Br0th3rly

Alina Popescu
Br0th3rly
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Publisher
Wayward Ink Publishing
Release Date
January 2016
ISBN
9781925222746
Series
Book 1 of Famous on the Internet
Genre
Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ

SUMMARY
Fighting his relentless love for Trevor, the guy he was raised to consider his brother, has been Tristan's mission in life.

To distance himself from Trevor, even after discovering they weren't really related, he left for college at sixteen. Moving into the city, building a new life, and running an anonymous blog about what he considers sick, twisted feelings might make Tristan famous on the Internet, but it isn't enough to get over his obsession. Every time he goes home, a quick glance at Trevor brings it all flooding back.

When commitment-phobe Trevor announces he's got a serious boyfriend during one of Tristan's rare visits home, the adoring kid brother will be forced to run once again. This time, however, Trevor doesn't stand back and watch him leave.

Instead, he follows him, making it nigh on impossible for Tristan to keep his love a secret for much longer.

Book Review by Breann (reviewer)
Feb 27, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
75 people found the following review helpful
Tristan loves the one person he can't have. He's ran from him for years, and plans to continue running.

Tristan was desperately in love with his brother, Trevor, for as long as he knew what "true love" meant. He fought it, tried to forget it, and tried to ignore it. Nothing worked, which led to him leaving for college at 16, just to get away from the one person he wanted, but couldn't have.

After Tristan left, he rarely came back. This left a strain on his relationship with Trevor. During Tristan's most recent visit, his strong attraction for his brother came rising to the surface, and to make matters worse Trevor wasn't letting Tristan distance himself like he used to.

Tristan's pain was palpable. I could really feel how difficult it was for him to be around his brother. He was so in love with him, but could do nothing about it. He wasn't going to risk his whole family for his selfish desires.

When Trevor finally had enough of Tristan running, he refused to let Tristan go again without the truth. They both ended up being surprised by the secrets they both kept, to say the least.

Overall, I really liked the way they handled things and how their story turned out. The way they handled their new relationship was very realistic to me. They know how it would have been received by the public and made some smart decisions.

While most of the story felt realistic, there were also some things that were far-fetched and a little too neatly wrapped up for me. I expected more angst over the fact that they're brothers. The ending was an odd mix of believable and unbelievable moments.

BR0TH3RLY wasn't nearly as taboo as I was expecting, but instead sweet and heartbreaking. I'll definitely be looking for more of Tristan and Trevor's story.
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