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From the world of The Missing Butterfly comes a tale of two men who cannot stand one another, but cannot stand to be apart …Jet gave up everything to make it to the top of rock. On track to take over his family’s business and wealth, he defied everyone to start at the bottom and work his way up to become drummer of one of the world’s most popular bands, Forever and a Dai.From the world of The Missing Butterfly comes a tale of two men who cannot stand one another, but cannot stand to be apart …Jet gave up everything to make it to the top of rock. On track to take over his family’s business and wealth, he defied everyone to start at the bottom and work his way up to become drummer of one of the world’s most popular bands, Forever and a Dai. And his family might have forgiven him if he hadn’t taken his cousin Dai with him.Jason is everything Jet chose not to be: an obedient son, a powerful and respected lawyer, wealthy, established, and set to inherit the family kingdom. Dai’s brother, and Jet’s cousin, he is a constant reminder of everything Jet should be and is not.But everybody has secrets, and those secrets are all about to come out. Previously a Less Than Three Press serialized online fiction...

Title : Love You Like a Romance Novel
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Love You Like a Romance Novel Reviews

  • Nina
    2018-12-25 10:47

    Family drama is not even my kind of thing, normally, but Megan Derr is pretty damn good at making me like things I don't like. Long-winded, chaste fantasy romance? Check. Sugary sweet short story? Check. And now this.I do have a thing for lawyers. And drummers. Here we have both, but they feel like they can't be in a serious relationship because they have that love-hate thing going on... and they're also cousins. Oh yeah, baby.Add in some juicy family drama, mobby happenings (is that even a word? Coming from "mob", anyway) and a couple of insanely hot sex scenes and you have a quick and extremely entertaining romance.I would like to point out that this is the most explicit Megan Derr book I've ever read, although I have to admit that I haven't read much by her, and she's got sweet-and-sexy down to a t. The romance in this book is toe-curlingly, heart-warmingly good.Also, I'm always surprised at how smooth her writing feels. It's not particularly flowery or intense; it's the kind of writing that you don't even notice, because you get so pulled into the story you forget you're reading.Because of all of the above, I was all set to give this book five stars... until the big reveal. (If you know anything about soap operas, you can probably guess what happens. Wait, the idea this statement gives is very wrong: I don't watch soap operas! I swear! But my grandma loves them, and she also really likes to talk.)Not developing on this, because I would probably just end up spoilering without realising it. I'll just say that it's a very subjective thing, so don't let this big reveal stop you from reading the book. It might be what makes this story end up in your top 10 favourite love stories, for all I know.

  • SheReadsALot
    2018-12-23 07:23

    2.5 STARS--I both liked and disliked this book. The book based on the premise was decent, I guess. It was supposed to be about forbidden lovers, sort of enemies...cousins...frenemies?Whatevs...I wasn't expecting the bad daytime soap opera antics. And when the characters poke fun at the story line, well I couldn't say I blamed them. Jason is an entertainment lawyer and is being weakly blackmailed by his cousin, rock star Jet. (Again the main characters brought up how weak it was.)The two are having sex but there's lackluster mention of it. The story more focuses on worrying of their appearance to others. There's some suspense/mafia crime thrown in. Why?The psuedo-incest aspect is resolved, though it is heavily hinted through out the story that Jet and Jason are (view spoiler)[not related (hide spoiler)]. There were so many different villains, secondary characters and story lines, towards the middle I just stopped caring who did what to whom as long as we got to the finish line. The entire story was tamer than I expected it would be. I was disappointed. But the flaws were recognized by Jet, so...The entertainment lawyer was involved in crime. Why?There's family drama over a restaurant chain. Why?The entertainment lawyer hides he's a romance novelist. Why?Blah, blah, blah...there's a HEA.Would I read this author again? Sure...in the future. Near? Probably not. I'm not going to use the "It's me, it's not you" excuse for this because maybe it appeals to some with all the mention of the numerous characters and various storylines. I think it's a bit much but:Maybe if I followed the Missing Butterfly universe , I'd be more sympathetic. (I doubt it but let's roll with that, okay) The story is not bad. I just...could not care about any of the characters. So in closing:Basically my face after finishing this["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Heller
    2019-01-07 07:46

