Wednesday, December 12, 2012

SHELTON IN LOVE by Dianne Hartsock

Breathless Press
May 13th, 2011
Contemporary M/M
Reviewed by Dawn (
Obtained by Self-Purchase


Shelton is falling in love with his roommate. The problem is Neville has a reputation for being a player and Shelton is afraid of getting hurt like he did in the past from his ex-boyfriends. Can Shelton trust in his feelings for Neville and let himself fall in love with a man who stole his heart long ago?

Author Dianne Hartsock introduces Shelton to the readers and I couldn’t help but fall in love with him the moment he stepped on the pages. He was a sweet guy who falls for his roommate and best friend, Neville but Neville has a new guy, it seems, every week. This is an author who knows her characters. Shelton and Neville are vivid and fairly brim with life. I could imagine seeing them in the park as Shelton helped out Neville’s sister. Shelton is quiet, doesn’t want to lose his best friend and frankly he is leery of taking things to the next level with Neville, especially with his track record of broken relationships. These two work so well together. You can tell how they felt for one another immediately and I liked how the author lets them do all the talking, per say, in SHELTON IN LOVE.

SHELTON IN LOVE is a sweet, sexy story about falling in love and this author captures it perfectly. The buildup between the romance between Shelton and Neville was nice and smooth, no fits of stops and starts, which I enjoyed immensely. Dianne Hartsock weaves her spell around you in this short story with ease and I, for one, can’t wait to see what happens next for Shelton and Neville. The ending had a twist that I didn’t see coming and I am eager to read more Shelton stories.

If you enjoy sweet, romantic stories, then you may enjoy SHELTON IN LOVE. It is a story of falling in love and powerful emotions that a person deals with, especially when your love may not feel the same way. It was a perfect afternoon read.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement


1 comment:

diannehartsock said...

Thank you for this nice review, Dawn! I've kind of fallen in love with Shelton myself. :)