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Becoming best friends at an early age, Corbin and Hunter were inseparable. Where one went, the other followed. As years passed, their friendship blossomed into something more and both boys fell madly in love. Corbin loved Hunter’s quirkiness and obsession with Shakespeare, and Hunter loved Corbin’s goofy personality and kind heart. But what sounded like the makings of a fair Becoming best friends at an early age, Corbin and Hunter were inseparable. Where one went, the other followed. As years passed, their friendship blossomed into something more and both boys fell madly in love. Corbin loved Hunter’s quirkiness and obsession with Shakespeare, and Hunter loved Corbin’s goofy personality and kind heart. But what sounded like the makings of a fairy tale soon turned into a hard dose of reality. They planned to spend forever together, but when Corbin is accepted into his dream college in California to play football, those plans change. Hunter didn’t want to leave their small, quaint town in Arkansas, and Corbin didn’t want to stay. The happy future they envisioned comes crashing down around them and their love isn’t enough to keep them together. After being apart for seven years, a devastating loss brings Corbin back to town, and he and Hunter are forced to re-open old wounds. And with the pain of the past also comes the memory of love and broken promises. Hunter is afraid of getting hurt again, and Corbin just wants a second chance to make things right. Second chances rarely happen in life. Can Corbin and Hunter take the opportunity and move forward, or will they remain stuck in the past? *Tangled Up In You is a standalone, second-chance M/M romance. 85k words*


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Becoming best friends at an early age, Corbin and Hunter were inseparable. Where one went, the other followed. As years passed, their friendship blossomed into something more and both boys fell madly in love. Corbin loved Hunter’s quirkiness and obsession with Shakespeare, and Hunter loved Corbin’s goofy personality and kind heart. But what sounded like the makings of a fair Becoming best friends at an early age, Corbin and Hunter were inseparable. Where one went, the other followed. As years passed, their friendship blossomed into something more and both boys fell madly in love. Corbin loved Hunter’s quirkiness and obsession with Shakespeare, and Hunter loved Corbin’s goofy personality and kind heart. But what sounded like the makings of a fairy tale soon turned into a hard dose of reality. They planned to spend forever together, but when Corbin is accepted into his dream college in California to play football, those plans change. Hunter didn’t want to leave their small, quaint town in Arkansas, and Corbin didn’t want to stay. The happy future they envisioned comes crashing down around them and their love isn’t enough to keep them together. After being apart for seven years, a devastating loss brings Corbin back to town, and he and Hunter are forced to re-open old wounds. And with the pain of the past also comes the memory of love and broken promises. Hunter is afraid of getting hurt again, and Corbin just wants a second chance to make things right. Second chances rarely happen in life. Can Corbin and Hunter take the opportunity and move forward, or will they remain stuck in the past? *Tangled Up In You is a standalone, second-chance M/M romance. 85k words*

30 review for Tangled Up In You

  1. 3 out of 5

    Judith

    No rating.DNF @ 43% Maybe my expectations were too high after reading the brilliant Axios: A Spartan Tale by this Author but I struggled to nearly reach the half way point here and,quite frankly,I really didn't care what happened to these two. It,actually,started off well with the first few chapters when Corbin and Hunter were young but things went down hill pretty quickly after that. The rest of my rant review in going in a spoiler. (view spoiler)[Corbin and Hunter were best friends from a young ag No rating.DNF @ 43% Maybe my expectations were too high after reading the brilliant Axios: A Spartan Tale by this Author but I struggled to nearly reach the half way point here and,quite frankly,I really didn't care what happened to these two. It,actually,started off well with the first few chapters when Corbin and Hunter were young but things went down hill pretty quickly after that. The rest of my rant review in going in a spoiler. (view spoiler)[Corbin and Hunter were best friends from a young age.A friendship that turned physical with the two boys falling in love.Good,so far I thought... Corbin's dream is to be a football player....his aim,to get into college in California.Unfortunately,he's not successful so he settles to go to college in Arkansas where Hunter is going to study.The two boys,make plans together for their future...after all they're deeply in love,nothing can tear them apart. But,wait....Corbin suddenly gets that offer he wanted to study in California...he can't wait to tell Hunter.... And this is the point where the eye rolling started and I really struggled to make sense of their actions. Surprisingly,Hunter really isn't happy about the prospect of Corbin leaving....they have a huge fight and Corbin just ups and leaves....and the best part,he leaves and doesn't come home for seven years!! I'm sorry but I found this just so unbelievable.I think they have one interaction on social media and that's it! Anyway Corbin comes home due to a family reason and all the old feelings come flooding back when they meet up again (yawn).But,wait.....there's also anger and resentment about the way things ended all those years ago.My God,the back and forth and whining about whose fault things were drove me mad.These two were 25 now and didn't appear to have matured at all. The other completely unbelievable thing was Corbin and his Grandpa.This guy had raised Corbin,was his only family ( they had a great relationship) and he didn't come home once in seven years and just flew him out a couple of times a year to wherever he was!! Maybe it got better? I couldn't be bothered to care... (hide spoiler)] Available on KU...