    Jet and Jason were a fantastic pairing. I love the push/pull antagonism going on between them. I'm a sucker for stories with more than a little friction going on. ;)I know this is a part of the Butterfly world and we do get a short cameo with Cassidy and Malcolm. (Yay!) But it felt like a bit like I was dropped in the middle of a story without knowing some of the players. Did Dai and Cooper have a story I missed or is that happening down the road? What is going on with the twins? (view spoiler)[Is one of them lusting for the other who is involved with someone else? Will there be an incest menage happening there? (hide spoiler)]As much as I loved the dynamic between Jet and Jason I couldn't help feeling that I was left with more questions than answers, not regarding them but regarding the secondary players swarming around them and there were quite a lot. I love this rock and roll world that Derr has created but who the hell are these people?

  • Jilrene ♥
    2019-01-13 12:23

    This is sweet and easy to read. I loved Jet. All the sex is fade to black. Oh, there's no UST, since they were already sex buddies when the story opens. It takes a while for the guys to get their heads out of their hind ends, but it's not overly dramatic. A plot twist near the end is telegraphed early. I still really enjoyed reading it.

  • Arthur
    2018-12-29 13:46

    Jefferson Jr (aka Jet) refused to take his father's restaurant empire when he was 19, opting to be a rock musician instead. This created an estranged relationship between him and his parents. Not only that, Jet also managed to take his cousin, David (aka Dai) with him. Like Jet, Dai also was expected to take his father's business. In Dai's case, a law firm business. So, when he chose to be a singer and be in a band, that role fell to his older brother, Jason. Jason became the golden boy in the families. A ruthless lawyer in his family's law firm, he dealt with entertainment law. He also was the lawyer for Jet's and Dai's band, Forever and a Dai. Jason was loved both by his own father and his uncle (Jet's father). Nobody knew that he harbored a secret, except Jet. And Jet used that knowledge to kinda blackmail Jason to sleep with him. For years. Everything went like that until one day, Jet's father died and left his empire to Jet. This triggered a war between him and Jason's father who wanted the business for himself. What should Jason do? What he was doing with Jet, his cousin, was considered crime in many states. Was the passing of Jet's father an opportunity to get rid of Jet? Or an opportunity for something else?It's an emotional, fast pace book. It deals with many things, including criminals, music industry, business, etc., but importantly with family issues, and love between cousins. (view spoiler)[I didn't like Jason at first, but later he redeemed himself. Jet is a sweet rock musician who pens his band's songs.The only niggle I had was a minor. Jason, a high power lawyer, is too much a powerful person to carry on such a small task from Azura. (hide spoiler)]While this is billed as the fourth book in Missing Butterfly series, Mel and Cassidy only make a cameo, although their names come up now and then. It's a bit different from other Ms. Derr's book in its edginess.For a while, I thought I was reading Scarlet Blackwell's book (what with asshole MCs), then, I thought it's Amy Lane's (gasp!) for the angst. But, about 40% into the book, I started to feel it's Ms. Derr's: its sweet romance without giving us a tooth ache.

  • Deeze
    2019-01-12 13:40

    I love a book I can get lost in and this was one of those books.Jet and Jason held my interest all the way through with their complicated romance. The side characters were all interesting and of course I now want to read more on everyone, from Dai and Coop to Jack and Allen, I’m sure I sensed a connection between those two lol.While at times this story might of lacked a little realism, it still held my attention and any niggles I had were soon forgotten. In fact as far as my kind of romance fantasy stories go this one was pretty near perfect lol. Hope there are more stories to come.ETAUpping to the full 5 stars as I loved this even more second time around

  • Elizabetta
    2019-01-03 12:20

    2.5 starsWhat’s not to like? Rockers and bad boys, eye-liner, tats, and long flowing hair. Plus, this starts with a hot ‘n dirrrrty sex scene between cousins, Jet and Jason. Cousins... ooooh. They’re long-time, secret fuck buddies, refusing to admit to anything deeper, acting on their ‘friends with bennys’ set-up. But we all know how that goes. Those are some of the hottest plot devices: the secret booty calls, the long yearning looks that no one else notices, the aching hearts kept swaddled in denial. The quick, hot, humpy get-offs. Sex without obligation. All the denial just ramps up the UST until the inevitable reveal.But then things deteriorate into one long, weird, soap opera with feuding family members, sociopathic gangstas, and high-stakes business deals in peril. Add in long, meandering angsty dialogue that no man in his rightful mind would ever get caught uttering. All that, but not enough actual music-making or subsequent sweaty hook-ups that don’t deliver. Sex rompus interruptus, the fading to black gets wearisome after a while. We expect a fantasy romance here but it is just a bit too much on the frothy-silly side and the lead characters lack the requisite charm to see it through.If soaps are your thing, then have at it. I found this disappointing and a bit boring, odd considering how much I’ve greatly enjoyed the author’s other (non-contemporary) work.

