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Nic Starr

Nic Starr lives in Australia where she tries to squeeze as much into her busy life as possible. Balancing the demands of a corporate career with raising a family and writing can be challenging but she wouldn’t give it up for the world.

Always a reader, the lure of m/m romance was strong and she devoured hundreds of wonderful m/m romance books before eventually realising she had some stories of her own that needed to be told!

When not writing or reading, she loves to spend time with her family–an understanding husband and two beautiful daughters–and is often found indulging in her love of cooking and planning her dream home in the country.

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Currently reading

One True Thing
Piper Vaughn, M.J. O'Shea
Sweet Delight
Lynn Hagen
It Should Have Been You
Michael Murphy
The Prisoner (Broken, #1)
Kol Anderson
Crack the Darkest Sky Wide Open
S.J.D. Peterson, Eric Arvin, Abigail Roux, T.J. Klune, S.A. McAuley, Jason Huffman-Black
Man, Oh Man! Writing M/M Fiction for Kinks & Cash
Josh Lanyon
Artistic Appeal (Bottled Up, #6)
Andrew Grey

Take My Picture

Take My Picture - Giselle Ellis I was expecting more of a light-hearted story, instead I got a story with humour but also emotion and sadness.This was one of those books that drove me crazy, wondering why the characters couldn't/wouldn't just say what they felt - It's not that hard to say "I love you" and their situation seemed so obvious!Both characters are in their early twenties. Jake is a bit of an accentric, a photographer who had had success early. Aaron is an aspiring sculpture, with an almost manic sense of humour, who moves to New York and takes a job as Jake's assistant.They immediately hit it off, bouncing smart comments between one another. Over the next few years their lives become fully intertwined but they don't acknowledge it is love although it is plain to others such as friend Alyson. They call at all hours and sneak into each other homes in the middle of the night and put each other before boyfriends.... not usual behaviour for people even if they are best friends.The early part of the book covered the first five years of Jake and Aaron's version of being 'just friends' but really illustrated how much they meant to each other. It was interesting to view their interactions but at times the 'craziness' was a bit much as it was exhausting keeping up with the banter!I did feel a real sense of sorrow when Aaron and Jake split up but still struggled to fully understand why both men were loathe to put their feelings on the table. It is a lovely sentiment that "I want him to be happy more that I want him with me." but why did Jake think he couldn't make Aaron happy, particularly with Alyson telling him how much Aaron loves him? "He'd let him leave, let him out of the box, to go where he would. Jake owed him that much. For how long he had trapped him, he owed him his freedom." Trapped him?I liked the ending - it brought the men together, it was passionate, it was like it was meant to be. But as much as I wanted to see Aaron and Jake together, the story just drops poor Matt like he never existed. Matt is the man who loves Aaron but makes him see that his place is with Jake and even takes him to their final reunion. I would have liked reassurance that he was also happy.3.5 stars