My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Received: ARC provided by A Novel Take PR
Publication Date: December 18, 2017
Point of View: Third Person (Wesley)
Genres & Themes: M/M Romance, Contemporary, LGBTQIA+, Sports, Romance, Football
Sometimes, one stubborn Capricorn is all it takes… to drive Wesley Hidaka to crazy, flirtatious lengths.
Wesley loves annoying his RA, Lloyd Reynolds. He just can’t help it. Lloyd is focused, decisive, grounded. He has this amusing ability to follow rules.
Of course Wesley wants Lloyd to break one… or three hundred.
Sometimes, one smirking Gemini is all it takes… to have Lloyd laying down the law and marching Wesley straight back to his dorm room.
It doesn’t stop Wesley teasing again. And again. And again…
But damn. Lloyd doesn’t crack easily. He’s full of principles. He’s unshakable.
He’s the perfect friend to have when Wesley needs help. Like with his truant brother and his old high school principal.
Sometimes, one little lie is all it takes… to find Wesley fake-engaged to his off-limits RA.
What can he say? It seemed like a good idea at the time…
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“Gemini Keeps Capricorn” serves up a double shot of cluelessness, with a side of rock’n’roll and topped with a slow burn HEA.
It can be read as a standalone.
Tropes: friends-to-lovers, slow burn, will-they-or-won’t-they, fake fiancé
Genre: New Adult, light-hearted contemporary gay romance
Done…doubting Anyta Sunday, that is!
Dramatic, I know. But, listen, I keep doubting her. I keep thinking, no way will this top so-and-so book. No way will this top Leo Loves Aries, a book I’ve read for maybe the third time since it came out…Right?
I can’t say if it does top Leo Loves Aries, but I will say is that Gemini Keeps Capricorn does not disappoint. At all.
Instead, it is just as amazing as all her other books.
Meet Gemini, otherwise known as Wesley Hidaka, he’s a total flirt, full of light and fun and totally not sexually compatible with a certain grumpy Capricorn.
Meet grumpy Capricorn, otherwise known as Lloyd Reynolds, or the RA where Wesley and Lloyd both live. He’s a stickler for rules. Namely, the one that says RA’s and residents can’t sleep together…in any capacity.
Both are polar opposites for each other, but the perfect balance to annoy each other.
In a good way.
A great way.
The best way.
Wesley and Lloyd had banter like no other. Half the time I was awwing and half the time I was laughing.
Anyta Sunday does slow-burn like no other. She knows how to write it in a way that has you antsy for them just to like get together, dammit! But, one thing I ABSOLUTELY love is that you can tell why both will inevitably fall for each other. It’s like you actually get a representation of romance.
Sometimes with romance, I love watching the love interests just take a break from their interactions, but with Wesley and Lloyd, I just needed all the interactions. I mean, banter + UST = the perfect romance.
Then, we have Wesley’s mom, who is not accepting Wesley being gay. Has taken to calling it the “gaying.” And, then, what’s going on with his brother, Wesley.
Nonetheless, know that this is one enjoyable read, all around. I love all the dynamics of the story. Wesley x Lloyd, Wesley and his group of friends, Wesley x Caleb.
It was such a soft, romantic read that I’m jealous of those that will experience it for the first time. But you know I’ll be re-read this beaut!