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Series: True-Blue #5
Publication Date: November 28, 2020
Publisher: Rainbow Tree Publishing
Genre: LGBTQ+, M M Romance, Romance
Source: Gay Romance Reviews
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When a protective ex-cop helps his gorgeous tenant through his recovery, their complicated history is asking for trouble. Will the fear of the past repeating itself destroy any possibility of happiness?
Daredevil drifter Lawrence Crawford is hunting for a place to call home. After ten years of looking, he believes he’s found what he’s been searching for. With a job that pays the bills and a small group of friends he’s opening up to, he lets down his guard. Perhaps too much so. Finding himself in need of support, Lawrence is forced to accept help from the one man who’s been driving him to distraction for the past year. His landlord.
Former cop Billy Hilton made a mistake—admittedly there’ve been many over the years. The latest is when he lets Lawrence believe he isn’t interested in pursuing anything with him. It’s not even the age difference or the fact the guy lives in Billy’s studio apartment that’s the problem. Instead, it’s all him. When Billy offers to play nursemaid to Lawrence, his intentions may not be pure, but they’re honest. And that honesty blows their lives wide open when Lawrence’s past comes knocking on the door, demanding changes and threatening an upheaval neither man may ever recover from.
Book five in Becca Seymour’s stand-alone low-angst, feel-good LGBTQ series, True-blue. In this small town, there are busybodies, dogs who cause chaos, families who have the “best” of timing, and opportunities for good men to find their perfect match.
It’s Not You had me catching all the feels, and I loved every single moment of it! For me, this book checked all the boxes when it comes to an M/M romance book. There was a previous encounter, something that draws the two together, slowly coming together, and a happily ever after.
Lawrence has a mysterious past but Billy is not going to let that stop him from trying to make up for how their first time together ended. Oh man was I glad that he did not because these two are perfect for each other!! When Lawrence gets hurt, Billy steps up to the plate to nurse him back to health.
The plot moved at a great pace, not too slow or too fast. Everything just made sense and Lawrence and Billy were really well-developed, character-wise. There is even some family drama thrown into the mix, even if it is not the most conventional type.
Overall It’s Not You was a great read. It was a fast read for me and it all flowed really well. If you enjoy M/M romance then I would highly recommend this book. I might have to go back and read the rest of the series now.