What happens when a quiet boy with a secret falls for his best friend?
Finn has always kept people at arm’s length. Being quiet and shy doesn’t get you many friends outside your family, and it’s even harder when you’re running a spicy, secret side project.
But Gem might be the exception to the rule. The game designer is clever, self-deprecating, and appreciates Finn’s affection for all things nerdy. He’s the one man who can find the real Finn… if Finn lets him in.
When Gem asks for Finn’s help opening a new board game store, it brings the two of them closer than ever before. Soon things become complicated as lines of friendship blur between them, and Finn begins to worry Gem will find out his secret.
But maybe that wouldn’t be as bad as it seems. Maybe Gem already knows the secret Finn’s keeping. All he has to do is convince Finn to share…
Finding Finn is a 78,000-word contemporary MM romance featuring late-night shop shenanigans, far too many nosy siblings with no boundaries, two best friends, and some steamy audio fantasies. It contains no love-triangle, no cheating, and no angst.
From the first time we met Lewis and his mixed family of crazy love, I couldn’t wait for more. And it helps that they all identify somewhere on the rainbow except for Richard. But he provides plenty of comic relief when he tussles with his brothers.
Book 1 of this series was another brother, Eli and aforementioned Richard’s best friend. That was fun.
This is book 2. Finn, by far the quietest and most unassuming of them all. I also think he is the youngest, so all of the other siblings dote on him. And even though he is quiet in real life, he works as a book narrator. Apparently a good one as he is always in demand. In previous books he tends to be the brother just watching the goings on, never really getting involved. I think a lot of big families have a member like him.
Finn is crushing on his best friend, but his best friend always seems to be seeing someone. Until he isn’t. I will say that whole break up was pretty lame in the context of the book. We never saw Gem and Jesse as a couple here, so their break up didn’t hold much weight. But it is what it is.
Gem works at Jacob’s book store (previous book and series, definitely recommend) and has dreams of being a board game designer. That is refreshing as it is old school board games and RPGs, not video games. But at 38 he feels like a failure because he hasn’t been successful in selling any of his games.
And then a storefront just down from the bookstore becomes vacant and his friends convince him to open a games store. A lot of the book is Gem, and by default Finn, going through the red tape, etc to start a small business. But he and Finn are spending a lot of time together and Finn’s crush might just be reciprocated.
The play the “oh it isn’t serious, just having some fun” thing that happens way too often because neither one wants to admit to their true feelings. But…each man is exactly what the other needs. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, no spoilers, sorry.
It was sweet, cute, very VERY hot at times and I loved that it kind of full circled back to the Roll For Love series.
And the epilogue was PERFECT!!!! I adore a good epilogue and this one was *chef’s kiss*.
Here’s my obligatory, yes it can be read as a stand alone but seriously go back and read the 3 books of the Roll For Love series and then Always Eli, book one of this series.
I am giving it 4 pieces of eye candy because I really liked what Finn had going on. If it wasn’t for that I would knock it down half a piece simply because of the friends without strings blah blah that is kind of tired. It is still a well written book and I enjoyed it.
4 pieces of eye candy