- File Size: 4841 KB
- Print Length: 182 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1521334676
- Publication Date: January 4, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MT66HZV
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #82,552 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Br0th3rly (Famous on the Internet, Book One) Kindle Edition
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Tristan has loved Trevor ever since he discovered the meaning of the word but convinced himself his feelings were dirty because of their brotherly bond. Knowing that he could never love another has left him alone with very little sexual knowledge as he never wanted to give himself to anyone other than Trevor. To bury his feelings over the years he ran away from home, went to college under early admittance, stayed away from home as much as possible and buried himself in work. Everything changes though on the day Trevor introduces his family to his boyfriend as he looks a lot like Tristan. Running away doesn't work this time as Trevor soon follows and all the feelings that have been brewing between them come boiling to the surface.
Trevor always felt close to Tristan but didn't want to tarnish the connection they had as brothers. Instead of running and hiding though he buried himself in numerous one-night stands and alcohol. He acted carefree but inside he too was hurting. After the debacle of bringing his boyfriend home he can no longer ignore Tristan's tendency to run and puts his job, and the life he's lived thus far, on the line by speaking truths long kept hidden in a moment of intense relief and joy.
Tristan and Trevor are both so worried about what others think that they forget about their own happiness. Trevor held back the truth as he felt Tristan needed a brother more than anything else growing up. Tristan was too worried about rejection from his parents, Trevor, and his community to admit his feelings and constantly beat himself up over feelings of dirtiness and perversion. His angst was heavy-handed and palpable and I felt immense sympathy for him. While the two of them wallowed in unhappiness it was their parents who brought a bit of sunshine to the angst in this story as they were sweet and supportive from realizing their sons were gay to the feelings the boys had for each other. Their son's happiness was their only concern and they're what every kid would want in a parent. Along with a romance that percolated for most of the story before combusting in a sensual tug of war was a clever plot device that allowed readers to dig deeper into Tristan's psyche and innermost thoughts. Tristan's blog about his perceived questionable feelings for Trevor caught the attention of the publishing world and it's put him on the cusp of fame. His blog posts were thoughtful, humorous, and self-deprecating and I enjoyed seeing this other side of Tristan; a less serious one. On a whole this was a quick read full of intense emotions that ended just as it got started as I long to see their relationship evolve out in the open. It nicely balanced angst with steamy encounters to keep me fully immersed in the outcome and is another satisfying read from Ms. Popescu that has me excited for the next installment in this new series.
The internal turmoil of feeling that much love for his sibling made me want to go in the book and give Tristan a bone-cracking hug. He couldn't deal with his feelings, so he did what he thought was best: run. Run from his home town, run from his family, run far away from the only love he ever had and ever will. Who would have thought telling the truth changes things so much?
Eh, it was free so for that I am grateful.
Anyway, nothing can hold me back now. SO here I go:
I LOVE this book to the moon and back!! I got sucked into the story from the very beginning.
I'm sorry it was too short with only 100 pages. I've read it in one standing, but it left me wanting for more. Much more! I fell in love HARD with Tristan and Trevor! Please tell me there will be at a sequel! Give it to me!!!! *grabby hands*
At first I got curious about it because, from the writer's name, Alina Popescu, I knew it was written by a Romanian and I haven't read, until now, any MM story by a Romanian author. Br0th3rly was exactly what I needed right now. This one is pretty short, fast-paced, angsty, but with a very sweet ending and some pretty HOT scenes.
Then I was attracted by the not-so-brotherly-love mentioned in the blurb. Even if the main characters are NOT blood related, they were raised as siblings, and were too afraid to lose their family by admitting their feelings, for years!
I thought I knew what I was getting myself into when I dived into this, but it was way different than I expected. Better. Much better!
I was surprised by this book and I think I'll mention some of my reasons:
- all the blog posts were heartbreaking. We get to know Tristan from the very beginning: through the first blog post as AdoringKidBrother. He made me love him from the start.
- it made my heart bleed and I was about to cry while reading the first half of the book. I swear I *never* cry while reading! So this author is that good! Angsty - yes. Unbearable - not really. And I devoured every chapter, every scene.
I don't want to give too much, because I think it's always better to keep the surprises of a book for the other readers. What is safe to say is that I lived and breathed this story, I kept my fingers crossed for Tristan to get his HEA, my heart sank when Trevor invited his boyfriend Ash at their mother's birthday. I could taste Trist's despair and ache and I followed this story praying Trev will share his feelings at one point.
I will not complain we don't get dual POV, because I adored this anyway. I must say I wasn't sure they will get to live their fantasies and all I can say is: Alina Popescu is writing amazing HOT scenes! It was worth it, the waiting, for both of them and for the readers. *blushing*
So this is a beautiful story of two men who hid their feelings for all their lives and got to the point they had to face their fears and admit what they really felt.
The ending may seem too easy for some, but I'd say it was unexpectedly sweet and think they suffered enough.
I will definitely read other books by this author and I would recommend this one to those who are not disturbed by a stepbrother story, those who are not easily offended, and to any MM book lovers.