Br0th3rly by Alina Popescu Release Day/ Review

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Br0th3rly is the first novella a new techie/geeky gay romance series by Alina Popescu—Famous on the Internet—featuring bloggers, YouTubers, and other Internet celebrities.

Synopsis

Fighting his relentless love for Trevor, the guy he was raised to consider his brother, has been Tristan’s mission in life.

To distance himself from Trevor, even after discovering they weren’t really related, he left for college at sixteen. Moving into the city, building a new life, and running an anonymous blog about what he considers sick, twisted feelings might make Tristan famous on the Internet, but it isn’t enough to get over his obsession. Every time he goes home, a quick glance at Trevor brings it all flooding back.

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When commitment-phobe Trevor announces he’s got a serious boyfriend during one of Tristan’s rare visits home, the adoring kid brother will be forced to run once again. This time, however, Trevor doesn’t stand back and watch him leave.

Instead, he follows him, making it nigh on impossible for Tristan to keep his love a secret for much longer.

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I know I signed up for this book. But I forgot what it was about by the time I started to read it. So instead of going on Goodreads to find out what this book was about. I went in blind.
Ok… I was kind of shocked. I thought to myself.. Whoa… There was some brotherly loving going on!….lol
But it was all good… I was getting into it. Then I started to notice little hints the author was doing to kind of justify Tristan’s behavior and later their relationship. Which I was kind of bummed about.
When I first started reading this book. I thought…. ohhh a taboo kind of book! A younger brother falling for his slightly older brother. Ok… Kind of shocking. I’ll go with it!
But… as I started to read more the whole tabooness kind of just fizzled out. The author I felt focused so much on the fact that they weren’t blood related brothers. They were just raised that way.
Plain and simple… They were stepbrothers.
For a good chunk of the book you have Tristan fighting and whining and crying and just over all avoiding everyone over his brother he could not have.
Then you have Trevor. Going with everyone and doing everything and anything with all kinds of different men. Not even noticing his younger “brother”.
I wish this book would have played out differently. Maybe stayed true to the whole taboo subject. And not make Tristan the way he was.
When they finally got together… It was pretty hot! But it just felt too short. Not enough of them together.
Overall this was an ok read for me. I would read more about Trevor & Tristan if there was another book coming out about them.
*ARC provided for an honest review*

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Excerpt

All of a sudden, I was yanked to the side, and before I realized what was going on, my hands were locked around his waist and my face buried in the crook of his neck while he hugged me fiercely.

Oh, shit! I held my breath for as long as I could, but then my lungs won the fight. His scent hit me, causing me to whimper and shudder, and making my cock painfully hard.

“I know you always wanted to get out of here and you’re trying so hard to stay away. Showing you still love us won’t trap you in this town, little brother.”

Trevor had it all so wrong. He thought it was the town and life here that I was running away from. It wasn’t though; I was running from my twisted, perverted self. The more I stuck around him, the more I justified my urges. We weren’t related, not really. There was no blood connection. I was not a monster for loving him. It was all bullshit though. Not only had we been raised as siblings, Trevor had never shown any such interest in me. So the farther away I was, the less inclined I became to break down and tell him what I wanted. What I’d always wanted. What would be the point of that? I knew he’d reject me. I’d be selfish and force him to completely lose his little brother.

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Despite the steady coaching, my body refused to comply, and I clung to him, breathing hard and almost bursting into tears. He pushed me back and searched my face. The deep frown that twisted his took nothing away from his beauty.

“Tristan, what’s wrong with you? You’re a mess, bro.”

The raw concern in his voice stabbed me like a burning knife, twisting my gut and making my heart bleed. “Sorry, Trev. Forget it, please. I’ve been under a truckload of pressure at work.”

He nodded and pulled me back into the hug, and shame exploded inside of me, promptly followed by a lust so savage I thought my starved cock would burst through my underwear and jeans.

A loud honk finally broke the spell, making me jump so hard I hit my head on the car roof. Trevor laughed and shook his head, probably thinking I was as clumsy and goofy as ever. What he didn’t know was that those traits were part of me only when I was around him. My sick obsession with him took too much energy and brain power, not to mention blood flow. There wasn’t much left to take in my surroundings and coordinate my movements.

About the author

Writer, traveler, and coffee addict, Alina Popescu has been in love with books all her life. She started writing when she was ten and she has always been drawn to sci-fi, fantasy, and the supernatural realm. Born and raised in Romania, she finds her inspiration in books of all genres, in movies, and the occasional manga comic book. She is a proud geek who needs her fast Internet and gadgets more than she needs air.

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