Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Book Review for The Secrets in my Scowl by A.E. Via

 The Secrets in My Scowl 
by A.E. Via

Sparks ignite and tempers flare when a sexy, optimistic wedding planner moves his business in across the hall from a jilted, divorce lawyer’s practice. 

“Look smart ass. This is the last time I’m going to remind you about breaking sections of the lease. If there’s a next time, I won’t stop until you and your frilly, white wedding shit is thrown out of here. Do you got it?!” 
Wylde looked in Jacob’s pained eyes and answered in his deep voice. “Yeah, counselor. I got it.” 

From high school, up until he became a successful attorney Jacob Snowden was convinced that love had it out for him. “Everyone left,” were the words he lived by. His mother, his high school sweetheart, his father, and his fiancé, all left Jacob just when he felt it was safe to let down his guard. Not any longer. Jacob was a determined man, set at keeping people at a distance. If his six foot one, military-made body didn’t scare people off, his permanent scowl surely did. At almost forty, Jacob’s social life was non-existent, but he told himself his work fulfilled him. He helped people get out of their loveless marriages. Jacob Snowden was one of the best divorce lawyers on the east coast and was damn proud of it. So, imagine his disdain when a wedding planner moves into the suite directly adjacent to his… an insanely masculine, male wedding planner. 

Wylde Sterling had made quite a name for himself in his hometown of Roanoke, Virginia, working for a wedding planner that catered to the elite. He was known for his charm and impeccable taste. Yep, he was incredible at giving couples the wedding of their dreams. But he wanted nothing more than to plan his own. After striking out in love more times than he cared to admit, Wylde decided to start his own business in a new city, hoping Richmond would give him a fresh start. Things started out wonderfully – until he started to piss off the angry divorce attorney next door. 

Wylde could see past Jacob’s mean scowl, knowing there was a reason for it. It was the man’s defense mechanism, his means of keeping people away. Everything in Wylde told him to stay away, but he believed Jacob just needed to meet a man who had been hurt as badly as he had. 

This story ends in an HEA and does not end on a cliffhanger.

My Review:

I am so happy that I got a chance to read The Secrets In My Scowl by A.E. Via, M/ M genre is very new to me and A. E Via wrote this beautiful, funny heartfelt story of two men that have been hurt before. One is willing to live life wearing his troubles on his face and with his attitude while the other one looks beyond that and believes he deserves love and happiness.

Jacob is a divorce lawyer whose scowl can scare a person away. He is the best at what he does but allows his past to dictate his future, he seems to tolerate those around him. It takes one man to see through him, not back down and be there for him to change Jacob. Will he be able to put his guard down long enough to see the beautiful man in front of him?
Wylde is a wedding planner that opened his business across Jacob's Law office, Wylde is beyond wonderful, happy, gorgeous, friendly, trusting and a great friend. He is at the perfect built to stand up to his grumpy neighbor, it's impossible not to fall in love with Wylde.

This story is so wonderfully written, it had me feeling all the emotions, the passion and the love. I found myself falling madly head over heels for this couple and hoping they can push through Jacob's insecurities to find their HEA. If I could give it more than 5 stars I would.

A.E. Via is an author in the beautiful gay romance genre and also founder and owner of Via Star Wings Books. Her writing embodies everything from hopelessly romantic to adventure, to scandalous. Her stories often include intriguing edges and twists that take readers to new, thought-provoking depths.
When she’s not clicking away at her laptop, she devotes herself to her family—a husband and four children. Adrienne Via has tons of more stories to tell, but she really would like to hear yours. Via Star Wings Books is currently accepting submissions for established and aspiring LGBTQ authors.
Visit my site to learn more! Go to A.E. Via’s official website  for more detailed information on how to contact her, follow her, or a sneak peak on upcoming work, free reads, VSWB submissions, and where she’ll appear next


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