Reviewed by Amber
TITLE: Be True
SERIES: At Last, The Beloved Series #1
AUTHOR: Stella Starling
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 406 pages
RELEASE DATE: January 6th, 2017
“When we’re in public, you’re mine.”
Outspoken, outgoing, and outrageously out, Trevor Rogers isn’t one to say no when opportunity comes knocking. And jetting off to New York City to play the part of reclusive billionaire Logan Carter’s boyfriend for a Valentine’s Day publicity campaign? That’s not just a yes, but oh hell yes.
When Logan Carter’s business partner, the founder of the popular dating app bLoved, starts receiving death threats and has to stay out of the public eye, Logan is thrust into the limelight. The only problem? Logan doesn’t do public. He also learned the hard way never to mix business with pleasure… no matter how tempting someone like Trevor might make it.
Trevor doesn’t want to be tied down, and Logan isn’t interested in opening up… but if falling in love is all just an act, why does saying “I love you” start to feel so real?
Be True is a gay romance novel of approximately 93,000 words that contains a bossy billionaire, a failed attempt at an utterly impossible sex position, and two men who are destined to discover that the love neither wanted is exactly what each of them needs. It has a Happily Ever After ending, no pesky cliffhangers, and can be read as a standalone… but if you enjoy Trevor and Logan’s story, be sure to keep an eye out for the other two books in the series! Enjoy!
What I’ve enjoyed the most about this author is her ability to not make these stories over the top sweet. I think the first story I read, All I Want was the sweetest but it still wasn’t over the top, in my opinion. All I Want, introduced us to Trevor and I have to say that I really loved him from the beginning and was excited for him to have his own story.
Out, loud, and proud Trevor Rogers doesn’t hide who he is and never backs down from a challenge. So, when his favorite customer, Logan Carter comes to him about pretending to be his boyfriend for a few weeks, Trevor jumps at the opportunity.
Being co-owner of an extremely successful gay dating site doesn’t afford Logan Carter much free time but when he’s faced with having to do on air interviews Logan knows he needs Trevor to lighten up his personality.
Trevor and Logan embark on their fake relationship in the public eye but what they don’t anticipate is the chemistry being off the charts. Trevor and Logan are perfect together. They balance each other out so unbelievably well and not to mention they are a smokin’ hot couple.
Misunderstandings and miscommunications result in an epic fall out. But breakups and makeup’s are all a part of the love journey and I really enjoyed watching these two grow into a real couple.
Stella Starling is a really great writer. She writes her stories in a way where there are chunks of time that pass off page but the reader doesn’t really miss anything. I don’t know how to explain it but I appreciate the craft behind the way she tells a story.
This was a great start to what seems like will be a fun, sweet, and mildly angsty series with oooey, gooey HEAs.