Title: Gemini Keeps Capricorn (Signs of Love #3)
Publisher: Anyta Sunday
Release Date (Print & Ebook): December 18, 2017
Sometimes, one stubborn Capricorn is all it takes…to drive Wesley Hidaka to crazy, flirtatious lengths.
Wesley loves annoying his RA Lloyd Reynolds. He just can’t help it. Lloyd is focused, decisive, grounded. He has this amusing ability to follow rules.
Of course Wesley wants Lloyd to break one…or three hundred.
Sometimes, one diabolically grinning Gemini is all it takes…to have Lloyd laying down the law and marching Wesley straight back to his dorm room.
It doesn’t stop Wesley teasing again. And again. And again…
But damn. Lloyd doesn’t crack easily. He’s full of principles. He’s unshakable.
He’s the perfect friend to have when Wesley needs help. Like with his truant brother and his old high school principal.
Sometimes, one little lie is all it takes… to find Wesley fake-engaged to his off-limits RA.
What can he say? It seemed like a good idea in the moment . . .
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Gemini Keeps Capricorn serves up a double shot of cluelessness, with a side of rock’n’roll and topped with a slow burn HEA. It can be read as a standalone.
Tropes: friends-to-lovers, slow burn, will-they-or-won’t-they, fake fiancé
Genre: New Adult, light-hearted contemporary gay romance
Buy Links: Here
Another incredible addition to the Signs of Love series by Anyta Sunday! Gemini Keeps Capricorn is a ridiculously sweet and funny book that I couldn’t put down.
If you don’t know by now (which you should because I rave about her books so much), I am a massive Anyta Sunday fan, and her Signs of Love series is my ultimate favourite (especially the first book, Leo Loves Aries). Gemini Keeps Capricorn is the third novel and it was as full of as much slow-burn romance and laugh-out-loud banter as the previous two books.
Like always, the characters were freaking adorable. Wesley was cute, painfully clueless, and over-the-top, and I really wish he were a real person because he would be such a great friend. Lloyd is stoic and responsible, but Wesley brings out the best in him. Sunday is a great writer of that opposites attract trope, and it’s written so perfectly in Gemini Keeps Capricorn. But what really keeps me reading is the chemistry between the Wesley and Lloyd. I love how, despite the fact that all the books follow a similar path, each relationship and storyline is unique. Wesley and Lloyd’s relationship develops from friends to lovers, and introduces (for the first time in an Anyta Sunday book) the incredibly cute fake engagement trope which I am living for.
I also found the secondary characters to be amazing as well, especially Wesley’s brother. I appreciated how the novel wasn’t just about the developing romance between Wesley and Lloyd, but also gave enough page time to Wesley’s family problems: dealing with his mother’s homophobia, and his brother’s school issues.
If you’re looking for a hilarious and heartwarming read, then definitely pick up Gemini Keeps Capricorn! And while you’re at it, check out the rest of the Signs of Love series too. You won’t regret it!
Wesley saw Lloyd early in the morning, all right. One in the morning.
He stumbled into Lloyd’s room after three solid hours of dancing. He was hot and bothered, and his jeans felt shrink-wrapped onto him. “What are you doing up?” Wesley kicked off his shoes, popped open the top button of his jeans and dove onto Lloyd’s bed.
“Studying. You should try it sometime.”
Wesley laughed. “Do you usually study in such romantic lighting? And half naked?” Wesley flipped onto his side and leered. “Lloyd, what exactly are you studying?”
Lloyd looked down at his singlet and boxers, then over at the desk lamp, turned in against the wall. He swiveled on his chair to face him. “I assure you it’s not as exciting as it should be on a Friday night.”
“The night is still young. I won’t distract you for too long.”
“I doubt that.”
“We can’t have coffee. We have to leave. Now.”
“What do you mean, we can’t have coffee?” Lloyd sounded incredulous, as though Wesley had casually suggested castration as an alternative to daily washing.
Wesley tugged Lloyd out of the line they’d been waiting in for ten minutes. “I’m the one up at nine in the morning with a grumpy RA. If anyone needs coffee, it’s me.” He glanced across the room at a top-button-collared man weaving his way in their direction. “But it has to wait.”
