Leo Loves Aries (Signs of Love, #1) by Anyta Sunday
Oh my, what a treat this book was to read.
I had this little gem sitting on my kindle for quite awhile, I wish I would have read it sooner.I wasn’t sure what I was going to find when I started this book, it was a situation where I briefly skimmed the summary and purchased the book, but didn’t really know much about the story. I would like to think I am an open-minded person, I think we are helped along on our path in life by all different kinds of guides, in this story that guide is one’s astrological sign.
Theo Wallace and his twin sister Leone are the Leo’s in this story, who we find recovering from heartbreak at the start of our tale. It is a sad story, Theo had been in a 2 year relationship with Samantha and Leone and Derek had been together for 3 years, both of these serious and committed relationships. Somewhere bit by bit over all the weeknights, weekends, and holidays Theo and Leone had them over, Sam and Derek fell in love with each other.
The twins were blindsided by their confession, even after all of the tearful apologies and declarations that this wasn’t planned, Sam and Derek did not love them anymore. A year later, Theo felt he had moved on until in the mail came a gold-edged card to save the date. It would be so much easier if he could just hate them, but this was churning up all the old feelings, he knew he needed to let this go and truly move on.
In that same mailbox came another letter addressed to the two of them, this one a much happier offering from their mother, a new horoscope for the new year.
“It’s a new year, Leo. Resolve to make big changes in your life and use your pride and stubbornness to see them through. A new person will enter your life early in the year; look past any moments of frustration they might bring and laugh, Leo-this could be the start of a thriving friendship. …The heart and head may not be in sync in the first half of this year, Leo, and there’s potential to overlook the obvious. Listen hard to your inner voice and if confused, talk it through with a loved one. Fear, not rejection and heartbreak, Leo. Hold your head up high, be your glowing, fiery self, and the right people will gravitate to you; maybe even a soul mate among them. “
Having decided to rent out their third room to help with the finances, after a few unsuccessful interviews with possible tenants, Theo happens across Mr. Jamie Cooper, his T.A. from last year, who Theo is trying to convince to tutor him through a class he is struggling with. Jamie is looking for a new place to rent, Theo of course, finds this to be a perfect opportunity for both of them and will do anything he can to sway Jamie into helping him out.
A fast and strong friendship develops here, it turns out both of these men have some scars on their hearts. They love to antagonize and challenge each other. I am not known to be the most patient of people and have never been a fan of the slow burn, especially where there are a lot of misunderstandings and unsaid thoughts that could really clear up so much in the story. (I think this may stem from my personal inability to keep any of my thoughts to myself ;)) That being said, when the relationship is filled with fantastic sarcastic humor and touching heartfelt, emotion, I am completely fine with a slow burn!
Theo is so clueless to what is happening, it is somewhat frustrating but it is almost always comical. Their friendship comes to mean so much to both of them, I think I enjoyed watching their jealousy grow and seeing Theo work out what he was really feeling almost as much as I enjoyed them finally move into the next stages of their relationship.
I love a GFY story, I am a total sucker for one that is done right…but when you throw in some fantastic hot sexy times….oh my, that is my sweet spot!
I highly recommend this book!