Friday Reads | Sign of Spring

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It’s Friday! Last Friday I didn’t do a Friday Reads post, I was at the hospital giving birth to my daughter. Scrolling back through my posts I realise it’s been a few weeks since I did do a Friday Reads post, I’ve been a little occupied lately, but now I’m almost back to normal. A bit more sleep deprived and absentminded but mostly normal, if I ever could claim to be.

But now to the reading. I signed up for Goodreads M/M Romance Group’s Whips and Kisses challenge. It’s a game lasting from the 1 of January to the 30th of June. You roll a dice, move to a square, and pick a book from the category written on that square. All in all the game board has 144 squares.  Yesterday I ended up on Genre: Contemporary and since Sign of Spring by Kate Lowell was listed there and I already had it on my e-reader I picked it. I haven’t read anything by Kate Lowell before but lately I’ve seen her Nuts About You (Nutty Romances #1) showing up all over my Goodreads feed so maybe I should.

Sign of Spring is an M/M Romance about Robin, a burned out nurse, and Justin, his road trip companion. If you are in the mood for a short sexy read you should definitely check this one out. It’s a typical opposite attracts tale with a little breath play, which isn’t really my thing since not being able to breath makes me panic, but it was still kind of hot. And it’s free! It was written as a part of 2013’s Don’t Read in the Closet event, and you’ll find it here:

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Cover Sign of SpringWe’ve all heard those stock phrases. “When one door closes, another opens.” “There’s always a silver lining.” “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.”

But, what if you’re the lemon?

After crashing and burning at his job in the Palliative Care Unit, a young nurse takes a cross-country road trip, hoping a break from his routine will be the transfusion he needs to heal his bruised heart. What he doesn’t expect is to fall head over heels in love with a chance met acquaintance, a man who lives in the moment, treating each day as an adventure.

An idyllic afternoon in a field of poppies leads to confessions by both men, but can their relationship survive the return to reality? Are the poppies a symbol of death, or a sign of rebirth?

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