  2. 4 out of 5

    ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~

    ~2.5~ You know how once you graduate high school you change as a person, figure yourself out, let go of petty conflicts? No? Huh. Neither do Corbin and Hunter who are just as ridiculously immature at 25 as they were at 18. Especially Hunter. I wanted to shove some cheese in his mouth to go with all that whine. The book lacked cohesion, and despite the moments of sweetness and humour, the focus on sex over everything else made me think these guys had little in common. The whole thing with Corbin's ~2.5~ You know how once you graduate high school you change as a person, figure yourself out, let go of petty conflicts? No? Huh. Neither do Corbin and Hunter who are just as ridiculously immature at 25 as they were at 18. Especially Hunter. I wanted to shove some cheese in his mouth to go with all that whine. The book lacked cohesion, and despite the moments of sweetness and humour, the focus on sex over everything else made me think these guys had little in common. The whole thing with Corbin's ex was predictable, and Corbin really needed to stop talking to him and hire an attorney. I also thought it was weird how little Corbin mourned for his recently deceased grandpa. It's like grandpa's death was just a setup for the men's reunion. Forget grief and healing; Corbin was way too busy pouting and obsessing over Hunter. At the beginning, Hunter thinks it's sad that they now have to use condoms, but in the numerous sex scenes that follow, condoms aren't mentioned, even though there was never a discussion of getting tested. The constant miscommunication killed me, and I didn't see the point of some of the secondary characters. Like Veronica; why was she even included? This entire book fell flat for me.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jan

    2.5 Stars This wasn’t an easy story to connect with. It started with both characters making bad decisions and saying what shouldn’t have been said just because they were angry at each other. Hunter, trying to hold Corbin back from his dream * bad, Hunter, very bad move*. And Corbin, tossing unforgettable hate words at Hunter for not being supportive and following him in his new path. *Again, bad move, very bad move, Corbin.* Seven years go by and they speak ONCE, virtually. When they meet again, H 2.5 Stars This wasn’t an easy story to connect with. It started with both characters making bad decisions and saying what shouldn’t have been said just because they were angry at each other. Hunter, trying to hold Corbin back from his dream * bad, Hunter, very bad move*. And Corbin, tossing unforgettable hate words at Hunter for not being supportive and following him in his new path. *Again, bad move, very bad move, Corbin.* Seven years go by and they speak ONCE, virtually. When they meet again, Hunter is full of bitterness and Corbin, well…, it was complicated and I don’t feel like dissenting about it. What I want to tell you is my intake on Corbin. AND kind of heartless. (view spoiler)[Corbin left behind Hunter, the guy he planned to spend forever with and his granddad, who brought him up and never looked back. I’m not judging and condemning him for leaving them behind, but I surely am for him not being more present in his granddads life and trying to smooth things out with Hunter. (hide spoiler)] There was also douche Will, something that I saw coming miles away and so unnecessary. Fortunately, at around 60% the story did get better. As soon as the guys started to show more maturity I became more invested, however it was a bit too late to make a significant change on my rate.

  4. 3 out of 5

    DW

    I REALLY loved this second chance book. Corbin and Hunter stole my heart. They are both so sweet! ❤ I REALLY loved this second chance book. Corbin and Hunter stole my heart. They are both so sweet! ❤️

  5. 3 out of 5

    AussieMum

    DNF 30% What a yawn-fest. It also doesn't help that I don't really care about either of these two.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Alona

    DNF @50%. This was not for me!! Unfortunately, because I really wanted to love it. It was boring and repetitive, nothing really happened and the little that did happen was predictable. I wanted to stop reading it sooner, but I had such good memories from Axius that I let hope take over. It didn’t get better and the main characters, especially Hunter, were annoying to a point that I wanted to slap them. I’m so sad.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Bev

