follow his dreams, but somehow finds himself in need of some serious help. That helps comes via an unexpected stranger. And so begins his adventure. He was such a strong character, but also sweet and caring. Derek Wolfe was so sexy, smart and successful and so very straight, or so he wants to believe. His struggle and indecision was felt throughout the story.

Maxim and Derek are constantly drawn to each other, though Derek was so torn on what to do. But his attraction to Maxim was so strong. The emotions felt while reading this book was so powerful. I absolutely loved these characters. They were so real and easy to love, even with all the tension and back and forth they faced. My heart broke for them repeatedly.

I really enjoyed reading Strong Enough. It was a powerful story that showed how hard it is to be who you want to be. But sometimes you just need the strength and courage to break free of expectations and follow you heart. More than an M/M, but a story of love and hope that is so worth the read.

four-half-stars

About Melanie Harlow

Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she’s not writing or reading, she gets her kicks from TV series like VEEP, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and Homeland. She occasionally runs three miles, but only so she can have more gin and steak.
Melanie is the author of the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, the FRENCHED series, and the sexy historical SPEAK EASY duet, set in the 1920s. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.

Posted June 23, 2017 by sultrysirens in Reviews by Liz / 0 Comments

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