  • Plainbrownwrapper
    2019-01-18 08:47

    Megan Derr has tons of interesting ideas, she always writes intelligently, and I do like the characters in this book.Nonetheless, the plot is kind of a hot mess.There are nearly random elements flying in from left, right, behind, and dead ahead -- miscellaneous plot fragments that seem to appear and disappear at a whim. There are characters popping in for cameos -- and again disappearing -- from other books Derr has written or that she plans to write. There are goons who jump in to threaten one of the MCs, then disappear, never to be seen again. There are rivals/frenemies from other bands who also pop in and out. You've got Mysterious Crime Figures and Handsome Billionaires flying hither and yon. And while all of this near-circus atmosphere may be entertaining, it doesn't do a whole lot for plot continuity or suspension of disbelief.On the good side, I did enjoy the MCs. Unlike The Missing Butterfly, there were no damsels in distress here and no Cinderfellas. Both MCs were strong, intelligent characters who were already successful in their own rights and who could stand up for themselves. I enjoyed the friction between them, when they weren't busy mooning over each other. But I just can't get over the Attacks of the Flying Plot Devices. I think Derr had waaaay too much fun throwing in every idea she could think of. Less random ideas, more logical story arc next time, please.Oh, also -- everyone kept obsessing about the fact that the two MCs were first cousins, and how therefore they were "obviously" doing something illegal. In reality, though, first cousin marriage is legal in half of all US states, especially when the couples are unable to reproduce -- and sex between first cousins is only considered a criminal offense in 7 states. Additionally, first cousins are allowed to marry in most other countries. So it's not nearly as big of a deal as Derr makes it out to be.2.5 stars for the plot, rounding up to 3 for generally good writing.

  • Desinka
    2019-01-10 10:37

    This was decent but nothing special. I was very surprised it had no relation whatsoever to The Missing Butterfly, the first book in the series. For me, the story started too abruptly and I somehow failed to grow used to or connect to the characters. Still an engaging read.

  • Susan65
    2018-12-27 09:26

    I loved this! So flipping good and I didn't want it to end. At first I hated the title, thought it was dumb, but at the end it made total sense and I loved it.This had it all, rock stars, organized crime, kissing - cousins (view spoiler)[ who are not really cousins but they don't know that at first (hide spoiler)] a bit of angst,and lots of twists and turns I just didn't see coming.I thought it was great!

  • Leanne
    2019-01-12 12:47

    I really loved how this started. Plenty of angry sex and lots of snarky banter between the two MC's. But somewhere around the 40% mark it started to lose both steam and that delicious tension that I so love in the enemies-to-lovers trope. I couldn't really become emotionally invested in Jason and Jet and the whole thing fizzled into a pleasant but slightly disappointing read for me.

  • Bitchie
    2019-01-07 10:37

    I really enjoyed the characters and the whole "forbidden" aspect, but it felt like this story just had too much going on. The secret romance author plot didn't really add anything but an excuse for sex, and I could have gone without the criminal subplot as well. Still, all in all, not a bad story, glad I read it.

  • jules0623
    2018-12-31 12:35

    I enjoyed The Missing Butterfly, but this was so dull and the characters completely one-dimensional and boring. I managed to get almost halfway through then decided to give up.

