Love Letters series by Anyta Sunday

 

About the series:

Feisty. Nerdy. Sexy. Secretive.

Greenville has them all.

A small town with big hearts, Greenville awakens at the mercy of Millionaire Row, the wealthy neighborhood across the tracks from Poplar Low.

Bad-tempered boys meet cheeky lovers.

Colliding worlds spark a fire of emotion. Heat rages. Hearts mend. Love is lost. And found.

Love Letters are playful, sexy, contemporary M/M stories that can be read as standalones.

Welcome to Greenville. Come for the sexy boys. Stay for the HEA.

 

 

About Admiring Ash:

Admiring Ash

Series:  Love Letters #1

Publisher: Anyta Sunday (self-published)

Release Date: July 31st, 2018

Subgenre: Light-hearted, sexy gay romance

Direct Link: https://www.anytasunday.com/projects/admiring-ash

 

Book blurb:

A is for Ash Heartford.

Adorable, strong, and independent.

Abandoned by his parents and attached to only one person—his little sister.

Attracted to River, the sultry man who saunters onto his doorstep with startling news.

Always yearning for more River, yet afraid to let him in.

Should he play it safe, or claim his legacy and risk losing his heart?

A is for Admiring Ash.

Tropes: Slow burn, virgin, one true love, happily ever after, related but not, hurt/comfort, forbidden love

Themes: Sudden inheritance, broken family, insta-dad

Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance

 


Admiring Ash by Anyta Sunday
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Admiring Ash is a great first book in the new Love Letters series by Anyta Sunday. In typical Sunday form, it’s slow burn, light on the angst, heavy on the feels, and leaves you with a smile.

Ash is the sole guardian of his teenaged sister, Danielle. He works three jobs to keep them afloat, yet they’re still barely scraping by. Ash’s priority is his sister and making sure she has what she needs to be successful. He’s also convinced he’s not cut out for relationships since the Heartford family has a tragic history with love. River comes into his life with the news that he has inherited a bookstore and home – from a grandfather he didn’t know about. Throughout the story, River and Ash get to know each other (oh, the sweet, sweet slow burn) while Ash tries to decide if he wants to keep the store or sell it to have cash on hand, mostly for Danielle’s school and college fund.

I’ll admit, I was preoccupied for half the book trying to figure out the tax liabilities for Ash in being gifted a bookstore and possibly selling it (adulthood, amirite?). But despite my random googling of tax liability between chapters (I promise I have a life), I really enjoyed this book. River and Ash fit together really well; they want the same things out of life, they’re both subtle and quiet. They just fit.

In addition to the romance, there’s a great exploration of what family is and making your own family. Ash and River have completely different backgrounds – loving parents vs. disappearing parents, wealth vs. poverty; but in the end, their families are what they make them.

Admiring Ash is a wonderful introduction to Greenville and the cast of characters we can expect to see in coming stories, and River and Ash are too perfect for each other.

An advance copy was received for review on OMGReads/

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About Begging Ben:

Begging Ben

Series: Love Letters #2

Publisher: Anyta Sunday (self-published)

Release Date: July 31st, 2018

Subgenre: Light-hearted, sexy gay romance

Direct Link: https://www.anytasunday.com/projects/begging-ben

 

Book blurb:

B is for Ben Spengler.

Brilliant. Bashful. Burned.

Brimming with desire for his BFF Landon, who is beyond compare.

But they aren’t the same Ben and Landon anymore. Not after what Landon did. And didn’t do.

Bitter about his unrequited love.

Bound by a night of drunken promises.

Will the chemistry between them change, or will Ben break first?

B is for Begging Ben.

Tropes: Pretend boyfriend, friends to lovers, virgin, brother-like, jealousy

Themes: Science, geek, alcohol induced oblivion

Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance

 


Begging Ben by Anyta Sunday
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was my favorite of the first three Love Letters books, simply because I’m a sucker for a good friends-to-lovers story. Ben and Landon have been BFFs since they were kids and for about half of that time, Ben has been in love with Landon, watching while Landon chases after all the wrong guys.

