June 19, 2017
Strong Enough, an all-new sexy standalone from USA Today Bestselling author Melanie Harlow and David Romanov is LIVE!
by Melanie Harlow & David Romanov
Genre: Contemporary MM Romance
Publication Date: June 19, 2017
I wasn’t looking for Derek Wolfe.
I wasn’t looking for anybody. All I wanted was to start a new life in America. But when I found myself stranded here with no place to go, he came to my rescue, offering me a place to stay.
He’s smart, successful, and sexy as hell—I can barely sleep knowing he’s right down the hall. And when the chemistry between us explodes one night with fierce, fiery passion, it’s hard to deny there’s something real between us.
But he does.
He says he was drunk. He says it was a one-time thing. He says he’s not into guys and what we did meant nothing.
He’s lying. Because it happened again, and again, and again. And it’s better every time.
I know we could be good together, and I want the chance to try, but I’m done hiding. If he’s not strong enough to admit the truth, I’ll have to be strong enough to walk away.
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Wow!! I am a huge fan fan of M/M and Melanie Harlow so when I found out she was debuting her first M/M novel I was so excited. Then I found out it would be co-written by David Romanov. I went from being excited to being over the top excited. I can’t believe this is her first M/M novel and his first book. It was fantastic!! I am going to try to make this short so I don’t give too much away. The synopsis is pretty much perfect.
Two men. Two very different dreams. One left Russia to pursue his dream in the America. The other thought his dream of having a family would have already come true. One is a risk taker. The other is a planner. The two men meet in an unexpected way and it’s fate. That is what Maxim thought anyway. He didn’t come to America to find someone like Derek. He came here to find himself. To be himself. To work hard to live his life to the fullest. He didn’t have a set plan. He just felt it in his gut that this is where he needed to be. So yeah…Derek, was not expected. At all. As for Derek, he had never felt this type of pull towards anyone before. Especially a man. But, he knew from the moment he saw Maxim that he was not just any sexy man but a beautiful one inside and out. And that is why…he knew he should have walked away but he couldn’t. He had to feel the torture. To feel the punishment for the sins he was fighting against.
Maxim and Derek’s relationship is not easy. Maxim doesn’t want to hide. Derek has a hard time accepting himself. They have the chemistry. The make each other laugh. They have fun together. Make each other feel alive. But, is it enough? Can Derek accept that his dream could have a man cast in a starring role?
I absolutely loved this book. It’s not only about love but it’s a journey. And not just for Maxim but also for Derek. It had the perfect blend of both of their lives changing. Together and separately at the same time. I just loved them both. Maxim is such a beautiful soul. He is strong, sweet, hardworking, and loyal. He is also sexy as hell. Derek is older and wiser but at the same time he doesn’t know what he wants. I loved him because he has a big heart but acts tough on the outside. He is protective, and sweet. And he is also sexy as all get out. Together, it’s hot, fun, and at times very emotional.
Overall…I loved it all. The journey. The heat. The playfulness. The love. The emotions. I laughed, cried, and wanted to smack the back of heads. Really…I was fully invested in this couple. I want more! Please tell me there is more, Melanie and David. Either way, Thank you for their story.
P.S. I love Derek’s sister Ellen. I can see her having her own story.
I forgot my entire English.
I felt like a god. I felt like a monster.
I felt like nothing in my life would ever be the same.
“Oh my God. I can’t even believe this. What’s the Russian word for crazy?”
“Sumasshedshiy. Say it. Then punch me.”
Melanie Harlow writes sexy, emotional romance about strong, stubborn characters who can’t help falling in love. She’s addicted to bacon, gin martinis, and summer reading on the screened-in porch. If she’s not buried in a book or binging on Netflix, you might find her running, putting a bun in someone’s hair, or driving to and from the dance studio. She lives outside Detroit with her husband and two daughters.
Melanie is the USA Today bestselling author of the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, the FRENCHED series, MAN CANDY, AFTER WE FALL, IF YOU WERE MINE, and the sexy historical SPEAK EASY duet, set in the 1920s.
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For David Romanov, STRONG ENOUGH is to a great extent autobiographical. Born in Russia and raised in Europe, he landed in the United States at the age of 24, where he learned a lot about cultural differences between East and West. David firmly believes in ‘The One’ and learning through love. When he isn’t traveling or educating Melanie in Russian culture, he enjoys books and the company of his husband and dog in Los Angeles.
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