D.H. Starr: Friends to Lovers



Rue love Now that s true love After Sho told us his side of the story I fell for the kid even He was a lost little boy who was force to grow up away from his family friends and love I knew then why he behaved that way Everything about this story was perfect and story line was believable The author did an amazing ob with this short little storySkating For Gold by DH Starr 4HeartsDevon Haynes is an ice skater who has been training with Lance Dawes They have been in love with each other but neither of them have had the courage to say it out loud to each other When the Olympic Trail nears they become closer and shared their troubling conflictsDH Starr is an amazing author There is no doubt about that His writing style comes alive on every page but this was my least favorite story Don t get me wrong the characters and story were great and believable Everything flew well but I don t know why this story felt too long like the first one Maybe it was the amount of pages given to the troubling thoughts surrounding the characters This would have been much better if it was cut straight to the point or reduce the number of pages of internal conflict of the main charactersI recommend this novel to anyone who wants to read three amazing little stories about how friends become lovers and one in the same A nice friends to lovers anthology Two of them are even childhood friends to lovers storyIt Was Always You by DH Starr 3 starsCaleb and Kevin were best friends since high school Caleb had loved Kevin for long but he never said anything to his friend Partly because his friend seemed to have different guy every week Caleb was fine with that Until one day when Kevin told Caleb that he met the one and asked if Caleb wanted to meet the new boyfriend Jason Caleb was panic Out of loyalty he said yes But could Caleb stand watching his best friend whom he loved making out with another man all night longA nice story but I felt the story is dragged a bitview spoiler The author uses the usual unexpected trope here but it falls flat Partly because Caleb s inner thoughts are too dominant in the story that the revelation becomes anti climax hide spoile. He’d lost with his friend However even though Hirata knows in his bones this man is his soul mate Sho haschangedin ways Hirata could not have prepared for in his wildest imaginings changes that could continue to keep them apartforeverSkating For Gold DH Starr Joined by sorrow Olympic figure skating hopeful Devon Hayes met champion Lance Dawes at a time when both their worlds were falling apart Devon lost his mother to cancer and Lance’s family rejected him for being gay When Devon leaves for college a door seems to close on any hopes for something than friendshipuntil Fate provides a second chance Devon returns home to train with Lance As the Olympic trials draw closer and their love grows stronger the tug of war between desire and ambition threatens to ruin everything If they can't discover what matters most they might end up with nothin.

It Was Always You by DH Starr 4 stars Blind Love by Sedonia Guillone tbr Skating For Gold by DH Starr tbr I would rate this a 35 I m ust not a fan of short stories A couple of thesewere still well rounded hence the 35 It was always you by DH Starr 3 starsBlind love by Sedonia Guillone I don t finish it because it s not my cup of teaFor gold by DH Starr 3 stars A collection of three novellas all of them dealing with the theme of friends with benefits or better from friends to lovers as the title suggestsI know it s bad to have a favorite in a class but indeed I have one and it s the first novella It Was Always You about two long time friends who were always too shy to confess each other love or better one was shy and the other was not ready Caleb and Kevin were the gay kids at school but Caleb was nerdy and wallflower and instead Kevin was exuberant and always in the middle of life whatever life was Despite their difference they moved their friendship from youth to adulthood and Caleb was always there for Kevin pining after the man without having the courage to confess his love And now Kevin has called telling him he is in love with another man and he wants for Caleb to meet himI have to say don t even think I fell for it it was clear Kevin had something in mind and that was what made me reconsider him and winning point for this novella to be my favorite of the threeThe second one Blind Love about 18th century samurai was almost a fairy tale even if there wasn t any fantasy element It was very refined with a delicate them almost if the author was dealing with fragile feelings although into strong bodies What impressed me was than the two men the reaction of the others to them take Hirata s father he wasn t really worried or upset that Hirata was following his heart and search for his love Sho a man but than he was leaving his future in his father s dojo It was apparently important their differences in social status than their euality in sexAnd finally there was Skating For Gold about Olympic skaters Here the sport theme led me to imagine a story with a grandeur sense and instead it was almost cozy and familiar maybe si. What do an advertising executive an Olympic skater and an 18th century samurai have in common Each is in love with his best friend and knows he’s found his soul mate But is Fate destined to give him his heart’s desire A timeless theme explored in three sizzling MM stories by two of today’s favorite authors DH Starr and Sedonia Guillone It Was Always You DH Starr A drama club geek and a consummate ock hardly a formula for friendship Yet Caleb Richards and Kevin O’Brien have been best friends since high school Kevin’s free spirited ways brought Caleb out of his shell and Caleb introduced Kevin to a world outside of sports When Kevin came out to Caleb as gay all the things he’d thought were wrong about himself suddenly seemed rightexcept for his inability to say the four words that could open the door to his ultimate happiness I love.

Nce Lance and Devon are country boys living in a farm Sure there was the fighting hard for your dream theme so common to these stories but all in all this was a small town romance than some in the public spotlight storyhttpwwwdpB009Y7UO88 It Was Always You was my favorite Miscommunication oh boy DH Starr It Was Always You It Was Always You by DH Starr 4HeartsCaleb Richards and Kevin O Brien are best friends since high school Unbeknownst to Kevin Caleb has always been in love to him but he had not found the courage to share his feeling with him since Kevin has a reputation of sleeping around with a lot of guys However everything changes one day when Kevin wants to introduce to Caleb the guy he calls The One This is where things get interestingI loved Caleb He was smart funny and a very nice guy He has always been in love with Kevin but has not dared to confess it to him I absolutely loved Kevin since he was a real bad boy and a player I was happy and shocked to know that Kevin loved Caleb as well thus the name of the novel fits perfectly On the downside the story felt a little too long even though it was a short story It would have been better if the story was cut straight to the point or reduce the pages of internal conflict of the main characterBlind Love by Sedonia Guillone 5HeartsHirata Morimasa was a Samurai in training and his father owned a dojo His best friend was Sho a blind child who was the son of his father s servants But everything is not perfect since at ust ten years old Sho has to leave with a Blind Guild Against Hirata and Sho s wishes he leaves and is never seen again Before he is taken away however Hirata promises that he will look for him someday When Hirata is seventeen years old he leaves his home and finds Sho ten years later Everything should have been perfect but it s not since Sho does not recognize himThis novel is not my type but it was a masterpiece The author clearly shows knowledge about this era and culture beyond my expectations At first I was sad by Sho s rejection to Hirata since the guy had been looking for him for TEN years For ten solid years he looked far and wide for his one and You Kevin Years later when Caleb finally faced his fear and plans to finally tell Kevin “It was always you” he’s a bit too late Kevin tells him he’s found someone How will a friendship ever become nowBlind Love Sedonia Guillone After a harrowing seventeen year separation Hirata Morimasa leaves his home and secure future to search for his childhood friend Sho Blinded by illness when they were children Sho was sent away apprenticed to a blind masseur an anma to learn his trade and then disappeared Desperate to find the other half of his heart and soul Hirata willingly sacrifices the prestige and security of his father’s dojo to find him When an anma who looks exactly like Sho crosses his path in front of a gambling parlor one day the man flatly denies he is Sho Hirata knows better and is determined to get the truthand to rekindle what.

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