Sonny Love has turned into a bit of a loner now that both his cousins, Phoenix and Jaxon, have settled down with boyfriends. But a boyfriend is the last thing Sonny wants. The occasional random hookup is the closest thing to a relationship he’s willing to commit to in the small town of Courtley.
The town’s population suddenly grows by one person when an unexpected twist of fate brings Porter Wilson back home…the guy Sonny has always despised most.
Animosity between Porter and Sonny quickly picks up right where it left off eight years ago when Porter fled town after graduating high school. Even more troubling is the underlying attraction that has always hid beneath the surface.
Despite unresolved tensions, both men succumb to desires neither can fight. Tragic circumstances soon threaten their turbulent relationship, forcing Sonny and Porter to confront emotions for each other they never imagined.
Love Pains is an angsty and steamy Enemies to Lovers M/M Romance Novel with a guaranteed HEA and contains one MMM scene. This is Book 5 of He’s the One Series. Can be read as a standalone.
My Rating - 5 Stars!
Love Pains, by Marissa Holt, hooked me immediately and kept me up reading late into the night. It's compelling, with two completely loveable men as the main characters.
This romance revolves around Porter and Sonny, who are long time enemies. When a hook-app surprises them by bringing them together, things slowly start to change. Despite not liking each other, they decide to hook up. Which then leads to more.
Porter's mom is a huge obstacle in their way, as she's the leader of the town gossip line. She's one of the town leaders, and she's homophobic and bigoted.
Their story has some funny moments, some steamy moments, and some tender moments. Decisions need to be made, and some minds need to be opened.
Love Pains is the kind of book I'd love to read everyday. Marissa Holt has created a heart-warming, emotional, enemies to lovers, small town romance that I look forward to re-reading. First though, I need to go back and read the rest of this series!