Saturday, March 14, 2020

Give Me A Hand (Beyond Desire #1) by Gwen Martin

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ᴛʜᴇɪʀ ᴡᴏʀʟᴅꜱ ᴄᴏʟʟɪᴅᴇᴅ. ᴇᴠᴇʀʏᴛʜɪɴɢ ᴄʜᴀɴɢᴇᴅ.

Cam and Jude had been college roommates for two years, fitting into each other's lives with ease.

That is, until Cam walked in on Jude getting off alone in their shared dorm bathroom.

Everything shifted between the two of them, awakening feelings Cam hadn't felt for anyone in a long time. Feelings Cam believed had shriveled up after surviving a near fatal car accident to then suffer a disastrous breakup with his first love.

Since then, Cam kept his heart sealed tight in a fortress, keeping himself busy with a lot of mindless hookups and a steadfast refusal to ever commit.

Cam's life had been predictable. He knew what he wanted.

Until that impromptu mutual orgasm with Jude.

Cam didn't want a boyfriend, and he certainly didn't *need* a relationship.

But he knew one thing he did crave and that was more of Jude McAlister.

Will Cam be able to work through his painful past if Jude offered him a chance at more?

***Give Me A Hand is the first book in the Beyond Desire Series, but is a standalone novel. Each book in the series will feature a different couple, but the couples will show up throughout the series. It is approximately 55,000 words and a New Adult Friends to Lovers romance between two men with explicit language and graphic sex intended for Adults Only. There is a 5k bonus epilogue available in this copy that was not provided to advanced reader copies that features a HEA***

My Rating - 5 Stars!

Gwen Martin's Give Me a Hand, the first book in the Beyond Desire series, is amazing, as it's intense and all consuming. 

Cam and Jude are two college roommates who suddenly find themselves helping one another sexually. And, damn, just damn! These two are full of passionate tension and chemistry. They're also fun with their banter and antics.

Their story, all told from Cam's point of view, is much more than the sexual relationship it appears to be at first. My favorite scene is when Jude looks at Cam's scars. It's both tender and beautiful. 

The writing is great, fully drawing me into Cam's emotions and his past pain. It's smooth, the topic is hot, and the storyline's entertaining. Although heavy on the sex scenes, there's a whole lot of emotions and the relationship is wonderfully developed. It's completely swoon worthy, full of sweet and tender moments. 

Give Me a Hand is short, hot, and sexy. This Gwen Martin read is perfect when you're in the mood for a quick friends to lovers romance. It's enjoyable with an easy writing style and is definitely being added to my re-read list.

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