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2016 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Grind by E. Davies (175-07-21-2016)

1) What a delightful read. I loved the characters, especially James, who was so believable and funny. This is the sixth book in a series about these characters. I haven't read any of the prior books. Despite that, I never felt adrift or confused as I read, a testament to the writing.

2) I really enjoy a slow burn romance and this story delivers in spades. Both MCs are well fleshed out and thoroughly believable as a couple. The road to HEA is not an easy one and there is plenty of angst along the way but this makes the end all the more sweeter.

Grind (The Riley Brothers #6) by E. Davies
Transgender Contemporary Romance
Series: The Riley Brothers
Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 18, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1535278641
ISBN-13: 978-1535278645
Amazon: Grind (The Riley Brothers #6)
Amazon Kindle: Grind (The Riley Brothers #6)

“I'm glad I picked you.”

“My family could accept me being gay, but not trans.”
James is in trouble. His family turned their back on him after he transitioned, and he was forced to start his new life without them, but now he's paying the price. Buried in debt, his last chance is to start a business with hunky carpenter Ryan and hope that they succeed. The one thing he can't afford is a distraction, but what if Ryan is the only one to see past it all and love him inside and out?

“Strictly-business is hard around you.”
Ryan Hart doesn't rattle easy. From lazy contractors to being the last single friend, nothing bothers him until he meets James. Ryan's new business partner pushes him to follow his dreams, even though he faces problems Ryan's never considered. Ryan doesn't back down from a challenge or from threats to his business, James's hard-won privacy, and their future together. As business partners, of course. Nothing more.

“I can't believe they don't see you as the man I love.”
They both know mixing business with pleasure is a bad idea, but the pull between them is too hard to resist. Can Ryan have it all with the clever, caring, bossy guy who's won his heart?

Grind is a steamy, stand-alone gay romance novel with a HEA ending and no cliffhanger.

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