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Friends to Lovers[Reading] ➯ Friends to Lovers ➷ D.H. Starr – Varanus.us What do an advertising executive, an Olympic skater and an th 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 hi What do an advertising executive, an Olympic skater and an th 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 M M stories by two of today s favorite authors, DH Starr and Friends to MOBI :µ Sedonia Guillone It Was Always You DH Starr A drama club geek and a consummate jock 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 right except for his inability to say the four words that could open the door to his ultimate happiness I love 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 now Blind 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 truth and to rekindle what he d lost with his friend However, even though Hirata knows in his bones this man is his soul mate, Sho has changed in ways Hirata could not have prepared for in his wildest imaginings, changes that could continue to keep them apart foreverSkating 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 friendship until 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 nothing.

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    Friends to Lovers PDF · Friends to MOBI :µ found someone How will a friendship ever become now Blind 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 truth and to rekindle what he d lost with his friend However, even though Hirata knows in his bones this man is his soul mate, Sho has changed in ways Hirata could not have prepared for in his wildest imaginings, changes that could continue to keep them apart foreverSkating 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 friendship until 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 nothing."/>
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    A nice friends to lovers anthology Two of them are even childhood friends to lovers story.It Was Always You by D.H 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 loy A nice friends to lovers anthology Two of them are even childhood friends to lovers story.It Was Always You by D.H 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 long A nice story, but I felt the story is dragged a bit view 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 spoiler Blind Love by Sedonia Guillone Full 5 starsHirata was a son of Samurai, and Sho was a blind son of the servants in Hirata s house They were best friends At age 10, Sho was given to a Blind Guild so he could be trained skills that blind people could do like massage The separation haunted Hirata, and at age 17 he left his house to find his best friend For years, he couldn t find Sho Until one day, he found him outside a gambling place There s one problem Sho didn t recognize him and told him to leave him alone.A gem One of the best novellas I ve read By having Japanese Samurai period as a setting, the author could take advantage of the norm and social structure of that period And she uses it masterfully Whether they are realistic and accurate, I don t know But they are believable, a requirement in a historical fiction The author stated that one character, the Blind Master who took Sho as his apprentice, is a character in a Japanese series Since I don t follow that series, it doesn t matter for me Enough to say that not only he s a blind masseur, he s also a masterful swordsman view spoiler Sho was really a jerk when he met Hirata But Hirata s kindness shined, and in turn, put Sho into shame The realization, and the ramification of it, were done beautifully The spirit of Bushido, particularly honor and loyalty, are shown nicely Even a sex scene between an MC and another person, which usually I despise, serves a purpose.The story flows nicely, and the angst arises not from never ending indecisive inner thoughts, but from the realization of not acting according to the honor codes The author pays attention to details, and use everything to support the story view spoiler The only thing I don t understand is Sho s adamant position that because of his role he couldn t have friendship and companionship when his Master actually had it But it s minor hide spoiler hide spoiler Skating For Gold by D.H Starr 3 starsDevon was a 20 yr old ice skater who trained with Lance, a former Olympian They had known each other for several years, and wanted each other for that long but never said anything Devon was not sure if Lance wanted him, and vice versa When at one point they found each other s desire, would their relationship influence Devon s chance in the US Trial for the Olympics Mr Starr s writing stle, like usual, is flawless But, like the first story, this one is also felt dragged view spoiler As if the author tried too hard to make this a psychological treatise that at the end bogged down the story, and felt preachy Instead of tying the inner thoughts with the events so the story doesn t seem to be a merely vehicle to the message, the way the insecurity is handled is by each person analyzing what s going on and offers their advices to Devon Verbally In addition to Devon s never ending inner thoughts The story suffers from what Devon s father keeps reminding him over analyze everything If this were a full blown novel, it may be appropriate As this is only a novella length, it overpowers the plot and characters themselves hide spoiler


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    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 suggests.I 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 w 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 suggests.I 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 him.I 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 three.The 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 mewas,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, butthan he was leaving his future in his father s dojo It was apparentlyimportant their differences in social status, than their equality in sex.And 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 since 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 wasa small town romance than some in the public spotlight story.http www. dp B009Y7UO88


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    It Was Always You by D.H 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 interesting.I loved Caleb He was smart, funny and a very nice guy He It Was Always You by D.H 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 interesting.I 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 character.Blind 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 just 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 him.This 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 true love Now, that s true love After Sho told us his side of the story, I fell for the kid evenHe 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 job with this short little story.Skating For Gold by D.H 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 conflicts.D.H 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 characters.I recommend this novel to anyone who wants to read three amazing little stories about how friends become lovers and one in the same


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    It was always you by D.H Starr 3 starsBlind love by Sedonia Guillone I don t finish it because it s not my cup of tea.For gold by D.H Starr 3 stars


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    D.H Starr It Was Always You


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    I would rate this a 3.5 I m just not a fan of short stories A couple of thesewere still well rounded, hence the 3.5.


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    It Was Always You was my favorite Miscommunication, oh boy.


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    It Was Always You by D.H Starr 4 stars Blind Love by Sedonia Guillone tbr Skating For Gold by D.H Starr tbr

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