Much thanks to Netgalley and the author, Anyta Sunday for this complimentary copy. This review is voluntary and opinions are fully my own. Also, all quotes are taken from the ARC and may or may not appear in the final published copy.
“I look at Ben and I see a future. I see shared dinners and overshared stories. I see stupid fights and silly gestures to make up for them. I see him and Milo in the villa. A family to laugh with during the day. A partner to moan with during the night. The dream hangs between us.”
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Title: Made for You
Author: Anyta Sunday
Date Published: May 1, 2019
Number of Pages: 258 pages
Publisher: Anyta Sunday
📚 Series: Yes. Book 2 but can be read as a standalone.
📚 Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance.
📚 POV: Alternating first person.
📚 Cliffhanger: No.
⚠ Content Warnings: Dealing with parental death. Age-gap. Romance between teacher and a guardian/caregiver.
⚠ Read if: you love slow burn romances with a great family dynamic.
Book Blurb from Goodreads
Ben wants to find a new home.
Twenty-four-year-old Ben McCormick is the primary caregiver for his brother Milo after their parents’ death. A year into the job, he’s totally got the hang of it. Mostly. Sort of. Not at all?
Defeated and thoroughly chastised for his lack in parenting skills at teacher-parent night, Ben slumps away with the resolve to finally get his life sorted: be a better role model, and sell their parents’ house for a fresh start.
But first, he needs to spruce up his house to hit the market. He’s no DIY king, but Milo’s hot-as-hell woodwork teacher is…
Jack wants an old home to fix.
Thirty-nine-year-old Jack Pecker is waiting for the home of his dreams to come on the market in the summer. What better way to wait the interim months than working on a small renovation gig?
Only trouble is, the gig is for the McCormick brothers. And working in close quarters to red-haired Ben McCormick won’t be easy. Not with the attraction that simmers between them. Attraction Ben makes no effort to hide.
But Jack’s professional. Dating a parent is highly discouraged at Kresley Intermediate, and he’d never cross the lines…
Ben and Jack. Two guys searching for a home –
– a home that might just be where their hearts lead them.
About the Author
A bit about me: I’m a big, BIG fan of slow-burn romances. I love to read and write stories with characters who slowly fall in love.
Some of my favorite tropes to read and write are: Enemies to Lovers, Friends to Lovers, Clueless Guys, Bisexual, Pansexual, Demisexual, Oblivious MCs, Everyone (Else) Can See It, Slow Burn, Love Has No Boundaries.
I write a variety of stories, Contemporary MM Romances with a good dollop of angst, Contemporary lighthearted MM Romances, and even a splash of fantasy.
Made for You is my first read from Anyta Sunday, and if I were to be honest, I didn’t know what to expect.
I haven’t read many M/M Adult or New Adult romances and my experience has been limited to fanfics that I have read. To be honest though, I have read thousands of M/M fanfics from 2014 to 2018 that I feel like I have read all possible tropes.
I’m glad that I gave Anyta Sunday a chance because this book was an amazing read that I surely enjoyed!
Made For You told the story of 24-year old Ben, his 11-year old brother, Milo, and Jack, Milo’s 39-year old woodwork teacher. This story involved an age gap romance between the two leads. What I loved about how Anyta wrote this is the angst-filled background due to the sadness of the brothers, while showing how strong their bond has been. The characters are so easy to love and the banter between them is very enjoyable. Harry Potter fans will love the references throughout the story. Fanta lovers will also go crazy on how the brothers are in love with this drink.
For an adult romance, this read is also not that steamy. There are hot scenes toward the end, but it is unlike most M/M books I’ve read before. The slow burn in this read is seriously slow, but the sexual tension and their banter will surely get you going. Don’t worry about getting bored, because this book is still very entertaining, charming, and heartwarming.
This story is definitely a unique one and I enjoyed every bit of it. I am surely excited to read more of her works!
My Book Rating Breakdown
🌼 Main Character:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Significant Other: ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Support Characters:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Writing Style:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Character Development:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Romance: ⭐⭐⭐☆☆
🌼 Pacing: ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Ending: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Unputdownability: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Book Cover:⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
☁ FINAL VERDICT: 4.55/5 ☁
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