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Mini Review: Leo Loves Aries by Anyta Sunday

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Publication Date: December 4th 2016

Series: Signs of Love #1

Theo Wallace usually laughs at the horoscopes his mom sends. Still hung up on his ex-girlfriend and practically friendless, this one begs him to reconsider. Because a friendship that stuck, that thrived…

When his sister Leone challenges him to find her the perfect date for a spring wedding, Theo uses it as a chance to make new friends. Theo’s ex economics tutor and newest roommate Mr Jamie Cooper seems to be a possible and convenient match.

But watch out, Leo, the stars have a surprise in store… Read More.


My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐.75

I didn’t know what to expect going into this. I received an ARC a few years ago and never read it because I’m terrible. Don’t judge me we’ve all done it. But finally I have read Leo Loves Aries and I was pleasantly surprised.

This book was just an overall fun, feel good guilty pleasure read.

We follow Theo whose girlfriend dumped him because she fell in love with his twin sisters boyfriend. When the twins are invited to their exes wedding they make a deal to find each other a date and move on once and for all. Jamie, the twins new roommate and Theo’s tutor and new best friend, seems like the perfect person for his sister but of course things get complicated leading to Theo spending a lot of time convincing himself him and Jamie are best friends.

You know that Vine: “just guys being dudes”. I feel like that sums up Theo pretty well.

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He spends the vast majority of this book saying how him and Jamie are the bestest of bros despite lowkey flirting and also falling more and more in love with Jamie as the story progresses. He’s so oblivious and I was so entertained.

To quote my Goodreads review of this book:

Theo: *thinks about Jamie 24/7, gets a hard on when Jamie sucks peanut butter off his fingers, goes out of his way to spend time and banter with Jamie, thinks about Jamie while he’s entertaining himself in the shower, etc.*

Also Theo: we’re the bestest of bros.

All of this culminated in a highly entertaining and amusing plot as well as a super sweet and pretty steamy romance that I really loved.

From the reviews I’ve read it seems a fair few people were kind of disappointed that throughout the story Theo never came out as bisexual. I don’t know about this. I don’t think everyone necessarily needs or wants a label and I was pretty happy with the discussion around his sexuality, his thoughts and his feelings.

Saying that though there is a cannon demi-sexual character in this which is pretty cool. He’s only a side character but I’ll take what I can get and I appreciated and enjoyed that.

Overall I thought this book was good and I wouldn’t say no to reading the companion novels in this series. I know I didn’t go into much detail in this review but that’s because I don’t have much to say. It was a solid read.

Mainly I just wanted to write this review to talk about the romance that made me laugh and smile and awful lot while reading.

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