  • Cole Riann
    2019-01-01 07:26

    Review posted at The Armchair Reader.3.5 starsJust about everyone knows of my love for Megan Derr now, but I have to admit -- even though The Missing Butterfly was the first book of hers that I read, it's never been my favorite. I loved it, don't get me wrong. But I love her fantasy books so much that it has eclipsed that book in a way, and I haven't read it since that first time. So, I was anxious to read this first full length sequel. Not only has it been forever since I read the first book, so I can't remember enough about it, but how would I feel about another contemporary from Ms. Derr? That's why I waited to read it, until the entire book was released, rather than reading it as a serial on the Less Than Three website.And I wasn't disappointed. It's true that it wasn't my favorite of her books, not even near. Maybe I just like her fantasy/paranormal work better… I'm not sure. But, I still really liked it. And I didn't even have to remember the characters from the first book well -- they only make short cameos.Love You Like a Romance Novel is a story about one clusterfuck of a family. That's right, they've lied and kept secrets from one another for so long (usually about money and power) that they're all now strangers tied to one another by tradition and wealth. Except for two of them. Jason is the dutiful son that has worked for his father's every wish, waiting for who knows what? A sense of accomplishment and pride from his father, maybe. It does serve one purpose though, to watch over his younger brother Dai and the man he's loved for years now, his cousin Jet. Jason is an entertainment lawyer, working dutifully for Dai and Jet's band, Forever and a Dai, but his spare time is filled with his secret pleasure and job, writing romance novels. It's a huge secret. He's known to have a cold heart, and any temptation to show his true feelings, his true nature, would clue everyone into his unrequited feelings for his cousin.Things change when Jet finds out Jason's secret and uses it to blackmail Jason into a relationship. It's his only way to be close to his cousin Jason, Jet thinks, so Jason only thinks that Jet is cruel, no matter how much he also loves him. But Jet has reasons to not trust anyone in his family, except Dai that is. He's never been forgiven by his father for leaving and denying his place as rightful heir to his father's food service kingdom. He wanted to be a musician, and the worst mistake he made, according to them, was to take Dai with him. Now the family is divided, and the death of Jet's father and his subsequent reading of the last will and testament will throw a wrench into all of their plans and their relationships.Honestly, I don't remember the first book that well, so I can't draw many comparisons. I think, though, that this book is quite a bit darker if I remember correctly. While there was a life based on lies (Cassidy) in the first book, there is also a cast of characters whose lives are based on lies in this sequel, but on a much broader scale. You can't really blame Jason, Jet and Dai. I mean, their fathers are the ones who raised them that way. But this is a family that shows what money can do to people, how it can sever close ties and cultivate greed. While I tend to not particularly like stories where all of the characters are tangled in lies (it just becomes a little bit too much for me), I found that I really liked Jet and Jason -- especially Jason, who shows just how devoted he is to his cousin and little brother, without any praise for the things he does in secret.Fans of this author and of The Missing Butterfly will definitely want to read this sequel. I would also encourage anyone who might be turned away from the incest romance to ignore that and give this a try anyway. Most likely, it will not bother you and might not be the type of relationship/dynamic that you're expecting.Recommended.

  • DarienMoya
    2019-01-16 07:18

    I LOVE THIS BOOK LIKE A CRAZY PERSON!Its official, I love every book I read by Megan Derr. My first book by the author was The Missing Butterfly and since then I been reading all her fantasy books. Love You Like A Romance Novel brought the magic, and man I am in love with her rocker boys.Jet has just hit gold, when he finds out his most perfect cousin writes steamy romance novel under a pen name. This comes as a surprise because his cousin is like an emotional robot, rich, and with lawyer attitude. As the lawyer for his rock band Forever and a Dai, Jet knows how much of a bastard his cousin Jason can be. There is no love lost between them, and the only time they get along is when they're fucking (so yes...Jet blackmailed him for the nookie). What started out as just sex might have escalated into more (but the boys are keeping that part to themselves), besides all this family bonding is illegal, and if they're family found about it well....When Jet father dies of a heart attack and leaves his company and fortune to him, Jet is pissed because he never wanted it. That's why he left home 11yrs ago and they never tried to talk with him. His music is his life and that’s how he likes. The vulture that is his family descends because they want the company, but Jet wants to sell and the drama unfolds. Death threats, a family divided, and a romance forbidden. Jason and Jet have a lot on their very rich plates.WooHoo, I liked the crap out of this one. There was angst, and rich people problems, and pretty rocker boys wearing make-up *swoon*. What I enjoyed the most is the relationship between Jason and Jet (yes, I know their cousins, and yea I'm pervy like that), I liked watching them get from point A to point B. Jason the fierce protector of his family, but if you piss him off he's not afraid to go ruthless on your ass. Jet, who just wants to sing and love Jason, and maybe prance around naked in public, it's a case of opposites attract, and man do they rock out.Throw in the media, and syndicate crime bosses and you have yourself one entertaining read. Yes, some of it was a bit over the top but it worked cus it's all about the rockstars baby and crazy rich people. A little twist at the end there, which made Jet and Jason able to shout their love from the Hollywood sign but..., I am not in love with it. Megan Derr proves her versatility in writing, with Love You Like A Romance Novel.Should You Read It? I don't even know why you're even thinking about it. Just run and go get it, and get lost in all its awesome. Ms Derr is hands down in my top ten of fave authors. I love this book like a romance novel (cheesy, but suck it). :D

