5 Stars for Lovers Leap by J.L. Merrow #MM #Romance @JLMerrow


Title: Lovers Leap
Author Name & Publisher: J.L. Merrow (Riptide Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: February 29, 2016 – 202 pgs


If they looked, would they ever leap?

Good-looking, confident, and doted on by his widowed mum, Michael is used to thinking only of himself. Getting shoved off an Isle of Wight pier by an exasperated ex ought to come as a wake-up call—but then he meets Rufus and he’s right back to letting the little head take charge. Rufus is cute, keen, and gets under Michael’s skin in a disturbing way.

Would-be chef Rufus can’t believe his luck when a dripping wet dream of a man walks out of the sea on his birthday, especially when Michael ends up staying at the family B&B. Life is perfect—at least until Michael has to go home to the mainland.

Rufus can’t leave the island for reasons he’s entirely neglected to mention. And though Michael identifies as bi, breaking his mum’s heart by coming out and having an actual relationship with a guy has never been his plan. With both men determined to keep their secrets, a leap of faith could land them in deep water.

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I have to say I thought this book was so sweet but at the same time so funny!

Michael is used to only thinking of himself and when he breaks up with his girlfriend at the same time she proposes to him, which then results in him being pushed over the railing into the water you get a good idea of how much he really only thinks of himself. But then he meets Rufus when he walks out of the water.

Now I have to say I loved both of these MC’s! Rufus was just so sweet and maybe a little naïve when it came to some things but he was also very caring. Then there was Michael , which had first was really not a fan of his at all but he grew on me and by the end of this book I really loved his character too.

I thought the way this author wrote this story and these characters was amazing and I 100% loved it! I was grabbed from the start of this book. You get your sweet with this book and a little bit of steam.

So I will leave this review with… I really loved this book and would definitely recommend it!



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JL Merrow is that rare beast, an English person who refuses to drink tea. She read Natural Sciences at Cambridge, where she learned many things, chief amongst which was that she never wanted to see the inside of a lab ever again. Her one regret is that she never mastered the ability of punting one-handed whilst holding a glass of champagne.

She writes across genres, with a preference for contemporary gay romance and the paranormal, and is frequently accused of humour. Her novella Muscling Through was a 2013 EPIC Award finalist, and her novel Slam! won the 2013 Rainbow Award for Best LGBT Romantic Comedy. Her novel Relief Valve is a finalist in the 2015 EPIC Awards.

JL Merrow is a member of the UK GLBTQ Fiction Meet organising team.


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