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Maxwell Craver pretends his entire life to be someone he’s not. It used to be easier to lie to himself and to everyone who cared for him until Jason Lewis comes along and changes everything. For the first time, Maxwell thinks that maybe he can finally be his true self.
Jason Lewis has always been open about his sexuality. When he hires Maxwell to restore his new car, their connection and heat are instant. By agreeing to help him overcome his fears, Jason vows to fix him, even if it means breaking his own heart.
Trade Me is a new genre-linked collection of 30,000 – 50,000 word novellas. With so many sexy trades to pant over, Trade Me stories offer heat, swoon-worthy men, and HEAs that will leave M/M romance lovers completely satisfied.
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Ok, so i read this one sitting and felt it had a real good start with meeting both characters, both so different but could feel the chemistry between them from the first meeting.
I did feel the friendship between Melanie and Jason kinda came outta no where, like they only met really once or twice that we saw but then she rocks up to his house when she tells Max to go on a break? I would of prefered to maybe see some more interaction between them both to even see why and how they have established this friendship.
I am all for insta-love but we only ever saw Max and Jason have sex and hang out at home a few times before they are saying I love you… it felt too rushed, I think a few scenes of them going out somewhere outta town maybe to avoid running in to people would of made sense for Max then to be struggling when home and having to pretend.
Max’s dad was abit hit and miss for me, aswell as Melanie.
Max’s dad on the pretense, he seemed un approachable, I think maybe if he and Max had an actual heart to heart about stuff in the hospital, yeah Max comes out to him, but I think maybe a convo about how after his mum died he didn’t feel he could talk to his dad would of been good for a more emotional kick to the readers.
Melanie was a conundrum, like her boyfriend couldnt get it up for her, but she kept pressuring him, and (view spoiler) , and then he said he was gay and she was like oh well that makes sense but you strung me along… i don’t know she just annoyed me i think.
I think it had the bones to be a good story, just needed to be fleshed out abit more.