  • Vivian ♪(┌・。・)┌
    2018-12-22 07:46

    Love You Like a Romance Novel is a wonderfully charming book featuring something deliciously taboo: incest. Yes, incest *grin*. Incidentally, this is, as a friend mentioned, also the most explicit Megan Derr book that I've read to date. (delicious *grin*).Incest being illegal in some states, and more than frowned upon in places where it isn't illegal, doesn't exactly provide the best environment for a relationship like theirs to thrive. And yet you can't help but feel that they're so heart achingly right together. The romance is a tad rocky, with both being stupidly obstinate, but it's also wonderfully sweet and warming (the kind where a smile seems to creep onto your face, until you try to rein yourself because the train buddy across from you starts looking alarmed).Megan Derr's writing, as usual, is simple but effective. It flows so well and manages to pull you right in.I didn't have many problems worth mentioning with this book. Though I didn't really like it when (view spoiler)[Jason described Jet as a twink, though really, it's not a derogatory term I suppose.. just I wasn't 'feeling it' (hide spoiler)]. And there was also the issue of the 'big reveal' as my aforementioned friend Nina calls it (and she has a wonderful review by the way).Expect a bit of corporate sexiness, a ridiculously tattooed drummer and a very chaotic family. Oh, and not to mention high profile gangsters (one of whom I am totally wanting a book on. Azura sounds pretty intriguing).Overall, Love You Like a Romance Novel is a wonderfully enjoyable read, though not one of my favourites out of Megan Derr's works. As usual, her books are delightful to read.Rating: 3.5

  • Тамрико
    2019-01-22 11:38

    Megan Derr doesn't disappoint ...again :) How can you not like the book? Lawyers, mafia, mean stubborn dads, hot gay boys fleeing their families to become rock-stars, danger, bodyguards, threats, run-ins with thugs, did I mention rock-stars?I would give the book 5 stars, but for one thing. Couldn't stop thinking I've already read something very similar and not so long ago O.o4 stars. OK, maybe 4.25 :)

  • Sandra
    2019-01-10 09:42

    Starting with the good, I really enjoyed this book. It supposedly takes place in the same world as The Missing Butterfly, which I also enjoed, but there's only a cameo from those guys so it's kind of irrelevant. On the one hand, there is tons of drama in this book, as I'm sure you can surmise from the description (view spoiler)[blackmail for sex, fucking cousins, blood-thirsty lawyers and CEO's, family feuds and illegitimate fathers, OH MY! (hide spoiler)]. But on the other hand, it felt surprisingly low angst to me. I think this is due to a smart decision on the authors part. The first half of the book is focused on the relationship issues between Jayson and Jet, where of course they both hide their feelings behind the blackmail. But this gets resolved (no spoiler, cuz DUH!) right when everything else goes to hell. Well played Ms. Derr, well played.So on to my criticisms, really there is only one. The book started out with a super hot scene right off the bat, and there were a couple more shortly after. But that's it! I apprecite that they both wanted to focus more on affection and snuggling, since their relationhip had been purely sexual, but all future sex scenes were fade-to-black or simply alluded to, and I did not appreciate that. Especially their reunion sex! I earned that! But other than that it was all good. I'd love a short about their trip to Paradise!May 2013 group read for M/M Romance group