    Not sure how [or why] this story has already had a shed-load of 5 star reviews...I'll assume they were perhaps ARC's and a 5 star review was kind of expected [NEVER feel pressured into giving a good review if the story wasn't.... ARC or no ARC]. It falls waay short of and honestly pales in comparison to Axios: A Spartan Tale...just as Enemies of the State by Tal Bauer wasn't in the same league as Hush. Could Axios be Jaclyn's magnum opus?? Hopefully not 😕. Yes, the second chance romance was nice Not sure how [or why] this story has already had a shed-load of 5 star reviews...I'll assume they were perhaps ARC's and a 5 star review was kind of expected [NEVER feel pressured into giving a good review if the story wasn't.... ARC or no ARC]. It falls waay short of and honestly pales in comparison to Axios: A Spartan Tale...just as Enemies of the State by Tal Bauer wasn't in the same league as Hush. Could Axios be Jaclyn's magnum opus?? Hopefully not 😕. Yes, the second chance romance was nice and ended as you'd expect it to, but the two MC's were still hopelessly immature at the age of 25....and OK, 18 I can believe and understand, but they haven't grown any more emotionally as a person at 25?? Doubting Thomas here 🤔. I've read several Jaclyn Osborn stories now, and none of them contained the amount of sex that this one did. Lots of sex in a story [unless it's flagged as erotica] usually indicates to me that the author was short on ideas and plotlines [oh, and the ones that were in the story, the actual solutions for Corbin and Hunter's future were quite obvious to me, humble reader that I am, from early on], so Mrs Picky I may be, but 3 stars is all this one is getting from me. 😕

  8. 4 out of 5

    MM Laberge

    After Axios, I didn’t think Jaclyn Osborn could make me feel so strongly through two characters with another story; it was so powerful, it seemed impossible she’d be able to create, again, a perfect chemistry, a bond so intense and powerful, you’d feel it right to your soul. I really underestimated this outstanding author— my definitely favourite MM magic’ story creator. Jaclyn Osborn. Was. Born. to write the words that makes your heart beat faster, you eyes water and your soul come to life in a After Axios, I didn’t think Jaclyn Osborn could make me feel so strongly through two characters with another story; it was so powerful, it seemed impossible she’d be able to create, again, a perfect chemistry, a bond so intense and powerful, you’d feel it right to your soul. I really underestimated this outstanding author— my definitely favourite MM magic’ story creator. Jaclyn Osborn. Was. Born. to write the words that makes your heart beat faster, you eyes water and your soul come to life in a maelstrom of emotions, feelings, no matter how deep they are buried. Because with her words, a whole world blooms, shines before your eyes and you’re sucked in an universe that reminds you how alive you are. This time, it’s through the eyes of Corbin and Hunter, two characters that’ll melt your heart and will literally invade every corner of your mind. She gloriously smashes all levels of expectations, throwing them out of the window, simply because she decided she was going to write the perfect story. Again. And it's an unashamed “five stars” scoring touchdown! A second chance/best friends romance that rivals with the magnificence of the greatest bestsellers out there. The chemistry between Corbin and Hunter is simply clamant, breathtaking and completely consuming you. It binds you to their story with a hold you just don’t want to let go. With a perfect pace that almost enslaves you to continue like an addict, starving and craving the feel of emotions. A hunger that Jaclyn satiates, feeds shamelessly... to our great pleasure. Its pure and raw, rough and sweet, greedy and giving... it’s *everything*, wraps in two men that means *everything* for each other— facing challenges life throws on their path. Challenges that sometimes breaks them, sometimes molds them to what they are destined to be. Through tears and laughters. Lies and truths. Hate and love, all entwined to create this utopian romance. Its so freakishly beautiful, it leaves you completely undone. Wordless. Obsessed over two characters that’d crawled their way to your heart. And they have in mine. It’s a story I know I will read over and over again, just like I did with Him and Us. It’s Jaclyn Osborn is her upmost sans pareil. She writes the words that makes you feel—She’s my Shakespeare of MM modern times... sometimes tragical, but always beautiful. . . “I think I could spend forever kissing you,” I said before doing it again. “I think I’d let you,” he responded after the next one. . . “Why are you smiling?” he asked after tearing away from my lips. His voice rang of aggression, but his brown eyes met mine with tenderness. “Because I’m home,” I answered, caressing his cheek. . . “Today, tomorrow, and until my heart stopped beating, I’d always belong to him.” It’s not a five stars for me; it’s the whole firmament of stars!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Anna

