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Title: Leo Loves Aries
Author: Heat: Re
Genre(s): Romance Contemporary
Tropes: Friends to Lovers Roommates
Tags: gay bisexual m-m slow burn
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Synopsis from the Creator:

A new person will enter your life in the early year, Leo. Look past any moments of frustration they might bring and laugh—this could be the start of a thriving friendship.

Theo Wallace usually laughs at the horoscopes his mom sends. Still hung up on his ex-girlfriend and practically friendless, this one begs him to reconsider. Because a friendship that stuck, that thrived…

Well, that would be a reason to leave past pains behind and look to the Bright Future.

When his sister Leone challenges him to find her the perfect date for a spring wedding, Theo uses it as a chance to make new friends. Theo’s ex economics tutor and newest roommate Mr. Jamie Cooper seems to be a possible and convenient match. Real convenient. Like written in the stars, convenient.

All he has to do is make sure this Jamie is good enough. Could really be The One for her, and the friend for him.

But watch out, Leo, the stars have a surprise in store…

Review: Leo Loves Aries, by Anyta Sunday

[fa icon="calendar"] Feb 12, 2020 9:45:00 AM / by Suzanne

Leo Loves Aries is a slow burn friends-to-lovers romance about college roommates. It's low angst, especially for a New Adult romance.  Even though I don't think the word "bisexual" is used on page, Sunday has explicitly said Theo is bi and in the book he says he's up for whatever. The book sort of dances up to the Gay For You trope and then spins away. The bi rep could have been more overt, but I didn't feel it was hidden or erased as in so many other books.

Theo's had girlfriends in the past but mentions that he's always separated sex from love... until Jamie. In short, I read it as Theo having been in love with and enjoyed sex with women in the past, but Jamie is his One True Love. That's not much different from my own lived experience (though I'm somewhere on the aromantic side of things and I don't know about Theo) and even though Theo's something of a disaster bi, I still liked him.

Jamie. Jamie is a giant marshmallow in love with an oblivious dumbass. Theo is determined to not catch feelings, so Jamie pretends he is fine with a Friends with Benefits situation. As you do.

This was my first romance from Anyta Sunday, but I'm looking forward to reading more. If you want a review that isn't simply "two idiots fall in love," check out Melinda's review on Goodreads.

 

Content Warnings - I apologize that I didn't take notes. I was seriously too busy making heart eyes and that's a lapse on my part.

I recall Theo's family being great and Jamie's being not great? Theo and his twin sister Leone's exes cheated on the siblings with each other and are now getting married.

 

Suzanne read this book via Audible Escape.

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