Strong Enough, an all-new sexy standalone from USA Today Bestselling author Melanie Harlow and David Romanov is available now !
by Melanie Harlow & David Romanov
Genre: Contemporary MM Romance
Publication Date: June 19, 2017
I wasn’t looking for Derek Wolfe.
I wasn’t looking for anybody. All I wanted was to start a new life in America. But when I found myself stranded here with no place to go, he came to my rescue, offering me a place to stay.
He’s smart, successful, and sexy as hell—I can barely sleep knowing he’s right down the hall. And when the chemistry between us explodes one night with fierce, fiery passion, it’s hard to deny there’s something real between us.
But he does.
He says he was drunk. He says it was a one-time thing. He says he’s not into guys and what we did meant nothing.
He’s lying. Because it happened again, and again, and again. And it’s better every time.
I know we could be good together, and I want the chance to try, but I’m done hiding. If he’s not strong enough to admit the truth, I’ll have to be strong enough to walk away.
This is so much more than a beautiful love story! It’s a story about being brave and true to yourself. I simply adored it. I laughed, cried, and yelled at the characters. They will no doubt stick with me for quite some time 😊
Here’s the breakdown: 24 year old Maxim travels from Russia to the US seeking a new start. Unfortunate circumstances land him in LA stranded without a place to stay. A kind stranger offers him help via her older brother. That chance encounter leads to a adventure he wasn’t expecting.
What I loved: The characters! Maxim is so cute! Not just physically, but overall. I loved his POV! Experiencing a foreign land and situation from his perspective was very insightful and entertaining. Thank the writing gods each Russian phrase or word was immediately translated! It drives me nuts when that’s not the case. So kudos to the writers for creating a character who true to himself, but also speaks to the reader. I also, enjoyed Derek character. His struggle or “demons” allow the reader to connect and while simultaneously wanting to smack him 😂
The tension – Conflict, tension, indecision…none of those are typically my thing, but it’s handled so well in this book. I knew from the blurb to expect it, but I never imagined enjoying it that much! Derek’s struggle is real and relevant. It made me appreciate his character more.
“…Because I wanted to know what it be like to be yours. To belong to you.”
It took him a moment to respond. “And what was it like?”
I closed my eyes, sinking fast. “Heaven. It was like heaven.”
The love story – it’s beautiful, real, and raw. That’s the biggest takeaway here. Love is love and you take it where you find. You can’t deny when it’s right.
I enjoyed Strong Enough immensely. I recommend it to fans of MM, dual POV, and beautiful love stories.
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Melanie Harlow writes sexy, emotional romance about strong, stubborn characters who can’t help falling in love. She’s addicted to bacon, gin martinis, and summer reading on the screened-in porch. If she’s not buried in a book or binging on Netflix, you might find her running, putting a bun in someone’s hair, or driving to and from the dance studio. She lives outside Detroit with her husband and two daughters.
Melanie is the USA Today bestselling author of the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, the FRENCHED series, MAN CANDY, AFTER WE FALL, IF YOU WERE MINE, and the sexy historical SPEAK EASY duet, set in the 1920s.
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For David Romanov, STRONG ENOUGH is to a great extent autobiographical. Born in Russia and raised in Europe, he landed in the United States at the age of 24, where he learned a lot about cultural differences between East and West. David firmly believes in ‘The One’ and learning through love. When he isn’t traveling or educating Melanie in Russian culture, he enjoys books and the company of his husband and dog in Los Angeles.
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