  • Melora
    2019-01-03 11:31

    ★★★ - Decent, if somewhat unremarkable.(view spoiler)[Jason is an uptight, straight-laced lawyer who writes romance novels on the side. Jet is a rocker with a penchant for cartoon tattoos and tabloid worthy escapades. They don't necessarily get along, except in bed, but that's not ideal given they're cousins.I enjoyed The Missing Butterfly which led me to Megan's website and her snippets of related stuff, mostly about Dai and Cooper, but also introducing Jason and Jet. These were brief, but enough that I took a chance on the full kissing cousins story. I was disappointed that the familial relationship was so blatantly telegraphed as faux that I was just waiting for the reveal at the end. The inclusion of so many side characters makes the 'verse seem full and alive, but I don't know how much I would have appreciated it had I not known everyone's backstory. There is also a lot left unexplored, but with Xavier and Azura's story in the works, I hope to get more answers. (hide spoiler)]

  • Kris
    2019-01-03 13:47

    A 3-4 stars read. Towards the end of the book, one of the character's, Dai, says:"... My family is a goddamn soap opera. I'm just waiting for somebody to die and then show back up twelve episodes later..."That's pretty much it, but there was nothing apologetic about the fact 'Love You Like a Romance Novel' seemed to be just one thing after another, after another. I liked that. I also think the reason it worked was because the story *did* progress along with the dramas, particularly Jason's character who I liked very much.Again, like 'Missing Butterfly', there seemed to be a cast of thousands in this story. Some linked to the drama, but also others who didn't seem to do much at all. Kinda odd.

  • Jane (PS)
    2019-01-03 14:40

    It's Megan Derr so I knew I was going to like. And I did. It was a more complex storyline than I was anticipating and only very loosely connected to The Missing Butterfly. We hardly 'saw' anything of The Four Butterflies etc - just a brief cameo of Malcolm & Cassidy. But lots of family drama, a bit of angst and a bit of action.(view spoiler)[The involvement of mob bosses took my by surprise and sort of complicated the story line but I still enjoyed it. (hide spoiler)]

  • L'marie
    2019-01-11 09:27

    I didn't read book one, but I really enjoyed this book.

  • Julesmarie
    2019-01-01 08:27

    There are times I'm grateful for reading reviews before reading the book because they prepare me for things. And there are times I regret reading them because they spoil things, however unintentionally. This was one of the latter.(view spoiler)[The reviews mentioning the "big reveal" and saying how soap-opera like it was made me figure right from the start the Jet and Jason weren't really related. Because I went in with that assumption, I ended up simply being annoyed by all of the freaking out over them being cousins.And then the freak-outs over the big reveal ended up just seeming silly. (hide spoiler)]I also had a hard time understanding motivations in this story. I couldn't understand why the rich lawyer uncle was so determined to inherit the chain of sandwich stores, nor why his law partners were so determined to help him.There were also a lot of shady mob-like characters that issued various threats, and I had a hard time understanding why they were all making such a big deal over a chain of sandwich stores.On the plus side: Jet and Jason clearly belong together, and it was lovely to see them both relax and admit that to themselves and each other.The story was also fun to read, the action was interesting, and it all flowed well. I fell in love with this world in The Missing Butterfly, and it was lovely to get to revisit it. It was nice to get to see Cassidy and Malcolm again, even if only briefly. And it was delightful to get to meet a rockstar with cartoons tattooed all over his body. I saw at the end that there's at least one more story set here that I've not read yet... now to find out what it is so I can read it too.Favorite Quotes:Jason often wondered if anyone else saw Jet the way he did, like some sort of oversexualized Puck set loose upon mortals to sow his special brand of mischief.No matter how tumultuous their relationship, Jason was his calm when he needed it.Jason made a noise that might have almost been a laugh. Stupidly, it warmed Jet through better, deeper, than even the best whisky.How could it be anyone else, though? Next to Jet, everyone else looked half alive.He considered not telling them for a moment, but really, that never ended well for anyone.

  • Shelby P
    2019-01-11 14:30

    The title to this book is one big fucking misnomer. There was no fucking romance here. This book was such a fucking disappointment in comparison to The Missing Butterfly. I didn't like Jet and Jason wasn't as "grand" as he appeared in the first book. Didn't understand why Jason was even a romance author on the down low. That made no fucking sense other than to have Jet blackmail. Who gives a fuck? And the fact that they were cousins fucking wasn't necessary (view spoiler)[if only to the contrive plot when it turns out they really aren't blood cousins. Stupid. Stupid. Stupid! (hide spoiler)]There was zero chemistry between Jason and Jet. There was more chemistry between Wallace and Antoine in their short assed book By the Way than we got here. I hated the name Dai. How the fuck do you pronounce it? Day? Die? Is he Asian? NOOOOOOOOO!!! LOL Dai was such a fucking random name that made no sense. Was it short for something???I knew this book was bad at 25% once I got bored and started to majorly skim. What a fucking disappointment is all I'm saying.

