Title: Be True
Author: Stella Starling
Series: At Last, The Beloved Series Book 1
Reviewer: Larry / John
Release Date: January 16, 2017
Genre(s): m/m Gay Fiction / Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 406 pages
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Blurb: “When we’re in public, you’re mine.”
Outspoken, outgoing, and outrageously out, Trevor Rogers isn’t one to say no when opportunity comes knocking. And jetting off to New York City to play the part of reclusive billionaire Logan Carter’s boyfriend for a Valentine’s Day publicity campaign? That’s not just a yes, but oh hell yes.
When Logan Carter’s business partner, the founder of the popular dating app bLoved, starts receiving death threats and has to stay out of the public eye, Logan is thrust into the limelight. The only problem? Logan doesn’t do public. He also learned the hard way never to mix business with pleasure… no matter how tempting someone like Trevor might make it.
Trevor doesn’t want to be tied down, and Logan isn’t interested in opening up… but if falling in love is all just an act, why does saying “I love you” start to feel so real?
Be True is a gay romance novel of approximately 93,000 words that contains a bossy billionaire, a failed attempt at an utterly impossible sex position, and two men who are destined to discover that the love neither wanted is exactly what each of them needs. It has a Happily Ever After ending, no pesky cliffhangers, and can be read as a standalone… but if you enjoy Trevor and Logan’s story, be sure to keep an eye out for the other two books in the series! Enjoy!
Review: Arrogant, lonely, too self assured for his own good, and so needy. He creates situations that only support his negative attitude toward people and fail to help – were the first thoughts I had about Logan Carter.
Trevor, on the other hand, is outspoken, flamboyant, and totally self assured, but is he? These two young men find themselves in a daunting situation. How will they manage an on screen public image of being loving, life partners when neither wants or seems to want that type of relationship?
Logan’s heart had been broken so severely that he threw love away and vowed he’d never let it touch him again. Though great for business, his love phobia became his nemesis. When asked to step in for Kelley, his bLoved business partner, Logan failed – failed miserably. He couldn’t speak to the dating site’s theme, nor could he understand why anyone would want what the site offered – true love.
Trevor understood the site’s attraction, understood that like many of his good friends, people wanted to meet the love of their life. But Trevor was satisfied with one-night- stands. To him, hook up sex, was perfect. That is until he saw his coupled friends enjoying something he didn’t have.
When Trevor and Logan begin their “fake” love fest, the media frenzy brought them into the limelight. Now what? How do they navigate this dangerous path they were forced onto? Does either one of them want more than to fulfill their contract and move on? What will happen to bLoved if their scam is discovered?
Stella Starling did a great job bringing out the inner feelings of all involved. She brought the reader along for a wild ride – a ride that takes the reader into the bedroom, boardroom, and television studio. Further she did a great job peeling back the onion skins on both Trevor and Logan’s inner selves.
Read Be True by Stella Starling if you are looking for a romance novel with a realistic storyline.
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