    Two best friends from young age, two sweet lovers, seven years of suffering, second chance, fantastic book written by Jaclyn.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Claudia

    This book grabbed me from the first page! Jaclyn did an AWESOME job on this story – A well-deserved 5* Corbin and Hunter had it all… They were best friends since forever, they were in love AND lovers… Nothing would ever separate them… until the day that something did… Corbin had to think about his dreams and future, he loved Hunter, but he needed to fulfill his dreams, so he took off, he went to his dream college to play football. But he had no idea of the hole this decision would leave in his he This book grabbed me from the first page! Jaclyn did an AWESOME job on this story – A well-deserved 5* Corbin and Hunter had it all… They were best friends since forever, they were in love AND lovers… Nothing would ever separate them… until the day that something did… Corbin had to think about his dreams and future, he loved Hunter, but he needed to fulfill his dreams, so he took off, he went to his dream college to play football. But he had no idea of the hole this decision would leave in his heart, in his life, in his soul… it doesn’t matter where he went, the memory of Hunter, of his first love and best friend, would always follow him. Hunter was left behind with a broken heart and missing half of his soul. He did the best he could to forget Corbin, to move on, to be happy… Years later found him accomplished professionally, he had achieved his goals and loved his work as an English teacher, but deep inside, he still missed Corbin… When again, life decided to interfere with both of their destinies, it would be up to them, to forget the past and to give love a second chance… Hunter grabbed my heart from the first page… he was hurt, misunderstood and really suffering… I wanted to smack Corbin upside the head so many times!!! But I must confess that Corbin ended up conquering me too… it was really hard to stay mad at him with all his goofiness – he is ADORBS!!!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Leda

    And I just lost my heart to two more of Jaclyn's boys! It's impossible not to fall in love with Corbin and Hunter! This is a fantastic second chance romance. These guys are perfect for each other. I loved every second of this book. Highly recommend!!

  12. 3 out of 5

    Jillian

    I almost dnf'd this but I finished it by skimming and skipping parts of it. The problems were: It was boring, had a storyline that is beyond washed up, and had too many sex scenes - skipped those completely as they were so cliche. I have read a couple of her other books and they were fails for me as well. Axios: A Spartans Tale was her only hit for me. I believe I will be done with this author.

  13. 3 out of 5

    Rohit

    DNF@69% The only happy moment I had in this novel was when I decided to not read any further. Know why? Because it was exactly 69%. 69, got it? I know, I know. I’m such a dork. Ok. This novel is your usual friends-become-lovers-distance-breakup-then-hometown-visit-after-long-time-lovers-again story. I was expecting some serious twist or heartbreak or maybe even just a tiny weird factor to make this ‘unique’ in a sense after reading Jaclyn’s last novel. But it wasn’t meant to be I guess. I don’t e DNF@69% The only happy moment I had in this novel was when I decided to not read any further. Know why? Because it was exactly 69%. 69, got it? I know, I know. I’m such a dork. Ok. This novel is your usual friends-become-lovers-distance-breakup-then-hometown-visit-after-long-time-lovers-again story. I was expecting some serious twist or heartbreak or maybe even just a tiny weird factor to make this ‘unique’ in a sense after reading Jaclyn’s last novel. But it wasn’t meant to be I guess. I don’t even have any particular qualms why I didn’t like it. I mean the characters are nice and all and we have perfectly good sex scenes to get you through but tepid boners don’t do it for me anymore. So, you can totally take this as an easy read and for that part you might actually like it. But I just can’t.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Galatea only =')

    I tried to like this story, but I couldn't. I tried to read every word, but I also couldn't -- I skipped a lot. I mean: A LOT! These two guys never grew up; they still act like teenagers, and f* like bunnies; and this shit is so boring! It's bambambam after bambambam, with sweet love making in the middle. *chokes* Nothing much happens, really; and I still do not know why this book is so freaking loooong! *yawns*

