Book Reviews

Rough Edges by Cardeno C. at The Romance Authors

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 23-March-2017

Book Blurb

Kyle has an unwelcome crush on his nemesis Brent. Brent has a welcome crush on his friend Kyle. As it turns out, the line between a friend and an enemy doesn’t have to be a line at all.

Born on the wrong side of the tracks to the wrong family, Kyle Potter has spent his life clawing his way toward a better future. When he gets the perfect job at the perfect firm in perfect Los Angeles, Kyle is sure there are only blue skies ahead. And then he meets perfect Brent Haralson.

Born with a silver spoon to a well-established family, Brent Haralson has never been interested in leveraging his connections. Friends, success, and dates come easily to Brent and rejection isn’t something he has to deal with in life. And then he meets perfect Kyle Potter.

Kyle despises his unwelcome crush on his lazy, arrogant nemesis. Brent welcomes his feelings for his stubborn, brilliant friend. As it turns out, the line between a friend and an enemy doesn’t have to be a line at all.

Book Review

I enjoy the enemies to lovers trope, even when only one of the characters feels that way, so I was looking forward to this short read by a fave author. I liked the premise of the kid from the wrong side of the tracks, Kyle, making it big, and the guy with the silver spoon, Brent, recognizing all the wonderful things about Kyle that he hides behind his snark.

When Kyle first meets Brent he thinks he is great. Funny, charming, sexy, all those great things that could begin a relationship. Until Kyle finds out that Brent doesn’t work and immediately Kyle shuts any prospects down because Kyle has no respect for laziness. It makes no difference to Kyle that Brent is loaded and doesn't need to work.

“Everyone should work. His silver spoon isn’t an excuse for being lazy.”

The verbal, dare I call it sparring, between Kyle and Brent is off the charts. What Kyle doesn't seem to notice, but I think Brent knows, is that their mode of communication is foreplay, at its finest! Kyle doesn't have many friends so he really can't afford to lose any over his petty attitude about Brent. When a downturn happens to Kyle, through no fault of his own, he's shocked when Brent steps in to lend him a hand. Of course, being Kyle, he still can't stop being snarky, rude, and a little prissy, and Brent can't stop jabbing at him. Living together, however, brings new perspective on both sides.

An absolutely delightful, sweet, sexy romance that I really needed tonight. I would have loved it to be a little longer but I understand why the author ended it where she did. I adored this romance between Kyle and Brent. A great way to spend a couple of easy, relaxing hours reading.





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Additional Information

Format ebook and audio
Length Novella, 64 pages/17127 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 31-January-2017
Price $2.99 ebook
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