elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

2015 Rainbow Awards Winners: Gay Romantic Comedy

And the Rainbow Award goes to:

1.    Love Me Tomorrow by Ethan Day
Paperback: 326 pages
Publisher: Wilde City Press, LLC (March 11, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 192518076X
ISBN-13: 978-1925180763
Amazon: Love Me Tomorrow
Amazon Kindle: Love Me Tomorrow

Event planner Levi Goode is positioned to inherit the newly vacated throne, becoming the in-demand party planner for Wilde City's elite. Years of hard work and perseverance are finally paying off as Levi lands his next big fish, working with socialite Julia Freeman-Kingsley. Distracted by work and dealing with his head strong mother, an ex-Vegas-showgirl suffering from debilitating health issues, Levi has his hands full. Time for love or even the occasional one-night stand, is one aspect of life Levi hasn't been able to master. Sparks of interest fly during a chance meeting with a paramedic called to the aid of his mother, and thanks to Ruby's meddling, Levi finds himself on a movie-date with the handsome Paramedic Jake. Personal and professional worlds collide when Levi realizes his new love interest is actually Jake Freeman, estranged brother to his brand new client. Discovering the man of his dreams already has a boyfriend, leaves Levi stunned realizing any hopes he had for something more with Jake were never going to be anything more than wishful thinking. Struggling to downshift his expectations and remain friends with Jake while continuing to work closely with Julia quickly consumes all of his time and attention. Wondering if there will ever be a special someone to love him, is where Levi's love story begins.
Love Me Tomorrow was a fun romantic read. The characters were appealing and the story was well-written. I felt the whole thing went on a bit too long and the Epilogue was totally unnecessary. But the end result was a good, fun romantic read. Setting Development was Excellent. Characters Development was Wonderful, appealing main characters including supporting ones.
I have always loved Ethan Day's writing style. In this particular book, the characters are likeable and I really enjoyed reading about them. Levi especially made me keep reading. When the plot picked up I couldn't put the book down.
As a preface I should say that I read this book when it came out. To make sure I read it under the same eyes as the other entries I re-read. The plot moved at a comfortable pace and was enjoyable. My only contention is that once the two main characters got together their relationship seemed rushed. Ethan wrote it off as though they recognized this fact but went on with it anyway, but it felt less realistic than the rest of the book. One of Ethan’s strength is writing great characters. This was no different. Did an excellent job of making a fictional city believable with a creative history. Would have liked a bit more detail. Easy to read. Language appropriate to both the setting and characters.
Long on angst, non stop humor with a dash of pathos. Was planning on skimming but fell in love with all the MC's and their family and needed to savor every sentence. Loved it!

Runners Up:
2.    Candy Man/Bitter Taffy (2 books as 1 submission) by Amy Lane   
3.    Played! by JL Merrow   
4.    Lone Wolf by L.A. Witt & Aleksandr Voinov
5.    Blowing It by Kate Aaron   

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