The Year We Hid Away (The Ivy Years, Band 2) by Sarina Bowen: I do live a good love story and the ones from Sarina Bowen just get it right. There is the correct amount of drama and excitement mixed with romance to keep it interesting all through the book. While the first one made me laugh a lot the second one kept me crying. In any case Scarlet and Bridger are a wonderful couple. So much fun when supporting characters get their own story. I wonder who will be the main in book 3.
Blonde Date (Ivy Years, Band 2.5) by Sarina Bowen: Ha, who would have thought that there is a 2.5 book? Of course I needed to read that. Actually it’s not so much a book as a novella and I finished it in a day. The main characters had already been introduced in band 2, so this was just a more detailed story of their meeting. Isn’t it interesting though, how you never know what’s going on with a person? Except when they let you look behind the curtain. I hope Andy and Katie pop up again in the series.
The Understatement of the Year (The Ivy Years, Band 3) by Sarina Bowen: What a roller coaster! I haven’t read a lot of gay romances. Not because they are not on my radar but because I don’t see them around. So when this fell into my lap, I was a bit surprised. On the other hand, it’s a romance like any other. With ups and downs and a happy end. It’s another well crafted book from Sarina Bowen and. Her writing is smart and funny and the story of Graham and Rikker had me hooked. Can’t wait for the next one.
The Shameless Hour (The Ivy Years, Band 4) by Sarina Bowen: Reading my fifth book in a row from Sarina Bowen I thought I was starting to get bored. But this one didn’t disappoint either. The story of slut-shaming and how to deal with it was intense. I really liked Bella and Rage and their friendship. Turning an ONS into something more is not in the cards for everyone. And still the development was believable. Only two more books to go. I’m actually quite sad about this.