#PrideMonth Recommended Read:
Series Spotlight #2 - Free Fall Series by
Christina Lee & Nyrae Dawn
Title: Touch the Sky (Free Fall #1)
Release Date: March 28, 2016
Lucas Barnett and Gabriel Stewart didn’t have it easy as kids. They were only trying to deal with bad situations at home when they became lifelines for each other. Their pipe dream was to someday meet in LA, where Lucas would design skyscrapers, and Gabriel would learn to fly. But then Gabriel disappeared without so much as a goodbye, and Lucas got himself in trouble with the law.
Five years later, both men are at a loss when they run into each other at a Hollywood bar. Lucas is still angry, but it’s not as if Gabriel could control how his mind and body had betrayed him. Being found on the ledge of that bridge had changed everything.
The attraction is immediate, but it’s more than their inability to keep their hands off each other. Neither man expects the fierce connection pulling them together. Unfortunately, ignoring their problems doesn’t make them disappear. Gabriel’s internal struggles are serious…dangerous. And no matter how much Lucas wants it to be true, saving Gabriel won’t make up for not being able to save his mom. If they don’t find the strength to face their own demons before the darkness takes hold, they risk more than just losing each other forever.
A great emotional and all consuming read. I loved the story and character development. Christina Lee and Nyrae Dawn did an amazing job on this collab. The story flowed so effortlessly.
The relationship between Gabriel and Lucas was such an emotional journey. Reading the struggles that Gabriel suffered felt raw, real and touching. He just tugged at my heart strings page after page. And Lucas. Sweet Lucas who struggled with his own baggage but stayed loyal and devoted to Gabriel.
I loved this story from beginning to end. I was totally consumed and read it in one sitting because I just could not put it down. These two authors delivered an amazing emotional and sexy must read. Great start to a series!
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Title: Chase the Sun (Free Fall #2)
Release Date: September 7, 2016
Jamie Tolland has only ever known his small Oregon town. Same job, same friends, same gay bar. He feels obligated to stay, especially as his mother’s illness progresses. But when a situation presents itself in the form of a vintage sports car, he jumps on the chance to not only repair it, but also drive it to its new owner in LA.
Conner Murphy left Oregon years ago to make his life in West Hollywood. Like his unconventional parents, he’s always been a free spirit, never settling on one job or girl for too long. When he inherits his late uncle’s classic Chevelle, he’s more than happy to let his childhood friend Jamie help.
Jamie and Conner are as different as night and day. Even after years of living apart, they still have a blast together—but now it’s mixed with an undeniable spark of attraction. Before they know it, they can’t keep their hands off each other. For Conner it’s all new and exciting, but Jamie isn’t the type of guy who takes this sort of intimacy lightly.
Conner soon realizes that Jamie quenches something deep inside of him that no one has before, but he doesn’t know how to handle a real relationship. As Jamie’s time in LA comes to an end, and the more they struggle to get on the same page about their feelings, the more Jamie realizes that trying to tie Conner down is as futile as capturing the sun.
This is the 2nd book in the Free Fall series and again I'm in love. I love how Christina Lee and Nyrae Dawn started the first book on such an emotional level and this one is more sweet, sexy, fun and slow paced.
We meet Conner in the first book and I immediately loved him. His personality pulls you in. Where Conner is fun, talkative and outgoing, Jaime is the exact opposite being shy and new to this whole other world outside of his small home town.
The relationship between Conner and Jaime progresses slowly. And I was totally okay with that. The build up and the anticipation for more had me glued to my seat turning page after page. It was sweet, fun, funny, sexy and had me smiling from ear to ear throughout the majority of the story.
Again, a great collab from these two authors who delivered a genuinely sweet and sexy friends to lovers story.
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Title: Paint the Stars (Free Fall #3)
Release Date: February 20, 2017
Ezra Greene has made a pretty decent life for himself. He has a nice apartment and spends his days doing the one thing he’s always loved—creating art. Despite being somewhat of a grumpy recluse, he’s even made a few loyal friends. When he takes a side job painting a mural at a local holistic center, he can’t help being curious about a certain friendly and self-assured yoga instructor, even if he doesn’t buy into any of that Zen crap. His holier-than-thou family already tried fitting him inside a box, and he swore he’d never be molded into anybody’s belief system again.
For Daevonte Randall, adulthood has worked out pretty well. He’s close to his parents and lives with an awesome roommate. He’s content with weekend hookups, teaching yoga, and taking college courses. What he doesn’t expect is to be so intrigued by the brooding and reserved painter he’s been tasked to stay after hours with at the center. Something fascinates him about Ezra, even after Daevonte’s attempts at flirting gets him friend-zoned on the spot.
As weeks pass, Ezra and Dae get to know each other, and soon their friendship catches fire. But Ezra’s been burned pretty badly before so trust and intimacy has to be earned. Daevonte feels up to the task, but it proves difficult as Ezra continues to keep his emotions in check. Dae’s only willing to wait so long, and when they’re dealt a surprising blow, Ezra needs to decide if love is worth the risk, that is…if it’s not too late.
Oh Ezra! This was my favorite from this series. From book 1 there was just something about Ezra that intrigues you and leaves you wanting to know his story. He was this broody, quiet and mysterious secondary character that captivated me and the anticipation to read his story was killing me. I devoured this series in less than 48 hours. I just could not put them down.
I loved everything about this story. Daevonte was like another Conner where his personality was just so out there. Yet, he was exactly what Ezra needed. These two were perfect for each other. The passion and chemistry poured right through the pages. I was hooked from page 1. I love the build up from friends to lovers and the build up of trust. The story was delivered to perfection. This story was beautiful, sweet, sensual and fun. Christina Lee & Nyrae Dawn did an outstanding job on this series and earned them another fan. I'll definitely be looking out for more from these two both together and individually.
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Mother, wife, reader, dreamer. Christina lives in the Midwest with her husband and son--her two favorite guys. She's addicted to lip balm, coffee, and kissing. Because everything is better with kissing.
She writes MM Contemporary as well as Adult and New Adult Romance. She believes in happily-ever-afters for all, so reading and writing romance for everybody under the rainbow helps quench her soul.
You can find more info on her website: www.christinalee.net. From there you can link to her Facebook reader group called The Swoon Room as well as her IG account and newsletter.
I love nothing more than writing about young adults. There is something so fresh and fun about it. You can pretty much always find me with a book in my hand or open document in front of me.
I live in Southern California with my husband and two children.