“Wesley? Right now? I legitimately fear for your life.”
“I’ll get us coffee later. More than one. My treat.”
Lloyd gave up resisting, and they almost escaped the bustling café.
“Young Mister Hidaka!”
Wesley swallowed a groan and clutched Lloyd’s forearm as he turned them around to face his childhood pastor. Pastor Geoff had a gray beard, rim-free glasses, and a condescending regard—like usual.
“Your mother prays every week that you come back home.” Pastor Geoff registered Lloyd’s presence, and his face shadowed. “You’ve lost your way, son.”
That was about as much as Wesley would put up with. “I am very sure of my way, and I’ll keep walking it. In fact, I’m going to walk it right now. Vigorously. With my fiancé.”
Wesley steered Lloyd out the door, leaving the pastor gaping behind them. He didn’t stop walking or let go until they were safely ducking down behind Lloyd’s car. Well, Wesley was ducking down. Lloyd was staring at him with disbelief and amusement—and something else.
“Has he stopped watching us yet?” Wesley asked, noticing how close his face was to Lloyd’s crotch. Lloyd jerked and bumped against the car door.
Wesley took a moment to absorb Lloyd’s reaction, and a smile quivered at his lips. He straightened, keeping barely an inch between them.
Lloyd caught his elbow and helped him along, muttering under his breath. “I really need coffee.”
“Is that what they’re calling it these days?”
Lloyd closed his eyes and took a calming breath, then opened the passenger door. “Get in, flirtster.”
Wesley smirked, and jumped in.
Wesley knocked again.
Lloyd inched the door open a half-foot. “I’m only available to students with legitimate issues.”
“I’m full of issues. I need another condom.”
The door drifted open as Lloyd left to grab the basket. He tossed it at Wesley. “Go at it, Romeo.”
Wesley fondled the condoms, stirring them around as he grinned broadly. “With vigor.”
“Congratulate tonight’s Juliet, would you?”
“On pulling all this thick-haired beauty?”
Lloyd shook his head. “On standing it long enough to get naked.”
Wesley slipped the condoms in his pockets, thrusting his hips out and biting his bottom lip. “It’ll be epic, off-the-charts sex.”
“Because he’s a Sagittarius?”
“Because he’s not uncreative and afraid of sex anywhere other than the bed.” Wesley waggled his eyebrows suggestively.
“It’s what beds are for. I intend to use my back the next sixty years.”
Wesley swallowed a laugh. “I pity the fool—oh look, here he comes.”
Lloyd’s boyfriend-of-the-month strode through the stairwell door. Wesley winked at Lloyd and backed down the hall, mouthing, “One week.”
Inside his room, he threw the condoms into the top drawer along with dozens of others.
Thumping and groaning sounded from the next room. It wasn’t Lloyd and his boyfriend, but it made Wesley think of them. What would Lloyd be like in bed?
Grumpy and demanding, probably.
Wesley strapped on some headphones and tossed himself onto the bed. Elvis’s deep, sexy voice sang in his ears, while his right hand popped open the buttons on his pants.
He studied the young, hot Elvis, who had one eyebrow lifted.
“I know you were a Capricorn,” Wesley said, fisting his hard cock. “But I bet you were hot as hell between the sheets.” He closed his eyes and jerked his dick, failing to get a good Capricorn hammering out of his head.
“No, no, never,” he said through gritted teeth as he quickened his stroke. “Fuck.”
His orgasm pulsed long and hard through his denial. He threw an arm over his mouth and swore. “Never going to happen. My next guy will be Sagittarius. That’s a promise.”
About Anyta Sunday
Heart-stopping slow burn.
Anyta Sunday is a big, BIG fan of slow-burn romances. She loves to read and write stories with characters who slowly fall in love.
Some of her favorite tropes to read and write are: Enemies to Lovers, Friends to Lovers, Clueless Guys, Bisexual, Pansexual, Demisexual, Oblivious MCs, Everyone (Else) Can See It, Slow Burn, Love Has No Boundaries.
Anyta writes a variety of stories, Contemporary MM Romances with a good dollop of angst, Contemporary lighthearted MM Romances, and even a splash of fantasy. Her books have been translated into German, Italian and French.
Member of Romance Writers of America.
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