  • Seiran
    2019-01-15 08:42

    This story is filled with a lot of angst, misunderstandings and all the characters have an aversion to communication, and telling each other what they feel. The two main characters are Jet and Jason who are cousins, and have an on-off kind of relationship with a lot of bitterness thrown in for fun. The bitterness comes from Jet and Dai (David) who is Jason's brother, leaving and turning their backs on family and family obligations to follow their own dreams in the music world. Where as Jason is the "good boy" and stays to become a successful lawyer, and handles all the family obligations that he feels required to take care of. When an unfortunate event happens, and Jet and Dai are required to stick around for awhile, all the angst, and misunderstandings come to a boiling point. They each realize they don't really know each other as well as they thought. I did like this story, but it did feel kind of like a soap opera at times. I know some might be a little put off by the incest or pseudo-incest others have claimed, but if you read the story you might be surprised by the answer to this. The sex is hot, but not really descriptive compared to other books I've read. Overall a good read.

  • Matthew
    2019-01-06 12:46

    To me, this book wasn't really like the other Megan Derr books I have read, other than the relative infrequency of sex compared to many m/m novels.I really appreciated the lack of notable grammatical errors. A big improvement in that area.I honestly prefer fantasy novels and liked the world building better in her Dance books and her Kria books. And I thought she had more fun with her sexual build up in those books too. She tends to enjoy love-hate romances and this didn't really feature that.I thought this book had too many bad guys and heroes and relationships who only appeared briefly. It should have focused more narrowly on the main relationship and not confused things so much. Also, the characters often appeared to behave in inconsistent ways. Some people seem too hateful at times, others seem to back off too easily. Bodyguards are sometimes strangely missing, other times strangely present.It was a fun read, but a bit of a hot mess and not my favorite Megan Derr book by far.

  • Didi
    2018-12-22 07:39

    A slightly Harlequin-ish M/M love romance between a twink who gave up (almost) everything to pursue his dream of becoming a rock-star and his stiff can-do-no-wrong plotted-to-be-the-heir-of-the-family-fortunes cousin. The Black-Sheep/Golden-Boy love story.I love how the relationship evolved between Jay and Jet. Both kept their repressed feeling for each other and ended up hurting one another made complicated by tugs, threats, violence, and secrets from people around them. All in all, this is simply a love story, just like the title describes it: Love You Like A Romance Novel.I supposed This book suited my mood when I read it. Hence the 4 (a 3.75, actually). A light reading when I need one. :)

  • DaisyGirl
    2019-01-15 08:48

    2.5 (2.0) stars Jason is an entertainment lawyer who is being blackmailed by his rock star cousin, Jet ... who's also his lover. Um. Say what? That's the premise upon which this book is built. Not surprisingly, there were a number of obvious and over-the-top plot twists. Ultimately, I felt Jason and Jet were meh and a bit too full of themselves. But this book had a bit of angst, which I enjoyed.Bottom line: Not my fave of the series.

  • Kukko
    2018-12-27 08:44

    Jason is a gazzillionaire entertainment lawyer who is being blackmailed by his cousin Jet, the drummer of a famous rock band. Sadly, the blackmailing plot line was not convincing - I just don't think it's blackmail if the person you are "blackmailing" is enjoying it! There were so many villains it was difficult to keep track. It's a shame the author did not follow through with the taboo storyline…now THAT would have been an interesting story!

  • Barb ~rede-2-read~
    2018-12-23 12:37

    I really enjoyed this one. I read it during my vacation and didn't post my summary immediately so I'm not going into a detailed review at this point. However, Jet and Jason, the MCs stand out clearly in my memory and their chemistry was dynamite. I liked the convoluted twists and turns of the plot and totally enjoyed the romance as well. Good choice for BOM. I'm glad this was selected as BOM or I may have overlooked it.