Part of the New Year New Read project…
The first in Marie Sexton's Coda series, the wonderful Promises, is to me sheer perfection. I adore the characters, I love the romance, and it hooked me on her writing. The book I would like to gift on in my New Year New Read initiative is Christmas Oranges.
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Jason Walker is a child star turned teen heartthrob turned reluctant B-movie regular who’s sick of his failing career. So he gives up Hollywood for northern Idaho, far away from the press, the drama of LA, and the best friend he’s secretly been in love with for years.
There’s only one problem with his new life: a strange young man only he can see is haunting his guesthouse. Except Benjamin Ward isn’t a ghost. He’s a man caught out of time, trapped since the Civil War in a magical prison where he can only watch the lives of those around him. He’s also sweet, funny, and cute as hell, with an affinity for cheesy ’80s TV shows. And he’s thrilled to finally have someone to talk to.
But Jason quickly discovers that spending all his time with a man nobody else can see or hear isn’t without its problems—especially when the tabloids find him again and make him front-page news. The local sheriff thinks he’s on drugs, and his best friend thinks he’s crazy. But Jason knows he hasn’t lost his mind. Too bad he can’t say the same thing about his heart.
Review: This is a gorgeous book, so vivid in description and I was sucked in from page one. I'm a huge fan of Marie Sexton and this book is another perfect MM, a must read for Autumn and Christmas.
Also, for a non seasonal book try the Coda Series:
Thomas has lived his whole life in the small mountain town of Coda,
Colorado. He can't imagine living anywhere else. Unfortunately, the only
other gay man in town is twice his age and used to be his teacher, so
Jared is resigned to spending his life alone.
Matt Richards walks into his life, that is. Matt has just been hired by
the Coda Police Department, and he and Jared immediately become
claims he is straight, but for Jared, having a sexy friend like Matt is
way too tempting. Facing Matt's affair with a local woman, his
disapproving family, and harassment from Matt's co-workers, Jared fears
they'll never find a way to be together-if he can even convince Matt to
I love most about this book is that it is absolutel MM romance
perfection. It was the first thing I read of Marie Sexton's writing and
it started me on the entire Coda themed series of books. It includes
romance, just the right amount of angst, a slow burn with UST… just
perfect. And Marie's writing style is so nice that I always feel like I
can relax and really enjoy the books.
can I say about Matt and Jared to convince you to go try the book?
Jared is utterly sure of who he is, except he isn't, and Matt is utterly
unsure of who he is, except he isnt… and yes, I know that makes
little sense. I just feel that while we are at first presented with
Jared as a confident and out gay man, what we then see is how much of
himself he hides away. Then we have Matt, the best friend, the one who
has a whole heart load of conflict. Add in characters like the idiot
(abusive) dad, the sister, the new baby, the ex, the crime element, and
this first Coda book ticks every single one of my boxes.
that I would ever compare Marie's writing with my own (hell I wouldn't
compare anyone's writing to mine ever, I wouldn't want to insult
anyone!) but if you liked Back Home, Moments, The Ex Factor, Crooked
Tree Ranch, Decisions, that kind of thing, then you will love
I promise you…
Have you read the rest of Marie's Coda series? All the books here and reviews are on this site.