  15. 5 out of 5

    SMJC

    The blurb made this book sound interesting enough for me to pick it up. I can't say it was wasted time, because it was somewhat enjoyable, however, I'm having a bit of a hard time trying to figure out how to rate this. First of all, I don't understand authors that use slang in their books that's not normally used where the book is supposed to be based. For example, this story takes place in Arkansas (written by an Arkansa native), yet she used words like "bloke" and "tellie" which I'm pretty sur The blurb made this book sound interesting enough for me to pick it up. I can't say it was wasted time, because it was somewhat enjoyable, however, I'm having a bit of a hard time trying to figure out how to rate this. First of all, I don't understand authors that use slang in their books that's not normally used where the book is supposed to be based. For example, this story takes place in Arkansas (written by an Arkansa native), yet she used words like "bloke" and "tellie" which I'm pretty sure are British slang. So yeah, kind of out of place there, one of my pet peeves in books. Secondly, there was so much crying !! I know this is a gay romance, but who says gay men have to act like women? And as sexist as I know it sounds, it's usually the woman who does the crying in romance books (hey, I'm not the one writing them like this). That being said, when I read a gay romance, M/M, I expect to read about men, manly men, because not all gay men behave like contestants in Ru Paul's Drag Race - something I truly do NOT appreciate in books. I don't get why this author has this super tough quarterback crying all the damn time ! The other main character - well he's an English teacher so of course he's all sentimental and cries all the time too. WHAT ??? Exactly my point. It's stereotypical to make your characters act all weepy and dare I say it, like girls, simply because they're gay men. They argue ? They cry. They are happy? They cry. Both of them. All the time. Lastly, and this one kinda bugs me - William, the ex. I get that he served a purpose in the story, that being said, there was a point where it was the perfect time to end that plot line. The author had the issue with him totally resolved, nicely ! But then, for some reason she brings him back and it adds absolutely NOTHING to the story, except giving it an unfinished thread. Why??? It was done !!! He did not need to come back !!! Anyways, so was it a bad read ? No, not really, I mean they were very sweet with each other, I get why what happened, happened. Did it have a HAE ? Sure, although in most books you get a little bit of a future in the epilogue, hell, even MM books have some talk of babies, not this one though. Not really any angst, no big huge conflicts or car chases or anything crazy like that. Just a lot of men crying LOL

  16. 3 out of 5

    Sarah

    Jesus Christ there are some nasty, bitter reviewers here. Like, this is why I hate this damn community. Why am I here then? Because I really feel for these authors that come and pour their damn hearts out and come here and read the nastiest, most vile comments. It's one thing if you didn't like it. But some of you take it way, wayyyyy too far. That said... I really enjoyed this. It was a sweet, second-chance love story with a satisfying conclusion. Sure, they were immature at first...but they were Jesus Christ there are some nasty, bitter reviewers here. Like, this is why I hate this damn community. Why am I here then? Because I really feel for these authors that come and pour their damn hearts out and come here and read the nastiest, most vile comments. It's one thing if you didn't like it. But some of you take it way, wayyyyy too far. That said... I really enjoyed this. It was a sweet, second-chance love story with a satisfying conclusion. Sure, they were immature at first...but they were KIDS. Then they grew up. And--omg--people sometimes act like shitheads! OMG!! NO FUCKING WAY! I got invested in the characters and while there wasn't anything huge or revolutionary here, it did take me out of my own 'head' for a while and it was a nice escape. I really also liked the aspect of Corbin having to 'come out' to the public and the struggle with that. Not something I've read a ton of; a lot of characters I've read seem to be pretty confident or have dealt with that previous to the book. And even though I think it's perfectly acceptable for Indies to have a bit of errors because--let's face it, their budgets are tiny for editing as compared to a traditional publisher--I didn't find one here. So for those who are uptight about that crap...there you go. All in all this was very enjoyable if you're not a dickweed and stop taking shit so seriously.

  17. 5 out of 5

    MzBond

    Very sweet second chance story that takes us from the immaturity/impulsiveness of youth to measured decisions of adults. I like that upon their reunion, they didn’t wallow in the unsaid or miscommunications.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Shaztwirl

    Decent This is a good story, lovable characters, but nothing out of the ordinary and has a common plotline. I think it's time for me to take a break from romance because nothing is exciting me at the moment.

  19. 3 out of 5

    Tracy Perry

    So emotional & heartbreaking. I cried way to much. I loved Corbin & Hunter so much & I wanted to crawl inside my Ereader & hug them hard. The story was great through tears & all. I love friends to lovers & second chance books. Jaclyn did an awesome job & sent her men out into the world & shared their story. Thank you for that! A Must Read.

