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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
Perfect Match - J.J. Ryan 3.5 stars for this enjoyable and romantic quick read. Told in alternating POVs, the story is about Patrick (trauma surgeon) and Trevor (anaesthesiologist), who give on-line dating a try. The story follows the development of their relationship as they tackle building a relationship while dealing with hectic work schedules and face obstacles including violence and jealousy.On the positive side, the story involved medical professionals which was great. Both the main characters were very likable. The initial conversations via email and text message were cute and well done.There were some beautiful expressions of love and the romantic in me loved that the sex was not just about the physical but the emotional response each man felt: "I wanted him as close to me as one man could be to another. If he could crawl inside me and we could occupy the same space, it still might not be close enough." and ".....I swear, with all that I am, I saw stars. I saw heaven. I saw love."There was some drama. There were romantic gestures. There was a happy ending.On the not-so-positive side, the insta-love was a bit unbelievable. Although I have mentioned this in previous reviews and been told that it really can happen this quickly (almost love at first sight), I still didn't get the sense it was 'real' love for Trevor when he first voiced it. There were also a few sections of the book that were just a little bit drawn out (such as the day out to the vineyards) but although I think this could have been shortened a bit, it didn't really detract too much from the reading experience.This is a book for the romantics. "He brought life to me. I was no longer a drone, but a man with hopes and desires. He brought with him dreams for the future and of course, love. Trevor taught me to love." from Patrick about Trevor"He was the other half of me, the part of me that was happy, full of good thoughts and hopes for the future. And as I watched him, lost in thought, looking in my direction but not seeing me, I couldn't help but appreciate every fight, adventure, and heartache that brought and kept us together. from Trevor about Patrick