Buzz by E. Davies (Riley Brothers #1)


Original Title: Buzz

Year Published: 2015

Published by:  N/A

Number of Pages: 302

First Sentence: A fucking jock strap.

Goodreads Rating: 3/5


“I’m walking away from that dream.”

“We can’t guarantee your life if you keep playing.”

At twenty-three, an undiagnosed heart condition sends pro hockey player Cameron Riley back to his hometown newly single and looking for work. Cam can’t hide his past – especially when his heart racing is a big risk, and boy, does his new boss’s nephew make his heart race. Noah’s exactly the kind of guy Cam needs after his hellish ex.

“I want to do something new.”

Art curator Noah Clark is glad his beekeeping uncle hired this hunk. Cameron is a sweet, smart bad boy. Noah works hard, like organizing a hockey-themed art exhibition, and he wants to let himself love hard. Noah’s busy life would be perfect with Cameron, but what’s his new lover hiding?

“Tell me why you’ve been watching me.”

Pitting Cam’s budding relationship with sweet Noah against millions of bucks, Cam is offered a lot of money to abandon his new priorities: life, love, and family. The game of their lives is on the line. And after all’s said and done, is it too late for Noah to forgive Cam for his partial truths?

My thoughts:

This was a cute little story. It just lacked that “umpf” to make it a great story.

Noah and Cam were both lovely and it was nice to see their relationship developing. Both characters had characteristics that made them enjoyable and I did like reading about them. Noah’s brothers were also really nice and were good additions to the story.

Noah’s brothers were also really nice and were good additions to the story. They have their own books and I might get round to reading them in the future.

The plot was also nice (turns out “nice” is the keyword for this book) but kind of predictable. There were no real super entertaining twists and turns, which might reflect real life better than some stories might do but it isn’t that super fun to read. But overall, the story was cute and I did enjoy reading it.

What I find unrealistic is that all males in a family turn out to be gay. I don’t doubt that it definitely has happened but it seems more rare than commonplace. I have found however, that this is something that authors writing m/m are quite fond of doing, just like writers outside the m/m or f/f genres usually choose to make all their characters straight (although that is slowly changing. Yay, diversity).

Do I recommend it? 

Yeah, it wasn’t a bad story.


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