At the beginning of the story, they haven’t spoken in a few months and reconnect in Vegas at River and Ash’s bachelor party. Add in some heavy emotions, a bottle of vodka, and a 24-hour wedding chapel next door, and the two wake up married the next morning. Landon doesn’t want to lose Ben in his life, but Ben isn’t sure he can be around Landon anymore with his feelings not being returned. After Ben’s mom finds out they’re married, Ben asks Landon for one week pretending they’re a couple before divorcing and going their separate ways. Landon knows he has to do anything possible to make sure that doesn’t happen.

I’m not generally a huge fan of the “wake up married” trope (with one or two exceptions), but with my love for Anyta Sunday’s slow burn expertise, was curious about how she’d pull it all together. There is a little bit of angst, and a little bit of teasing, a whole lot of emotion, and the expected snark and humor. It was almost heartbreaking reading Ben’s POV when he’s so desperately in love with his friend and preparing himself to be left broken hearted yet again when the week is up. On the flip side, reading as Landon comes to realize his feelings for Ben go far beyond friendship and missing his buddy, while also being a little devastated at the thought of losing him, had me feeling all the feels.

Really, there’s no going wrong with this story. If you like friends-to-lovers and/or wake-up-married, I’m pretty sure you’re gonna love this story, too. Ben and Landon stole the show for me in these first three books, both theirs and their cameos in the other guys’ stories.

An advance copy was received for review on OMGReads.

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About Challenging Chance:

Challenging Chance

Series: Love Letters #3

Publisher: Anyta Sunday (self-published)

Release Date: July 31st, 2018

Subgenre: Light-hearted, sexy gay romance

Direct Link: https://www.anytasunday.com/projects/challenging-chance

 

Book blurb:

C is for Chance Roosevelt-Sutton.

Chiseled jaw. Smug attitude. Wild ways.

Chained to his ego—or so everyone thinks. Except his personal assistant, Brook. He knows better.

Chance is challenged to make his father happy for once, but he needs Brook’s help.

Choosing honesty is too risky, so instead they choose secrecy.

Choked by their pasts, they dream of a better life . . . and

Charm each other into submission.

Will their pasts ruin what they have, or will they grow together?

C is for Challenging Chance.

Tropes: Alpha male, millionaire bad boy, athlete, help/comfort

Themes: Basketball, coming out

Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance

 


Challenging Chance by Anyta Sunday
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

As much as I absolutely adore Anyta Sunday’s slow burn, sometimes it’s nice to mix it up a little. And Challenging Chance does just that. It’s a bit of a different take on slow burn; Chance and Brook start to feel things for each other fairly early in the book, whether they admit it to the other or not. But neither really go into it wanting a relationship. So, while the physical side amps up pretty quickly, the relationship itself takes time to build. The trust takes time to build.

Chance is the stereotypical millionaire playboy; his dad pays the mortgage on his mansion and gives him a more-than-generous monthly allowance. He can get anyone he wants into his bed, and has crazy parties all the time. On the surface, he’s a cocky, spoiled rich boy. But he’s lonely. His friends aren’t even really his friends. His dad is disappointed in him. His brother is the perfect son – job, fiancee, toes the line. And there’s nobody he can open up to and show the real him; the closest he got was Landon (from Begging Ben) before he completely blew up that friendship. And then Brook comes into the picture. Brook’s a different kind of playboy. He partied so hard he ended up losing his grandmother her house and spent some time in prison. But now he’s trying to get his life back on track, and cons his way into a job as Chance’s personal assistant.

This book surprised me. I started out not loving it as much as I expected to; I had trouble connecting with Brook and Chance. But a little over midway through, I found myself glued to my Kindle, hoping and cheering for them to open up and stop being stubborn and admit their feelings to the other already! I was surprised by how much emotion actually hit me, between Chance’s friendships, his dad’s and brother’s reactions, and Brook’s (super awesome) grandma.

Anyta Sunday writes really great characters – main and supporting – and Challenging Chance is just further proof of that. Along with the other two books, I definitely recommend checking it out.

An advance copy of this book was received for review on OMGReads.

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About Anyta Sunday:

HEART-STOPPING SLOW BURN

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.

My books have been translated into German, Italian, French, and Thai.

Author website: http://www.anytasunday.com/

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