Burning Britely Series

Burning Britely (Burning Britely, #1)Burning Britely 
by Deidre Huesmann
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Burning Britely (Burning Britely #1) by Deidre Huesmann was a sweet, heart-melty read, that had me hooked from start to finish.

My first read by this author, and though I have read LGBTQ books in the past, it's still something that is a tab bit out of my normal comfort zone. I'm glad I gave this book a chance because the love story is sweet, emotional, heart-melty, and heart breaking. Love is love, and this book puts it on display for all to see.

The only thing that rubbed me a bit the wrong way, was the lack of detail and scene development and descriptions. Now I do get that this book is at the 150 mark, so it is fairly short, and is borderline a novella. (Not dissing novellas, I love them, and some of my fav reads are them). I think to keep the word count down, and the characters the main focus, the world building and scene development suffered. There were times I didn't quite get a scene, because it was told to me rather than shown, and that made some of the more important scenes lacking and at times, confusing. I think if a little more time was spent on growing those key scenes, and palatable moments, it would have greatly help the overall story and readability.

As for the characters and their development. No complaints on that front, and even though our MC's Jeff, comes across as a tool, I didn't find him unlikable, as he was intended. As someone who is blunt, and struggles a little bit with emotions, I connected with him and got him a little then some others might. I thought he was a wonderful character, and he kinda stole the show for me. Sure yeah, the love interest was hot, and all that jazz, but Jeff, I found had the most overall growth and character development.

Overall this book is a super high recommendation from me, and it gets my stamp of approval. It's current, relevant, and as I have said, will melt and steal your heart before you know what's going on.

Happy Reading

-E.A. Walsh

Yearning Young (Burning Britely, #2)Yearning Young 
by Deidre Huesmann
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Yearning Young (Burning Britely Book 2) by Deidre Huesmann was sweet, emotional read, that punches you right in the feels.

The second book in the Burning Britely series, we are once again taken on a raw emotional ride of two teens just trying to figure out this stupid thing called love. But being as they are a gay couple, it makes it all the more complicated and for one party, confusing.

Picking up almost where the last book left off, we are greeted by Braeden’s POV, and it was a nice change up. He was a character I wanted to know more about, and I got what I wanted and more. This book was just as sweet as the first, but it held more raw emotions, more realistic struggles, and of course Braeden’s struggle with his sexuality. God, I was a mess while reading this, and I really wanted to smack him. My heart is a fluffy mess, and I really hope there is another book. These two are by far my favorite couple of the year. I need to know more, and I want to know it they make it..

Overall this book is a must read, and I can't praise it enough. So please take my super high recommendation and my stamp of approval, that you will be an emotional mess like me once you are done.

Happy Reading

-E.A. Walsh

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