Review: Lovers Like Us

Lovers Like Us by Krista & Becca Ritchie
Series: Like Us #2
Release Date: October 31, 2017
Genres: M/M romance
Rating: 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

Twenty-seven-year-old Farrow Keene lives by his actions, and his actions say he’s the best at whatever he does. As a 24/7 bodyguard and the new boyfriend to Maximoff Hale, protecting the headstrong, alpha billionaire has never been more complicated. And one rule can’t be bent:

Keep your relationship secret from the public.

Farrow is confident he’s the best man for the job. But a twist in Maximoff’s fast-paced life sticks them with the rest of Security Force Omega and their clients.

On the road.
In a sleeper tour bus.
For four rocky months.

Sexual frustrations, check. Road trip drama, check. Awkward bonding, check.

But Farrow couldn’t have accounted for a high-risk threat (identity: unknown) that targets Maximoff before the ignition even turns. And it hits Farrow — someone has it out for the guy he loves.

Every day, Maximoff & Farrow’s feelings grow stronger, and together, they’ll either sink or swim.

This is a little bit better than Damaged Like Us. Some of the things that bothered me in book 1 was fixed here.

While reading Damaged Like Us I never really understood how Farrow was different from every other person Moffy had slept with besides the fact that he was his bodyguard. I am so happy that this book gave us the opportunity to see their relationship deepen. I was so excited to see other parts of their relationship – like their insecurities and fears – besides the sexual aspect of it. Though I feel like I will never be a big fan of this couple.

The family dynamics. Bitch, I’m dead. This was also missing in DLU, but I could forgive it because I know it’s the first in a series. But now it’s Book 2, and I am so happy that we got to see so much from Moffy’s family. We got to see so much from characters we didn’t see in DLU, and I was ecstatic. I always love how KB write their friendships and family dynamics. I loved seeing both the great and not so great relationships between everyone. The bodyguards as well brought most of the humor into the book and thanks to Farrow’s POV we got to learn a lot more about them. And I swear to god if Donnelly doesn’t get a book one day I will revolt.

I love that this story didn’t just focus on Moffy and Farrow. We got so many glimpses into the lives of their loved ones and it makes me soooo excited for the future of this series. I know book 3 is also in Moffy and Farrow’s POV (which I’m fine with), but I am so ready for Janie and Sulli to shine in their POVs.

Charlie. Charlie, Charlie, Charlie. I love him so much. The one thing that kind of annoyed me was how everyone kept saying how perfect Moffy was (and I know it’s not true or his fault that they say that.) So I’m really glad Charlie got a lot of pages time to kind of act like the voice of reason when it came to this.

My biggest peeve of DLU was how Moffy and Janie’s parents reacted to the rumors at the end of the book. I know a lot of people think that how they reacted was normal under the circumstances… I’m just not one of them. So I’m glad that they apologized and are taking strides to make it up to them. Also, I was worried the rumor at the end of DLU would play a bigger part here, and I’m relieved it actually didn’t.

Also, tiny annoyance: what’s with so many “forest-green” eye references? Like why can’t you just say “green”, or why do you even have to say the color? Why not just say “my eyes”? We get it. His eyes are forest-green, enough. The same thing was done in DLU too.

But anyway I digress, I thought this was so much more “classic KB” book that the first which makes me really happy (did I say that already?). This got me so pumped for the series in general and I cannot wait for book 3!

four stars

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