This was definitely angstier than the other two in this series.
While I really loved how Ian and Jesse grew closer after the original angsty part, I didn’t like the OTT drama near the end.
I didn’t like the way Ian lied to Jesse at the con they were at, but I did understand it, so that part was manageble for me.
I liked how after their first hot meeting, they were awkwardly chatting online and eventually having some pretty hot phone sex. I also liked how sweet these guys were with each other. They were both honest about their feelings and I enjoyed the parts where they grew closer and closer by chatting about their every day life.
Jesse was adorably cute and I just loved Ian (despite his angst & drama). My heart melted when Ian referred to Jesse in his art as his cinnamon roll. How cute is that!
But…. I didn’t get the drama near the end. I felt it was a bit fabricated and I could have gone without. To me everything was good and sweet between them and all of a sudden they were fighting and Ian was ready to become Cerise and to deny Jesse (because his fans expect him to be this broody single artist, not a happy guy with a boyfriend). I felt his problems were so intense and so deep (yes, why don’t you just throw that child abuse out there without any follow up… *massive eye roll*), that I had a hard time believing Ian would be fine. Ever.
I did like the HEA, and I had a good time reading this right up until the stupid angst started. So 3.5 stars it is.
Thanks to Marte for the BR!