Friday 8 September 2017

Book Review: Travel and Spice (Famous on the Internet #2) by Alina Popescu

Title: Travel and Spice (Famous on the Internet #2)
Author: Alina Popescu
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: 25 August 2017
Pages: 129
Format: eBook-EPUB

Genre: MM/Contemporary
Source: ARC from Author

Famous travel blogger returns home to have his life thrown off balance by his high school crush.

Dante Sandford is at the top of his game. He’s paid to travel the world and share his spicy stories on his blog. He’s still young, gorgeous, and confident. When Dante’s high school reunion knocks on his door, he’s reminded of everything he’s lacking. More so when his old crush, Tommy Clancy, makes a pass at him. Or when the hot romance blows in Dante’s face because of his lifestyle.

Tommy has always been the hottest man in Riverbrook. Possibly the world. He’s stunning, smart, and the kindest soul Dante has ever known. He’s also read Dante’s blog along with all his steamy encounters. No wonder Tommy doesn’t trust Dante for anything more than a casual hookup.

Dante returns to hometown Riverbrook to face his past of bullying and feeling like a misfit. He instead ends up dealing with the reality of being a travel blogger: relationships are close to impossible. That won’t stop Dante from trying to convince Tommy his short-lived flings are not by design.
(Goodreads Synopsis)

Travel and Spice is the second book in the Famous on the Internet series, although the two stories are not related. Having loved book one, I was keen to see what the author would come up with this time, and I was not disappointed. Travel and Spice offers a wonderful story and memorable, likeable characters. Both Dante and Tommy are well rounded and adorable, and I enjoyed seeing their romance develop over the course of the tale. The only thing that niggled at me was the frequent use of epithets, such as 'the man', when a simple pronoun would have sufficed. However, that is a very minor complaint and in all other respects this was an excellent story that will appeal to lovers of sweet MM contemporary romance.

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