4 stars adult - 18+ Angst Level Book Contemporary Dee Enemies to Lovers Gay Gay GFY/OFY Heat Index Humor Hurt/comfort m/m Mild level angst Monthly Theme Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words) Part of a Series pining Purchased Scorching/high heat Standalone

Enemies to Lovers: Alex: An M/M Romance (Striking Back Book 4) by S.M. Shade

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Ninety- two days. Thirteen weeks. That’s how long it’s been since I lost my love, my best friend. It’s been everything I can do to drag myself out of bed and get back to work, but I know Cooper would want me to move on. I think he’d even be happy if he knew who I want to move on with. The target of my affection, though, may not be so thrilled about my choice.
He’s straight. Or he thinks he is.
A womanizer of the worst kind with a face and body that keeps a steady stream of willing women at his door, he seems happy to work his way through the entire female population. But there’s no mistaking the way he looks at me when he thinks I’m not paying attention.
One way or another, I’ll show him what he really wants.


This is the last of the Striking Back series (which I have not read), but can be read as a standalone.
I really liked this GFY story ☺
Alex is one of 3 brothers (whose HEA are the subjects of the previous books). He loses his boyfriend and is in a sad space. Ian is a good friend of the family, and a self-proclaimed man-whore. As Alex is grieving, Ian offers him a space get himself together. The 2 men become good friends, although Alex is becoming attracted to Ian. When Ian faces a crisis, it’s Alex that helps him through it, during which Ian starts to see Alex in another light. Ian struggles to come to terms with his attraction to Alex, but in the end they work things out and they get their HEA.
There are ups and downs, fun banter and hot times. Definitely a good story, one of my favourites.

4 stars out of 5


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