  20. 3 out of 5

    Em

    2.25 stars

  21. 3 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    This book has potential in the setup but it is poorly developed beginning with the characters and then followed by the execution of the storyline. There was a lot of immaturity and predictability. Overall I wanted it to be good and there are some sexy scenes and what not but overall it just did not work.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Lucia

    4.5

  23. 4 out of 5

    M

    *3.5 stars*

  24. 4 out of 5

    Tj

    I really tried to connect with these two, but it just never happened. Reading it became more like a chore. The style writing was fine, and the main theme of the book was good. I just didn’t like the main characters -Corbin was the worst.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Carol Jacobs

    Have you ever wished you could forget everything about a book, completely wipe the whole thing from your memory......just so you can read it again for the first time? You may not know this about me but Jaclyn Osborn is one of my favorite authors, if not my most favorite. In both MM and MF worlds. When she releases a book, it feels like my birthday and it's an automatic one click for me. Even before I read the blurb or any possible reviews. I get so excited and just jump right into it. Jaclyn has Have you ever wished you could forget everything about a book, completely wipe the whole thing from your memory......just so you can read it again for the first time? You may not know this about me but Jaclyn Osborn is one of my favorite authors, if not my most favorite. In both MM and MF worlds. When she releases a book, it feels like my birthday and it's an automatic one click for me. Even before I read the blurb or any possible reviews. I get so excited and just jump right into it. Jaclyn has this way with with words that pulls her readers in right from the start. Tangled Up In You, is no different. The first three chapter are from 7 years in the past where Corbin and Hunter are fresh out of high school and on their way to deciding their futures. Chapter 4 brings us to the present. Hunter was so easy for me to connect with. Maybe it's because he likes literature or maybe it was because of his overall personality. I can't give you the reasons I want as to why Hunter is so amazing because it will give too much away. Just, trust me. Corbin...What can I day about this man? I really want to tell you everything about him. Everything he did, everything he said, everything he thought. At first, I thought Hunter was going to be my favorite, but it turns out it was Corbin. He's so funny, he's so romantic and the man has so much love in his heart for Hunter. As Hunter does for him. Of course not everything in this book is sweet and romantic. Mistakes were made. Things were said. Hearts were broken. (not spoilers, all of this is pretty much said in the blurb) Jaclyn had my own heart breaking for these men. I even started reading faster just so I can find out what happened next. If you are familiar with Jaclyns works, you may have read Axios. The chemistry between those two main characters was the strongest I've ever read. It's been my favorite book of hers since it came out. Its been my favorite book since it was published. I didn't think she could give us another couple with such a strong connection. I was very wrong. Corbin and Hunter had so much chemistry. They knew each other better than they knew themselves. Jaclyn gives us words that make us feel. She takes her claws (aka words) and digs them so deep that it's impossible not to feel everything she puts into them. Not only can we feel the emotions of her characters but we can feel the love she personally has for them. There is a reason she's a bestselling author. The woman knows how to use the words. I can't recommend this book highly enough. Tangled Up In You, is now my favorite book. It gets all of the stars. It gets so many stars it can open its very own galaxy.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Danielle Giorlando- Gordon

    Just wow!! I can’t even begin to describe this book! This is my first book by Jocelyn and I can say now I will be reading them all! Corbin and Hunter May actually be my favorite book couple ever and I’ve read too many books to count! This story was beautiful and inspiring at times heartbreaking but mostly beautiful. It had so many feels my stomach was flipping out every chapter. The love between these two guys from the beginning was all consuming and never wavered from the time they fell in love Just wow!! I can’t even begin to describe this book! This is my first book by Jocelyn and I can say now I will be reading them all! Corbin and Hunter May actually be my favorite book couple ever and I’ve read too many books to count! This story was beautiful and inspiring at times heartbreaking but mostly beautiful. It had so many feels my stomach was flipping out every chapter. The love between these two guys from the beginning was all consuming and never wavered from the time they fell in love to when they reunited as adults. The story was beautiful and the Shakespeare quotes OMG! Just so damn good! Hunter and Corbin grew up together and as they got older they started to go from best friends to lovers. They had the most incredible bond even as teenagers and the love that they had for each other even at that young age was all consuming and beautiful, the kind we all aspire to find. When there career paths send them in different directions at 18 after the most heartbreaking separation they are given a second chance 7 years later when Corbin has to come home unexpectedly. Neither of them had ever moved on and they begin to mend what was broken. Hunter is feeling insecure at first but comes around fairly quickly and they work together to make it work between them, to never let anything come between them again because they both know they are meant to be together no matter what challenges they have to face. Ugh... I didn’t want this book to ever end!!! READ THIS BOOK!!!! You will not regret it I promise you. ❤️#lovetoread

  27. 3 out of 5

    Karen Edwards

    Corbin and Hunter grew up together. They are best friends and so much more. They have their future all planned out until the opportunity of a lifetime comes along and Corbin moves away, leaving behind a broken heart. Seven years later, the worst happens and Corbin is forced to come home. Forced to face his past and the man he is still in love with, Hunter. Hunter tries to keep a distance from Corbin because he knows he'll be leaving again. There are two things about this book that I just does it Corbin and Hunter grew up together. They are best friends and so much more. They have their future all planned out until the opportunity of a lifetime comes along and Corbin moves away, leaving behind a broken heart. Seven years later, the worst happens and Corbin is forced to come home. Forced to face his past and the man he is still in love with, Hunter. Hunter tries to keep a distance from Corbin because he knows he'll be leaving again. There are two things about this book that I just does it for me. Second-chance romance and sports! You could just feel the love these two characters have for each other. I haven't heard that song "Tangled Up In You" by Staind in a long, long time. When I finished this book, I made a point to listen to it again. It's spot on! I totally loved this book! I couldn't have picked a better book for my first time reading anything by Jaclyn Osborn!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Amanda at WickedGoodReads

    I love a good second chance romance, and Hunter and Corbin were the perfect couple. These are two men who have known each other their whole lives basically, best friends and lovers, they have their whole life planned out. Only, life has a way of throwing you a curve ball, and 7 years apart has left them bitter, jealous and at a lack when it comes to the other The one thing that has never changed is the simple fact that they are the other's end game. They never stopped loving each other, they nev I love a good second chance romance, and Hunter and Corbin were the perfect couple. These are two men who have known each other their whole lives basically, best friends and lovers, they have their whole life planned out. Only, life has a way of throwing you a curve ball, and 7 years apart has left them bitter, jealous and at a lack when it comes to the other The one thing that has never changed is the simple fact that they are the other's end game. They never stopped loving each other, they never stopped comparing others to the one that held their hearts. I adored this story, I found it sweet, endearing and simply heartfelt. The catty ex was a little played out and I wished someone would have punched him in the face. I did read one reviewer's issue with formatting and grammatical errors. I only noticed a few but they did not detract from the story.

  29. 3 out of 5

    TK

    Second chance at first love Corbin and Hunter grew up together. They were best friends then became each other's first love but they didn't tell anyone. They had a plan to go away to college, room together and they wouldn't hide their relationship. Corbin goes to another college to play football . Hunter breaks up with him. Fast forward 7years Corbin is playing ball and Hunter is teaching in their hometown. Corbin has to go home and he confronts Hunter about what he did and why. I really didn't li Second chance at first love Corbin and Hunter grew up together. They were best friends then became each other's first love but they didn't tell anyone. They had a plan to go away to college, room together and they wouldn't hide their relationship. Corbin goes to another college to play football . Hunter breaks up with him. Fast forward 7years Corbin is playing ball and Hunter is teaching in their hometown. Corbin has to go home and he confronts Hunter about what he did and why. I really didn't like Hunter at first because he would think one thing then say something opposite. The author wrote an amazing story that is believable and you was so invested in what was happening. Add a little drama. It was a great book and I highly recommend it.

  30. 3 out of 5

    Gazer

    Fantastic! The author used the method of dividing the novel by two main characters psychology, which is like two characters taking turns to advance the plot development. Though, at first I’m not used to it, but as I read it, I found it’s pretty amazing with this style of writing and I really love it. Because I’m able to capture the different emotions and feelings of this two characters, Hunter and Corbin as well as understand how they think on a matter. They fall apart at the beginning, and I ca Fantastic! The author used the method of dividing the novel by two main characters psychology, which is like two characters taking turns to advance the plot development. Though, at first I’m not used to it, but as I read it, I found it’s pretty amazing with this style of writing and I really love it. Because I’m able to capture the different emotions and feelings of this two characters, Hunter and Corbin as well as understand how they think on a matter. They fall apart at the beginning, and I can feel a twinge of sympathy when they were going to break up. Fortunately, they finally reunited and built the connection again and were married each other and lived happily ever after. This is all I want, a happy ending for them.

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